Fred Burdey

Fred Burdey

Fred Burdey

Listen to Fred's fantasy power pop with catchy dance groove that’ll make you want to move!
Fred Burdey is a mirrorball. As a teenager, he became passionate with piano, but suddenly so fascinated by voice that he lived for several years singing as a classical tenor, after obtaining a master in the Amsterdam Conservatorium. But he’s also a painter (studied at a Fine Arts school), a portrayer, and at the same time… a scientist. Since childhood, he’s been oscillating between art and science, now he’s also balancing between classical music and electro-pop.

Playing the microphone, synth’s and beatbox to go with his new voice, here he is conquering a freedom that classical music didn’t allow. Seduced by the creative power of mixing, he goes from a lyrical piano/voice to an electronic dance music arrangement for the same song. Fred and the ambivalence.

It’s been in him forever: art and science, music and painting, scripting in bioinformatics and programming sounds in electronic music… at all times, Fred wants one thing and the other.

That’s how the opera-tenor-to-be became, as a teenager, a fan of Gainsbourg and of the “cold, detached atmosphere” of the Pet Shop Boys, this gay duet that has lasted for more than 30 years and is still inspiring him. This shy boy likes to be on stage, and knows how to have fun. “Yes”, he says, “my life is a perpetual oscillation - and it will go on like this”.
singing, piano, music composition
indie pop, folk, edm, pop, electro pop
Lausanne, Suisse

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The Night Will Stand Back by Fred Burdey

Leks Maltby

On "The Night Will Stand Back" by Fred Burdey, the French singer-songwriter offers up a three-minute EDM jam sung entirely in French except for the songs refrain. A compelling song nonetheless, Burdey delivers an impassioned vocal that transcends all language barriers. The man clearly has serious vocal range. As the song reveals more of itself to the listener, fans are treated to a bridge section sung entirely in English, making the song a true French-English fusion for fans in both language. Underpinning all of this is the underlying truth that the music itself is the universal language, and in the case of "The Night Will Stand Back", the music is truly memorable.

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