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FRED SAY GOODBYE POSTED: 4 NOV 2013


Final Cork show sold out, second last show added below

After 15 years, 4 albums and many good times Fred the band have decided to call it a day. "We have enjoyed our time making music together immensely but simply it's now time for us to move on. We would like to thank all our fans, friends, families who have supported us over the years. We also offer a big thank you to all of the artists who we have had the pleasure of sharing stages with and the all of the venues who continue to promote live music"

We will be playing a number of testimonials around the country in December of this year:

Thurs 5th Dec - Whelans - Dublin - Tickets
Fri 13th Dec - De Barras - Clonakilty - Tickets
Sun 15th Dec - Róisín Dubh - Galway - Tickets
Fri 27th Dec - The Pavilion - Cork - Tickets

Our final show ever will be in The Pavilion, Cork on Sat 28th December SOLD OUT where there is a distinct possibility that we will have every member of the band past and present on stage together, at the same time, simultaneously. We will also be joined by some friends whom we have played with many times over the years.

Tickets/info
NEW SINGLE: BATTLES POSTED: 5 APRIL 2013


Battles, the new single from Fred is out now.

You can download it for free from the following link: http://t.opsp.in/c0uz8

Feel free to text/tweet/harass your local radio station and DJs to playlist it.





FRED LIVE AT THE PAVILION POSTED: 6 SEP 2012
This October we will be playing a special show in Cork's Pavilion as part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

We will be playing songs from all 4 albums.

Ticket's are on sale online from www.pavilioncork.com

DOUBLE A-SIDE RELEASE POSTED: 8 JUNE 2012


We are releasing The Life Behind and Villains as a Double A-Side.

You can listen/watch/purchase both tracks by visiting www.freddoubleaside.com



Date of release: Friday 8th June 2012
Both tracks taken from Leaving My Empire

NEW VIDEO: VILLAINS POSTED: 24 MAY 2012


Here's the video for the track Villains taken from our latest album Leaving My Empire

The video was directed by Sammy Ray Welch. It was shot in Toronto with our Canadian label Sparks www.sparksmusic.com

Villains will be released as part of a Double A Side with The Life Behind on Friday 8th June

NEW VIDEO: AS YOU SEE POSTED: 3 MAY 2012


Whilst in Toronto for the release of our album recently, Mitch Fillion (www.southernsouls.ca) recorded us performing As You See in the amazing Musideum (www.musideum.com) run by Donal Quan.

As You See is taken from our latest album Leaving My Empire
TROCAIRE LIVE IN DUBLIN POSTED: 20 APRIL 2012


Fred will be playing as part of TrócaireLive in the Grand Social, Dublin on Saturday 28th April.

TrócaireLive is an annual event showcasing Irish music and placing a spotlight on Trócaire's campaigning work throughout the world. The 2012 event will be headlined by Fred, The Hot Sprockets and Katie Kim.

An array of world music on offer between headline slots, including Nigerian folk drumming from Talking Drums; mariachi-inspired guitar music from Filipino group Manila rhythm; Ugandan dancing from Dembe Troupe; and laid-back surfer sounds from Daniel Scannell.

Special guest MC: Today FM's Paul McLoone.
The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1.

Saturday, 28th April 2012, doors: 7:30pm.
Tickets: €10 on the door or from Entertainment.ie


FRED LIVE AT THE GRAINSTORE POSTED: 4 APRIL 2012


Fred will be playing in the beautiful Grainstore at Ballymaloe this Saturday 7th April. Normally we're not ones to ascribe beauty to tangible edifices, but in this case, it's merited.

Tickets are €15 and are available from The Grainstore on (021) 465 1511. You can visit the site at www.thegrainstoreatballymaloe.com. If you were at our show there last August, you'll know how to get there again. The rest of you are on your own.....

Support on the night will be from Rhob Cunningham (www.rhobcunningham.com). On the handsomeness scale, where 1 is very ugly and 10 is someone from Fred, Rhob's a solid 8.

Special Online Deal
You can get a ticket for half price from the online deals website: www.tickles.ie


LEAVING MY EMPIRE: CANADA POSTED: 29 MARCH 2012


Leaving My Empire is now out in Canada on Sparks Music

You can get it in music stores or online from iTunes Canada

We were over for the week of the release and want to thank everyone who came along to the shows and supported the release.

While we were there we appeared on CTV's Canada AM. You can watch a video of the performance by following the link below:


Fred on Canada AM


We were also invited to appear on Q on CBC with Jian Ghomeshi. Q is the most listened-to arts and entertainment radio show in Canada (Q reaches well over 2 million listeners each week and over 800,000 every day). You can listen to a replay of the show online at:


Fred on Q with Jian Ghomeshi


We performed 3 songs:
4min: 07sec - We Are The City Now
53min: 12sec - The Life Behind
1hour: 31min: 13sec - Villains



NEW VIDEO POSTED: 8 MAR 2012


The brilliantly talented Myles O'Reilly (www.arbutusyarns.com) and his cohort Simon O'Neill came and filmed FRED at Triskel Christchurch at the end of 2011.

