Welcome!

July, 2014

Welcome to my website!!! I hope you enjoy it!

i hope that you will be interested in my life and work, and maybe you can use this page as a prospective “voice over/compere/dj” employer you can find some examples of what i do by clicking on “hear me” or maybe if you want to find out more about me and my life and work…. please read on!

as you will see, i’ve been in the radio/tv business for almost all of my life and believe me it has changed, not only technically, but from a personality angle too….from independent radio stations in the uk that were truly independent, to what is now corporate radio stations that are owned by big concerns.

there are various pages for you to look at…take your time and mail me if there’s anything that’s not right! enjoy my leisure time pages too. some of the photos will make you smile… .but remember….we’re all getting older!!

well here we are summer is here! and hopefully it will be a glorious one! ……..actually we had a very very mild winter in austria and i think its the mildest i’ve seen in 20 years in austria! i’ve been pretty busy in the first half of this year with work at fm4 and voice recordings. i have even played the part of a doctor in a medical “soap” where i had to give the patient bad news that he had diabetes type 2…don’t know if i was convincing but i’ll post the clip as soon as i get it..or not!! I’m booked as usual for weddings again this year and in may had a great gig at a 40th birthday celebration! i opened he summer fair at the museums quarter ( a culture, art and meeting point for locals and visitors alike) again the guest band were an fm4 favourite ja panic, and were great! and as its world cup i’ll be at the WUK centre in vienna for a few nights interviewing people before we show the games on the big screen. i’ll be doing another teleshopping infomercial similar to the last ones like the “rainbow blender” and the “sensational steamer” but nothing can beat the “magic scarf”!!!!…..

austria is a great place for concerts and i’m looking forward to whats on offer this year, i’ve seen seeing tori amos, the eels, the rolling stones, my old friend bonnie tyler was here and we were at wiesen ( a lovely open air venue in the wine country) to see kings of leon, and this month rod stewart was in vienna, and a very polished show it was too. the national will be next at the arena open air, and elvis costello comes to linz in october. we have the fm4 frequency festival in august for 4 nights where biffy clyro, the editors and many many more bands will be appearing, lilly allen, queens of the stone age, placebo to name but i’ve already seen, fanfarlo, gary newman and the kaiser chiefs too this year….great!!

some of the things i did last year… include working as the moderator for two events…. one was at the hilton in vienna where i moderated the leaseplan world games in a heuriger setting…everything austrian..and we had people there from 22 countries taking part! the other was at the austrian centre in vienna for 3,500 transplant doctors, called esot, where i was the moderator and interviewer. i interviewed peter habberler ( the first man up mount everest without oxygen) and ex formula 1 star nikki lauder. i was also the moderator for the lapp (they are one of the biggest cable manufacturer in the world) company’s cup, the annual football and volleyball tournament in budapest…that was fun, the centrope day in burgenland was too and also the 2013 label awards sponsored by the paper company b&mp….this year again i’ll be a co moderator for the sustainable entrepreneurship awards in october.

my dog amy is 9 now….how time flies, and is a real little treasure. she’s so friendly and likes being around people a lot. i take her with me to the studios on saturdays and public holidays where she just plays, runs around and sleeps! there are some new photos of her click here take a look and see her first reaction to what the austrian snow was! her best friends are george and cookie and the three of them get on so well together, we go for long walks in the countryside together and hiking in the mountains around the ski resiort of semmering (nö) lower austria

at radio fm4 i now work a week on and a week off which gives me a lot of time for other projects like voice overs for image films, tv trailers, documentaries and commercials. i also had a part, as an american tv host in a film about austrias most famous rockstar, falco who had a number one hit around the world with rock me amadeus. you will probably only see me for about ten seconds but it was fun filming it. the film is now on dvd. i’ve also had a couple of small parts in other films, but it will be just a few seconds on screen, i don’t think i’ll be at the oscars next year. haha!

anyways, once again thank you for your support and have a good summer 2014!

Stuart

Stuart Freeman on Facebooki’m now on facebook too. click here. there’s also a “fm4 morning show with stuart freeman” facebook site that we use when working on the morning show.have a look at it if you’re a listener!

look at some photos of mine while i was in moscow…photos! …the cultural difference there is amazing!

and some while i was on a working visit to kosovo,with the orf and some austrian musicians who gave two concerts to the local dignatries and the youth of suva reka in kosovo (photos..click here)!
we hope to be back there this year too!

