Welcome to the website of Australian Guitarist Nick Freer
Nick is a Melbourne based guitarist and composer. He has worked extensively as a jazz and modern guitarist in numerous ensembles both domestically and internationally including Japan, Thailand, Macau, China, the USA, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Indonesia, England, and Germany.
I began playing guitar late compared to most, around about 16. Around this time my family had a holiday in Hawaii and as fate would have it there was a guy at a Sunday market exclusively selling cassette tapes from artists on Shrapnel records (he’s probably a retired 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 the addition of the usual suspects: Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Wayne Krantz, Tim Miller and so forth. Now it’s all these guys balanced with Composers from and after 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Freer’s playing is impressively agile and refreshingly original”
Peter Wockner, Jazz and Beyond 2015
“..an excellent example of fusion played with aplomb and imbued throughout with compositional intelligence, particularly given that this is Freer’s first album as bandleader. This guitarist’s guitarist is gifted with phenomenal technique and indubitably warrants considerably more international exposure”.
Roger Farbey, All About Jazz 2015
“..I implore anyone with an honest, music-seeking heart and ear to grab this outstanding release. You will not be disappointed in what is one of the most sincerely and lovingly constructed albums in this genre from our shores in a very long time” Trent Bryson-Dean Drum Scène 2015
Trent Bryson-Dean Drum Scène 2015
“Freer manages to elicit the same dropped jaws that Holdsworth has for two generations with his technique and compositional stylings… We hope Nick Freer can gain some notoriety and well-deserved exposure”.
Abstrax Logic 2016