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.
Bill Champlin: The first Peter Freistedt CD I co-wrote a song with him and went to sing it, overdubbing is what I expected, and walked in and there was Jimmy Haslip, Russ Ferrante and a hndful of other greats ready to cut the song live, wow, ok. We finished that and they had another tune to cut and Peter said, Bill, you wanna' write this one, too? I said, Cool. While they were rehearsing it I banged of some lyrics in the booth and that one was done. It was a kick. The next album, the tracks were cut and I co-wrote a few things, one I sang lead and one Joseph did. We did the bkgs, and that was it