Our 5th year at Bath Festival Party in the City!
Fridge Mechanics are delighted to be playing again at the amazing Bath Festival Party in the City on Friday 17th May 2019 at BRSLI (Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution), Queen's Square, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. Entrance is free and we are on at 5pm, so an early start. Bristol poet David Punter will be joining the band to contribute readings and poems. We are supporting the entertaining and popular Bath band Now and Then who will be presenting a programme of singalong favourites! We are asking Spikey Tim to MC for the evening including some of his delightful performance poems. The programme finishes around 7.15pm, so plenty of time to catch some of the other 100's of acts appearing in the Party in the City across Bath that evening. A fantastic, eclectic evening to suit all tastes!
Welcome to Richard Godfrey, Paul Meager and Evie Rainey!
... a warm welcome to three new members of the Fridges! After sadly losing Micko because of illness, we have been very lucky to find Richard Godfrey (above left), a very creative guitarist; also, a warm welcome to Paul Meager (above center) who has joined the band after adding his amazing fiddle playing to our gigs over the years. Finally, after singing with us for over a year, we say goodbye to Jo and welcome to Evie Rainey, (above right) visiting the UK from New Zealand and adding her tuneful harmony and lead singing alongside Ce. We look forward to introducing Rich, Paul and Evie into the band during our gigs and rehearsals this year. Learn more about them here
Watch! - now including videos from the Kino Sessions 2018 gig
Here is a video of the Watchett Tragedie performed at the Cafe Kino with Kate Fletcher and Paul Meager in full flow!
Why not visit our new Watch section to see some more videos of the band performing at the Kino Sessions. Also, some older sessions of Barry performing with various retired members of the Fridge Mechanics at the now closed Valindra Open Mic in 2015. Some great instrumental playing from Jamie Hill and James Anderson. Also, a video of the band performing at the Rec House, Bath in June 2017.
Gigs in 2019?
We look forward to some of our favourites, but especially an appearance at Bath Festival Party in the City on the 17th May and a booking for Keynsham Festival on July 6th - Several others in the pipeline, so watch this space as gigs unfold!
A new CD?
New songs continued to arrive and I am sure some more will make their appearance in 2019! Creating music and lyrics is always an amazing experience, and it means a lot to be able to share these with you and receive your responses. Our last CD was Indian Ink, made in December 2014, and we are hoping to get back into the studio in 2018 to make another. Watch this space
Animations and Videos
IF I HAD THAT SHIRT VIDEO - SONGSHEET #1
NAILHOUSE - SONGSHEET #2
Some of you will have heard a new song, Nailhouse, we performed last December at the Cafe Kino and
A CD of new and regular songs recorded with Dutch concert cellist Mieke de Laure in December 2014. Sung and played by Barry Lane with guest appearances from the Fridge Mechanics band. Available as a CD or individual tracks via Paypal for £5 from the STORE (please have credit card ready) listen to demo tracks from the CD HERE
Cover artwork by Sarah Parkinson.
Calligraphy Mollie Meagre
Cover artwork conceived and designed by
Barry Lane and Sarah Parkinson.