December 15th, 2017


December 9th, 2017


December 4th, 2017


December 4th, 2017

The Swinging Belles In-Store, December 2nd

Juno award-winning swing band for kids The Swingin’ Belles celebrated their new Christmas CD Jingle Belles with an in-store performance at Fred’s Records on Saturday, December 2nd, from 1:00 to 1:45 pm. And WOW!!! What a fun time that was! Special thanks to all the kids who gathered to dance and sing along with the SWINGIN” BELLES. And all the parents and aunts and uncles and well…EVERYONE for coming out to support, celebrate and flat out enjoy the performance. The spirit was ignited and we’re on our way.

December 4th, 2017


December 4th, 2017

Brad Jefford In-Store – November 19th, 2017

BRAD JEFFORD along with special guest, SANDY MORRIS performed a FREE 40 minute set right here at Fred’s. We celebrated the CD release of Brad’s first solo CD, “Before The Rain”. This was a very special PRE-RELEASE gig. We snapped a few photos of Brad Jefford’s set this afternoon, featuring the legendary Sandy Morris… but local photographer Christopher Deacon snapped even more than we did! Thanks for comin’ down, and thanks for these amazing shots, Christopher!

December 4th, 2017

Rube and Rake In-Store – November 18th, 2017

Rube & Rake (Andrew Laite and Josh Sandu) serenading an appreciative crowd at Fred’s Records today, with talented Matt Hender and Carole Bestvater joining for a couple tracks. This was a fantastic treat of acoustic bliss and impeccable vocal harmony.



October 16th, 2017

2017 MusicNL Awards at the SJCC

Congratulations to all award winners & nominees at MusicNL’s 25th Anniversary Award Show last night at the St. John’s Convention Center. The big winners were Janet Cull, The Kubasonics and Steve Maloney with 3 awards each!

Janet Cull won Album of the Year, Pop/Rock Artist & Female Artist. The Kubasonics won Entertainer of the Year, Group of the Year, and Folk/Roots Artist. Steve Maloney won Songwriter of the Year, Alternative Artist, and Country Artist.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Glen Tilley, former CBC Radio producer, with a truly astounding resume of activities.

The evening was a celebration of MusicNL’s 25 year anniversary with a great show hosted by Alan Doyle & featuring performances by Janet Cull, Steve Maloney, Amelia Curran, The Once, The Fortunate Ones, Kubasonics, Shanneyganock, Cordeen, The Novaks, & a band comprising original founding members of MusicNL: John Hutton, Glen Tilley, Sandy Morris, Geoff Dyer, & Denis Parker.

There were vivid speeches by long-time executive director Denis Parker, John Hutton, and industry veterans.

Fred’s Records would like to give props to Fred Brokenshire, founder of Fred’s Records and original founding member of MusicNL.

Congratulations to MusicNL for their 25 year contribution to the music community of this province, its huge role in the creation of a bona fide music industry and the support they give to our talented musicians.

Special thanks to Executive Director Glenda Tulk and her team for all their work and a great evening.

To support any of our wonderful artists, all winners’ and nominees’ recordings are available at Fred’s Records!

September 11th, 2017


All star Irish & Newfoundland accordion quartet Cordeen celebrated their new CD Musical Bridge with a live show on a rainy afternoon at Fred’s. The newly-formed Cordeen are all-Ireland accordion champion Conor Moriorty, Benny McCarthy, founding member of iconic Irish traditional group Danu, and Newfoundland accordion virtuosi Graham Wells from the Irish Descendants and Billy Sutton from The Fables.

Cordeen’s debut CD Musical Bridge unites traditional music of Newfoundland and Ireland and includes hornpipes, airs & jigs. Back from their tour of Ireland, it was a rare opportunity to see these masterful players all together in St. John’s.


April 9th, 2017

Amelia Curran @ Fred’s Records!

Newfoundland’s own Amelia Curran rocked the shop on Thursday, April 6!

To celebrate her latest album, 2017’s ‘Watershed‘ and her new book, ‘Relics and Tunes: The Songs of Amelia Curran‘, Amelia played a 3 song set to a highly excited and supportive audience.
After the set, Amelia signed copies of her published work, as well as CDs and freshly released vinyl copies of ‘Watershed.’
This event, created by Fred’s Records, Amelia’s record label Six Shooter Records, and her publisher, Breakwater Books, was a huge success, with all attendees filing out into the crisp evening air with big smiles on their faces.
As always, it was an absolute pleasure to see Amelia perform, and especially wonderful to hear her newest tunes live for the first time.

If you couldn’t make it to the show, check out these videos of Amelia’s performance!