FRESCHARD grew up in a farm in French Burgundy. She started organizing shows in the barn when she was about 12 years old. Aged 18 she moved to the big city, Paris, where she baked pies and cakes in a cafe. There, a local musician and regular customer called Andre Herman Dune wrote a few songs for her to sing. She called her first E.P. “Neon Orange”. Homeless in Paris, she saved up just enough money to get herself a ticket to New York. There she found an old electric guitar and started writing her own songs. She recorded her second e.p., “Shower Gel”, with Mike Gomez on lapsteel guitar. In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP, “Alien Duck”. Her second album, “Click Click”, recorded in 2006, features a drummer (Leo Bear Creek), and electric guitar by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, “moonstone”, she plays the drums herself. On her fourth “shh…” she also plays the flute. Her last album “boom biddy boom” is a masterpiece.
STANLEY BRINKS was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology, and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon started spending most of his life on the road, and developed a strong relationship with the city of New York. He also started playing the soprano sax (among other instruments) in jazz bands. He finally became a full time singer-songwriter – as André Herman Düne – in the late 1990’s. He recorded several albums and Peel sessions with his three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne. After a decade of touring Europe, most of the time in the company of American songwriters, he finally settled in Berlin, Germany. There he grew a taste for the early carnival music of Trinidad, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, and changed his name to Stanley Brinks.
Stanley Brinks and the Kaniks featuring Freschard, “The Lottery”, live in Egersund, Norway www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjwPy6LNeKM
Tickets £10 available in person directly from the cafe, online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/396971 (10% admin fee applies) or on the door on the night.
Doors open 7pm gig starts at 8pm. BAR ONLY NO FOOD SERVED