© COPYRIGHT - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MUSIC AND LYRICS WRITTEN BY FRED STEIN
Random tunes have always played in my head. And to this day, I hear music
everywhere and in everything. It's been my constant companion; accompanying
me on long walks home and comforting me during troubling times.
My singing career began at Miami's "Desert Inn". I've performed at county fairs,
street festivals, clubs and bars on the east coast. Also, I've appeared on
television shows and my songs have received radio play.
Some of my songs reflect my background and interest in comedy. I taught and
organized comedy workshops in New Jersey. Many years ago and prior to
attaining nationwide fame as a comedian, Rodney Dangerfield worked in the
home improvement industry. My father was his employee. At that time, Rodney
was still struggling to "make it" in comedy and stipulated that before my father
received his weekly paycheck, he had to sit and listen to Rodney's new comedy
material. Rodney was an early inspriation to me because despite his day job, he
persisted in pursuing his creative dream. He never gave up and I haven't either.
I graduated from Monmouth University with a degree in History. This has
helped me keep one eye on the past while casting one leary eye towards an
uncharted future. My personal future was destined to include 14 different jobs
in the span of a few years. I should have called myself a self-employment
consultant. My many different occupations have aided in my songwriting by
exposing me to unique experiences, varied (and sometimes strange) people
and lots of learning opportunities.
If asked to cite my three greatest musical influences, I would say the Beatles,
the Kinks and Ray Stevens. I respect topical writers with a sense of humor that
can successfully fuse different musical styles.
Please enjoy my work.
I have appeared at the following venues which
include: the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, Catch
A Rising Star in Princeton, NJ, The Stress
Factory in New Brunswick, NJ, the George
Street Co-op in New Brunswick, NJ, Cafe Improv
located in Princeton, NJ, the Bordentown Arts
Center and the Cranbury Station Comedy Club.