Attitude is the husband and wife team of Chris and Linda Fretwell. Attitude began their journey about ten years ago, with the way that they marketed themselves they became known as the duo with the attitude, so a name change was obvious.
Both are from musical backgrounds. Lindaís parents both sang and all her brothers have been in bands for many years. Chrisís mother sings and all of his sisters play piano one also plays guitar and sings, dad played banjo.
Although late starters in country music Chris has had associations with writing songs lyrics for Dwayne Elix and Tricia Wilson and Midnight Mountain Blue. Chris also had a company called country promotions supply acts to Country areas back in the eighties.
So who gave this duo with an attitude the permission to write songs and release an album, Chris sayís, you can blame local South Australian country music identity Charlie McCracken who told him you canít go to Tamworth and busk, without a CD to sell. In typical attitude style, they went ahead and found a recording studio that they were comfortable with, then sat down and wrote the songs. They then sought the help of friends and local musicians to put it all together in the studio. The first album has sold well and is still receiving plenty of airplay on community radio in Adelaide and as far away as Queensland.
Attitude have travelled various parts of Australia promoting their music and getting inspiration for another Album
Attitude are contracted to ďThe Make A Wish FoundationĒ. Ten percent of all income from bookings is donated to The foundation.
Chris plays guitar and some keyboard as well as singing. Linda sings and plays the percussion instruments shakers, clapping sticks, tambourine and anything that will make a noise!
The Year 2000
Third Murray Pioneer Busking Comp at Barmera Festival
Busking and Walk Ups At Tamworth
The Year 2001
Invitation To Busk At Mt Gambier Festival
Walk Ups, Busking and Stage Appearance With Craig Byrne Barmera Festival
Invitation To Busk At Warracknabeal
Walk Ups at Mildura Festival
The Year 2002
Appearances at Longyard Verandah Tamworth
Appearnces at Hands Of Fame Park At Tamworth
Mini Tour with Appearances At Forbes, Dubbo And Balranald
Busking At Tamworth
Walk Ups Mildura Country Music Festival
Second Battle of The Buskers Barmera Country Music Festival
Second Battle of The Bands Barmera Country Music Festival
Appeared at Pooncarie Picnic Race Meeting.
The Year 2003
Currently Recording a new 10 Track CD with Producers
Tim Whibley, Chris & Linda Fretwell. Due for Release Tamworth 2004
Musicians Are : Trev Warner, Mike Festa, Tim Whibley ,Chris Fretwell
Walk Ups Mildura, Barmera Festivalís
Several Charity Appearances.
ATTITUDE : PH/ FAX + 61 08 8281 4213