Freemaker

Freemaker

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Liverpool 5-piece indie-rock band, as ambitious as they come, more Echo & The Bunnymen than Gerry and The Pacemakers!

Biography

The first 6 months of 2008 will see Freemaker release three new singles with full national/regional radio & PR campaigns and UK tours.

Formed in Liverpool (Eng) 2005 Freemaker are as ambitious as they come. Never one's to be part of Liverpool's endless jingle jangle cycle of sound Freemaker are more ‘Echo & The Bunnymen’ than ‘Gerry and The Pacemakers'. In fact touring the UK with the Bunnymen in 2006 (a mind-blowing coup for an unsigned band) gave them a taste of the big stage and, never fazed by anything in their young career, most people would say they blew the main act away…. just don’t tell the Bunnymen that!

Singer and main songwriter Andy Metcalfe has been blessed with a voice in true British rock style. Think Rodger Daltry, ‘Free’'s Paul Rodgers or Lennon at his rasping best. Brilliant melodies, raw talent and heartfelt passion are three things that usually help to make great music, Freemaker have them all and more.

The band have built a loyal following in London, Manchester and their hometown of Liverpool where they host a thriving monthly band night inviting their favourite bands and musician friends to appear…. including Echo & The Bunnymen (Will Sergeant), The Coral, and The Seal Cub Clubbing Club.

Not long after a sell out gig at London’s KOKO Freemaker were offered and are currently in neqotiations over a 6-figure publishing deal by P&P Songs.

Late 2006 saw the band invited to play at the official UK showcases at Berlin’s Popkomm festival and Manchester’s ‘In The City’.

2007 has been an eventful year so far. A fan has kindly (!) donated a large building on Liverpool’s infamous Penny Lane, which the band have quickly turned into a rehearsal and recording studio with very little money and a lot of sweat! And with the building also being an old social club impromptu (and probably illegal!) gigs are a regular occurrence.

At the start of the year the band teamed up with Arctic Monkeys producer Mike Crossey to work on recordings for release on their own label 24-100. The first release on the label in May, their debut single ‘The Gates’, has sold over 1000 downloads so far.

The band were then asked to record a song for the Sound '07 compilation EP featuring the best in Liverpool music. The 6 track cd included The Coral & Echo & The Bunnymen (there they are again!).

After already recieving regular plays and being invited in for sessions on BBC radio Merseyside, City FM and Juice FM, Fremaker have since made their debut national radio appearance when asked to play a live session for BBC Radio 2. Janice Long said the band where "the best new band we've had on here in ages!". Having secured the services of some of the most respected radio pluggers, PR companies and agents in the country, they have been back in the studio with Dan Hulme (The Coral, Cherry’s Ghost, Deltasonic) recording new releases for early 2008.

Discography

Debut Single:

a) 'The Gates'
b) 'In The End'

Released on 24-100 Records, available to download through iTunes.

Live session BBC Radio 2 - Oct 1st 2007
The Gates, Leaves, See It All.

'She Sell's Sanctaury' (The Cult)
released on Sound 07 - a 6 track EP featuring the best in Liverpool music including The Coral and Echo & The Bunnymen

Set List

Freemaker have over 30 original songs. Set's are typically half an hour to 45 minutes. Example set list:

The Wire
Leaves
The Gates
You're A Soldier
It's Just A Cliche
See It All
Hourglass
In The End