Fred Clark is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Maidstone, Kent. He performs with incredible energy and writes with an emotive, vibrant style mixing pop, folk and surfy vibes to create a truly exciting sound.
The last 10 years have seen Fred play over 900 gigs including at Maidstone Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone Pizza Express, Chatham Central Theatre, South of England Show, Kent County Show and many more pubs, churches, theatres, festivals, weddings, care homes and other events. Since 2009 Fred has released 6 albums , the latest of which, ‘The Getaway’ showcases an emotive, catchy array of storytelling original songs. Each release has been produced in his home studio and made with love and passion for the music.
Fred takes inspiration from musicians such as Ben Howard, P!nk, Newton Faulkner, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams and blends many sounds to create truly wonderful songs. With lyrics showcasing a huge amount of emotion from personal experiences it is easy to relate to so much of his music.
With a path set out in front of him of continued musical exploration and a focus set firmly on gigging as much as possible, the months and years ahead are sure to hold an great deal of memories waiting to be made.
Fred Clark as well as being a performer is an accomplished stage manager. In the past few years alone he has been intrusted with the job of sourcing music and running the stages at events such as Maidstone River Festival, Pardy in the Paddock, Hops n' Harvest at Kent Life and Cider Festival at Kent Life to name only a few.
With each event Fred approaches the running of music with a refreshing, upbeat attitude. The aim is to not only provide a great amount of the best local music for the audience, but also to provide a fantastic, relaxed experience for the musicians involved. During the 9 years Fred has been extensively performing live he has learnt an awful lot of valuable lessons that now dictate his simple work ethic for running stages.'Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself'.
"I just wanted to say how much I loved your performance on our wedding day. You are so talented and I loved every song. We had so many people comment how good you were and some of them like to consider themselves music experts, so praise indeed from a tough crowd! It really was one of my favourite parts of the day and can not say how pleased we were to have booked you." - Louise & James - Wedding performance pre-reception 2014
"Tom and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding yesterday. You were totally amazing and just topped of the afternoon perfectly and added to an already amazing atmosphere. And a special thank you for learning dock of the bay. Hope you enjoyed singing it as much as we enjoyed listening.
We had so many compliments and nice comments about you and will absolutely be recommending to you anyone and everyone!" Kirsty & Tom - Wedding reception performance 2015
"Fred is a true professional. Sets the scene, adjust the volume and creates fantastic ambience. His voice and songs have real character and depth. Excellent performance each time!" - Michal - Tunbridge Wells Hotel General Manager - 2015
"Fred and his team once again provided Kent Life with a professional service before, during and after our Hops 'n' Harvest Beer Festival and Apple and Cider Fayre. From sourcing staging equipment and artists to the stage management on the day, Fred takes away all our musical worries allowing us to manage other aspects of the events. Thank you again for your fantastic services and performance!" Kent Life Team 2015
"As well as being a young, talented singer/songwriter and performer, Fred Clark has entrepreneurial flair and a highly professional approach to his work and his performance. That’s why I chose to work with him to launch our Music Stage at the South of England Show in 2016. Fred listened attentively to my brief and provided me with a compelling proposition, backed up with a sound financial business case that gave me the confidence he could deliver. He then took on full responsibility for launching this important new feature of our show. My confidence in him was not misplaced, as he organised every aspect of the Music Stage, from designing the infrastructure, providing the sound system, sourcing the performers and keeping me informed of progress at all times. The result was a resounding success with no nasty surprises and great feedback from visitors and performers alike. I have no hesitation in recommending Fred as a professional impresario who can be relied upon to deliver a thoroughly professional project. He can also play a great tune and has authentic affinity with his audience."
Iain Nicol, CEO South of England Agricultural Society. 2016
"I just wanted to say thank you for playing at our all staff conference last week. Everyone really enjoyed the evening and we had a lot of complements on the music so thank you."
Rebekah Hughes, Carroty Wood 2017
"Thank you so much for Sunday evening, your set was brilliant and it was so engaging!
I’m not joking when I say that Evan and his “girlfriend” Jessica are now you biggest
fans! " Newton Parker, Dad of Evan - Birthday Party Performance 2018
For more information on further gigs or to purchase some music please visit:
‘Fred Clark- Music’ on Facebook.
@FredClarkMusic on Twitter
Fred Clark Merchandise Store on Bandcamp