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Freddie Lewis

Part of Gin Garden Sessions Festival of Voice


Free entry

Our Gin Garden Sessions are back!

During the pandemic, we moved our summertime gigs outside into our beautiful gardens – and we liked it so much that we’re back for more. Our Gin Garden returns in partnership with 6 O’Clock Gin, and across June and July, we’re welcoming brilliant local artists for our free weekend afternoon sessions. You don’t need a ticket – just come along, order one of our delicious summer drinks, and soak up the music. If the weather isn’t on our side, we’ll relocate into our Café Bar instead.

This week’s session is with Freddie Lewis.

Following the release of his debut body of musical work and accompanying poetry collection in October 2021, Freddie Lewis has received support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and both Fm and digital stations across the country. He has also been featured on Spotify editorial playlists Fresh FindsFresh Finds PopYoung & FreeThe Picnic List and Transcend, which soon saw him spend four months as the playlist cover artist. News outlets such as BBC News and Pink News have also taken interest in his discussion of self-love as a Trans person. With Pink News emphasising how he ‘uses his art’ to share his joy in being Trans.

While continuing to hone his craft and his message, he has played shows across the country, including Bristol, London, Margate, and Winchester. He recently performed on the BBC Introducing stage at BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park and will be playing on more festival stages throughout the summer. His poetry, too, has received international response. See Darren Stehle’s assertion that ‘Freddie demonstrates a simple, joyful celebration of self-pride that shows up in his being simply who he is. You don’t need to be queer to appreciate his art — you only need to be human.’

Bringing new perspectives via pop songs and poetry, Freddie continues to grow as a writer into new spaces and formats, drawing inspiration from literature and enshrining it within his signatory raw brand of pop music.