WHO IS FRED FISCHER?
Fred "Fredrock" Fischer is an energetic and entertaining drummer whose passion is evident in his live performances. While his musical forte is in hard rock, Fred's versatility in Americana/Country, funk, soul, and R&B allow him to adapt to any situation both live or as a session drummer.
While playing regularly with several bands, Fred is a drummer for hire; maintains a teaching studio; is the drumline coach and director of indoor percussion at a local high school; and occasionally does speaking engagements at area schools about being in the music industry, staying positive, and pursuing dreams.
Fred's most recent work has been with country artist Cliff Miller. Cliff has built a strong local following with his original material while opening for Casey Donahue, Randy Houser, and Whitey Morgan. As of late 2020, Cliff Miller Music has been actively recording a new album with songs slated to be released each month in 2021.
Fred’s most notable work has been with Boise-based rock band, Midline, with whom he has played since 1995. Midline’s early radio success in the Boise market lead to an independent label deal in 2002 with Gotham Records including a national CD release through ADA/Time Warner distribution that lead to the licensing of four songs to ESPN’s Re-Evolution of Sports. Midline has years of touring experience and has filled opening slots for national acts in larger clubs with bands like Saliva and Breaking Benjamin on the Jagermeister Music Tour and with Sevendust. They have played in arenas opening for Motley Crue, Godsmack, Queensryche, and Vobeat. Midline continues to perform as a support artist to national bands coming through Boise.
Fred was hired for Los Angeles studio band, X-Drive, a retro 80's rock project. The record was released world-wide through Frontiers Records and debuted at #22 in Japan. The X-Drive album was produced by Andy Johns and Wyn Davis with vocalist, Keith St. John (Montrose, Lynch Mob, Burning Rain) and bassist, James LoMenzo (David Lee Roth, Megadeth, John Fogerty).