Hidden in the Topanga Canyon Hills in Los Angeles, not too far the Pacific Ocean, Fredrik Halland is fast developing a reputation as a diverse musical presence in pop music on the west coast.
At 23, Fredrik has now been on the road, as a world touring musician for most of a decade. That seems hard to believe! But, as a child prodigy he started to garner attention & awards for his playing at a very young age. By 14, he had already performed more then 150 shows throughout Europe & in the US, as a guitarist. He has played at several music festivals including the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway, the Åmål and Orland Blues Fest in Sweden, and the Fredrikshavn Blues Festival in Denmark.
Fredrik’s career today has broadened from Europe to the United States with extensive road experience, touring 4 years with Colbie Caillat as her guitarist and backup singer. Fredrik has played at iconic live venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theater, and The Troubadour. He has also performed on notable TV programs including The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today show, and Katie Couric, as well as performing the national anthem with Colbie Caillat at the NBA Finals.
He continues to conquer the stage with artists like Gavin Degraw, Jesse McCartney, Babyface, Becky G, and Andy Grammer among others. Fredrik is currently maintaining a presence in the writing and production world in Europe with various pop artists.
Fredrik is accredited for co-writing the song “Mark My Words” on the most recent Justin Bieber record with Grammy Award-Winning producer Rodney Jerkins, and writing and co-producing for the song “Changed” for Lava Records new artist, Stanaj, in Los Angeles.
As a studio musician, Fredrik’s guitar can be heard on the award-winning Michael Jackson album, “Xscape”, as well as tracks with Mary J Blige and Justin Bieber, and also on major TV shows such as Empire and Fox’s new hit show “Star”, starring Queen Latifah.
He’s been recognized by Guitar Player Magazine and his musical skills have been noticed by guitar greats such as Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour and Joe Bonamassa.
Moving forward, Fredrik is energized creating the next generation of pop music as a writer, producer, arranger, guitarist and singer. His earlier reputation as a blues guitarist, has expanded into pop, scandi-pop, alt-rock, and jazz/r&b genres. He has his own music production company entitled: “Surrounded by Seven Productions” and has aligned himself with a wide spectrum of creative and talented musicians in Los Angeles.
He was born in Bergen and has lived in Los Angeles since 2010.
Surrounded by Seven, the title name of Fredrik’s Production Co, pays homage to the world famous Norwegian mountain range of his home country. SBS Entertainment promises to be one of his premier production companies that will deliver music that the world will remember.