Fred Reitz


Almost all the music that I have posted was recorded with my old band The Dubious Capture which features John Bryan on Guitar, Mark Stevenson on drums, and me on bass and keyboards. I wrote most of the songs over a span of about 20 years and in 2013 this line up brought them to life. The band also came up with a few collaborative numbers which either made it on this cd, or have been floating around in the "can" for a while. I put a few of the "canned" tunes on Drooble as well. The band went its separate ways a little over a year ago, but our music lives on. The non "Dubious" cuts are musings and cuttings from my home studio. Thanks for giving them a listen.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

The overture to living life.

What is your music dream?

Today, a new band.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

A stiff drink and a dream.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Teacher-Jethro Tull. Although it was other bands of the time that really peaked my interest in Music. Zappa, Return to Forever, Robin Trower, Santana, to name a few.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Level 42, Wojtek Pilichowski, King's X, Scott Kinsey, Human Element, Ranjit Barot, Gary Willis, Rush, Slawek Semeniuk, Marcus Miller, Alain Caron, Slaughterhouse 3, Morphine, Stanley Clarke, Chic Corea, Matt Garrison, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ralphe Armstrong, Mark King, Geddy Lee, Bryan Beller, The Aristocrats, Etienne Mbappe, Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pino Palladino, Rocco Prestia, Oingo Boingo, Wayne Krantz, Garaj Mahal, Porcupine Tree...

What inspires you to make music?

The pursuit of the groove.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Message? Message? No message.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Happy and rather sweaty.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Through rose colored glasses, I'm afraid. Well, these rap artists could stop with all the glorification of violence for starters. Don't mind the booty shaking though.

What do you think of Drooble?

Interesting. Confusing. Enlightening.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Other musicians.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not as much as I would like to.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Talent. Groove. Hook. Platform.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Slawek Semeniuk, Wayne Krantz, Uncle Moe's Space Ranch, Slaughterhouse 3, Garaj Mahal, Human Element, Marbin, Audric Jankauskaus, Wojtek Pilichowski Band.