Camp Freddy

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Camp Freddy
Mcgrath navarro blive.jpg
Camp Freddy performing with Mark Mcgrath
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, USA
GenresHard rock
Years active2002 (2002)–present
Associated actsCircus Diablo, The Cult, Jane's Addiction, The Panic Channel, Velvet Revolver, Sugar Ray, Limp Bizkit, Godsmack, Linkin Park
Websitecampfreddy.net
MembersDave Navarro
Billy Morrison
Matt Sorum
Donovan Leitch, Jr.
Chris Chaney
Past membersScott Weiland
Scott Ford
 
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Camp Freddy
Mcgrath navarro blive.jpg
Camp Freddy performing with Mark Mcgrath
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, USA
GenresHard rock
Years active2002 (2002)–present
Associated actsCircus Diablo, The Cult, Jane's Addiction, The Panic Channel, Velvet Revolver, Sugar Ray, Limp Bizkit, Godsmack, Linkin Park
Websitecampfreddy.net
MembersDave Navarro
Billy Morrison
Matt Sorum
Donovan Leitch, Jr.
Chris Chaney
Past membersScott Weiland
Scott Ford

Camp Freddy is a group of established musicians who play rock and roll covers at various shows around America. The band is composed of core members Dave Navarro (guitar), Billy Morrison (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums), Donovan Leitch, Jr. (vocals) and Chris Chaney (bass). Each performance features guest performances from many respected musicians.[1]

Billy Morrison of Camp Freddy - live in concert
Scott Ford of Camp Freddy - live in concert
Greg Dulli performing with Camp Freddy (bass player Chris Chaney in background)

The band's name is derived from a character in The Italian Job movie. Guitarist Billy Morrison describes them as: "...not a band, but it is also way more than a jam session. Camp Freddy is an ‘Occasional Happening’, a freak of (Hollywood) nature."

Scott Weiland was a core member and vocalist for the band from March 2006 until April 2008, when his decision to leave Velvet Revolver for Stone Temple Pilots caused tension between Matt Sorum and Weiland, leading to his departure from the group being announced on the April 2, 2008 edition of Camp Freddy Radio.

Camp Freddy, with producer Mike Clink, have been recording an album which will mirror the live shows, with guests performing on each track. So far, two tracks have been released: Cheap Trick's "Surrender" and Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody". In 2009, Billy Morrison stated that "there will be a record. One day! When we all get around to finishing what we started."[2]

On Saturday evenings band members - usually Morrison and Navarro - hosted a radio show from 6:00-8:00 on the Los Angeles based Indie 103.1 FM radio station.

Core members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Recurring Guest Members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scoggs, Sara. "Setting Up Camp: Drummer Matt Sorum Tells Buzznet About Camp Freddy's Origins". Buzznet.com. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  2. ^ Lindsay, Andrew. "Interview: Billy Morrison (Camp Freddy)". stereokill.net. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 

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