2nd Annual Indie Music Channel Awards - April 25, 2013
Les has just received a nomination on the Indie Music Channel for Best Classical Artist of 2013 for Lift Off!
Les is Interviewed by Anthony "Train" Caruso.
Anyone can tune in by going to the website www.whoamagazine.co and click on the WHOA 100 Banner right side....
Les will talk about his new single "Magic Attic" from his "Reality-The Rock Opera" CD.
And he'll talk about Molland Weissman & Fradkin.
Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 9:15AM EST
Been doing a project locally that brings my Roland VG-8EX and GR-1 setup back into action.
Also seeing action is my Fender Jimmie Vaughn Stratocaster with Roland GK-Kit Internal Pickup.
This is lots of fun and presents new challenges with old familar gear.
I've just been added to the Television Producers Music Museum Site:
I've had it with mega corporations who advertise their products and services on Pirate websites which hawk illegal bootleg copies of my music for profit without a license or offering to pay me a dime for their theft.
I've had it with endless DMCA takedown requests only to be greeted days later with a repeat of the same offenses in the name of Technological progress. And as for Emily, the DJ, perhaps, if she keeps up her "I deserve music for free" attitude, she'll wake up in a world one day with NO MUSIC, because, by then, no creator will have the financial incentive to create.
Keep it up Corporate America. You're destroying the very economic base which put you where you are. One day, perhaps, you'll wake up and realize that you, too, are "Obsolete".
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This was a very successful show for myself as well as over 100 fans who attended the 2nd Anniversary of the River Canyon in Bailey, CO on the evening of May 19, 2012.
One thing was obvious, they had never seen anything like what was presented ever before, save for my YouTube videos. Lots of curiosity about the Starr Labs Ztar and how it worked. I presented this show in two 45 minute sets:
1. Canon Rocks! (Canon In D)
2. Lift Off
3. Across The Universe
4. I'll Be Back
6. Strawberry Fields Forever
1. Ticket To Ride
2. Things We Said Today
3. Classical Gas
4. Key West Sunset
5. A Day At The Beach
7. Walk Don't Run '64
8. The Bridge Across Forever
9. Joy Of Man's Desiring
The new arrangements of Beatles songs from "Ticket To A Remix Universe" were very warmly received. It seems that everyone is a Beatles fan.
The highlight of the evening as far as audience response were "Lift Off" and "Joy Of Man's Desiring" which got a huge response of recognition. Presented with something new and "out of the box", this audience was engaged and "present".
Equipment setup was as follows:
Starr Labs Ztar Z7s with AirPower Wireless
Akai APC40 Ableton Live Controller
MacBook Laptop running Ableton Live 8.3 with Propellerhead Reason 6. Soft synths for this show included Native Instruments Kore 2, Reaktor, Arturia Moog Modular V2.5, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument and Reason's Thor, Malstrom and Subtractor. Amplification was a Roland KC350.
As for the River Canyon Gallery, they provided a successful celebration of their second Anniversary and sold many many works of art. Director Ellen Campa was a gracious hostess and MC and all were thrilled with the turnout.
A splendid time was had by all.
New solo Beatles Instrumental CD!!!!
Les Fradkin- "Ticket To A Remix Universe" (RRO-1038)
Buy a Ticket To A Remixed Universe-where "nothing is real" and The Beatles music is heard as never before.... Produced by Les Fradkin and Loretta Fradkin
1. Ticket To A Remixed Universe
2. Ticket To Ride
3. Across The Universe
4. The Inner Light
6. Strawberry Fields Forever
7. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
8. Things We Said Today
9. Eleanor Rigby
10. Any Time At All
11. I'll Be Back
Now available at Apple iTunes:
Available soon at Amazon.com and other fine stores!
Les has played Mellotron, 12 and 6-string Guitar, Bass and Piano on dozens of Top 40 hit records throughout the early 1970's , scoring many US and UK chart placings throughout his career. He continues to be an in demand session musician.
His influences include: Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Rick Wakeman, Yes, King Crimson, The Moody Blues, Boston, Procol Harum, Bach, Vivaldi, Yngwie Malmsteen, Niccolo Paganini, Electric Light Orchestra, Renaissance, Jean Michel Jarre, The Yardbirds, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Deep Purple, Cream, Led Zeppelin.
