"To miss them live is to grossly cheat yourself of easily one of the best live bands Vancouver has to offer." - Mark Bignell CFRO 102.7 Vancouver Co-Op Radio
Who is Freeflow? While the answer is simple in the sense that they’re a flat out captivating group of musicians that have a remarkable ability to bring people out of their seats, singing and dancing along.
A much greater challenge, however, is describing Freeflow’s sound, which features everything from Soul and funk to reggae and hip–hop. They have often been compared to bands like Sublime and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, yet have nurtured a sound distinctively all their own. "We have five members in the band with very different musical tastes, but lots of common ground," said lead singer Jason Evans. "What we try to do is combine the music that feels the best to us. We can’t help but fuse elements."
Since founding members Jason Evans (vocals), Reece Worth (guitar), Ryan Davis (drums), Wilson Padmos (keys) and Simon Davies (bass) came together in 2001, the band’s music has evolved – something that is more than obvious to anyone who has seen the band live or listened to Freeflow’s three well–received albums.
In 2011, Freeflow tragically lost founding member Wilson Padmos to cancer, which was devastating on many levels, forcing the band to do some soul searching, and question how/if they were going to continue.
The band chose to keep the light shining, and the single So Many Times, released in 2012, is a dedication to Wilson, and an everlasting keepsake in the band's historic tour. In 2013, Freeflow added keyboardist Ian Lemont to the mix, and with their new band member have been actively performing, with plans to release a new album on the near horizon.
Looking ahead to their 15th year anniversary in 2016, Freeflow feels a real sense of excitement that the passion for what they do is ever present, and the future is filled with hopes, opportunities and amazing possibilities.
Jason Evans - Vocals Simon Davies - Bass
Ryan Davis - Drums
Jay Leonard Juatco - Guitars
“With a style that has its roots in many genres, some scary musical talent, and an energy that has filled the biggest venues in Vancovuer. Freeflow is a master of the urban music scene"- Andrew Mitchell, Pique Newsmagazine, Whistler, BC