As half of the band Lemon Jelly Fred Deakin has been Mercury and Brit nominated, sold over half a million albums, headlined stages at almost every major UK music festival (Glastonbury, Bestival, Big Chill, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park etc.). With his partner Nick Franglen, Lemon Jelly made three unique albums which impacted on the cultural landscape in such a way that it can still be seen.
Fred was also founder and director of ground-breaking London digital design agency Airside with Nat Hunter and Alex Maclean which won and was nominated for two BAFTAs, nine D&ADs, four Design Week Awards including Best In Show, a Webby and a bunch of others. Fred says of this time “We ran for fourteen years and closed on a high in early 2012. It was a lot of fun! I’ve performed at TED, interviewed Viv Albertine, been on panels with Jarvis Cocker, Peter Saville and Rankin, judged the British Animation Awards and DJed at the Serpentine Pavilion with Steve Martin as my warm up man. I’ve given talks at the Design Museum, the Barbican, the RCA, Design Indaba and Pictoplasma among many others. ”
Fred currently holds the post of Professor of Digital Arts at the University of the Arts London, where he offers groundbreaking approaches to digital creativity.
‘The Lasters’ is an ambitious new solo project inspired by classic concept albums like The Who’s ‘Quadrophenia' and Jeff Wayne’s ‘The War of the Worlds’. A wholly original and truly out-of-this-world Sci-Fi concept record to rival the best, ‘The Lasters’ tells the tale of Earth’s final family.