Les is available for all Session work on Guitar, Ztar, Bass, Mellotron, Synthesizer and Keyboards at reasonable rates. Fast, reliable, musical, punctual, astonishing. Available by the Song or for entire album projects. Can also work remotely with Clients on The Internet, no matter where you are in the World. Mixing and Mastering services available upon request. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Fradkin's new single, "Christmas Joy" is now available at Apple iTunes:
Joy Of Man's Desiring (A new take on Johann Sebastian Bach)
O Come All Ye Faithful
I'm entered in the MIDEM Showcase Competition. Vote for me and the Ztar will set MIDEM free!
Les Fradkin now featured on the Starr Labs Starr Log Blog!
Canon In D is #9 on the Amazon Japan Charts today!
Let's get it to #1!!!!
It's Antonio Vivaldi's birthday today! And what better way to celebrate than to listen to Les Fradkin's Vivaldi interpretations on his "Baroque Rocks! CD.
LES FRADKIN- "Baroque Rocks!" Les' CD which combines the sensibility of Baroque music with the drive of rock!
Featuring themes from Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Pachelbel, Mason Williams and Les Fradkin Track Listing: 1. The Myth of El Cid 2. Handel Rocks 3. All The King's Men 4. Spring (from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons") 5. Summer (from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons") 6. Autumn (from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons") 7. Winter (from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons") 8. Classical Gas 9. Canon In D 10. Air On A G String 11. Baroque and Roll 12. Anthem For All Nations
Les Fradkin appears in a News Story Feature on the blog/News Feed called Chart Attack!
Available at Amazon.com and Flipkart.com is a new book from the collection of Wikipedia....
The story from the beginning. Plus how Les impacted various famous Instruments in Rock
such as theGuitar Synthesizer, Mellotron and Rickenbacker 12 string guitar.
Les Fradkin returns with an Exclusive new Single version of
"Canon In D (Canon Rock for Ztar)".
A brand new self composed melody on top of Johan Pachelbel's world famous "Canon In D"
Single Version Preview now available on YouTube:
Full Version of "Canon In D" available on Les Fradkin - "Baroque Rocks" at Apple iTunes!
Canon In D from "Baroque Rocks!" is selling at Apple iTunes!
A unique new arrangement....... Canon Rocks!!!
Lee Gaskins has posted a very nice review of "Baroque Rocks!" at:
Les Fradkin announces the release of his new EP: "Together for The World"
3 stirring themes for bringing the World together.
The featured theme song of Artists for America - a grass roots "Organizing for America" Campaign for 2010. "Together" is featured on the Hart Radiothon presented by John David Hart.
"Together", featuring guest harmony vocals from RRO Entertainment artist Amber Gomez (formerly of Venus In Bluejeans), offers a potent message for today: "Together, we'll all be one one day". You'll be singing along with this "Give Peace A Chance" and "We Are The World" of the 21st Century. This track features Les on Lead Vocals, Rickenbacker 12 string Guitar, Mellotron and Ztar Orchestrations-new for this special wide stereo single mix version. The inventor of Rock Opera, Mark Wirtz, declares: "Bloody brilliant!"
"The Rebirth Of Hope"- the first of two instrumentals on this special EP, features a very emotional theme. Les features on Hammond Organ, lead guitar and Starr Labs Ztar Orchestrations.
"Anthem For All Nations" is a Ztar featured instrumental which was inspired by a Georg Handel Minuet from his Concerto Grosso 6 Opus Number 5. Les' treatment of this piece, which heavily features his Starr Labs Ztar, has been described by Malcolm Campbell: "This is the closing movement of Op.6 No.5, a typically elegant minuet dazzlingly transformed into an anthem of truly Handelian majesty (note the striking evocation of an ethereal choir from 2:45)."
Campbell continues: "Les deploys four Mellotron dubs to create an awesomely ample soundstage recalling the huge musical resources mustered by the maestro himself in the anthems he composed for the wonderfully reverberant acoustics of Westminster Abbey. Full of clever touches, it constantly surprises, and furnishes an object lesson in the skilful use of modern technology to create an illusion of large-scale musical forces — a sleight of hand that brilliantly re-interprets shining compositions sourced from what an eminent writer on the period has termed ‘a fascinating cast of musical magicians'." "Anthem" conjures up a peaceful but stirring feeling... "Together for The World".
On sale now at:
The Les Fradkin Reverb Nation Store
On sale now at CD Baby:
And visit the new Les Fradkin Official Merchandise Zazzle Store