Rob Fried is a singer songwriter, bassist, producer, philanthropist, radio talk show host and architect/founder of the prolific and successful live themed concert series, Band Central. Dedicated to raising money for local nonprofits in the Connecticut area, Band Central is an effective, accomplished and award-winning musical enterprise, reflecting the essence of Rob’s personal mission – MUSIC WITH PURPOSE – to allow music to help transform, soothe and energize our lives.
Rob believes that music has a profound effect and can heal people and the planet in a myriad of ways. Music With Purpose is a life philosophy that is equal parts purpose, passion and fun. Music With Purpose starts with kindness and acceptance – there’s no right or wrong way to experience music. By listening, performing, writing and producing music, our well-being grows stronger, we experience deeper meaning, and we can be more useful to others.
Rob's current audio and video releases are part autobiographical and part purpose-driven, related causes such as dealing with cancer, overcoming relationships of abuse, learning to thrive with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and sustaining Mother Earth.