Freddy's debut album, Things You Never Thought I'd Say, was released independently in Canada though a small label called 7 Arts entertainment. 7 Arts has traditionally dealt with jazz, reggae, blues, and electronica, but found his record was strong enough to be their first foray into pop/rock. The disc was made available in stores across Canada on Sept 28, 2004, through 7 Arts' partnership with major Canadian distributor Fusion 3. Response at radio was warm, especially given that independent artists have an uphill climb at Canadian commercial radio. Critical acclaim followed, with Performing Songwriter Magazine declaring: "With emotionally involving lyrics, fantastic arrangements and one hell of a voice, Freddy makes his Things You Never Thought I'd Say a brilliant gem." The first single from the album, 'Apart', was added at CHR/Top 40, and Hot AC/AC stations across Canada, including some major reporting stations. Similarly, follow-up singles 'A Moment Away', 'Let It Go', and 'Secret' were well received.
Freddy is currently working on his second album, with the help of a European production team including Max Wilson, David Coloummiers, and Jez Clover. Though born and raised in Canada, Freddy lived in the UK for 3 years, and the British influence that permeates his music is being enhanced for his second release.
In the meantime, Freddy returns to Canadian radio with his first Christmas single, an original composition entitled 'Christmas Yet To Be'. The track goes out to AC, Hot AC, and CHR radio on November 14th, 2005, and is set to be a holiday classic. Featuring traditional Christmas elements, with radio-friendly hooks and a contemporary sound, the song will play well across formats, and appeal to a wide variety of listeners. Freddy is making the song available for free download at his website, www.freddynet.com, and suggesting a charitable donation in lieu of payment. Merry Christmas, and happy holidays!