Chris Dedrick & The Free Design
released seven albums between 1967 and 1973. Chris, Bruce, Sandy and Ellen Dedrick were brothers and sisters with harmonic and melodious singing styles. The sound of Free Design is modern, rich orchestration with a choral approach to pop, simultaneously nostalgic and bracingly fresh. Although the band remained obscure and unnoticed by the media it is not strange that nowadays bands such as Cornelius, Stereolab, Pizzicato Five, Blueboy, Gentle People, Louis Philippe and Tomorrow’s World, have found a source of inspiration in the prolific career of the Dedricks.