Phredley Brown returns to Detroit as a solo performer for the first time in over 5 years to share his experiences and new material at an intimate club show benefiting Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts at Jazz CafÃ©, Sunday, December 28th. Brown is accompanied by his band, including sister and Detroit-based recording artist Alesha Nicole as well as longtime friend and drummer Paul Loos, Arranger and Director for world class and championship drum lines North Coast Academy and Lake Orion High School.
Born and raised in Southfield, Phredley Brown has been entranced by music his entire life. His earliest exposure to music came from his mother, Natalie. Natalie taught private piano and voice lessons during the child’s infancy and after 3 years, Phredley had heard enough. The 3-year-old told his mother that she needed to stop focusing on other kids and instead start teaching him – So Natalie did. Brown grew up playing drums in church, trombone and saxophone in school concert bands and still found time to discover trumpet, guitar, bass and other instruments outside of school. Brown went on to graduate from The Roeper School and after a month at the University of Michigan on scholarship, Brown decided music school was not for him. Phredley returned to Detroit to find his feet in the music scene and eventually his path led him to Los Angeles.
Brown’s travels have since taken him all over the world. Phredley has shared stages with the likes of Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Stephen Marley, Damien Marley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pharell Williams, Rihanna, Janelle Monae, B.o.B, Billy Ray Cyrus, Skylar Grey, Wiz Khalifa, Mark Ronson, Mystikal and more. Brown currently serves as the Musical Director, Guitarist, Keyboardist and Vocalist for Bruno Mars and has also appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Grammys, American Idol, The Voice, The Today Show, The MTV Video Music Awards, The Super Bowl and arenas worldwide. Phredley Brown is endorsed by Fender Guitars and DR Strings.