Fred's House

Fred's House

 Cambridge, England, GBR
BandFolkPop

Fred's House are 4 peice a indie-folk band. Heard on BBC 6 Music, live sessions BBC Eastern Counties, and playing many festivals including Cambridge Folk and Bestival.
"Delicious Fred's House - beautiful voices, beautiful harmonies and just great songs!" Sue Marchant, BBC Radio Eastern Counties.

Biography

"Fred's House rock the crowd!" Cambridge News

Fred's House are a folk-pop band based in Cambridge UK with influences ranging from the likes of Simon and Garfunkel to The Coral, The Magic Numbers to The Swell Season. Acousic based laiden with sweet three part vocal harmonies, intricate guitar riffs and sweeping melodic bass lines.

  The quartet have received airplay for T.V. for Sleepers and Someone Else's Road on Tom Robinson's Show BBC 6 Music as well as recently having live sessions with Sue Marchant BBC Eastern Counties, and BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire with Kerry Devine, played on BBC Radio Wales on Adam Walton's show, Radio Caroline and local radio stations. Fred's House played lots of summer festivals in 2011 including the BBC Introducing Stage at Cambridge Rock Festival, The Bakewell Acoustic Music Festival and Strawberry Fair and they have supported some great indie artists including Sea of Bees, Leah Mason, Johnny Foreigner, Lucy Rose and Treetop Flyers. For 2012 they are already confirmed for The Acoustic Festival of Britain, Cambridge Folk Festival, Secret Garden Party and Bestival to name but a few.
  Fred's House formed only in February of 2010, when The Wentways, Gafyn, Lachlan and former drummer Alan Neale, lost their singer due to 'artistic differences'. Griff and Vikki "Griff and Vix" a London based duo were recording a few of their songs with producer NoisyFred and asked Gafyn if he would like to play bass for their recordings, to which he replied, 'I'll bring the whole band!' So it was at Fred's House where they spent the weekend in the studio. With the Brother’s Griff and Gafyn playing together once again and everything falling quickly into place, the band hit it off and played their first gig together a week later in the Big Smoke, although they are ashamed to admit that most of the songs in the set that night were learnt by sending mp3's via email and rehearsed for the first time during the sound check, seat of your pants stylee! These were to be their first recordings which appear on the band’s first E.P.

  Now the band have just released their second E.P. titled “Looking Glass” which was release in April 2012.

Lyrics

T.V. for Sleepers

Written By: Written by Vikki Gavin and Griff Jameson, Music by Fred's House

I'm sailing alone on a ship with invisible sails
with only the sea for my friend and those diamond cut gails.
There's a see-saw on deck that reaches right up to the sky
streatching for clouds in the distance you swear you could fly.
A mirror glass lady winks as my ship passes by.

Watching T.V. for Sleepers, away with the dreamers am I
Nothing is real, no pain can I feel here tonight.
Don't wake me or shake me, I'm so happy that I could die.

Baa ba da

On a rocketship powered by love I'm heading for Mars
slidding on moonbeams and drenched in the light of the stars
The Milkyway People don't know just how lucky they are.

Watching T.V. for Sleepers, away with the dreamers am I
Nothing is real, No pain can i feel here tonight.
Don't wake me or shake me, I'm so happy that I could die.

Ahhhhhh

Try not to think, try not to cry, try not to worry, I try not to try
Try not to think, try not to cry, try not to worry, I try not to try
Try not to think, try not to cry, try not to worry, I try not to try
Try not to think, try not to cry, try not to worry, I try not to try
Not to try

baa ba da

Don't wake me or shake me I'm so happy that I could die.

Building Islands

Written By: Written by Lachlan Golder, Music By Fred's House

Take my time, take my time and live a life.
I'm stepping up to face the music
Making choice after choice and building islands
I'm Building Islands on the ground

Now you got a nerve coming over here,
can't you see the no tresspass sign
I built it using my spare time.
Well thats all I've got, my chicken wire guide
that I plaster myself too, oh look you can see right through

Take my time, take my time and live a life.
I'm stepping up to face the music
Making choice after choice and building islands
I'm building islands on the ground

oo oo oo oo islands on the ground
oo oo oo oo islands on the ground
oo oo oo oo islands on the ground
oo oo oo oo islands on the ground
I'm building, I'm building, oh I'm building islands

oo oo oo oo islands on the ground
oo oo oo oo islands on the ground.

Lightning Bolt

Written By: Written By Lachlan Golder Music By Fred's House

Like a flower,
gone tomorrow,
here today,
hope and sorrow.

You don't fight with a gun in your hand but with your heart.
Like a sirren calling the ships onto the rocks, you broke me apart.

