Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY), Frankie Perez, Billy Idol and Steve Stevens are among the guest musicians who performed with CAMP FREDDY this past Friday night (December 2) at the first of four shows as part of the band’s fifth annual Christmas residency at the world-famous The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
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 eight 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”).