Free Like Me formed in 2011 and in that short time have toured over 16 countries including the U.S, Australia, South America, the U.K and much of Europe, playing at both intimate venues and world renowned festivals like Glastonbury Festival (UK), Splendour in the Grass (Aus), Byron Bay Blues Festival (Aus), Caloundra Music Festival (Aus), Art Basil Festival Miami, Friends of Nature Festival (USA) to name just a few!
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 global 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!