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Who are you?
We are Fires of Freya, a British rock band from the North East of England and Scotland.

What is it you do?
We write eclectic and often emotive rock tracks. Exhilarating monster guitar riffs, blinding solo’s and powerhouse vocals are what we are all about! We produce supercharged music which creates a live performance that’s engaging from the very first note to the last.

How long have you been doing it?
Our original line up formed at the end of 2017, although the band members have changed through the years. Cheryl (Lead vocals and keyboards) and Dan (Drums) are the original founding members with Shaun (Guitar) having joined in June 2018 and our most recent addition being Harry (Bass) who joined us within lockdown of 2020. Harry has been a big supporter of the band for a while having depped for us on a number of occasions on bass and drums.

What inspires you?
We love writing and we love performing, that is what inspires us mostly. We played the O2 Academy a few years back and being on such a big stage was amazing! We are definitely well suited to such a stage (one of the judges of the competition we were in even said this), we used every inch of that stage and aspire to be gigging such venues more in the future. We’ve had a taste of it and so will continue to chase that dream!

Tell us about your music.
There are multiple songwriters in this band who draw from a number of various inspirations, for example; Shaun tends to really enjoy playing blues rock type tracks, taking inspiration from bands such as Buck and Evans, Pink Floyd, John Frusciante and Tom Morello. Harry brings the energy on bass, with one of his idols being Flea from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Dan loves a bit of fast punk rock such as Blink 182 and Cheryl draws inspiration from bands such as Halestorm, Alterbridge, Shinedown, HIM, Evanescence (modern rock bands that come with stunningly powerful vocals) and so many more amazing bands. It’s the fact we all have our own music idols that allows us to sound so eclectic from track to track, but we always managed to work on the tracks and put the Fires of Freya sound onto them no matter where the initial idea came from. We all co-write the songs to make them the best they could be.

What have you got coming up in the future?
We’ve released 2 singles to date, ‘Take a Bow’ and ‘Complicated’. We’ve recorded a further 2 tracks to completion, ‘Crash and Burn’ and ‘Starless Sky’ and are working on a 3rd currently, ‘Bullet’. We recently entered a competition and were selected to work with The Forum in Darlington where we will record our latest written track ‘Strangest Times’, which was written in lockdown and is dedicated to our good friend Phil Allsopp who sadly passed away to Covid. The song is about hard times and loss and the state the world finds itself in at the moment but it’s also about unconditional love and hope that things will heal and get better soon. The aim is to release our 1st studio album early to mid 2021 and once things start to get back to normal we aim to try and play many more festivals to get our music into the ears of new potential fans as well as build up enough hype about us to go on tour.

Where can people find out more about you?
We are on all the usual social media platforms.
Spotify: Click here.
As well as all other streaming and download platforms. 

We are managed by Sarah Furbey at Epic Venom

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