F R MUSIC PROJECT is an original songwriting project out of Tampa Bay Florida. Fred Schmid and Rich Allen formed the project in 2017, We are two guys who’s passion for creating music means literally everything.
The music tells stories of our lives, inspires our lives, and is a part of ourselves, our friendship, and our relationship with the community of people who inspire us , help support us, and whose experiences we share when we play our music live.
For us , each song is a living part of who we are
From heartfelt ballads to whiskey rockin’ jams that will keep you moving , their songs speak of their own journeys across the uncertain terrain of life. Their songs manage to capture manifold expressions of human emotion and do so from a hopeful and genuine perspective.
Fred & Rich continued developing their own yet complimentary diverse musical landscapes. Providence struck 100% when they reunited in 2017. The new energy was sparked and they began performing live for a number of local charities while also stepping up their game in the studio and creating what is now known as “F&R Music Project.”
The MUSIC – Folk melodies and harmonies, large “moving-you-in-your-seat" bass lines, driving funky beats & rhythms, and lyrical content worth reading and singing along to make F&R one of the more unique tickets in town. The F&R experience is diversity: “We believe in opening the project to other musicians and allowing them to bring their own musical genius to the songs that we write, produce and perform. It also opens up more opportunities to support the mission of the F&R Music Project, which goes beyond the music.” -Rich Allen
‘F’ - Fred Schmid (The ‘F’) is originally from Chicago. Top musical influences include The Who (rock), Phish (jam band), Chicago House & Jungle music (dance), The Dirty Heads (reggae rock & rap). Fred’s songwriting brings with it a growing capacity to incorporate electronic music into the organic acoustic feel that accompanies the project. He is known for rich melodic improvisation on the lead guitar.Our music blends rock, acoustic melodies, to create a unique sound. Our lyrics are personal and inspired by our own lives. We’ve written about the excitement of traveling alone, love, and getting older.
THE ‘R’ - Rich Allen (The ‘R’) is originally from New Jersey. His influences include first and foremost the Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Counting Crows and Lyle Lovett. In his songwriting, he is known for his brilliant and deep lyrical content and striking rhythm guitar and keyboard playing.Despite sharing many of the same interests and pastimes, we are inspired by different things that lead us to work seamlessly in a creative setting. We take turns writing lyrics so we are all invested in each song and its meaning.
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