This video contains two songs from latest album Leaving My Empire - The Life Behind and Stereoscope. Because it's black & white, it makes us look deliciously attractive. You're welcome.

Sound was recorded & mixed by Ber Quinn
CANADA: NEW ALBUM RELEASE POSTED: 10 FEB 2012
Leaving My Empire will be released in Canada on 20th March 2012 by the good folks at Sparks Music

We will be in Canada for the release and playing a few shows at Canadian Music Week in Toronto.

Details to follow soon.....




LONDON SHOW: THE BORDERLINE POSTED: 12 JAN 2012
Guests added for London show: The Chakras and Emmet Scanlan.

Sat 21 Jan 2012
The Borderline
Orange Yard, Off Manette Street, London, W1D 4JB
Doors 7pm
Tickets £8 | Book Online | 08444 771 000








CORK SHOW: TRISKEL CHRISTCHURCH POSTED: 7 DEC 2011
Guests added for Triskel Christchurch show: The Hard Ground and Jack O'Rourke.

Thurs 22 Dec 2011
Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: €18/16 | Book Online | 021 427 2022








NEW VIDEO POSTED: 2 DEC 2011


The great Toronto based Leo Kavanagh has just finished a brand new video for FRED. He has painstakingly animated 3 minutes and 48 seconds of loveliness for the song Somewhere Else ('Leaving My Empire')

This is Leo's second video for FRED, having previously animated Keep Me Clear ('Go God Go')
NEW YEARS EVE VICAR ST., DUBLIN POSTED: 28 NOV 2011
Turning Pirate and Aiken Promotions present
MIXED TAPE NYE PARTY 2012
Another evening with Turning Pirate.

Songs and collaborations with
JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW, LISA HANNIGAN, JERRY FISH, FRED, MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY, RHOB CUNNINGHAM, FOY VANCE, JOHN SMITH, GAVIN GLASS, TUCAN AND THEIR BRASS STRING ENSEMBLE, AND MORE SURPRISE GUESTS.

Vicar Street, Dublin
Doors 8pm - New Years Eve 2010, show starts early.
Tickets €35 (inc. booking fee) available from www.ticketmaster.ie

After the huge success of last years New Years Eve, Irelands finest artists and entertainers are back to Vicar Street to ring in the New Year with beautiful songs, collaborations, thumping hits and a night packed to the brim with all the party it can take.

With a truly outstanding army of talent frequenting the stage, this year promises to leave Vicar Street dancing and smiling it's way into 2012.
FRED SONG USED IN TV AD POSTED: 23 NOV 2011


FRED's track We Are The City Now has been used in a TBooth Wireless ad on Canadian TV. We heartily recommend this product and/or service.
NEW SINGLE WE ARE THE CITY NOW POSTED: 1 SEPT 2011


We Are The City Now is the third single to be taken from FRED's recently released album 'Leaving My Empire'. It's released in Ireland on Fri 23rd September 2011.

To mark the release of the single, we are doing a few select dates around the country. Check our Live page for more details.
NEW SINGLE ELEVEN POSTED: 17 JUNE 2011

'Eleven' is the second single to be taken from FRED's recently released album 'Leaving My Empire'. Positive reviews continue to pour in for the album. Most recently, AU magazine awarded it 8/10, describing it as "an impressively strong body of work" comprised of "intelligent, hooky, indie-pop tunes".

For a limited time the radio-edit of 'Eleven' is available as a free download if you sign up to the FRED Mailing List - just click on the button above to begin downloading.

Also don't forget to check out the video for 'Eleven' on Youtube.
FRED iPHONE APP. POSTED: 17 JUNE 2011

To coincide with the release of 'Eleven' as a single FRED are also chuffed to announce their arrival in the world of iPhone Apps.

So the official FRED App. which includes music to listen to and buy, tour dates, news updates, video, a mobile store as well as a message wall to communicate with other fans and the band, is now live and free to download from the Apple App. Store at the following link - www.tinyurl.com/fredapp.
ALBUM RELEASE TOUR POSTED: 18 MAY 2011
The Leaving My Empire Irish Tour began in Belfast last Monday.

Over the next few days we will be visting Whelans, Dublin on Thurs 19th, The Forum, Waterford on Fri 20th and two shows in Cork, one in the Cork Opera House on Sat 21st and an all ages show on Sunday 22nd at 2pm in The Pavilion.

Tickets are now on sale from our site. You can purchase tickets for the tour direct from Live page.

By buying them here, you will avoid any booking fees and charges.
BUY TICKETS DIRECT POSTED: 7 MAY 2011
Tickets are now on sale from our site. You can purchase tickets for the Leaving My Empire Irish tour direct from Live page.

By buying them here, you will avoid any booking fees and charges.
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW POSTED: 15 APRIL 2011
Our new album - Leaving My Empire - is released today and is in all good record shops in Ireland.

You can also get it online from iTunes at http://bit.ly/lme-itunes

If you buy it, you'll make our dreams come true. You'll also get an amazing album:
  • Recorded in Montreal by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, British Sea Power)
  • Mixed in London by Ben Hillier (Blur, Elbow, Doves)
  • Mastered in New York by Andy VanDette