Who is Fred Bajie Griffeth?

Fred is a Boston-area vocalist and member of five bands performing in venues that are routinely packed to capacity. First is the ever-popular doo-wop group, The Family Jewels, which recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. Fred fronts Fandango, a club band that holds court every Wednesday night at Toad in Cambridge, MA. Their celebrated selection of Americana music draws a loyal band of pious sisters and reform school brothers! Come Sunday afternoons, Fred can be found at the Plough & Stars crooning vintage R&B and gospel in the relatively new and scorching-hot ensemble, The Natural Wonders. To express his folksy side, he performs in a quartet of '60s-loving holdouts called Meeting Across the Water. Fred also sings in an 8-piece dance band, Soul Picnic. To complete the picture, Fred is a featured soloist in Arlington's premier community choir, The Mystic Chorale.

Fred's rich bass voice supplies a compelling velvet texture to recorded books, radio spots, TV ads, museum exhibits, corporate videos, and educational CDs.

His band Fandango released their debut CD, Fandango Live, in February 2011. You can also hear Fred's lead vocals on two CDs by The Family Jewels, Saturday Night and Rockin' Strong. He is featured on an obscure '60s album, Bagatelle Live Saturday Night on ABC Paramount Records.  Fred's background vocals grace countless music projects, including those of notables Peter Wolf and Patty Larkin. Fred's recent on-camera credits include bit parts in  The Fighter and a TV ad for Clark Shoes. He has modeled for numerous print collateral projects.

Fred is an avid reader and a student of African American history. He loves cooking, swing dancing, traveling, painting, shooting pool, shuffle board, and riding his 40 lb. Schwinn Varsity bicycle from Somerville, MA to Portsmouth, NH. (No kidding!) He writes fiction.
Photo by Susan Symonds,
Infinity Portrait Studios