Fred Mascherino Biography, Age, Family, Career, Music And Net Worth.

Fred Mascherino Biography

Fred Mascherino (born Frederick Paul Mascherino) is an American musician best known for his work as lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist in alternative rock band Taking Back Sunday. He is currently in the band Terrible Things.

Fred Mascherino Age

Frederick Paul Mascherino Coatesville, Pennsylvania, US on July 27, 1974. As of 2018, he is 44 years of age.

Fred Mascherino Family

Mascherino was born in West Chester, PA and raised in Coatesville, PA. He graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he earned a degree in Jazz Guitar. Fred is an active environmentalist and has been a vegan since 1996.

Fred Mascherino Wife

He keeps his personal life off the limelight and hence not much is known about him. Information about his marital status is still under review but will be updated as soon as it is clear. Additionally, since 1996, he has been a vegan and an environmentalist.

Fred Mascherino Career

Brody (1992–1999)

From 1992 to 1999, he was in a band named Brody. Its members included Kevin Ruggeri, Bill Loughin, Billy Warburton, Brodie Ruland, Keith Cucuzza, Pat Higgins and Dan Sagherian. It was during this time that he met Eddie Reyes, then of Clockwise. Brody released a 7″ EP on Creep Records entitled “Against Forgetting” and a full-length CD entitled “Worth Dying For” on Harvest records. The band was also featured on several compilations, including Blackout! Records’ “Punk Rock Jukebox.”

Breaking Pangaea (2000–2003)

In 2000, after Brody broke up, Mascherino became lead singer and guitarist for Breaking Pangaea, a band from Philadelphia. Its other members included drummer Will Noon and bassist Clint Stelfox. They were taken on by Florida label Undecided Records, and produced EP “Take Apart the Words” and full-length CD “A Cannon to a Whisper”.

In May 2003, Breaking Pangaea released an EP entitled “Phoenix” through Equal Vision Records. In 2004, the members of Breaking Pangaea met up again and played to a sold-out crowd at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. From the stage, he told the crowd it would not be their last show.

Taking Back Sunday (2003–2007)

In 2003 Mascherino joined Taking Back Sunday, replacing original guitarist/singer John Nolan. This was after Nolan left the band with bassist Shaun Cooper to pursue different musical interests with Straylight Run. During his stint with Taking Back Sunday, Mascherino was a major collaborator and was responsible for co-writing the majority of Louder Now, as well as many songs from Where You Want To Be.

Fred’s main guitar is a Gibson SG Special, while his main amp consists of a Marshall JCM 800 2203 100-watt head and a Marshall 1960A cabinet with Celestion Greenback speakers. He notes that the cabinet accounts for 75% of his sound.

During the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour (for which Taking Back Sunday was headlining), Fred returned home due to family commitments. His bandmates were forced to continue without him, supported onstage by members of Saosin, Anti-Flag and Underoath. On October 4, it was announced that Fred had left the band to work on his solo project, The Color Fred.

Fred Mascherino The Color Fred (2006–present)

On October 30, 2007, Equal Vision Records released a full-length CD for the project titled “Bend to Break”. Although considered a solo project, Fred was joined on the recording by Steve Curtiss on drums, PJ Bond on bass and backing vocals and Keys/piano played by Breaking Pangaea bassist, Clint Stelfox.
On April 18, 2009, an acoustic CD titled, The Color Fred “The Intervention EP” was released to commemorate Record Store Day. The CD had acoustic versions and demos of songs from “Bend to Break” as well as unreleased songs. Fred supported this release playing acoustic on tours with Craig Owens and The Summer Aesthetic.

The Lemonheads

In the winter of 2012, Fred spent 9 weeks on the road playing bass for The Lemonheads. The band was playing “It’s a Shame About Ray” in its entirety, one of Fred’s favorite albums in college.

Solo Tour

In Spring 2012, Fred Mascherino announced a small solo tour throughout the northeast region of the United States. Named the “Super Karate Tour,” the live shows also feature Scott Reynolds, vocalist for All and the Pavers, as well as Philadelphia, PA-based Toy Cannons.

Say Anything

During the summer of 2014, he joined the indie-punk group Say Anything as a touring guitarist and backup vocalist for the group’s Hebrews Tour only.


Mascherino is credited as a producer and engineer on the 2014 EP Light Years and Heavy Lifting by Only on Weekends. He also produced the 2014 EP “Every Light” by Modern Suits. On March 26, 2015, he performed a guitar solo on the Double Experience track “Goddamn Mimetic Business”

Fred Mascherino Net Worth

Mascherino’s source of wealth comes from being a guitarist. However, his estimated net worth is still under review.

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