WEDDINGS!
Over the last 10 years i’ve been asked to dj at some various and quite different wedding ceremonies from diverse locations as italian castles, marquees, stately homes, farms, hotels a converted barn and even on a boat …that was fun. this year i’m booked for 6!!! looking very much forward to it!
If you’d like me to give you a quote for yours, just e.mail me.

some of the happy (and still married!) couples;

thomas and connie nickel, roitham oö 26.7.14.
david and franzi oerter 7.7.2013 Hallein
fabrice and karin bouisset europahaus, wien 30.08.13
stefan and dani plattner-deisenberger (10.8.13) st veit an der glan
theresa and bram kuhn-lancee (27.7.13) trin, tyrol.
barney and vroni eager (25.may 2013) news tower, vienna
karl and irene orthuber (14.7.2012) velden
werner (plastic planet) and myriam boote (29.6.2012) schloss hunyadi. nö.
iulli and michi hugh-bloch (9.6.21012) salzburg
harry and nina cuber (5.6.2012) regensburg. de
georg and karo wagner (1.6.2012) ansfelden
anton and anja gigov (laxenburg)
wolfgang and doris dollinger ( attersee)
arthur and simone noe (styria)
nicki & magdelena de souza-pilz (salzkammergut)
alex and laudinda hoffmann ( italy)
franz and daniella faustmann (styria)
elli and birgit hetzenauer ( ellmau, tirol)
birgit and volker weilguni (bad vöslau)
gottfried and isabella kadeka (NÖ)
peter hosek and amy slensby (orangerie, schönnbrunn)
anne and mirko kinigadner (wolke 7)
rocky and petra grammell (mondial) vienna
stephan and nora wisiak (schloss hof)
evi and mark sponer (elixhausen)
jörg and judith wurm- pallamar (vienna)
christian and tina deutner (salzburg)
…….. to be updated!

so…..till next month! all the best!………….stuart

this site is updated monthly and all comments and suggestions are welcome! if you have a site that you think might go well on this page
just e-mail me: stuart@stuartfreeman.com

recommended:

films
“the hobbit” martin freeman
“silver linings playbook” oscar best actress
“argo” ben affleck
“skyfall” daniel craig.. best bond film for ages
“searching for sugar man” how a nobody (singer songwriter) became a superstar in south africa
..oscar winner as best documentary…
“les misérables”…. great!
“zero dark thirty” kathrin bigelows latest
“django unchained”..tarrantino.. need i say more?

DVDs to rent or buy

“500 days of summer” (great soundtrack to the film)
“californication”..david duchovny series 4 is here!
“the west wing” (dont watch unless you want to see all 7 series..its addictive!)
“boston legal” series 1 2 3 & 4! william shatner is amazing!
“life on mars” fantastic bbc series
“ashes to ashes” follow up to life on mars
“hustle” great “con” series. vol 1 to 7 available
“the worlds fastest indian” sir anthony hopkins in a truly moving true story about new zealander burt monro
“control” great fiilm.. about the life and death of ian curtis from the band joy division.
“juno” really witty film with a great soundtrack
“the royle family” life with a liverpool down to earth family!

“CDs
“the suburbs” arcade fire
“babel mumford and sons
“fm4 sunny side up 13
“fm4 sound selection 28
“if i had a hi-fi” nada surf ( great cd of covers)
“screamadelica” primal scream ( re-issue on vinyl..saw them perform the album live last year and also in wuk this summer)
“radio 1 live lounge vol 1 2 3 4 5 & 6
“vampire weekend” great band from brooklyn new album is great

Books
“from elephant to castle” michael caine’s current autobiography
“bad boy” peter robinson
anything by jo nesbo!
“open doors” ian rankin (post rebus!)
“agent zigzag” story of criminal turned double agent eddie chapman
“ghost” robert harris …brilliant (he also wrote enigma)
“an education” lyn barbers fabulous memoirs from a top journalist who has seen it all!
“margrave of the marshes” autobiography from legendary dj john peel
“the autobiography” johnnie walker (one of the best djs in the uk)