From: Switzerland

Country, Folk, Rock'n'Blues

Fred Bellewood Bio

Born 1954, Fred grew up on the country side of Zurich, Switzerland.

Since times of childhood, Fred wanted to be on stage; performing such music that would touch listeners same way as it touches him. Soon he realized: it must be some kind of Irish or American Folk and Country music. And he wanted to write his own songs.

Therefore he had to learn the language of his favorite music. Records of Johnny Cash, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, The Birds, CCR and many more, combined with some years on the road, taught him English he uses today, writing

song lyrics.

All attempts to succeed commercially were in vain; because Switzerland has only small market for this kind of music.

That’s why Fred does an industrial job to make a living, but still writing songs and sometimes performing as Fred Bellewood’s one man country-show