Fred Frith


Selected scores

Tech Riders



Tech Riders

PDF Downlods

Things we would love NOT to hear at the soundcheck:

(all quotes guaranteed genuine!):

* "If you were real musicians you wouldn't need all this shit"

* "Toxic Filth played last night - they're much better than you!"

* "I didn't drop it - look at my eyes - I am not a liar!"

* "Sure I read the rider, but we don't have that kind of equipment".

* "Well, we were still using your rider from three years ago..."

*" I don't know anything about it."

* "George (or whoever) is responsible and he's not here."

* "I only got the rider this afternoon" (or yesterday).

* "You'll have to talk to the promoter about that" (if it's a technician) and "You'll have to talk to the technician about that" (if it's a promoter).

* "We got you these Orange amps (or Mega-Zooms, or whatever) because actually they're much better amps than the ones you asked for."

* "You can't rehearse now because there's a dance performance upstairs until 20.00."

* "The buzzing noise? Oh, that's always been there!"

* "Nobody's ever complained about it before."

* "We can’t touch the microphones until the radio technicians arrive, which will be about half an hour before the show

* "I hope you don't mind moving everything but there's a 20-piece dance band playing first."

* "There'll be three of us making this video, only for our archives". (as we go on stage for the concert).

* "We'd like to do an interview but we won't be staying for the concert, so can we do it now, while the others are having dinner?"

* "But we cancelled your gig last month - didn't they tell you?"

* "I loved your work in King Crimson, man......."

* “My God, are you still going?”

Problems can be solved, but only if we know about them in advance! Please get in touch if you have any doubts!





Press quotes





selected Interviews

Selected discography

complete discography



Recent Records

Audio Clips

YouTube Clips

Fred Records