Neo-Soul/Nu-Jazz artist, with the vision to change the perception of women in music, calls out for support to crowd fund debut album…
Described my Blues Matters Magazine as ‘A talented young performer making a lot of people sit up’, Norwich-based Freya Roy is about to record her debut album, exploring jazz, neo-soul, R&B and hip-hop.
A recent graduate from Leeds College of Music, studying Jazz Composition and Music Production, Roy has previously released 2 independent EPs under her label, FCR Music, as well as a documentary exploring the issues faced by women and minorities in the music and creative industries.
Fortunate to receive funding from Leeds College of Music’s Artist Development Scheme, Roy can begin to work with a top mix engineer, Dom Howard (Submotion Orchestra/Ruckspin) and top UK jazz musicians.
However, this is only enough to get her half way in the recording process.
This is a call out from your generosity at home to back Freya’s campaign to raise £1k before November 15th.
Freya expresses, “My mission is to grow my label, FCR Music, as a platform that works to inspire and empower industry minorities.”
“Pushing forward a message that is prevalent within this album: to break the persistent gender stereotype within music and the creative industries, pushing for the destruction of the hidden barriers faced by women and LGBTQ+ artists, particularly within production, jazz and its sister genres”.
“I will be truly happy if I can achieve this goal and present to you all my best work yet. Even as little as a few pounds from backers will help push me towards my £1k goal.”
Find out more and help fund this project by making a contribution or pre-ordering the album now on digital, CD and vinyl: http://igg.me/at/freyaroy