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THE FRAY: Vocalist/Songwriter Isaac Slade Takes Us Through the Years!


This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” program originally aired on Monday, November 7, 2016.

MUSICAL GUEST: ISAAC SLADE of THE FRAY                                  

Modern rock band — THE FRAY — performs this Saturday, November 11th at The Chicago Theater in downtown Chicago.   For regional fans of the band, “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” is presenting a special broadcast this evening featuring the group’s co-founder, lead singer, keyboardist and front man, ISAAC SLADE, as the call in guest.

Slade started singing when he was 8-years-old, and began playing the piano at age 11, after temporarily losing his voice.   He wrote his first song when he was 16 and learned to play guitar while in high school During his chat with program host Tom Lounges, Slade will chat a bit about the group, their current tour, his songwriting, and the body of music in the The Fray’s catalog, including the just released “Best Of The Fray: Through The Years,” which features three brand new songs.

Listeners to this evening’s special broadcast will hear all three of those brand new tunes, along with some fan favorites

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.