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French/Cuban singer/songwriter Jason Frilot left his hometown New Orleans in July of 2011 to pursue an East Coast tour. In a detour to the Gulf Coast of Florida, he fell in love with Tampa Bay and decided to stay.
In the subsequent years, playing venues all over the Bay, Frilot assembled a talented group of consummate musicians who bring the Freelow vibe to its full potential. Adam Coovadia (lead guitarist), Mike DeGrande (drummer) and Captain Jackson "JT" Turner (bassist) fit the bill as far as the sound he sought, and their passion and attitude fit the energy the music demands.
With influences of reggae, rock, folk, hip hop, and blues alongside Frilot's positive, poignant lyrics, the songs appeal to people of every hue and age group. Freelow is that rare entity that can play any venue and win over any crowd on the strength of a unique sound and poignant lyrics.
The Tampa Bay Times has named them one of the five Best Reggae Bands in Tampa Bay, where they are widely considered one of the hardest working local bands. Freelow played 200 shows in 2013; headlining at Jannus Live, and playing the main stage at Vinoy Park during several events by 97X; including Beer in the Park, Backyard Barbecue and The Next Big Thing. They have opened for such diverse national acts The Dirty Heads, Hoobastank, Fuel and Coheed and Cambria.
Their song "Become" is currently on rotation on 97X. They've written two songs on WQYK's "Write a Song Wednesday," and they've performed on Bay News Nine.