Monday, April 25, 2016

Indie Music Channel Awards Honors Les Fradkin With Fourteen Rock, Instrumental and Classical Nominations

The 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards - Hollywood has nominated Les Fradkin for Fourteen awards in their annual red carpet event taking place in Los Angeles, April 24th, 2016, at the Clive Davis Theatre inside the legendary Grammy Museum. The nominations are taken from the successful RRO Entertainment album releases, "Mr. Midi Guitar" and "Rehearsals For Retirement" by Les Fradkin.

Fradkin's categories of nomination are:
• Best Rock Song - performance song title, "Sabre Dance"
• Best Rock Producer - performance song title, "Lift Off" and "God Bless California (Oooh L.A.)"
• Best Instrumental Artist - performance song title, "Sabre Dance"
• Best Instrumental Recording - recording title, "Sabre Dance"
• Best Instrumental Song - performance song title, "Lift Off"
• Best Male Classical Artist - performance song title, "Sabre Dance"
• Best Classical Recording - recording title, "Ode To Joy"
• Best Classical Producer - performance song title(s) "Lift Off", "Ode To Joy" and "Sabre Dance"
• Best Classical Video Under $5K - performance song title "Canon In D"
• Best Special Videos Under $5K - performance song title "Canon In D"
• Album Of The Year - "Mr. Midi Guitar"

This is Fradkin's fourth time being nominated by the Indie Music Channel Awards. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Fradkin received several nominations for in the Classical Genre, taking home the Best Classical Recording accolade in 2014 for "Canon In D".

Les Fradkin is a 21st Century "New Media" Artist and Composer / Innovator/ Guitarist. An Original Cast member of "Beatlemania", Virtuoso Guitarist and a Pioneer of MIDI Guitar.

Les is a successful songwriter/composer from the 1970's, lead guitarist, and one of the original members of the hit Broadway show "Beatlemania". He was a Guitar Synthesizer and Tapeless Recording pioneer of the 1980's, a neoclassical guitar trendsetter in the 1990's and is now a 21st Century innovator as a virtuoso MIDI Guitarist with the Starr Labs Ztar. A classically trained musician as well as being a rock guitarist, he has found success as a recording artist, composer and producer with MGM Sunflower, ESP-Disk, Bell, Arista, RCA, and Laurie Records. Les has written the well known hit "La Chansons Des Souvenirs" ("Song Of A Thousand Voices") for the famous French songstress Mireille Mathieu on the Philips label and this tune has also been recorded in a hit version on RCA Victor (now Sony/BMG) by the Latin Pop icon Roberto Jordan ("Donde"). He was originally discovered and signed by John Hammond Sr. at Columbia back in 1969.

He has played Mellotron, 12 and 6-string Guitar, Bass and Piano on dozens of Top 40 hit records throughout the early 1970's , and 1980's, scoring many US and UK chart placings throughout his career. His current instrumental music, is a mixture of various influences and signposts from Classic Rock,, Baroque and Progressive music. Current release: "Mr. Midi Guitar".

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