Professor B and the Army of Love

Fred Brown also known as Professor B is a faculty member at the University of Life, School of hard Knocks being a member in good standing with documentation in positivity.

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What music were you exposed to growing up?

Main stream Rock n Roll, Country, Motown. A lot of popular stuff. The art of music has evolved, and I’m still growing.

Can you tell us about your first experience performing?

Sure, I was playing guitar, there was sweat, I was nervous, hey something can go wrong right? Then you learn to carry an extra pack of strings. My point is just Do It! You can sit on the sidelines or take a shot.

Spending years performing live with many bands, what has been the most memorable moment?

When you finally step out as an artist with your own material, and a direction. It changes everything.

Being a cancer survivor twice what do you believe were your biggest challenges and healers?

Finding balance, moving forward. Staying focused on something positive is the healer. Music and me have been on many of journey.

What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Well it’s across the board. It’s music with a positive message and a twist of fun. I’ve been influenced by many of my generation like Marley, Tosh and Bob Dylan.

Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organisations?

I have friends who help us develop and here in the states I use BMI as a PRO.

Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics could change over time?

I do the writing, and arranging. Main themes are about love, peace, a conscious vibe. The instrumentals are fun grooves. It’s all original, that works for now.

Could you briefly describe your music-making process.

Sure, I play many instruments, that gives me an advantage for reference in production, then I send it off to the band, they’re seasoned players but rehearsal is important.

Once we lock, it’s off to the studio for a recording, then fine tune. It takes time, everything is a process.

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Where have you performed? What have been your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

Live performance is just one part of development, and funding is tight. We love outdoor community events where we can reach all ages, some festivals.

Our next are: July 23rd Bridgeport Community Festival @ McLevy Green Bridgeport Ct, U.S.A. Aug 5th Organic Smiles Festival @ Wild Bills Nostaglic, Middletown Ct, U.S.A.

Tough Times is the name of your album, what is the tone and has it achieved your expectations so far?

Absolutely, its about life, love, peace, with a twist of fun. The music business is in limbo. It’s a jungle, the forest is dense and everybody’s hungry.

Its D.I.Y. although technology has developed and help for a worldwide reach. Always learning with an open mind that nothing is impossible. Take a shot!

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Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers? Do you have a set play list?

We perform the album as we build up the show, adding more music that’s not released yet. Thinking our third album would be a tribute to the greats of conscious music. Maybe some guest artist too.

Whats next for Professor B and the Army of Love?

Sustaining what we’ve accomplished, continue seeking growth with a wider view and optimise with some video. We’re in for the long haul. Everything is a process.

Connect with Professor B and the Army of Love

twitter.com/freddyb4u2

facebook.com/professorbarmyoflove

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