We are an Acoustic Duo that plays a variety of music, ranging from Sam Cooke to Seal, from the Beatles to Maroon 5. We play a variety of instruments including 6 and 12 string guitars, bass, mandolin, and harmonica, and enjoy surprising our audiences with songs that they wouldn't expect.
If you are reading this review, stop reading and HIRE THIS BAND! Recently we hired Tim and Fred to play for our son's rehearsal party. We had chartered a boat on Lake Washington and floated the lake while being entertained by The Front. These are serious musicians with extraordinary playlists. At one point they had instruments in everyone's hands as we all sang along. The music was enjoyed by all age levels and truly made the party what it was. What a way to kick off a wedding weekend! Thank you Tim and Fred for making our event epic!
We hired Tim and the boys for our 4th of July bash. We were all impressed with their range of tunes they played, and the willingness to take requests. At one point they engaged the audience on a classic Stones song. Thank you and we look forward to having you guys back soon.
Tim and Fred played my wedding in August of 2013 along with a drummer (sorry this review is so late!) They played our wedding cocktail hour, ceremony and reception. They learned new songs that we requested and did a fantastic job. Great energy, sound and personalities. They provided all their own gear and loaned us a Mic for our toasts. My husband and I along with family and friends danced all night long and I highly recommend them!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Our acoustic set has a lot of fun and surprise built in --- our sets run from some very high energy songs to very intimate ballads, and we love to interact with the crowd. We do take requests, and if we know it, we definitely will play it. We will also learn specific requests with advance notice, such as for weddings or parties. We have both made a living working the club circuit, so we are used to working in very different circumstances, and adapting to what we have to work with. And we love what we do, and enjoy performing for our audiences!
Tim Monaghan and Fred McLean are The Front. We play a wide variety of music, including new hits and old classics, with everything from pop to rock to county --- and just about everything in between. An offshoot of their other electric band Accidental Heroes, The Front was a way to stretch out into some more intimate areas while still staying true to the music that they love. We have the ability to bring in a percussionist for the larger bookings, and are able to perform up to 5 sets of music, as needed. We are willing to travel in the surrounding area, and are available for events as well as club dates.
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own PA system that can be tailored to the smallest venue, or expanded for much larger gatherings. We have a sound and lighting technician for larger events.
Past Booked Events
|September 29, 2018 • 4:30pm - 10:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 18, 2015||House Party|
Our current set list contains songs from Glen Campbell, Michael Jackson, Melissa Etheridge, Seal, Bill Withers, Neil Dimond, The Beatles, The Who, Maroon 5, Sam Cooke, David Gray, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and Many, many more.
|Tim Monaghan||Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin|
|Fred Mclean||Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica|
Influences & Inspiration
We grew up listening to everything from the 60's on, so the Beatles,Beach Boys, and Motown were huge influences on our harmonies. Moving into 70's and 80's, we learned to play our instruments then, and both began our professional careers playing top 40 and original music from that time. And neither of us ever stopped playing, so we continue to be influenced by the music that we continue to play and perform.
We will provide all items we will be needing. We will need a power supply ---
Los Angeles, CA
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