The inspiration behind the music of Frequency lies in TV and film themes from the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. In our opinion, the early use of synthesizers in TV programme themes set an all time high standard in originality and melody - with occasional exceptions!
Frequency are a co-operative of musicians combining forces to recreate some new and retro sounds and themes for TV & film use. All five members freely interlace their solo and combined music writing talents, whilst moving freely around the Frequency domain. The result so far is 14 albums of electronic synthesizer instrumental music.
For all members, Frequency is an enjoyable hobby. As Frequency, we pay tribute to the composers and artists of TV & film work, and hope to follow in their footsteps.
Frequency were formed on Friday 19th August 1994, by Jason Tilsely (JayT) and Mark Plant in their home village of Norton-in-the-Moors, Stoke on Trent, England. Our aim was to compile a 4 track EP cassette, but this rapidly grew into a full album and became our first release 'Rezolution' back in '95. Keyboard pleyer Phil Evans joined in lthe summer of 1996. We had a purple patch durin 1996-7 and produced a selection of albums in quick succession. In the autumn of 1997 things slowed considerably, and due to personal pressures we took a two week break, which lasted for much longer. We all met up in late 2011 and agreed to release all of our back catalogue and start working on new material - a new album is imminent.
Not yet, we need to streamline our equipment before we could consider a live set.
Extremely varied... from ELO, Badfinger, Depeche Mode, to Sky, Vangelis and Klaus Schulze. We all enjoey music in general and share a wide selection of genres.
Mainly hardware... Korg DW8000, Korg X5, Korg X3, Korg Triton, Yamaha CS1X, Yamaha FB01, Akai SG01-V
We're happy self-publishing, but would obviously would sign to a suitable label if the offer arises.