Halesworth: teenage singer-songwriter Freya Roy releases second self-recorded EP

Halesworth teen Freya Roy performing at a recent gig. Halesworth teen Freya Roy performing at a recent gig.

Friday, January 3, 2014
1:22 PM

A seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter has released her second EP in as many years – despite having not yet left college.

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Talented Halesworth teen Freya Roy also recorded, mixed and produced every track featured on Tomorrow, which she released last month after a five date tour around London and East Anglia.

Freya, who describes her music as having a “jazz-influenced, indie-folk-blues sound” said the tour went “really well and was a lot of fun”.

“I’m now hoping to hit all the festivals and possibly play at a big event this summer,” she said.

Taking influence from artists such as KT Tunstall and Imogen Heap, Freya creates layers of harmonies, vocals and guitars over one another using a Loop Station effects pedal. The distinctive sound has caught the attention of BBC Radio Norfolk, which made her one of its featured artists last year, and also earned her a slot at the Cambridge Folk Festival.

The former Framlingham College student is finishing her A-levels at sixth form in Lowestoft before setting off for Birmingham Conservatoire to study jazz for four years starting in September.

“I’m hoping to become a stronger, more advanced musician but I’m definitely going to carry on with my live stuff and maybe do some bigger tours,” she said.

The six-track EP is available to download online from iTunes and Freya’s website www.freyaroy.co.uk

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