Andy Fraser the Songwriter
Wrote and co-produced Free's mega-hit, All Right Now
BMI Million-Air award for passing 6 million radio/television plays in the U.S & Internationally.
British Music Industry Multi-Million Award for exceeding 2 million-plus radio plays in the UK.
Wrote and co-produced many of Free biggest hits, Fire and Water, The Stealer and I'm A Mover.
Writer of the International hit, Every Kinda People by Robert Palmer.
His songs have been recorded by Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart, Three Dog Night, Etta James and Bob Seger among others.
"Andy Fraser is one of rocks most important musical architects from the seventies onward. He's a genius and a great singer. Soulless people will never understand his immense vocal depth. He moves with the times and changes accordingly. It's admirable.
Marvin Gaye may be gone but we still have Andy Fraser to tell the truth and keep on! Thank you!!"
Alan Merrill - songwriter of Joan Jett's "I Love Rock and Roll"
Andy Fraser ...On Assignment
A survivor of both cancer and AIDS, Andy Fraser is a strong social activist and defender of individual human rights. He is very active as CEO of his multi-media company Mctrax International. He signed the labels first artist TOBI in 2010, producing TOBI's debut album "Spirit In Me" 2011 and “The World” in 2013.
He appeared along side TOBI at Isle of Wight Festival, June 2012 (40 years after appearing at the famed festival with the band FREE), performed at Marshall Amp's 50th Anniversary Show “50 Years of Loud” at Wembley Arena September 2012, and received 2012's British Blues Award at the Newark Blues Festival, toured the UK summer of 2013, and performed at the famed Umeda Akaso, Osaka and Shibuya O-East, Tokyo Japan Fall of 2013.
With the success of his Label Mctrax International he has further spread his talents into producing and film making by establishing MctraxMotion in 2013. The firms first docu-drama “Tears of a Mermaid” is set for release in 2015. The film also has an activist message following Mctrax Artist Hannah “Mermaid” Fraser's journey into the beauty of life underwater, and a look at what human kind is doing to destroy it, as well as offering solutions of how we can protect it.
See the video Tigress Shark filmed on location in the Bahamas footage from Tears of a Mermaid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Z25E-CrQA
'Tears of a Mermaid' movie Trailer: http://vimeo.com/66605869
We are organizing a concert in London on July 12, 2015 on the 30th Anniversary of LIVE AID to benefit Rock Against Trafficking with many of the artists involved.
Most recently Andy Fraser has joined forces with Mega producer Gary Miller on a compilation album of Sting Song's, titled "Set The Free" to benefit Rock Against Trafficking, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry. "Every Breath You Take" will be the track featuring Andy Fraser. http://rockagainsttrafficking.org/
Andy Fraser's Biography releases 2015
Out of the shadows and free at last. The revealing tell-all of the inside story of the years with FREE and living with AIDS. The autobiography of Andy Fraser “All Right Now... Life, Death and Life Again".
“He’s as strong-minded and strong-willed as you’d expect of someone who’s made it from nothing and who has conquered the sort of obstacles that make you blanch just thinking of them.”
~ Author Mark Hughes
Available now at Mctrax: http://mctrax.com/album.php?id=48
"If somebody, baring his soul, touches us with his art, he becomes close to us as a person, so we can share his world and stand for his cause together, no matter whatever alien the cause could seem to us before." ~ Dmitry Epstein, Editor DMME Magazine
Andy Fraser, FREE's legendary bass-player/songwriter (70s international hit 'All Right Now', 'Every Kinda People' / Robert Palmer)
The Andy Fraser official website includes news, biography, discography, mp3 samples, video clip, photographs, song lyrics and more. This is the real thing!
Andy Fraser the Performer
Founding member and bass player of seminal blues-rock band Free;
Appeared at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival; along with Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Bob Dylan and others.
First U.S. show was at Madison Square Garden, opening for supergroup, Blind Faith.
Free BBC Sessions
Member of John Mayall's Blues Breakers at age 15. The group was also a training ground for Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce (Cream), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), to name a few.
Nurtured under the guidance of Alexis Korner, Founding Father of British Blues, who also named the group Free.
Andy Fraser has also helmed several post Free bands - notably Sharks and the Andy Fraser Band - and has released several solo works, including the albums, Fine, Fine Line and Naked and Finally Free, On Assignment, and many others.
35 years on, people are still listening to the music we made and we seem to have influenced some new bands. I think Free was simply about musical integrity, and good playing.
Simon Kirke Drummer with Bad Company, former band mate of Andy Fraser's in Free; as reported in Get Ready To Rock,
Woodstock 94 - 25th anniversary concert