Born: January 1, 1973 Primary Instrument: Guitar
PETER FRIESTEDT - Guitarist, Composer, Producer, Major Label Recording Artist Peter Friestedt was born in Sweden, 1973. After the release of the critically acclaimed first album LA PROJECT (2002) that got top reviews and was called best westcoast record in years, Peter has now finished a second CD!
On the new CD Peter has written tracks along with grammy award winning songwriters Bill Champlin and Randy Goodrum. The new CD has the wonderful rhythm section of John JR Robinson and Abraham Laboriel.
Between recording sessions and live gigs, Peter is taking part in various local music projects in his hometown churches. Peter also works at one of Sweden’s bigger music academies and enjoy sharing his experiences from the music business with his students.
Working as a Producer/Songwriter for other artists is yet another face of Peter’s wide musical palette. In 2005 he produced French artist Frederic Slama’s LA Attraction released by MTM for Europe and Cool Sound Japan. He is currently producing jazz guitarist Rolf Jardemark’s new fusion record.
Peter has performed and recorded with many famous artists and some of the world’s finest musicians! He is also to be heard on jingels, movies and comercials for Volvo, Libresse etc...
Peter has studied at various Music Conservatories in Sweden (Gothenbourg Jazz Academy, Skurup Music Conservatory, and the Haparanda Music Conservatory, where he also taught guitar). Beetween 1998- 2001 Peter lived in Los Angeles. In 2000 Peter graduated from the Los Angeles Music Academy in excellent academic standing. He was one of four students, coached by the legendary drummer Ralph Humphrey and LAMA guitar instructor Bill Fowler, who received recognition for first place in the 2000 Cal State Los Angeles University Jazz Competition.
Peter has performed or recorded with:
Bill Champlin, Michael Ruff , Joseph Williams , Abraham Laboriel, Vinnie Colaiuta, John JR Robinson, Steve Lukather, Brandon Fields, Bill Cantos, Michael Landau, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante, Michael Shapiro, Jeff Richman, Ralph Humphrey, Sharon Perry, Bob Mintzer, Randy Goodrum, Dane Donohue, Dennis Morgan, Frederic Slama, Neil Stubenhaus, Yellowjackets, Tris Imboden, David Diggs, Hussein Jiffry, Tom Saviano.. Agnes Carlsson (Swedish Idol Winner2006), Sanna Nielsen, Daniel Lindstr..m(Swedish Idol Winner 2005), Linda Bengtzing, Jessica Andersson, Jan Malmsj..;Per-Erik Hallin, Helen Sj..holm, Jill Johnsson, Lagayla Fraizer, Martin Stenmark, Anders Ekborg, Sofia K..llgren, Charlotte Nilsson, Erik Segerstedt, Fame, Kicki, Bettan & Lotta, Triple & Touch, Jan Johansen, Nils Landgren, Johan Stengård, Lena-Maria Klingvall, Galenskaparna & Aftershave, Sk..na S..ndag, Niklas Andersson, Janner Ersson big band plus different gospel choirs and big band to name a few
Peter is endorsed by Exotic Effects, ProSound Communications and FoxRox Electronics/USA
Joseph Williams: I remember the LA Project 2 sessions as a great time (as usual). We worked at Bill's (also as usual) and had many laughs. If it's the session I remember, Bill recorded my entire lead vocal with the instrumental track going to Tape ... So we had to redo the whole thing. It is a common mistake, and it's happened to me more than once. We laughed it off and did it again. Not a big deal (but funny)! I love working with Bill and always will. The same goes for Peter. He is so talented and I always feel blessed to work on his albums.
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