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Fred Snow

Artists & Creatives


Fred Snow

Social Distance Commissioner

Fred Snow

Social Distance Commissioner

Showman. Composer. Artist-provocateur. Often found at High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies, exclusive gatherings & international street festivals. The only artist in history to have performed with his band on all three stages of the Royal Albert Hall, Fred Snow has earned his place in the infernal machinery of Britain’s independent music scene: his music featured in the Oscar winning movie, ‘The Theory of Everything’, and his live show has crossed five continents. Fred Snow’s sound is a 20th Century Rhapsody coursing from Al Bowlly to contemporary Tom Waits, filtered through The Velvet Underground!

Named after the great Freddy Mercury, Fred Snow was born in Cardiff during the 1970s. He went on to attend the same art college that harboured Thom Yorke before him. Unaffected by this, a pivotal sojourn in the USA during the mid-nineties exposed him to bands such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Violent Femmes, along with the New York arts scene and European Cinema. Fred Snow’s music heroes list Weill, Guthrie, Waits, Dietrich, Brel, Bowie, Bernelle, Young, Talking Heads, 3 Mustaphas 3, Kid Creole, Queen, The Velvet Underground - all are claimed as fonts of scant reverence.

Living in London since 2008, Fred Snow quickly crossed paths with the likes of film directors Dexter Fletcher & James Marsh. His live act has been booked to appear with such luminaries as Bill Bailey, Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tankus the Henge, Urban Voodoo Machine, The Correspondents, Dutty Moonshine, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic, amongst others.

“The Gothic Gatsby of the Indy Scene!” (The Candlelight Club)

“Like Terry Thomas meeting the Jim Jones Revue… Not for the feint hearted!” (Soho House)

“Whatever keeps Fred Snow off the stage is a great victory for social reformers, but a dreadful loss to London.” (The Erotic Review)

“House Band for Oriole & Nightjar in London.” (Theo Watt, Drinks Magazine Asia)

“Vaudevillian Philosopher-King.” (This Is Cabaret)

 


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