Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots
Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Ray, Regina Spektor
Lucy Gallant lead Vocals Guitar,Ukulele and drums Daniel Urbina Vocals Electric Guitar,Ukulele and Drums
Bob Barley, Erica Badu, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jill Scott
Free Like Me bring something fresh and compelling to the Australian music scene and it hasn't taken long for them to create a big buzz. They were awarded best local talent at Splendour in The Grass 2014. They won a place in Blues Over Byron competition to play at The Byron Bay Blues Festival 2014 competing against over 60 bands, and In June 2015 they were played on 4 stages at the world renowned Glastonbury Festival in the Uk.
The band’s founders are British born Lucy Gallant and Venezuelan Daniel Urbina. Their heritage is as eclectic as their music – Lucy being part Burmese, Russian, Irish and Australian whilst the Venezuelan Daniel mixes it up with some Native American ancestry. Perhaps this mash up of cultural backgrounds is what inspires Free Like Me’s blend of world music which is further enhanced by Gallant’s thought provoking lyrics; lyrics that can be uplifting whilst also edging towards something darker - and with titles like Murder and Fire Girl amongst the self titled Free Like Me or Lets go to the Beach you can expect the unexpected! The songs are all original works and Gallant and Urbina are multi talented song writers, musicians (they play multiple instruments) and they produce much of their own music, although along the way have had some help from some pretty great and respected producers!
Gallant’s voice has great dynamic range, smoothly jumping from lows to highs, from delicate to fierce. She is also a talented drummer and plays intricate, high energy rhythms on her Djembe and Cajun whilst singing. Urbina, also a vocalist, is an incredible rhythm and lead guitar player and brings not only a bit of Rock into the mix but has the charisma that really gets a crowd going.
Free Like Me are a band with a mission – they want to bring people together through music that calls for people to be true to themselves, to be free and to be happy. They also just love to play music and that is clear every time you hear them play and every time you find yourself singing one of their songs long after you heard them perform it live!