Music For All Occasions
Variety Dance Music:
Classic Rock, 50's, 60's & 70's, Soul, R&B, Blues, Swing & Country

Although best know as a country musician, Fred McCarty is a veteran of many musical genres. Fred's background includes composition and performance experience in Jazz, Rock, R&B, Classical, Blues and Country. He's studied Jazz with Chuck Mangione, Classical guitar with Stanley Watson and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music.

Fred's played solo, duo, as a band member and as frontman. He's performed in clubs, halls, theaters, fairs & festivals coast-to-coast.

Fred has appeared with Boz Skaggs, Cheap Trick, Danny Hull, Eddie Money, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Pride & Joy, Robert Barry, Sha Na Na, Stevie Nicks, The Coasters and many others.

Over the past ten years, Fred McCarty and The Contenders have performed at many Corporate Events, in additions to appearances at: Boswells, Plantet Gemini, The British Bankers Club, The Cardinal Lounge, Masse's, Concord Sheridan, Murphy's Law and many others. They have also appeared at: The Hollister Bike Rally, Gilroy Garlic Festival, Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, Tapestry & Talent, Mushroom Mardi Gra, Laguna Seca Race events and Race Night at Cannery Row which was highlighted on Channel's 8, 11 and 20 news.

There performances include the hits of: ACDC, Airosmith, Al Green, Alanis Morrisette, America, Aretha Franklin, BB King, B-T-O, Bad Company, Beatles, Bee Gee, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, bob Seder, Bonnie Raitt, Brian Seltzer Orechestra, Bruce Springstein, Bryan Adams, Buster Poindexter, CCR, Cat Stevens, Cheap Trick, Chuck Berry, Commodores, David Bowie, Doobie Brothers, Doors, Eagles, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Four Tops, Georgia Satellites, Heart, Huey Lewis, James Brown, James Taylor, Janis Joplin, Jimmi Hendrix, Jimmy Buffet, Jimmy Cliff, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Kinks, Led Zepplin, Leonard Skynard, LindamRonstadt, Martha & The Vandellas, Marvin Gay, Melissa Ethridge, Michael bolton, Monkees, Motels, Ottis Redding, Prentenders, Randy Newman, Rascals, Righteous Brothers, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, Romantics, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Santana, Sheryl Crow, Spin Doctors, Steely Dan, Steppen Wolf, Steve Miller, Steve Winwood, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder, Stray Cats,Temptations, Tom Petty, Van Morison, UB40, wilson Picket, ZZ Top and Many Others as well as 50Years of Country Favorites.


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