«F.E.D» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Composer and pianist Frantz Eddy Daniel Jr., or F.E.D, was born and raised in Port-au-Prince Haiti. He began studying the piano at the age of six. By age 15, F.E.D had added the cello to his musical studies. In 2000, he started his solo career when he debuted as a soloist with the Holy Trinity Modern Orchestra. Soon after, he left Haiti for the United States where he earned a degree in Architecture. Between his college studies, he composed additional works and participated in multiple music contests. His inspiration comes from his life experiences, his interest in the music of different world civilizations, and, most importantly, the expression of human emotions. F.E.D’s musical sound blends contemporary electronic music, classical music, Haitian folk and konpa music, and other world influences.

In August 2006, F.E.D and Friends won two gold medals and two industry awards representing Haiti at the 2006 World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood, California. On December 20th, 2006, F.E.D was awarded the 2006 International Music Award in the Best Composition category for his piece “Reflection,” which is featured on the 2006 Music Aid Awards CD. F.E.D also received a presentation Gold Disc from the Music Aid Organization for his work that year.

The composer spent 2009 and 2010 in the studio composing and recording his first album. In December 2011, F.E.D released this much anticipated debut album titled “Awakening”, which he wrote, arranged and produced. Violinist Maestro J, violinist Maureen Manoly, and singer Annelise Collette participated in the project. Tracks include the instantly uplifting “Awakening,” the ethnic “Ascension” which is based on a Yanvalou rhythm, the exotic and nostalgic “Pays Lointain,” the konpa flavored “Fantaisie,” the sensual “Missing You,” and the powerful and inspiring “The Quest.” This project, with its crossover style, captures a variety of moods from the energetic and dramatic to the light and romantic. With its cinematic sound, high energy, and strong memorable melodies, this album is sure to please all music lovers.

Encouraged by the success of this first album, F.E.D is now looking forward to continue presenting his music to many audiences and, to continue composing music that touches hearts and souls of people and defies borders.