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- Although the band's week-to-week repertoire does not generally include standards, we are always willing to prepare specially-requested favorites for a given event. In fact, specific requests of any style (within reason) can be incorporated into the playlist for special occasions (first dances at weddings, etc.), given sufficient advance notice and, if a song is unfamiliar, a practice recording (loaner CD or dubbed tape).
- Addition of a female vocalist for a particular event would, naturally, expand the band's playlist to incorporate her own repertoire.

 

 

 

 

Reed Fromer, Soloist

Reed Fromer’s music has touched, inspired, and delighted countless listeners of all ages for over 45 years. He has brought passion, joy, creativity, and skill to a wide range of musical endeavors across a wide range of musical styles.

As a vocalist, he began singing at 14 months, performed on youth TV shows from ages four to twelve, was featured in the San Francisco Blues Festival at age ten, was a frequent guest performer with acapella legends The Persuasions, and helped turn a radio jingle into a virtual underground hit.

As a bandleader, he has brought exciting and powerful music to a wide array of clubs, concert halls, parties, and community events. In addition to his own R&B band, he has served as the musical director for the Best Intentions Motown Revue and teen country vocalist Kristen McNamara.

As a songwriter, he was a three-time “Song of the Year” winner of the Northern California Songwriters’ Association Annual Playoffs, and has had his material recorded by other artists, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman.

As a choral instructor, he has instilled an enduring love of pop, folk, and gospel music in thousands of children through his classes in schools and community programs. He also serves as instructor for two adult choruses, the Shady Ladies and A Night Choir on Elm Street.

He has applied his talents to film scoring, songwriting consultation, demo production, and album production. He produced his father David’s award winning children’s CD, "Shake a Hand", and a recording of Lourdes’ Miracles, a youth gospel choir from Hunters Point, San Francisco. More recently, he completed a tribute CD featuring his own recordings of the songs of his late Uncle, Jon Fromer. To learn about or order the album, "Looking for Freedom", go to http://www.pmpress.org/.

He has also lent a great deal of support, musical and otherwise, to movements for peace and human rights, and was a 1994 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award (given by the Marin County Human Rights Commission) for his educational efforts in civil rights. His first novel, The Race Track, a parable about race relations, was completed in 2015.

Reed Fromer’s music has touched, inspired, and delighted countless listeners over thirty-four of his thirty-five years. He has brought passion, joy, creativity, and skill to a wide variety of musical endeavors across a broad range of styles.
As a vocalist, he began singing at fourteen months, performed on youth TV shows from ages four to twelve, was featured in the San Francisco Blues Festival at age ten, has been a frequent guest performer with acapella legends The Persuasions, and helped to turn a radio jingle for a supermarket into a virtual underground hit.
As a bandleader, he has brought exciting and powerful musical entertainment to a wide array of clubs, company parties, weddings, holiday gatherings, and community events.
As a songwriter, he has been a three-time “Song of the Year” winner of the Northern California Songwriters’ Association Annual Playoffs and has had his material recorded by veteran stars such as Gregg Allman and future stars such as Kristen McNamara.
As a demo producer, he has helped numerous songwriters realize their visions of complete, expert arrangements and production of their songs, often building a final product from nothing more that an unaccompanied melody line. He has also provided backing tracks for vocal performers, all tailor-made to meet their exact musical needs.
As a film scorer, he has provided rich, atmospheric musical backgrounds for independent documentaries, educational films for PBS, and corporate training and motivational videos.
And as a choir director, he has helped to facilitate a joyous and educational introduction to gospel music for suburban and inner city youth.
He has also lent a great deal of support, musical and otherwise, to movements for peace and human rights, and was a 1994 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian award (given by the Marin County Human Rights Commission) for his educational work on civil rights and social justice.