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FRED FONTANE
Fred Fontane
 
Fred DrummingFred’s first approach to music was by learning the violin at the age of six before moving onto the guitar and the drums. Born in 1979, he studied music and sound engineering in Paris at the Superior Institute of Engineering, the National School of Music and the Didier Lockwood’s Music Centre. He then made his move to London where he successfully completed a diploma at the Drumtech (Tech Music School).
 
Along the years, Fred has worked with a wide range of artists and bands. He has played, recorded and produced music in genres ranging from metal to soul through to reggae and classical music. He has also been performing as a drummer and guitar player with a variety of original and cover bands and has been providing drum lessons both privately and in schools for the past 10 years. At the same time, he has been working as a freelance sound engineer in live and studio situations and has composed and arranged soundtracks and sound design for short films, adverts and documentaries.
 
Since 2009, Fred has been running The Boogie Trap Studio as his main project and is the in house sound engineer and music producer of the studio. This led him to work on project involving Gyptian and Chipmunk to name a few and to deal with multinational corporation such as IBM. He also gives one to one drum tuitions and teaches music technology and recording techniques at the premises.
 
While keeping himself busy playing with and recording for various artists and musical acts, Fred started two new projects in 2012, The Boogie Drum School and Boogie Grooves. One being a drum school situated in West London and the other a music and sound design library that aim to produce bespoke music solutions for corporate, broadcast and media customers.

AKINORI FUJIMOTO
Akinori Fujimoto
 
Aki - Drummer - Assistant Sound EngineerAki is a resident assistant engineer at the Boogie Trap Studio. He is here to assist not only the resident sound engineer and producer, Fred Fontane, but any artists coming for rehearsal in our live room and for any other services we offer here.
 
In 2001, Aki went to the Colchester Institute to study music where he won the best percussionist prize. He then transferred to Goldsmiths College, University of London, to continue his degree course and achieved a BMus Honours Degree and a Masters Degree in Studio Composition. After this, he completed a Masters Performance Course at Tech Music School (formerly Drumtech) to focus on and develop his drumming skills.
 
Along side the studio work, Aki is a working musician as a drummer, Taiko player, and percussionist. He is constantly involved with a variety of music projects from recording to live shows. Some of his recent highlights include playing at festivals such as Glastonbury, WOMAD, Dot to Dot, and Venn, supporting Arrested Development at Barbican Centre in London and Morcheeba at Rokhall in Luxemburg. He has also toured all over the world with a London based Japanese Taiko drumming group.
 
His present projects and groups that he is currently working with are as follow: Zashiki Warashi drum ‘n’ flute duo, 5 piece dance band Chik Budo, avant-garde pop band French for Cartridge, M3nsa one half of Ghanaian hip-hop unit FOKN bois, collaboration with the Japanese Shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa, Yoga Jam Band, Opera “Neige” by Catherine Kontz to be premiered in December 2013.
 
Aki is also dedicated in education and he is currently a resident drum tutor at St. Paul’s Academy, City of London Academy, Copland Community School and on developing the Boogie Trap Studio’s own drum school, The Boogie Drum School.

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Collective of Recording Musicians, Artists, Producers, Composers, Voice-Over Artists, and Friends are coming here to be listed soon as the extended family of The Boogie Trap Recording & Rehearsal Studio.

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