Bex & Freda
Bex and Freda is the result of a collaboration between a songwriter/pianist (Bex) and a Kauai concert ukulele (Freda). They started out together at the beginning of 2014 playing open mic nights and solo gigs around Essex and Suffolk.
In 2015 they were joined by Jim on percussion.
They have since played at many venues and festivals around the east of England, including UkeEast (Norwich Arts Centre), Ipswich Beer Festival, FolkEast, Ipswich Waterfront Celebration, Dubs At The Hall, Alive & V-Dubbin, The Apex bar, PettaFiesta, EddyFest, The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts and at various pubs and other small venues across the region.
Bex’s songs are mostly inspired by personal experience and cover all sorts of topics including love, life, hate, spiders, cider and idiots. They can be melancholy, quirky, cheerful, comical or mysterious, and sometimes all of the above.
Freda has now semi retired and instead Georgie the Kala soprano and Berti the Kala baritone generally appear at gigs, and sometimes the piano and a dulcimer named Dolly come out to play too. The latest addition to the family is a stunning Kala resonator tenor named Dotty.
In 2016 they released their debut EP, From Where I Stand, which has gained airplay on BBC Suffolk Introducing and other local stations.