Frazer - Live at Birdwell

  January 8, 2018

Just before their SOLD OUT hometown christmas show, where 450 fans descended on the Birdwell Venue, Frazer made an appearance in the Barnsley Chronicle.


"...Tomorrow the band play in Birdwell to a sell-out crowd - a homecoming gig that rounds off a whirlwind year for the band. The Birdwell Venue famously hosted the Arctic Monkeys in 2005 a few months after they had also signed to a major record label, and the obvious comparisons don’t stop there.

With an exciting sound, distinct vocals courtesy of front man Ashley Clarke, catchy tunes and a steely edge that defines their South Yorkshire roots, Frazer are cast from the same mould as the Arctic Monkeys but are keen to shrug off suggestions that they are set to fill the gap left locally by the indie-rockers.

The lads are currently recording material for their debut album with Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, The Who, Milburn) and Richard McNamara from Embrace, who, with three number one albums and 18 top 40 singles, is one of Yorkshire’s most successful musical exports.

McNamara knows what it takes to make it in the music business and says Frazer are ones to watch in 2018. He said: “It’s a tough business where playing live really matters and Frazer are one of the most exciting live bands I’ve seen in years.”

Hardcastle agreed, saying next year could be their moment to shine. He said: “Frazer are great to watch live with a raw energy that’s infectious, and I am certain that 2018 will be their year.”