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MIKE FREUND (pronounced “friend”) a native of the South Jersey, never made it to his first paying gig. He instead, spent the night in the ER, suffering a concussion and receiving stitches to his head... more
MIKE FREUND (pronounced “friend”) a native of the South Jersey, never made it to his first paying gig. He instead, spent the night in the ER, suffering a concussion and receiving stitches to his head after suffering a car wreck. Once recovered, he persisted, making a name for himself. He performed with, MUNGER N FLORENCE, followed by PIMPHAT. Both bands performed in several local showcases, appearing on local TV 12 Late Night and a small local tour ending at THE HARD ROCK CAFE in Philadelphia. Later, Mike began working as a session player in, The Essence Recording Studio. After a late night session, all of his music equipment was stolen in a burglary. Once again, he persisted and with the help of his soon to be wife Jenn, together they were able to purchase the equipment needed to continue on. Eventually, The Freund Family, relocated to Charleston, SC. Mike quickly immersed himself into the music scene that is deeply rooted in the history of Charleston. He then met neighbor and now conga player, Jeff Leftenant. Building on his craft, performing on the touristy streets of Charleston, he became the frontman of the NORTH BY SOUTH BAND. Still continuing to write and record his own music, Mike took his original works to MANTIS RECORDS, where a budding friendship began between he and sound engineer, MITCH WEBB. Mike recorded and released his first full length solo album titled “TOE THE LINE”. The up beat single “ HAIR’S ON FIRE” first aired on Charleston’s 105.5 THE BRIDGE in September of 2016. The albums second track “THE HEAT” continues to gain popularity, thanks to 105.5’s radio show “ THE JAM”.