Barry and the Fridges at Keynsham Music Festival - July 6th
Fridge Mechanics are looking forward to playing on the Abbey Folk Stage at Keynsham Music Festival on Saturday July 6th at 2.50pm! This event is part of an exciting full week of classical, opera, jazz, folk, rock and dancing across a rang of venues in Keynsham. Site festival map here
We have a full band line up for this gig, and proud to welcome fiddle player Kate Fletcher to join us for some of our songs, playing alongside Paul, our resident fiddle player. Paul and Kate kick up a storm on our rockier numbers, and also bring lovely, lyrical fiddle playing - adding that 'lonesome touch' to our quieter songs.
Barry and the Fridges at Bath Music and Literature Festival - May 2019
Evie Rainey singing Barry Lane's song Breathfarer at Bath Festival May 2019
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, a 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 in 2019!
Creating music and lyrics is always an amazing experience and new songs have continued to arrive over the past few years. . Our last CD was Indian Ink, made in December 2014, and we have booked studio time in November 2019 to record another CD with our usual musical suspects, plus some special guests. Really looking forward to it, and more news as it unfolds. 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.