November 21st, 2014
Fred’s is honored to have been the venue for the 2015 East Coast Music Awards launch to be held April 8-12. The Premier of Newfoundland Paul Davis and St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe gave enthusiastic speeches on the readiness of St. John’s to put on an exhilarating week for the thousands of musicians, industry professionals, and concert goers expected to flood into the capital.
ECMA chair Andrew McLean and St. John’s own Erin Best -ECMA vice-chair and local musician- detailed the economic
benefits and energy that the East Coast Music Week is expected to generate.
The launch was a feelgood event with lots of media, camera crews, city councillors Dave Lane and Danny Breen, Premier’s office and Tourism officials, and the organizers from MusicNL.
Fred’s looks forward to being an enthusiastic participant in East Coast Music Week!
Check out The Telegram’s coverage of the event here, The Overcast’s here, and MusicNL’s official press release.
November 26th, 2014
The Swinging Belles, consisting of local educators and musicians Erin Power and Laura Winter combined with virtuoso guitarist Duane Andrews, have released a brand new children’s album! Rooted in swing music, it’s sure to get your toes tapping regardless of age.
November 21st, 2014
We’re having a time!
Denis Parker & The Modern Saints will serve-up a 40 minute free show this Sunday, November 23 at 2 PM.
Swing on down for a sweet heaping of electric blues as we celebrate Denis’ first new material in 15 years. “The Modern Saints” are John Clarke on lap steel and the Novaks’ Mick Davis and Elliott Dicks as the rhythm section.
Bring the family – that includes the dog! It’s gonna be fun.
CD goes on sale this weekend.
Check out the event on our Facebook Page!
November 18th, 2014
Jerry Stamp’s latest record (and his best, according to our own Tony Ploughman) is out today!
Click on the album art below to purchase your own copy.
November 17th, 2014
Runs through tomorrow, November 18th.
November 7th, 2014
Guitarist extraordinaire, CRAIG YOUNG will perform a 40 minute set here at Fred’s this Sunday, November 9th starting at 1 P.M. as we celebrate the release of his new CD, “Live At The Garrick”.
Craig is a winner of 4 CCMA’s. His last solo CD, “Black diamond strings” was named MUSICNL. Country Album of the year and his duo CD with Duane Andrews, “Charlie’s Boogie” was MUSICNL. Instrumental Album of the year.
Swing by and take in the show. It’s FREE and everyone is welcome.
“Live at the Garrick Theater”
November 5th, 2014
Let the celebration begin! It was dark and wet outside but the gathering of fans, friends and fellow-musicians embraced Amelia like a warm quilt as she (accompanied by Joel Hunt) performed several new songs Tuesday evening at Fred’s.
Rewarded with a set of songs, eloquent, poignant and vibrant, her new album, “They Promised You Mercy” released at home and abroad was spoke about with much praise by all in attendance.
The glasses were emptied, eats devoured while the minds were nourished and hearts replenished as the gathering sang in unison the refrain of the set’s closing number followed by rapturous applause.
We thank you for coming and supporting our artists.
November 4th, 2014
We’re having a time Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 9:00.
Amelia Curran will be here as we launch her new CD, ‘They Promised You Mercy’.
Drop by! All are welcome. Get a signed copy. There will be surprises. You’ll be glad you came.
‘They Promised You Mercy’ goes on sale Tues. Nov. 4th at 9:30am.
You can purchase it in store or here on our website! Just click the beautiful album art below.
“They Promised You Mercy”
August 5th, 2014
To get your copy of the new album by Newfoundland folk sensations
click on the image below!