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Leduc, Fred (Frederick Cloude Piere Antione Jaun Leduc)

Leduc, Fred (Frederick Cloude Piere Antione Jaun Leduc), guitarist; b. Victoria, Australia, 18 November 1973. His mother, Isabelle Segade, was born in Morroco and his
father, Claude Leduc, was born in France. His sister is Daniel Leduc (b. 27-11-70) and his brother is France Leon.

He personally studied at Greensborough tafe for 3 years from 1995. Fred began playing guitar during his teenage years, 1988 approximately. He attended the Northern Metropolitan College of Tafe and completed the 2 year Advanced Certificate in Jazz Performance. During this time, Fred was involved in the recording of an album with the Progressive Rock band named 'Vaudeville'. This album proved extremely popular landing him contracts throughout Asia and parts of Europe. Fred continued on to complete further study, attending La Trobe University studying the Bachelor of Music Degree based on classical influences, which he successfully completed in 1998. Fred has exposed his music 'Deluc' throughout Asia, Europe, England, Russia and also the USA to name a few. During these projects, Fred was also employed by the Northern Metropolitan College of Tafe, as a sound engineer.

Fred began teaching Guitar in 1995 at various music schools and continued this for 6 years. Performance is a big part of what he does, having played with numerous successful Corporate Bands such as Deja vu, The Elvis Tribute Show, Tom Jones Tribute Show etc. and performing to a clientele from Commonwealth bank, the Crown casino to 3MP radio in venues that hold major capacity crowds like the Rod laver Arena, Park Hyate and the Crown Palladium room to name few. With these acts and his own, Fred has had the experience to tour different parts of the world on 5 star cruises and city's of Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan straight back home to Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide and the Casino's throughout Tasmania.

After completing his Bachelor of Music, Fred worked with three other musicians to record and release another CD, this one in the style of Adult Contemporary Pop Rock  (e.g.. Sting, Seal etc.) The band went by the name of 'MICO.' Fred was responsible for composing a large portion of the material and was the producer of the 'Mico' project.

Fred had the pleasure to acquire an endorsement and support from 2 great companies  'Lab Systems' amplifiers, and Takamine guitars (Pro Music Australia) which he now uses proudly and continuously performs at clinics and festivals on behalf of these companies. Fred performs weekly at the Hard Rock Cafe in Melbourne and has done so for the past 18 months and also in the Zagames chain for the past 6 months and he also performed at the up and coming Australian Grand pre 2002.  He has made Australia wide television appearances with up and coming talent 'Tali' on shows such as 'Today' and 'Pepsi Live' and he also performed at the Fox FM Party Bash and played live acoustic performances for Fox FM in Sydney with 'Tali' during July 2001. He also performed with the tali band at Tali's show case at the Mercury lounge Melbourne. Fred also appeared in 'Talis' new video clip, which was released on Video hits Australia wide.Whilst undertaking all this Fred still makes time to be interviewed by Metal Shock Magazine as a Guitar player.  He was one of the featured Guitarists in this globally distributed magazine.

Fred has recently composed, recorded, performed and produced a new release for his new act by the name of Arcticband, a four-piece rock band. Arcticband has performed in venues like the Hard Rock Cafe supporting cancer appeal functions and original music nights, Arctic has/is performing in rural Australian Festivals. Arcticband has filmed their debut film clip with TV appearances across Australia.
His wife is Kate Leduc, born 20 of October 1973. Kate is a Vocalist in another band named Arcticband (www.arcticband.com). She also performs on Deluc's Music.

Recordings:
Deluc 8th Wonder;Mico: Mico; Deluc: When Two Worlds Meet (2001); Articband: Articband

Contact information:
www.delucmusic.com
Po Box 285
Craigiebun 3064 Vic Australia

Also attached is a photo of deluc

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