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Professor B and the Army of Love

Born in New Haven, Connecticut to a blue-collar family, Fred Brown’s mother won a raffle of accordion lessons and gave them to his older sister. After her disinterest, the 4-year-old Brown was next in line and it was there that the musical spark was lit. Whether it was a guitar, piano, organ, or simply banging on cardboard boxes, he wanted to get his hands on it. When with his dad at times playing cards at social clubs, he often found an old piano in the next room, which opened the door to a great opportunity.

Throughout his childhood, Brown was exposed to everything from Rock-Roll, Motown, and Country to the many greats of the Classical era, and finally got the opportunity to join the drum corps in elementary school. Although he never had any formal training, Brown found himself always surrounded by musicians.Brown filled his time with going to live shows and really honing in on the technique of the players he was watching. His chance finally came many years later when he was invited to fill an act as a duo with a friend. From there another invite (circa 80’s) as 2nd guitarist in the local r&b band First Approach, which landed Brown a temporary gig for a while traveling the tri-state area of Mass, Ct, and NY “Those guys got me out of sneakers, and put me in shoes” says Brown.

So who is Professor B? Connecticut native Fred Brown has gone by this moniker for years as a keyboardist in local reggae bands. Pushing forward with positive results after a life threatening illness, Brown felt its time to step up the game as an original artist “Professor B and the Army of Love” Where does all this love come from? You’ll find it in people who have gone through hard times and come out on the other side. Fred Brown is a cancer survivor and believes the best healer in life is music. “I am taking this opportunity of life, gathering my experiences, and strictly focusing on my own original music that has a positive, uplifting, universal vibe and moving it forward” says Brown.

After suffering two bouts of cancer in 2011 and 2013, there was many challenges sent before him, Brown declared “I know so many people that need treatment of some kind, to waste this opportunity of life is a sin against humanity. That’s when I decided I needed to go into battle.” With support from his community, friends, along side the Cab Calloway Foundation, they spear headed two different benefits that were held in his name and the outpouring of love was so overwhelming that it is his life’s mission to continue his musical journeys to spread that love and harmony to others, making his mark in the world for the goodness of mankind. Brown has since joined forces with another long time friend Vic Steffens of Horizon Music Group to record his first LP that has been a long time coming, and continuing to establish himself as an artist with a greater purpose.


Artist: Professor B and the Army Of Love

Song Title: Skank (BMI)

Genre: Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening, R&B, POP

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