Brazilian born, NYC based. Pop | Rock | Hip Hop accomplished internationally touring musician and producer/ music director. I specialize in full-on production, beat programming, and in creating/ editing backing/instrumental tracks for live purposes. Negotiable rates and ambitious work ethic and drive.
My name is Leo Freire and I am a New York City based Music Director, Producer, and Drummer.
I am a passionate music lover, constantly curious about the direction of pop music, and seeking to re-imagine our role as musicians in the path to push music forward. I love to explore the dynamic between the creative, performance, and sonic elements of the musical process.
Some of the artists include:
Wheatus (global multi-platinum hit with "Teenage Dirtbag"), Andrew W.K., Flatbush Zombies (Top 10 Billboard 200), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run DMC), Viktor Király (Hungary No. 2 Top 40), Kate Nauta (Transformer 2), Fly By Midnight (No. 6 Spotify Global Viral 50), Hypodive (Fieldhouse/ BMG), January Jane (Whiskey Vinyl), Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing), My World (BMG), Todd Alsup (Yamaha Corporate Artist), and more.
I have performed for crowds ranging from one to 22,000, sharing the stage with some of the highest-selling, biggest acts in modern music. And I have produced, mixed, and played on hundreds of recordings to date.
It is my passion to share my journey to help others achieve their musical visions and I will tirelessly and diligently work to make that happen. I am quick and highly open to direction and look forward to working together!
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Interview with Leo Freire Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My psychological awareness during a session has helped me adapt to making a recording experience successful with both high level established recording artists and those who are starting out. I consider myself highly attentive to detail and will go above and beyond to make a session what the client expects of it.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a live touring performer and music director, I constantly prepare live backing tracks for artists who are building their live show. As a producer, I constantly develop songs into full productions, whether they start as acoustic demos or more developed audio demos.