Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Andy Fraser Releases EPK For "This Is The Big One"


NASHVILLE, TN (March 17, 2010) - Andy Fraser has released an Electronic Press Kit for his latest song and video, "This Is The Big One." View it at:

The video biography highlights Fraser's extensive music history, beginning with photo montages from his youth as the bass player, principal songwriter, and producer of the influential rock band, FREE. It continues thru his later successes as a songwriter for Rod Stewart, Bob Seger, and Robert Palmer, who scored big with the Fraser-penned, "Every Kinda People," and concludes with interview footage of Fraser discussing his latest song and music video, "This Is The Big One," which deals with the impact of climate changes on the earth.

With "This Is The Big One," Fraser is a leading voice in the growing chorus of artists who are speaking out about the issue of climate change. It was announced just this week that Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Phil Lesh and Phish are included on the new album, Best of Bonnaroo, and are asking for fans to call or e-mail their elected officials to prompt them to take action on the matter.

"Coming out of the classic rock era, I grew up with music that carried messages of activism," says Fraser. "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and a host of others - they all created music that entered the social consciousness and helped to spark change. I am excited to see a new generation of artists doing the same - and I am happy to be a part of that movement."

It is an exciting time for Fraser, who recently had one of his bass guitars go on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In addition, his daughter, Hannah, who appears as a mermaid in the video for "This Is The Big One," also has face time in the recent Academy Award-winning documentary film, The Cove.

About Andy Fraser:
Andy Fraser has a unique place in the canon of rock 'n' roll. In the late 1960's, under the guidance of Alexis Korner and John Mayall - both "Godfather's" of the British blues scene - Fraser, a classically trained pianist, revolutionized the art of bass playing by harnessing the raw energy of the blues, re-energizing it with a hard rock edge for a new generation of listeners.

As a founding member of Free, Fraser helped to draft the blueprint for - and was one of the chief architects of - the blues-rock style that spawned the likes of Led Zeppelin, Foreigner and Aerosmith. With Free, Fraser wrote and produced some of their most groundbreaking and best-loved songs, including the worldwide hit, "All Right Now," recently honored with BMI's "Million-Air" award for passing 3 million radio/television plays in the U.S., making it one of the most enduring classics of the rock 'n roll era.

A tireless creator and a perfectionist with an eye and ear for detail, Fraser has written a substantial body of works including Robert Palmer's smash hit, "Every Kinda People." His songs have been recorded by Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart, Three Dog Night, Etta James and Bob Seger among others. Fraser has also helmed several post-Free bands - notably Shark and the Andy Fraser Band - and has released several solo works, including the albums, Fine, Fine Line and Naked…and Finally Free.

A survivor of both cancer and AIDS, Fraser is a strong environmental and social activist, and defender of individual human rights.

Andy Fraser video for "This is the Big One" here:

Radio programmers may download a broadcast quality copy of "This is the Big One" via AirPlay Direct at:

Fans may download "This is the Big One" for free at:

To learn more about Andy Fraser, view his online Press Kit at: or visit his official website:

Publicity contact:
Clif Doyal
CDA Promotions-Nashville/OKC
(a division of the Clif Doyal Agency, LLC)
Office: 615.885.5998 Cell: 615.319.1863

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