Since Frederick Fleet’s inception in 2016, a single guiding principle has lead the band from open mics and cellphone recordings to full shows and professional production: put the music first. In a world where bands have more selfies than songs, FF strives for antihero status. Ever attempting to separate ego from passion, the band stays focused on what they know and forgets the rest. Their commitment to writing high-quality music with thoughtful lyrics, memorable melodies, and blistering guitar solos always outshines any desire for success and status. Wholly down to earth and always self-deprecating, members of Chris Hartman, Gene Wilson, David Cirelli, and Mark Shannon keep their pegs forever at the bottom and try to remember that without good music and dedicated fans, everything else is just everything else.