Fred Smith

With bass passages borne of rhythm and blues, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and soul influences, bassist Fred Smith anchored one of the most influential ensembles to emerge from the New York City punk movement: Television.

A founding member of Blondie, Fred’s conventional style was the perfect platform for Tom Verlaine to explore the outer reaches of his avant-garde angular approach to the guitar.

Smith also waxed sides and performed with his former bandleader Verlaine (including Dreamtime which also features Donnie Nossov), The Roches, Willie Nile, The Fleshtones, Richard Lloyd, and Peregrins, to cite a few.