So how does a guy born in 1972 end up as the real-deal front man for a 50's Rock & Roll show? That seems to be the most asked question when it comes to Freddy Vette. Here his answer:
"Good music is good music no matter what kind it is or when it was made. You don't have to be from the 1700's to play Mozart, you don't have to be from the 1930's or 40's to play jazz, and you sure don't have to be from the 50's to play Rock & Roll."
Like most kids, you grow up listening to not only your own musical collection, but you also end up listening to your parent's musical collection too. Such was the case for Freddy Vette. His folks had the Rock & Roll records. Coupled with the resurgence of 50's music in the 70's thanks to "Happy Days", "Sha-na-na" and "American Graffiti", there was plenty of Rock & Roll in the air.
At 14 years old, Freddy Vette first played with his parents on the road and that was the beginning of his performing career. Various bands, various kinds of music, until the music of his childhood came back to him. Rock & Roll.
"I remember getting a new guitar amplifier when I was 25 or 26 and I was alone trying it out at home. I played an A chord and started played the riff to "Matchbox" by Carl Perkins. I don't know why, but it was like electricity shot through my body. I just kept playing that same riff over and over. It's a feeling I'll never forget. Something just clicked in my brain and I knew I wanted to play this music. Rock & Roll."
Catch the Freddy Vette show weekdays from 3pm to 7pm