MANNY FREISER has written, produced and recorded music from 1964 to the present. His 60’s group, The Grodes/Tongues of Truth, logged many Top 10 singles in Tucson, Arizona. One of those songs, Let’s Talk About Girls, is now considered a ‘cult classic’ and forerunner of 80’s punk — it has been covered by several other groups. Manny’s music can be heard on such reissues as Rhino Records’ great Nuggets compilation and several Dyonysis Records compilations.
In the 70’s, as a member of vocal duo, Fire & Rain, Manny along with ex-wife Patti McCarron recorded for Mercury, 20th Century, MGM and Barnaby Records, enjoying a Hot 100 single with a remake of the Barbara Lewis classic, Hello Stranger.
In the 80’s, under the pseudonym Ian Messenger, Manny recorded two albums for Quincy Jones’ Qwest Records (distributed by Warner Brothers). The Qwest single, Livin’ in the Night, aired on MTV and hit the college charts. A second single, Wait So Long, garnered significant pop airplay and strong radio requests on the East Coast). Also during the 80’s, Manny was a marketing executive with A&M and Qwest Records.
Prior to his latest release, History, Freiser has released 3 CDs since 2004, all self-written, performed, engineered, produced and mixed (with exceptions noted on CDs). The Moment single, released in late 2007, received solid airplay at AAA, Hot AC and pop radio. The Moment video can be seen on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pCfnf1QxU
The History CD, another collection of strong rockers and ballads released in 9/09, is Freisers strongest effort yet, featuring tracks like Shawty Getaround, Rain and Amazing Love.
An extended biography can be found on Freisers web site: http://www.MannyFreiser.com.