Fred Torphy

Fred Torphy

Fred Torphy writes interesting songs - structurally simple, while emotionally, rhythmically and tonally complex. As the bandleader of San Francisco's own Big Light, Fred spent much of his time between 2006-2012 writing for the band's cadre, before taking a break from the stage that lasted for most of 2013.

These days, you can catch Fred either by himself with a guitar (and/or backed by one of any number of collaborators), on stage, singing and playing his songs. Hard-pressed to draw comparisons or cite influences, there's a little bit of a... more