Dance Band Encyclopaedia
saxophone / violinist
Born: 26th April, 1906
Died: 27th February, 1968
Alex Freer and his Band were resident at the Plaza Ballroom in Glasgow from the late 1920's until 1939 (except for the 1932-1933 season).
In both 1932 and 1938 he took his band to the Astoria, Charing Cross Road in
London for the summer months and he shared broadcasts from the Astoria with Jack White's Band. I have also seen reference to the Freer Band playing at the Locarno Streatham and the Kit Kat!
He recorded two sessions for Decca, which are listed below.
My thanks to Peter Wallace for the above information about Alex Freer.
(Discographical information based on British Dance Bands On Record, 1911 - 1945 by Brian Rust & Sandy Forbes)
ALEX FREER AND HIS BAND: Alex
Freer -as-vn-dir: Frank Smith - Jim McDowall -t/ George Wilder - Ben Daniels
-as/ Jack Daniels -ts/ Eric Spencer -p/ Willie Wilder -g/ Alec Bell -sb/ Harold
Schofield -d/ Billy Kelso - Bertie Shaw -v.
McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, May 29, 1934
|The Show Is Over - vBK
A Picture Of Mary - vBK
How Can I Remember (When There's So Much To Forget)? - vBK
Hold My Hand - vBK
By The Old Wishing Well - vBK
McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, May 30, 1934
|When The New Moon Shines - vBK
Nasty Man - vBS
Tick-Tock Town - vBK
Dancing In The Moonlight - v
A Thousand Goodnights - vBK
|rejected (test exists)