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ABOUT THE GROUP
     In little under 1 year, Freedom’s Boombox rose from internet sensation to international touring trio. The band started as  a collaborative music startup. Then the band gained traction with +1M views on their all-vocal music. Freedom’s Boombox social presence has grown over 1000% in 6 months accompanying their first album release in July 2017.
     The US State Department selected Freedom’s Boombox as cultural ambassadors. They have planned tours in Europe, Australia, and the US for 2017.
     After singing for over a decade, Alfredo, Christopher, and Richard have become paragons of America’s a cappella culture. After The SingOff in 2011, they joined forces to form The Exchange with 2 friends Aaron and Jamal from the show. They traveled to 50 countries across every continent (except Antarctica), teaching along the way. After the group dissolved, the 3 stayed together to continue pushing their own boundaries in a cappella.
     With a little beatboxing, a missing vocal cord, radio hits, some classical vocal training, and 3 microphones, you’ll spend the first few songs trying to figure out who is doing what to bring pop music to life. With just 3 voices, Freedom’s Boombox is built with minimal size and maximum sound; meet the new American vocal pop trio.
Freedom’s Boombox orchestrates an entire concert with just 3 voices. They’ve battled through reality TV, viral videos, and world tours. Then Freedom’s Boombox sat in front of a camera and started singing their version of pop songs. Now, their shows use radio hits and a cappella to reach new crowds worldwide.
     Their mission of reaching the corners of world through the voice has a second purpose. The guys have traveled the US and the world as to teach music and develop hip hop, beatbox, and vocal music programs. It’s an ongoing mission to provide positive activity alternatives for youth and underserved artists. For more information on our workshops, visit http://www.freedoms-boombox.com/workshops/.
ABOUT THE MEMBERS
Alfredo Austin is an independent music producer, writer, and singer. He is the founder of Freedom’s Boombox. Alfredo has also worked for Sony, and NBC as well as Warner and Universal writing, recording, editing, mastering, and arranging music. His work has been used for television, movies, and on dozens of albums, as well as appearances on The Daily Show. Alfredo has won numerous awards for his writing, performance, and production. His ability to produce tracks across genres and skill levels makes him an invaluable resource in a studio and unmistakable on stage.
 
Christopher Diaz is a music coach, instructor, and arranger. He has worked with the likes of Sony and NBC, producing music for live and recorded network television in the US. Christopher has developed thousands of singers and performers in 50 countries. He is a classically trained vocalist and spent over a decade as a music critic and co-producer of a vocal music podcast. He is sought after for his incredible range, on-stage persona, and ability to develop and refine talent.
 
Richard Steighner is an award-winning producer, writer, and music director. Winner of America’s National Harmony Sweepstakes and two-time finalist on NBC’s The SingOff, Richard has directly worked with platinum artists and writers from Sony and Warner in the development of artist brands and promotion as well as hundreds of self-promoted shows and releases. Though his career started as an architect and designer for Quiznos, Richard’s passion for creating music has transformed his life into a multi-faceted entertainer.
HISTORY OF FREEDOM'S BOOMBOX
2011: After Richie’s band Urban Method fell short on The Singoff to Pentatonix (name drop), he trekked the world with Alfredo, Christopher, and their band mates in The Exchange. Choreography, lights, boy-band fashion, touring with the Backstreet Boys (another name drop, nbd)…the whole thing. 50 countries! But…
 
2016: The trio formed as The Exchange parted ways. They filmed some videos. One went viral, and they kept it up! FBX love to collab with friends and other singers around the globe. Still waiting to hear back from Bieber…
 
Today: They spend most of their time in the US making videos or writing songs unless they are in Melbourne running the Fusion Music Academy. Watch a video. Share it. Come back often–cuz we all know how the radio churns out a new top 40, and Freedom’s Boombox will be there to sing it!
Want to know more about Freedom's Boombox?
Check them out on their website, as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!
You can also purchase their debut album, "Modern Vinyl", online here!
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