“Musical style has a definite link to the 1960s fusion of folk and psychedelia, incorporating the sounds of all the notorious pop vocal groups of the time. Take the harmony of a congenial twosome like Sonny and Cher, the sun-shiny instrumentation of the Mamas and the Papas or the Lovin' Spoonful, the darkness and peculiarity of the Airplane, a bit of Monkees folly, and you're close to knowing Fred and, Ethel. What distinguishes the group from comparison is their own infusion of rockabilly twang and hard-rocking rhythm with the homey heritage of Americana.”
Milwaukee's Shepherd Express
“Twice nominated for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry folk award, Fred and Ethel has an impressive range of music styles and songwriters in its repertoire, from old rockers such as Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and the Rolling Stones to grunge innovators Nirvana and angry young women such as Alanis Morissette. The pair mix up the covers with originals in a loosey-goosey, energetic performance method that often doesn't involve a set playlist. Instead, as their Web site (www.fred-and-ethel.com) says, the two like to feed "off each other or the audience."”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online:
"Fred & Ethel's Babies is a quirky, up-tempo song with some piercing electric guitar to complement its relentless, almost mechanical beat."
— Green Man Review
"Folk meets psychedelic meets funky meets rock... original songs, great harmonies...Tom and Jude belt it out."
Studio Musician/Session Player