Welcome!

March, 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…march 2014 and winter (or what we’ve had of it….it’s been very mild this year) is over, and spring is here. i was pretty busy late last year with xmas parties and in november, i opened the winter session at viennas museum quarter, (will be there again for the summer opening )there was also another teleshopping ad, this time for the “rainbow blender” and earlier this year for the “sensational steamer”!!…..and 2013 was also a busy time for visits and gigs….in july for the rolling stones concert in hyde park and i also saw paul mc cartney live at vienna’s ernst happel stadium. the fm4 frequency festival was sold out although i was only there for one day but got to see some great acts, tom odell, the shout out louds, of mountains and man ( very good female trumpet player) from iceland, franz ferdinand and empire of the sun to name but a few….. other gigs i saw include the editors, the eels, the xx, suede, badly drawn boy ( disappointing) scott matthew, two door cinema club, crystal castles, mumford and sons, amy mc donald and conor oberst from bright eyes, crystal fighters, placebo, and nick cave, frightened rabbit, the baby shambles. in june we were in london for the concert of sixto rodriguez (a must see film documentary (”searching for sugarman”) at the hammersmith appollo, he returns to the stage this time in vienna this month.

so the concerts now begin to come in, there’s some acts that have already been booked for this years fm4 frequency festival, we saw gary human at the wuk last month, fanfarlo t flex in vienna, plus maximo park, and the kaiser chiefs (brilliant new album) in april. can’t wait! elvis costello will be here in oktober and biffy clyro will be here in august.

i had a great year last and hopefully this will be another one too. there were moderations, voice overs and of course wedding disco’s . i moderated quite a few events and even sang with the austrian band freud at their christmas concert at the chelsea club in vienna! i have “performed” at 6 weddings last year and have one booked already for this year in july and a 40th birthday party in May! plus the annual sea event (sustainable entrepreneur awards) in oktober!

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&b…. and in summer was at the global 2000’s annual festival, the tomorrow festival with the kaiser chiefs, maximo park, naked lunch and the fanta vier…very wet and cold but hot on the stage

lin february i took my annual break and spend time in the north of england..liverpool , manchester and seeing friends and relatives from my home town of blackpool….i got tickets for the liverpool-swansea game at anfield ,the swans lost 5-0 bit it was worth it, they were saving themselves for the next game at wembley, the league cup and they won that one 5-0!!

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 and commercials.i also have 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 very happy 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!

i have also a “my space” account that you can go to to see and hear some of my “friends”, good austrian and german bands that you might not have come accross. Check me out!

my dog amy will be 9 this month…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

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;

david and franzi oerter 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 (the new inspector banks book)
“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)