June 16, 2012 | 4:17 pm
On a mission...
fREAK-1-C was certainly one of my finest hours in my musical history. A project which spans 10 plus years, many different band line up and lots of rock'n'roll fun as well as some tragedy along the way.
The story starts with a thrown together band called Married By Name that won a Battle Of The Bands at famous Redback Tavern, who then changed their name to Ultra-High Frequency, all young and enthusiastic with misdirected talents and a love of drugs and alcohol in some parts of the lineup. Many songs were written, gigs and small festivals played, and songs recorded, with the first single Walkaway released somewhere around 1998. Ultra-High Frequency slowly morphed into fREAK-1-C first as an acoustic duo, then moving again in a full band lineup with new members, new recording studios and a new direction. That new lineup continued to play the small festivals and gigs and wrote new, funky material then a "Sickness" in the band wrenched it apart again...
With a few months reprieve and much encouragement from friends and fans, a new lineup was formed around the founding members/singers Ian and Stephanie, recycling some of the old songs and again writing new ones to reflect a new beginning... More gigs, lots more gigs, and once again a lineup change was needed and a new drummer was recruited...
And that was it... We hit Fortress and Psycho Studios in 2004 and recorded the debut album "Swimming With The Big Fish" and a ten track album was born, consisting of songs that had been written over a ten year period.
A lot of the tracks didn't even make the cutting room floor, but do exist as demos or live takes that some people have never even heard before. So, I am on a Mega Upload to let you all hear the fREAK-1-C back catalogue, from the professionally recorded album and demo's to the live takes and the very humble acoustic demos recorded from the very beginning through to the later years.
So check back here regularly for more songs as I try and upload the vast catalogue that is the years of fREAK-1-C and associated bands.