Nick Freer

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Tunes by Nick Freer

  • Darwinism
    Fusion · 2010-now · Hard · Instrumental · G · Odd meter
  • Glyph
    Fusion · 2010-now · Medium · Instrumental · 4/4
  • Jazz Apostasy
    Fusion · 2010-now · Hard · Instrumental · G · Odd meter
  • Telepathy
    Fusion · 2010-now · Hard · Instrumental · C · 5/4
  • The Pall
    Fusion · 2010-now · Hard · Instrumental · F#/Gb · Odd meter

Biography

Nick has performed throughout Australia with various jazz ensembles, including festival appearances at the Melbourne International Festival of Jazz, the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Electric Jazz Festival, the Italian International Jazz Festival and the Stonnington Jazz Festival. He has also performed in China, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Vietnam and Germany.
Currently he is completing a PhD in Musicology focusing on the Post-Tonal harmony of Allan Holdsworth.

Influences
I began playing guitar late compared to most, around about 16. At this time my family had a holiday in Hawaii and as fate would have it there was a guy at a market selling Shrapnel records exclusively (he’s probably a millionaire) and so began the journey with Racer X and all Paul Gilbert, Cacophony and all Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine, Greg Howe, Vinnie Moore, and later Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Joey Tafolla, Brett Garsed and Michael Lee Firkins.

Then the direction changed when at 17 I heard Allan Holdsworth and the course has stayed the same with usual suspects Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Wayne Krantz Tim Miller and so forth. Now it’s all these guys balanced with the Second Viennese School.

If you have any queries or are interested in purchasing cds and don’t want to go through other channels, then please contact Nick atnick@nickfreer.com

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