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Freya Josephine Hollick is an Old-Timey, Country, Folk singer/songwriter from the Victorian Goldfields. She was born and raised in Ballarat, and although she has tried her hand at city living, Ballarat and rural Victoria are where she is most at home. Freya has written and performed for many years in many different styles, though has always had her roots in folk music, coming to earlier 20th Century folk, blues and country music through a hunger for knowledge of how and from where modern music evolved. Well versed in all kinds of music, Freya has followed a path back to a time that holds true to her voice, her songwriting and her story. Freya's voice has been described as haunting, as both powerful and fragile, it is truly a voice unlike any other, and one that is of another time.
After having taken a two year break from gigging and recording to have a baby (her beautiful daughter, Opal), Freya has returned to the country music scene with gusto, playing many shows throughout Australia in the lead up to the unveiling of her new record The Unceremonious Junking of Me (due for release October 2016 through Heart of the Rat Records).
The album was recorded over three days in Ballarat's Historical Main Road building, The Main Bar, by engineer Myles Mumford (Rolling Stock Recording Rooms, Collingwood). This record bears particular significance for Freya as all the tracks on this album were recorded live to tape, no overdubs, no fancy business, just beautiful old equipment, intimate playing, and a first musical venture for her post-birth.
The collection of songs that will appear on her upcoming record are full of old-world charm and heartache, spawned from the experience of childbearing, motherhood and failed relationships. The follow up to 2014’s Beauty and Sorrow, is steeped in the darkness of the country and blues of yesteryear, intertwined with a saccharine of fragile folkisms.
The Unceremonious Junking of Me is an album of sweet sounding country tunes written and performed by Freya with accompaniment from Pete Fidler on Dobro and Mandolin, and Kat Mear on Fiddle.