Frederick Squire

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Frederick Squire
Origin Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Genres folk, alternative country, rock
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Years active 2004–present
Labels Blue Fog Recordings
Associated acts Shotgun & Jaybird, Kate Maki, Daniel Romano

Frederick Squire is a Canadian rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. Originally from Ajax, Ontario, he is based in Sudbury following a number of years living in Sackville, New Brunswick.[1]

Formerly a member of Shotgun & Jaybird, in which he used the stage name Dick Morello,[2] he has collaborated with Julie Doiron, both on her solo albums and in the band Calm Down It's Monday.[2] Squire and Doiron, additionally, collaborated with Mount Eerie on the 2008 album Lost Wisdom and with Daniel Romano of Attack in Black on 2009's Daniel, Fred & Julie.

In 2010, Squire released a tour-only EP, March 12.[3] An expanded version of the EP was released on November 2 on Blue Fog Recordings,[3] and was later named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[4]

In the fall of 2010, Squire and fellow Canadian songwriter Kate Maki travelled to Paco Loco Studio in El Puerto de Santa Maria to record two country songs. Calling It Quits/Crazy Tropical Survival Guide was released as a seven-inch two-song single and digital download on March 22, 2011.

After touring Canada together in 2011 in support of their seven-inch as well as Squire's second solo album, Frederick Squire Sings Shenandoah and Other Popular Hits, and Maki's fifth solo album, Moonshine, the duo decided to take a break from touring and settled in the Copper Cliff area of Sudbury to start a family. Squire and Maki were married on December 22, 2012.

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