Acoustic Gold session #10 is here! This one – without taking anything away from our previous sessions – has to be my favorite so far! We had the honor of hosting Fredericks Brown, an incredible New York based band consistent of the two founders, Deva Mahal (Vocals & Percussion) and Stephanie “Tipsy” Brown (Keys & Vocals), joining forces with Fen Ikner (Drums & Vocals).
I came across this talented group at a “Celebrate Brooklyn” event at Prospect Park and was immediately impressed by their sound. I contacted Deva Mahal shortly after and invited Fredericks Brown to record with us. They quickly agreed and we had them in the studio a week later. The outcome is magnificent…
I knew we were in for a treat when they started with “Empire City.” Beautifully arranged and paired with Deva’s stunning voice and Steph’s and Fen’s harmonies, this song touched me from the first note, had me all emotional. Aaaaaanyways… It replaced my previous Fredericks Brown favorite, “Everywhere” which still comes in a close second! “Everybody Deserves to be Free” has a great gospel feel to it and as a cover they chose to interpret “Stay” by Rihanna.
This group has a very bright future ahead of them. If I’d hear “Empire City” on the radio, it would immediately grab my attention and stick in my head; Top 10 material – at least in my world. Please make sure to share the feature with your friends, leave a comment and purchase their music to support. They seriously deserve it!
To find out more about Fredericks Brown, check out their NYCROPHONE Artist Page as well, leading you to all of their social media and downloads. Thank you kindly for your attention!