Fred Cox is a musician, songwriter and producer from Coventry. He’s been involved in 3 multiplatinum selling albums, notable including Rag n Bone Man’s debut album in 2017 “HUMAN” which went 3x platinum in the UK alone. His production styles range from soulful inspired, blues and rock music, to alternative R&B and pop, all with live instruments at the forefront. Fred signed to Trevor Horn’s “Perfect Songs” group in 2012, working with multiple major label artists and developing artists, and at the start of 2018 signed a new deal to Universal Music Publishing worldwide.
Primarily a guitarist, Fred also plays drums, keys, and bass, which are his primary tools for producing music. After a move from Coventry in 2010, he set up is his studio in North London where he has collaborated with the likes of James Morrison, Idris Elba, Rag N Bone Man, Tori Kelly, Kasabian, Grace Carter, Raye, Anne Marie, Wretch 32, Lion Babe, Dan Caplan, Mr Hudson and Lily Moore. In the last few years Fred has travelled to work with Janelle Monáe’s team in Atlanta and other projects stateside in LA, New York, and Seattle.
One of Fred’s latest projects is recording artist “Keir”. The two have penned about 2 albums worth of material, of which one of their latest songs “Squeeze Me” was used as the trailer music for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s film SKYSCRAPER. More of their powerful rock tunes have ended up all across the BBC and Sky Sports networks. Fred’s recent songwriting and productions have been included on TV such as HBO’s 2018 new series of “Insecure”, with the band “Radiant Children”, and in the latest Grey’s Anatomy series in addition to other various national TV adverts.
“The L5 Studio head has become the frontline for all my guitar recordings! It sits proudly on top of recording stack, with all my vintage pres and mics. I record using the DI/ emulation output direct into my Universal Audio 610 tube preamp and from spacey clean tones to fuzzy thick chords it SINGS! Absolutely in love with it! By the end of the year the amp will have been used on many recordings and shows!”