But it's not your fault,
like a Lighning Bolt
from thundery skies,
your just too bright for my eyes

When you talk,
like it was written,
when you move
no inhibitions

You know what you want from life, no time for triviality
You paint yourself like a picture, creating your reality

But it's not your fault
Like a lightning bolt
from thundery skies
you're just too bright for my eyes

But it's not your fault,
you passed me by
I was there for a while
then you said goodbye
then you said goodbye
then you said goodbye

Instrumental

You don't fight with a gun in your hand but with your heart.
Like a sirren calling the ships onto the rocks, you broke me apart.

But it's not your fault,
like a Lighning Bolt
from thundery skies,
your just too bright for my eyes

Mother of Three

Written By: Written By Griff James and Vikki Gavin Musiv by Fred's House

She,
mother of three,
love's carefully,
but failed to see

He,
turned out to be
not quite what she
hoped he would be

Swallowing hard what she wants to say
la la la la la la
Day by day

Up to bed,
thoughts race in her head,
trying to sleep
with secrets she keeps

Three am,
late again,
he should have been home by ten,
she's crying again.

Swallowing hard what she wants to say
la la la la la la
Day by day
la la la la la la
Day by day

She's packing her bags with kisses goodbye,
she moves to the door, her children know why
she can't go on screaming inside...

and

Swallowing hard what she wants to say
la la la la la la
Day by day
la la la la la la
Day by day

She,
mother of three,
loves carefully.

To Mend a Broken Heart

Written By: Written By Gafyn Jameson, Music By Fred's House

It's funny I should see you after all this time,
coincidence that I should see you here.
All that time gone by in just a second
healing the wounds with each passing year.
Once upon a time you're all I lived for,
then all at once my life was all but gone

But times a great great healer and the healer's played it's part
But it takes a while to mend a broken heart.

I'll take this chance I have to say I'm sorry,
looking back it was me that caused the end.
I said some stupid things but I'm only human
then I lost myself a lover and a friend.
Years apart content and living seperate lives,
settled down and living happily.
You see time's a great great healer and the healer's played it's part
but it takes a while to mend a broken heart.

Seeing you again has raised some questions,
could we have changed the course of history?
But I just keep saying things were ment to happen,
for reasons life has planned our destiny.
And maybe one day fate will cross our path again,
and maybe then we'll have no memory,

For time's a great great healer and the healer's played it's part,
but it takes a while to mend a broken heart.

Yes it took a while to mend my broken heart.

Someone Else's Road

Written By: Written by Griff Jameson and Dan Wilder, Music by Fred's House

I've lived here three years it's the same,
still nobody knows my name,
the cracks in my front door are telling.

Next door to me lives Lady Jo,
she's very nice or so she's known,
but after dark I can hear her yelling.

Dozy Derek dosn't do his chores,
he doesn't need to go outdoors,
he's got his daily fix of telly.

Maggie Walker walks along the road,
she's never doing what she's told,
she should be at home looking after Kelly.

All these people, all their lives, float around like butterflies,
I wish they'd take off their disguise for me (for me)
'cause all the kids they seem to know where it is they should not go,
its just another day on Someone Else's Road.

Pregnant Katherine knows just what to do,
but she hasn't really got a clue,
her mother makes her feel so guilty.

Naughty Billy's doing all he can,
he only wanted to be a man
but now he's working in the chippy.

All these people, all their lives, float around like butterflies,
I wish they'd take off their disguise for me (for me)
'cause all the kids they seem to know where it is they should not go,
its just another day on Someone Else's Road.

Li li li li liiiiiii x 4

All these people, all their lives, float around like butterflies,
I wish they'd take off their disguise for me (for me)
'cause all the kids they seem to know where it is they should not go,
its just another day on Someone Else's Road.

I've lived here three years it's the same,
still nobody knows my name,
the cracks in my front door are telling.

Discography

"Fred's House" Debut EP out May 2nd 2011.

"Looking Glass" Ep out April 2012

Radio -

Beautiful You (BBC Eastern Counties)
Fine Life (BBC Introducing)

Wrong Time (BBC Introducing live session)
This Little Boy (BBC Introducing live session)
Last thing I Wanted (BBC Introducing live session)

Mother of Three (BBC Radio Wales, BBC Cambridgeshire and BBC Introducing - live, Big City Radio)

Lightning Bolt (BBC Cambridgeshire, Three Counties, Norfolk Essex, Suffolk and Northants)

T.V. for Sleepers (BBC 6 Music, BBC Indroducing Cambridgeshire, BBC Three Counties, Norfolk Essex, Suffolk and Northants)

Building Islands (BBC Introducing and BBC Cambridgeshire, Three Counties, Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk and Northants)

Set List

Here We Are
Paper House
Looking Glass
I Don't Wanna Know Your Name
T.V. for Sleepers
Somone Elses Road
Mother of Three
Goodbye Sweet City
Lightning Bolt
To Mend a Broken Heart
I'm Not Saying
The Last Thing I Wanted
Building Islands
Where Did You Go?
This Little Boy