Songwriter, singer and producer Marti Frederiksen has worked with some of the biggest names in music and we’re proud to have him as part of our core team of Aphex Artists! Marti’s history is a veritable book of great works. Marti leaped to the big time when John Kalodner (legendary A&R executive) asked him to work with Aerosmith – exactly the band Marti was hoping to work with. He immediately contributed with a guitar riff he was messing around with while Steven Tyler was on the phone. Tyler screamed out “Hey, what is that?!” That riff, with input from Tyler, ended up as the foundation for the song “Jaded.”
As if Aerosmith wasn’t a big enough name to be aligned with, Marti has also worked with Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne, Sheryl Crow, Pink, Hannah Montana, Faith Hill, Foreigner, Vince Neil, Def Leppard, Suzie McNeil and Tom Jones. With all of this superstar power going on, a friend recommended him for the movie, Almost Famous. Marti sent in a tape of him singing and ended up doing all the singing for the lead singer in the fictional band “Stillwater” in the hit movie. Marti is great to work with and his passion for music and audio quality comes out in every encounter.