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Secrets behind the Fridge Party
by Matthew Crist

Secret Fridge Party
Secret Fridge Party rock the stage

Having recently paid a visit to The BBC Berkshire studios, Newbury based outfit Secret Fridge Party return to Reading for a BBC Introducing gig.

The four-piece have been playing together for just eighteen months but things have moved quickly for the band.

"We've been gigging together for a year and a half, starting with two gigs in two nights.

"It's been madness ever since, we have come a long way in such a short space of time," said Rob.

The West Berkshire band are no strangers to playing the local live circuit and they see their slot at The BBC Introducing night at the Oakford Social Club as a great opportunity to perform.

Special gigs

They have a unique mix of acoustic and electric, blues, rock sound to a wider audience as well as those who have been following them since the start.

"Most of our early gigs were in local pubs and we still play a few of the ones that have been special to us like The Red Lion, The Purple Turtle in Reading and The Monument and Avenue in Newbury.

"It's given us a taste of what we can achieve. There's a few cracking gigs in Reading and this is definitely one of the top places if you want to be noticed.

"It's an honour to have the opportunity to play the BBC Introducing show", they explained.

Top venue

Dave, Rob, Chris and Joe are certainly aware of the significance of playing one of the town's top live venues having seen other bands use the opportunity as a springboard to bigger things.

"We've seen some fantastic bands play this stage and heard how some of those groups have gone on to realise their dreams, we plan on making a huge impression.

"BBC introducing is important to local music and we are humbled to be a part of it".

The Session

So if Secret Fridge Party have their sights set on becoming Berkshire's next top act they will have to get used to people asking them how they came up with their name, something the guys spoke about on The Session.

"We all agreed to come up with a handful of suggestions for names when we knew we were going to start gigging. Dave looked for some last-minute inspiration by watching The Simpsons and he saw Homer trying to catch two wedding figures on a cake having a little party when the fridge door was closed.

"We knew that Secret Fridge Party would be a unique name, when the rest of the band heard the name all agreed that it fit us perfectly. So many people have taken to the name and we get a great response from it."

Secret Fridge Party will be appearing at The BBC Introducing Night at The Oakford Social Club in Reading on Wednesday, 28 July and entry is free.

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