Frayed is a band with its musical sensibilities equally rooted in the classic rock n' roll of the 1960s & 1970s and the best of modern rock. Combine the raw, high-energy stage performances characteristic of The Faces or The Rolling Stones in their heyday with extended instrumental soloing typical of The Grateful Dead. Now imagine the lyrical complexity of some of the 1970s' finest singer-songwriters and a splash of psychedelia thrown into the mix and you've got something unique in music today. Frayed manages to fuse these influences, while maintaining a truly original and contemporary sound.
Frayed is a group with impeccable musicianship, as evidenced through the imaginative interplay between the two vocalists/guitarists Dallas Lockrey and Jordan Faye against the soulful rhythm section of bassist Jeremy Cooper and drummer Andres Restrepo. The chemistry among these young musicians and their musical ingenuity is something few would dispute after witnessing the band's electrifying live act or after having heard Frayed's recordings from the Gas Station Studios, made over a three-day period with veteran musician and producer Dale Morningstar at the helm. The year 2005 proved to be extremely busy and fruitful for Frayed, where they found themselves playing a number of venues that included Ontario Place and Club 279 at the legendary Hard Rock Cafe. Thus far, 2006 has seen the lads perform at a number of high profile gigs including performances at the popular venue Healey's in Toronto, where Frayed won the Battle of the Bands competition, which brought them to the Molson Amphitheatre Tom Petty Show. Also played theMariposa Folk Festival in Orillia. A handful of upscale charity events are still on the horizon for the boys, as well as working in the studio.
Largely dissatisfied with the turn rock music is currently taking, the band is looking to resurrect the fundamentals that made the music so fresh and exciting in the 1960s & 70s - memorable songs, tight musicianship, and an exhilarating stage presence. Frayed is a revolutionary new force in rock n' roll.
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Dallas Lockrey - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Jordan Faye - vocals, guitar, keyboards, mandolin
Jeremy Cooper - bass guitar, sitar
Andres Restrepo- drums & percussion
Self-titled demo of original tunes recorded by Dale Morningstar at the Gas Station Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Curently receiving airplay on several campus radio stations.
Frayed @ Mariposa
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July 5, 2006 ...tomorrow is a peformance by Frayed at the Mariposa Folk Festival. The band hits t...July 5, 2006
...tomorrow is a peformance by Frayed at the Mariposa Folk Festival. The band hits the stage at 10:15 pm.
Frayed, vocalists and guitarists Dallas Lockrey and Jordan Faye as well as bassist Jeremy Cooper and drummer Andres Restrepo, describe the band's sound as "mountain rock" that combines elements of rock, psychedelic and bluegrass.
The band will also perform at The Healing Cycle, a Credit Valley Hospital benefit, on Sept. 10 at the Delta Meadowvale.
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"Frayed top band" Brampton band Frayed recently took home top honours in the Battle of the Bands..."Frayed top band"
Brampton band Frayed recently took home top honours in the Battle of the Bands competition held at Healey's in Toronto.
Frayed beat out 15 other bands for the title. As the winner, they will play the Molson Canadian Sidestage this summer at the Molson Amphitheatre.
The four-member group is known for their '70s sound. They recently recorded 15 original songs, several of which are climbing charts on radio stations in cities across Ontario.
Frayed @ Ontario Place
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August 24, 2005 Held Sunday, the first annual Brampton Day at Ontario Place let hundreds of Br...August 24, 2005
Held Sunday, the first annual Brampton Day at Ontario Place let hundreds of Brampton residents have fun in Toronto, while experiencing some of their own community.
Entertainment on the stage included local rock band Frayed, Cuban singing by Alexis Martinez, blues and folk from Gayle Ackroyd, Carmen Spada's smooth jazz.
Festival Square's proximity to Lake Ontario caused its share of trouble, particularly for the arts groups displaying in the south. Tents were blown on their sides, becoming veritable wind sails. Luckily no guests or volunteers were injured by the mishaps. One painting infused with a sculpture, at the Beaux-Arts Brampton tent, was destroyed early in the day after catching a gust of wind.
Average windspeed for the Toronto Island Airport area is 12 km/h.
Original songs include "Better Than Dyin", "Blood Moon", "Gimmie Back My Heart", "Resolutions", "Till The Rain Is Gone", and "Tennessee Whiskey Blues", among others, peppered with a few choice covers by such artists as Neil Young and Ray Charles.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.