Alan Frew

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Alan Frew
Born (1956-11-08) 8 November 1956 (age 58)
Coatbridge, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom
Origin Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Musician, Author and Public Speaker
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts Glass Tiger
Website www.alanfrew.com

Alan Graham Frew (born 8 November 1956) is the lead singer for the Canadian band, Glass Tiger, and has also released two solo albums. He has appeared on many television specials, raises money for various causes and continues to perform around Canada as a solo artist, and as the lead singer for Glass Tiger. He was born in 1956 in Coatbridge, Scotland.[1]

Frew has five Canadian Juno Awards, five Canadian Classic Awards and was nominated for a Grammy. In addition to being a singer-songwriter he is an actor and public speaker. He is also a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of his service to Canadian Arts and for his tireless charitable work and dedication mainly on behalf of poverty-stricken children and their needs.

An avid soccer fan, in mid-2008 he recorded a reworked version of "My Town" about Toronto FC. He is also an avid Rangers F.C. Fan.[2]

He also wrote the song "Free to Be" which is used by the Toronto Maple Leafs as their theme song.[3] The song was mixed at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario.

Song Writing[edit]

In cooperation with his music publisher ole Music Publishing, Alan actively songwrites and collaborates with: Monty Powell, Bruce Wallace, Johnny Reid, Gerald O'Brien, Denny Scott, Kenny Scott on YouTube, Liz Rodriguez, Sean Andrews, Marty Dodson and Dave Kopatz to name a few.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and "I Believe"[edit]

In 2008 Frew teamed up with songwriter Stephan Moccio to write "I Believe", the theme song of CTV's Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Three versions of the song "I Believe" were written and recorded; an English-language version sung by Montreal jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky, a French-language version ("J'imagine") sung by Quebec artist Annie Villeneuve, and an instrumental version by Moccio. On 26 January 2010 an EP titled "I Believe/J’imagine – CTV’s 2010 Winter Games Theme Song" was released on iTunes Canada. The EP contained all three versions of the song. The strings component of the song English language as sung by Nikki Yanofsky involved the orchestral arrangement and conduction of William Ross, at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Grammy winning engineer Armin Steiner engineered the recording.

On 1 March 2010 "I Believe", covered by Nikki Yanofsky, had sold over 90,000 digital units in Canada. The same version achieved #1 status on iTunes Canada and Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 in February 2010.

The Action Sandwich and Public Speaking[edit]

Alan Frew wrote The Action Sandwich: A Six Step Recipe for Success by Doing What You're Already Doing (ISBN 978-0-9736863-9-5), a 2007 autobiography with co-writer Sharon Brennan.

Acting career[edit]

Frew portrayed the character Ewan McCauley in the 2010 Canadian comedy film GravyTrain.[4][5][6]

Album discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

With Glass Tiger[edit]

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