Fred's House
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Fred's House

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Folk Pop




"Mill Road Winter Fair"

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

"Live - Sea of Bees @ the Portland Arms, Cambridge"

(Fred’s House)...belt out some of the cheeriest, most postive folk-pop you’ve ever heard. They’re a talented, well-rehearsed bunch and singer Vix has a lovely bluesy note to her voice... they leave everyone in the room smiling. - For Folk Sake Magazine

"Fair Showcases talent"

Fred's House, quickly becoming one of the 'must see' bands of the region played a sterling set of their original material. Acoustic but with plently of punch, the charming quartet is consistanly excellent with sweet vocals complimenting top-drawer musicianship and intelligent song writing. - The Hunts Post by Paul Richards

"Bakewell Festival strikes the right chords!"

Saturday’s main stage entertainment kicked off for me with Fred’s House, an endearing foursome who had the appearance of Scooby-Doo’s mystery crew and the sound of The Magic Numbers. With an easy-on-the ear mix of adapted covers and original material they harmonised well to create a fresh folk-pop feel so popular that they were almost mobbed when invited to play again a few hours later in the acoustic tent. - Buxton Advertiser - David Carlisle

"BBC Radio Eastern Counties"

"Wow - your voices blend so beautifuly, amazing musicianship and such great songs, I want you to come on my show, this is grown up music!" - Sue Merchant BBC Radio Eastern Counties

"Cambridge Rock Festival Organisers"

You we're even better then I thought you would be, your recordings are great but you we're even better then the recordings - Brilliant! - Dave Roberts

"Tom Bliss"

"Wow - TV for Sleepers is just wonderful - brilliant." - The Pipers Sons

"The Mag"

Fred's House are a chill-out folk band whose band members come from more different locations than most bands visit on tour.

'Mother Of Three' is a tranquil tune with a nice rhythmic shuffle and alluring soft melody. There is melancholy in the chords and perhaps a little pity in the lyrics, but the song is rich and varied - not at all downbeat.

With an a capella introduction that showcases the harmonic talents of the band, 'TV For Sleepers' is the rocket-ship and moonbeam reminiscence of the sixties and seventies.

Fred's House have a really pleasing sound, with real vocal talent. The songs conjure up over forty years of classic pop folk and it is all made to the highest possible standards. - Micheal Beck

"BBC Radio Wales"

"It's very well done (about 'Mother of Three')" - Adam Walton

"Big City Radio Birmingham"

"Beautiful track, such a good vocal, beautiful vocal" - Chris Waite

"BBC Introducing"

"We played T.V. for Sleepers last week...I love this song!" - Kerry Devine

"BBC Radio Cambridgeshire"

"As soon as I heard them I thought, really like this sound... We're very pleased to have them playing at our festival, the lead singer Vikki has a very distinctive voice". - Nigel Ferrier - Fringe in the Fen Festoval Organiser

"BBC Radio Cambridgeshire"

"Great track, brilliant! That is so well produced, great sound." - Mark Rumble

"Band of the Week"

"Armed with a fine selection of catchy acoustic gems and beautiful soulful pop songs, all fused with top-drawer musicianship, littered throughout with note-perfect harmonies and a joyful enthusiasm from all on stage." - The Hunts Post by Paul Richards


"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)



"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.