Fred Lee IV brings a modern voice to timeless classics by blending influences of rock, soul, pop, and folk into his music. His unique style and talented guitar and vocal skills make him a desirable and in-demand musician in the Charlotte, NC region and beyond.
Fred Lee IV has been the leader of Late Night Special, an orchestrated modern soulful rock band local to Charlotte, since 2012.
Fred Lee IV FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. A combination of pop, rock and classic soul.
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?
A. I play solo guitar with vocals.
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. Yes, I can add more instruments up to a trio upon request and availability. My full band is called Late Night Special. We’re a 5-piece band, with the option of adding a saxophonist, and upon availability, we can add a full horn section and piano.
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. I fell in love with music just 7 short years ago. I’ve always been an avid listener of many different genres of music, but never thought I had the talent to play until I picked up a guitar. That first chord I learned told my heart that I could do it, and so I did it! Within a year I knew how to play a few songs and the following year I started to sing. Once I knew I could do both, I grew very passionate about music and decided that I could do big things with this talent. From there the snowball just started to tumble and my love and passion grew bigger every day. 3 years ago [as of 2019], I sold my food truck business to become a full time professional musician, and I never turned back! I’ve worked many jobs over the years and not one touched my soul like music has. It’s something I truly love, and I know I was born to do.
Q. Where are you located?
A. Charlotte, NC.
Q. Do you travel?
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. Late Night Special carries so much electric energy and soul that it could power smiles for days on end. If you are looking to make a night or an event unforgettable, this is your group. With powerful, soul-moving vocals backed by phenomenal musicianship, this group knows how to catch the attention of every listener. We are not only highly professional in what we do, but we carry a sense of passion like no one else. You will always catch a smile on our faces when we are on and off the stage. Music has brought us all together in a way we could never explain, and we truly believe we have something that people need to see and hear. We provide a great experience both on and off the stage, as we all are well-mannered, tastefully comedic, and very positive people to be around. Did I mention that we love to dance?
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. Yes, I have my own sound and lights.
Count On Me NC Certified
Fred Lee IV has completed the General Best Practices for COVID-19 Management certification training, making sure event safety is a priority. Learn more about the certification and training at countonmenc.org.