"SMALL GUY, BIG VOICE, SHARP WIT"
It's more than forty years since Tich Frier started singing folk songs in his home town of Edinburgh. In that time he has established an enviable reputation as a first class entertainer.
He is held in high regard for his powerful and passionate singing, skilled guitar work and inspired sense of fun.
In a long and varied career which started with '70s folk stars Bitter Withy, he has led those zany retro-skifflers; The Vindscreen Vipers, appeared in pantomime with 7:84 Theatre Company, supplied guitar and vocals for '60s legend P.J. Proby and shared stages with the likes of The Dubliners, The Fortunes, Freddie & The Dreamers, Elvis Costello, Barbara Dickson, Lindisfarne and comedy stars such as Andy Cameron, Johnnie Beattie, The Greatest Show On Legs, Roger De Courcey and Nookie Bear, George Duffus and too many stars of the British folk scene to mention.
He is a popular
guest at Burns Suppers for his acclaimed "Address To A Haggis",
"Toast Tae The Lassies", "Holy Willie's Prayer"
and renditions of the songs of Scotland's national bard and is a fine chairman
of these events.
His voice also features on Linn Records epic production; "The Complete Songs of Robert Burns".
His solo Burns show; "One Man's Burns" has been joyfully received wherever it has been performed.
Tich's repertoire can best be described as eclectic. It ranges through traditional and modern Scottish songs, Burns, his own compositions, hilarious parodies and music hall songs to contemporary classics all linked together with his inventive off the cuff stories.
Recently he has
played at "Pipefest" in Switzerland with The Tich
He also plays guitar in The Ardmore Ceilidh Band and is in constant demand as an erudite and more than competent MC.
Mainly, of course, he is one of the country's finest solo performers.
What they say:
"INSPIRED AND ENERGETIC" (The Herald).
"SPIKED WITH HUMOUR AND FULL OF HEART" (The Scotsman).
"He's a very old pal of mine who I have no hesitation in recommending". John Barrow. Stoneyport Agency.
"Uniformly positive to effusive reports from members". Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy. Fife.
"A tremendously gifted and oft-welcomed back performer......Tich's live performances are always superbly enjoyable and involving" Folk Roundabout Magazine.
"Always turns a good event into a great one". Kinross Model Flying Club.
"ONE MAN'S BURNS":
"Makes Burns come alive in verse, music and song." - Bill Nolan, Director, Eglinton Burns Club
"Your performance was terrific and has spoiled all other Burns Suppers for us" Rosehall Arts.
"A great night, can we do it again next year?" Guisborough Folk Club.
Need to hear more? Try going to Youtube and putting "Tich Frier" into the search box.
TICH FRIER has played folk festivals in: Shetland, Orkney, Thurso, Wick, Ullapool, Inverness, Portsoy Boat Festival, Poolewe, Carrbridge, Stonehaven, Newtonmore, Celtic Connections, Dunure, Arran, Milnathort, Lanark, Burns An A' That - Ayr, Killin, Isle Of Bute, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Irvine, Battlefield Tryst; Newtongrange, Dalmellington, Strathaven, Dumfries, Rothbury, Durham, Saltburn, Fylde, Redcar, Whitby, Swinton, Middlewich, Cleckheaton, Upton upon Severn, Cheddar and Jersey.
has performed overseas in: Bangkok, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Dubai,
Holland, Iceland, Norway, Poland, France, Spain, Switzerland and Vietnam.
AND BOOKING CONTACT:
FOR U.K: TICH FRIER, TEL: 01577 864164. email :- Tich
JOHN BARROW, STONEYPORT AGENCY, 39 SHANDON CRESCENT, EDINBURGH, EH11 1QF. SCOTLAND
TEL: +44 (O) 131 346 8737. email :-Stoneyport