Formerly known as Girl Named Fred, the band formed in November 2018 when a trio of flatmates (Cam, Louis and Jesse) who just happened to be well-versed musicians, decided to play their own house party. They found an experienced bassist (Alex) at the local pub, then completed the line-up in more recent times with a savvy drummer (Karen).
But back to the story – the house party was a SMASH and peer pressure from their 500 strong audience demanded that they play outside the lounge, this time at the Whammy Backroom. To their surprise, it sold out.
Realising they were onto something pretty special, FRED took the next few months to write songs, rehearse and record their debut single ‘Paris Sunrise’, releasing July 27.
FRED will support MakeShift Parachutes on August 10 at the Wine Cellar, headline Whammy Main Room on September 6, then headline then Portland Public House on November 16.
With two singles releasing by the end of the year, wild live shows and an electric vibe that just begs to be felt, FRED are ones to watch...