Thank you so much for visiting my music pages here at SoundClick!
My new 12-track CD "DANCE IN THE RAIN" is finally released and is available for purchase at CDBaby.com or at my official website, fredatapp.com.
I am participating in this forum at SoundClick as a professional songwriter, hoping to garner the attention of producers and performing artists who may be interested in using my music.
My first song, "Thou Art a Shield" was immediately well-received and has been printed, recorded and performed by various artists around the world in a number of genres and languages. It has received major-label distribution and has been reviewed as a stand-out track on a Billboard Top 10 album by Byron Cage, 2004 Stellar Male Vocalist of the Year and winner of Best Contemporary Gospel cd of the year. This album also won the 2004 Soul Train Award for the best contemporary gospel cd.
Byron was also nominated along with Beyonce Knowles and Ruben Studdard for the 2004 BET Image Award.
Psalm Three was also recorded at the London arena by the Kingsway International Christian Centre Mass Choir from the largest church in western Europe. It was produced by Europe's renowned Nicky Brown and was chosen as one of the "hottest tracks in the UK."
I hope this will encourage you to check out my music link and listen to some of my other offerings.
For me, songwriting is the most fun job in the world, but my ultimate goal is to stay focused on pleasing the Lord and following through with the purpose He has planned for me.
Even though I do not currently perform with a BAND-band, I have the absolute BEST demo team on the planet! A blend of professional and self-taught musicians, they bless me with their amazing talent and continual encouragement.
My son, Micah, helps me produce my demos. He is a defense contractor at Robins AFB in Georgia but is also a multi-talented musician. The other musicians and I record our tracks at a local studio in my hometown, then send the wave files to Micah's home studio for additional vocals, instrumentation, percussion, mixing and mastering.
My husband, Robbie, a seasoned Bible scholar and poet, is my most valuable advisor and helps with back-up vocals, auditing and editing. He is my unconditional "enabler" in my continuing obsession with scripture songs.
My daughter, Angie, a speech therapist, is also a songwriter, pianist, back-up vocalist and a valuable source of inspiration and encouragement for me.
I thank God for my supportive family and the "demo band." Without them, it would be difficult for me to document my songs.
Rarely. Even though I'm always eager to praise the Lord, I am a reluctant performer. But I LOVE studio work and sing lead vocals and play piano on most of my demos.
As a songwriter, I prefer to leave it up to other recording artists, worship leaders and choirs to take my compositions to the next level!
Keith Green, Annie Herring, Phil Keaggy and Matt Redmon. The power and purpose of their songs are as beautiful as the music.
Yamaha P-200 keys and my old acoustic, nylon-string guitar. (Plus the high-tech stuff my son, Micah, and the demo guys use)
Thanks so much for your interest in my music!
With love and songs from the bayou,