Frédéric Leclercq is best described as the ‘multi’ man; multi-instrumentalist (guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, vocalist), multi-styles (death metal, heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal, rock, classical, glam, black metal), multi-languages (speaks French, English, German and some dirty words in almost every language), and of course multi-bands! Currently singer, guitarist and main man in his band Maladaptive, he also plays session for various bands and used to play keyboard then guitar in the French band Heavenly, not to mention his appearances here and there on various records in the music scene.

Now, Fred adds another great band on his list: DragonForce. This talented, passionate young French man has known Herman from the ‘force for over 5 years and was asked to help out on bass for their North America and Japan shows in 2005.

Fred displayed so much skills and professionalism on the shows in North America and Japan that he was asked to become DragonForce’s permanent bassist. Fred accepted without hesitation.

Signature Stage Moves
Black metal whisky sculling

Musical Influences
Rock, metal and porn!

Main Live Equipment
ESP FL-600 Bass – Fred Leclercq Signature Model
Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp
Peavey 810 Bass Cabinets
Samson UHF Wireless System
Samson Studio Gear
AKG In-Ear Monitoring system
Mister Fof FL-4 Bass Guitar
ESP Doraemon Guitar
ESP Gundam Guitars

Fred’s Maladaptive
ESP Signature Bass