Lea W. Frey

Germany
Jazz Singer-Songwriter Pop
Lea W. Frey

With her crystal-clear, four octave voice, Lea W. Frey has made her presence felt on the jazz and indie-pop scene for a number of years now. Initially she was celebrated for her unique and expressive renditions of famous and lesser-known songs by, among others, Kate Bush, Smashing Pumpkins and Joy Division. With her third album „Plateaus“ (Yellowbird/Enja) Frey presents a collection of eccentric originals that are clearly committed to the pop genre yet whose many subtleties show a very personal touch with influences of jazz, noise-pop, krautrock and electro.

A true Berliner, Frey is especially convincing live. Supported by a band with a top-class cast of musicians, her voice, trained in jazz and classical music shows an uncommonly large expressive range. In the quiet passages Lea W. Frey is gently mesmerizing. When her voice soars to expressive heights, she provides a captivating, seemingly unending supply of tonal colours and energy. Frey thus creates romantic, slightly melancholic or at times more up-beat moods that sometimes evoke the work of Scandinavian artists like Sigur Rós or Björk.

Longtime rhythmical backbone of The Notwist Andy Haberl on drums and drum machine provides highly variable beats that range from nuanced pulse to hypnotic patterns. Melt Trio bassist and guitarist Bernhard and Peter Meyer shine once again, providing subtle harmonic, melodic and sonic ideas that include electronics and live sampling. Berlin based Brooklynite Liz Kosack’s pointed synth sounds further consolidate the moods and vibe of the album.

Recently, Lea W. Frey was heard in a wholly different environment altogether, singing the solo soprano part in Beethoven’s ninth symphony, with Junges Sinfonieorchester Berlin in the town’s philharmonic hall.

Tourdates

11.05.2018 DE-Berlin X JAZZ Festival
Lido
Videos
  • Lea W. Frey - Come Home (Official)
    Lea W. Frey - Come Home (Official)
  • Lea W. Frey - Mountains die (Official)
    Lea W. Frey - Mountains die (Official)
  • Lea W. Frey & Band `Plateaus´ - Blick hinter die Kulissen
    Lea W. Frey & Band `Plateaus´ - Blick hinter die Kulissen
  • Lea W. Frey - Plateaus (Album Trailer)
    Lea W. Frey - Plateaus (Album Trailer)
  • Lea W. Frey  `Ghost Dog´ live at Kantine am Berghain
    Lea W. Frey `Ghost Dog´ live at Kantine am Berghain
Press
"Live hat man keine Chance von diesem Klanguniversum nicht aufgesogen zu werden"
Jazzthing, 10.01.2017
"Lea W. Frey hebelt in ihren Texten die Naturgesetze aus. Ihre Musik vereint eine klassisch ausgebildete Stimme mit vier Oktaven, improvisierte Parts wie im Jazz und sphärische Synthesizer-Klänge."
RBB TV
Discography
Plateaus
Plateaus
2017
Enja/Yellowbird
How soon is now
How soon is now
2013
Traumton
We Can't Rewind
We Can't Rewind
2011
Traumton
Line up
Lea W. Frey & band

Lea W. Frey – Vocals
Liz Kosack – Synthesizer
Peter Meyer – Guitars
Bernhard Meyer – Bass
Andi Haberl – Drums, Drum Machine

Availability

Territories:

worldwide

2018 all year
2019 all year
Contact
Michael Winkler
Michael Winkler
Booking Agent
michael@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 25

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