Staff Picks

Our staff is inherently tied to the local St. John’s music scene as musicians, artists, and avid fans. Here’s their favourite local albums!


TASHA’S PICKS
How do you take your coffee?: Strong & Black
Favourite genre (of music): Sweet Soul Music

Steve Maloney & The Wandering Kind – S/T
Sonny Tripp – Zoo
The Discounts – Part One
Narrows – S/T
The Once – S/T

 


KATIE’S PICKS
How do you take your coffee?: Strong, Gifted and Black
Favourite genre (of music): Funky Soul Ragtime

Duane Andrews – Conception Bay
Long Distance Runners – Elements
Vince Collins – Over Home
DuaneAndrews/Aaron Collis – Mallard Cottage Sessions
Ouroboros – S/T

 


STEVE’S PICKS
When did you start working at Fred’s?: Aug. ’93
How do you take your coffee?: Black
Favourite genre (of music): jazz & blues

Peter Narvaez – Some Good Blues
Frank Maher – Mahervelous!
Aaron Collis and Emilia Bartellas – S/T
Craig Young – Black Diamond Strings
Duane Andrews – Raindrops

Steve@freds.nf.net

 

ELLIOTT’S PICKS
How do you take your coffee?: Dumped out, replaced with tea
Favourite genre (of music): Alternative

Steve Maloney & The Wandering Kind – S/T
Dardanelles – Eastern Light
Sonny Tripp – Zoo
Kat McLevey – Drifter
Ilia Nicoll – Caterwaul

 


MATT’S PICKS
Started working at Fred’s: 2009
How do you take your coffee?: 1 Cream
Favourite genre (of music): indie/pop/folk

Vic Lou – It Still Wonders Me
Mark Bragg – Reckless Kind
Various Artists – All the Best: Folk Music of St. John’s
Fine Crowd – Poverty’s Arse
Du-Cats – Du-Cats

 


TONY’S PICKS
Started working at Fred’s: 1978
How do you take your coffee?: Hot, 1/3 teaspoon of cream and only in a glass cup
Favourite genre (of music): Pop/Rock

Duane Andrews – Conception Bay
Lady Brett Ashley – Fault Lines

Long Distance Runners – Elements
Sean McCann – You Know I Love You
Peter Willie Youngtree – Country Hymns

Tony@freds.nf.net

 


ALEX’S PICKS
How do you take your coffee?: Double Double
Favourite genre (of music): Powerviolence, Experimental hip-hop, Country, Blues, Jazz

Family Video – Maybe This Summer
Dope Piece – Peace Signs
Ilia Nicoll – Caterwaul
Run to the Rocks – S/T
Weak Link – S/T

 


CHRIS’ PICKS
How do you take your coffee?: Black, like my metal
Favourite genre (of music): Metal/Nordic Folk Music

Deadgaard – Sanctity of Death
Sheavy – Moons in Penumbra
Matthew Byrne – Hearts & Heroes
Ian Foster – The Great Wave
Shanneyganock – Rockin’ on the Water

 


JIM’S PICKS
Started working at Fred’s: 1972
Favourite genre (of music): classical & jazz


Regarding Our Father – DVD
Rajaton – Sanat
Cantus Vocum – Choral Voyages
Quintessential Vocal Ensemble – And If you Close Your Eyes
Newman Sound Men’s Choir – Green and Salty Days

jbrokenshire@freds.nf.net