Instrumental progressive rock act Points North has released two albums on the esteemed label Magna Carta Records label (Liquid Tension Experiment, Steve Morse, etc.), and has toured extensively supporting artists ranging from Al di Meola, Eric Johnson, and Allan Holdsworth to Blues Traveler and KingsX.
In the rehearsal room, band members Eric Barnett (Guitar Player Magazine’s Guitar Superstar Competition 2008), Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake, Fantastic Negrito, Steve Stevens Band), and drummer Kevin Aiello found themselves constantly launching into the music of one of their mutual seminal influences, that of the iconic progressive rock band Rush.
A chance invitation on stage extended to singer Kristina Borja (Circle II Circle featuring Zak Stevens, ex-Savatage, Surface Tension Project) led to dropped jaws and silly smiles, and Fred Barchetta was born.
Headlining in its own right across the West Coast, Fred Barchetta has developed a reputation not just for performing the complex music of Rush with accuracy and proficiency, but delivering an exciting show experience that pays homage to the renowned live performances of the band whose music they are playing.
Vocals / Kristina Borja
Guitar / Eric Barnett
Bass & Keys / Uriah Duffy
Drums / Kevin Aiello