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Roanoke musician finding his voice again after vocal cord surgery

Jeremey Hunsicker is the lead singer of the Journey tribute band Frontiers

May 16, 2012|Joe Dashiell | Reporter

ROANOKE, Va. — Check out a web video of the group Frontiers, and you'll find Jeremey Hunsicker front and center.  Known on stage as Jeremey Frederick, he has made his living as the lead singer of the Journey tribute band, but by the end of last year he was silenced by an injury to his vocal cords

"It's been a nightmare," Hunsicker told WDBJ7, "you can't imagine number one if you lost your job tomorrow what you would do... but number two if by losing your job you lost your ability to do your job."

When we first met Hunsicker last October, he was working on his own music, raising money on the website Kickstarter to release his own CD.  Since then, he's had two surgeries, and he hasn't sung professionally since December.

"And I've just been happy that I've had my own cd, the kickstarter people that supported me, to be able to put it out there,: Hunsicker said. "Whatever my career is professionally, as a singer as an entertainer I feel vindicated that I do have something to say musically, and I'm going to continue to do that."
 
Hunsicker's vocal cords have healed, but he's still working to restore his voice to professional form. After months of frustration, he's singing a new tune, confident he will be back in front of an audience soon.

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