Admiral Freebee


Admiral Freebee

Admiral Freebee is a Belgian singer-songwriter. Tom Van Laere is his legal name. Born in 1974. Admiral Freebee is also the name of a ship that sank in San Francisco Bay and was subsequently used as a buoy.

History

Van Laere was born in Brasschaat, in Antwerp. He participated in Humo's Rockrally, one of the biggest rock competitions in the Low Countries. Backed by a bass guitarist and a drummer he was awarded the silver medal and won the audience's vote. His first album appeared soon after the competition on Universal, as did his second.

Recently one of Belgium's most influential rock formations, dEUS, asked Admiral Freebee to be the supporting act on their European tour.

Discography

External links

* [http://www.admiralfreebee.com Official website]
* [http://admiral.stijnshome.be/index.php?p=home&eng Admiral Freebee Info Site]

Audio and video clips

* [http://www.admiralfreebee.com/music.asp Music index page] at official website
* [http://www.stubru.be/stubru_master/muziek/specials/SB_admiralfreebee_songs/index.html Songs (album)] at [http://www.stubru.be Studio Brussels]

The Admiral Freebee Freighter

According to Jack Kerouac in "On The Road", Admiral Freebee is also the name of a ship that sank in San Francisco Bay and was subsequently used as a buoy.

"There was an old rusty freighter that was out in the bay that was used as a buoy." Jack Kerouac - On The Road - Part I - Chapter 11 - Page 73 - Penguin Books - 1976.

"And I never spent the night on the old ghost ship- the Admiral Freebee it was called..." Jack Kerouac - On The Road - Part I - Chapter 12 - Page 80 - Penguin Books - 1976.


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