Freeman Dre plays many roles, but primarily he is a storyteller.
Armed with an expert band, renowned for their live shows, The Kitchen Party can jump genres without losing a beat. From Gypsy Ballads to Rock and Roll, tipping their hat to tradition while still being current. Nonetheless, at the core of this musical showmanship are Dre's captivating songs that need no extra theatrics beyond the significance of his weathered voice and the authenticity behind his words.
The band's 2011 demo 'Red Door Second Floor' won accolades from critics and fans in their home Toronto, as well as Montreal, New York, and as far afield as Eastern Europe, and the UK. Encouraged by the success, their 2012 follow up 'Old Town' is a self-produced, more refined effort, with a storyline inspired by Dre's family history.
Their most recent offering "The Vodka/Pikle EP" is a six-song collection that comes as a download on its own or when you purchase a jar of pickles and/or custom shot glasses. (These homemade dills were produced with love in a secret lab from the generations-old recipe by Lonny's - Kitchen Party guitarist and mandolinist - dear old Ma.)
Currently, the boys are recording their forth record, currently titled 'Reckless Good Intentions' produced by Kitchen Party Drummer Neil MacIntosh.


"Fantastic stuff"
~ Bob Harris, BBC Radio

"Freeman Dre is a musical alchemist"
~ Eric Thom, Sing Out Magazine

"few are able to cover this much lyrical ground"
~ Ben Conoley, Canadian Musician

"Highly entertaining live"
~ Kerry Doole, Exclaim Magazine

"Dark, yet affectionate"
~ Sarah Greene, NOW magazine

"This is my album of the year, without a doubt!"
~ Jeff Gilbert, No Depression

email:
freemandreandthekitchenparty@gmail.com