According to WashingtonExaminer.com, rock supergroup CAMP FREDDY will kick off both the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“CAMP FREDDY is bipartisan so we talked to the guys and said, ‘Hey, will you guys play both sides of this?’ They were like, ‘We’d love to,’ ” explained Jamestown Entertainment‘s president, Freddie Wyatt, whose D.C.-based company is planning a pop-up nightclub in Tampa and various events at the NC Music Factory in Charlotte, including the CAMP FREDDY shows.
When asked what musical guests the band will jam with, Wyatt said, “We don’t know who they’ll bring. There’s a couple of people that we requested, that we’ve put into the mix, but they don’t really tell us until we get to soundcheck, which is actually kind of fun.”
CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based “jam” group featuring Dave Navarro (JANE’S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist), Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N’ ROSES), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (JANE’S ADDICTION, ALANIS MORRISETTE).
In an interview with Gibson.com, Navarro was asked if there will ever be a CAMP FREDDY album. “We talked about it for many, many years, but the logistics of something like that really doesn’t translate to what we’re about,” he replied. “We’re a live band and we’re about the fun on stage and whoever’s gonna get up with us — we don’t know from night to night. And when you go into a studio to record songs that have already been recorded, it’s difficult to recreate that kind of energy and spontaneity, so it’s unlikely at this juncture.”
Since its formation nine years ago when they rocked the opening of The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles at the invitation of Brent Bolthouse, CAMP FREDDY has performed on both coasts of America and on national television shows (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn”, “Last Call with Carson Daly”).