Welcome to Phil and Angel
Welcome, Phil and Angel, to the Fridge Mechanics. Phil is a superb bass player and Angel really knows how to make a song come alive! You can find out more about these two musicians here. and we are looking forward to working with them as we take our new band out on the road in 2024.
Our latest CD - Legacy
Our latest CD was released early 2023. It includes more of Barry's new songs as well as revisiting some old favourites. The CD was recorded and mixed once again at the J&J Studios in Eastville, Bristol in the expert hands of Jim Barr. It was well-mastered by our usual sound engineer Pete Maher.
The CD features many guest musicians and featured performers; details on the CD.
A list of songs and pieces on the CD opposite and some demos below.
Here are some screenshots of the wallet artwork from our previous CD, Resilience, published early 2020. Featuring musicians from the Fridge Mechanics band, as well as guest musicians. Click on the images below to see more details.
The CD was recorded in November 2019 at J&J Studios in Easton, Bristol in the excellent hands of engineer Patrick Philips, and mastered by Pete Maher in London.
It is currently being given away for free, but inviting a donation to the Ukrainian Appeal at all our gigs or by sending £5 to Paypal (have credit/debit card ready. £1 will be added to cover postage, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about posting overseas) The proceeds will be donated to the Ukrainian Appeal.
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Thanks to all the musicians, engineers and friends who contributed toward making this CD possible, not least of all all of you who support our music at gigs.
Please visit our new Watch section to see some more videos of the band performing at various festivals and clubs. Including, 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, videos of the band performing at Keynsham Music Festival 2019 and our Kino sessions Xmas Bash 2019.
We have enjoyed a year of festivals and clubs, especially with such a talented and creative team of musicians driving the engine of the Fridge Mechanics. Gigs included Bath Festival, returning to BRLSI in Queens Square, a really enjoyable folk club booking in Shepton Mallet, our usual favourite events at Victoria Park Festival, Art on the Hill, a spot on the chill stage at Priston Festival, and an informal pre-Xmas gig for round the year off.
Live performance is the life blood of bands, and singer/songwriters. Introducing our songs to audiences, talking to people about them, and feeling the energy of people really listening. There's nothing like it! We hope to see you at one of our gigs in 2023 and 2024!
Animations and Videos
IF I HAD THAT SHIRT VIDEO - SONGSHEET #1
NAILHOUSE - SONGSHEET #2
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.
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