There is no need to “fret”… rock is alive and well. British-American 4-piece, The Frets, are proof that indeed - energetic guitar based rock is here to stay. 


The Frets truly are a modern day rock band, a testament to how technology can bring together a group across two countries and four cities. "We formed through the world of Instagram, Facebook and late night craigslist" guitarist/producer Cody Seeger explains. "3/4 of us were transplants, with similar taste in music and a passion to make high energy rock music that will make you bounce."


The band currently calls Southern California (San Diego/L.A.) home - although front man, Liam Wilkes, hails from Manchester, UK. “We may only be 25% British… but about 80% of our influence comes from British Rock bands like - Arctic Monkeys, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Kooks, etc.” vocalist-guitarist Liam Wilkes says. 


The Frets got their start in Mid 2018 when five time Grammy nominated producer, Billy Smiley, invited the band to Record their debut EP at Castle Recording Studios in Nashville. The nearly two year old group is set for a highly anticipated new EP in March 2021 - following singles in January and April. 


The Frets accomplishments include:  Song of the Year Winner 2020 (Naive Adolescence) - San Diego Music Awards, Best Rock Act Nomination 2019 by SD Music Awards, 91x Local Break, Headline Springboard Festival.  

Festivals: Cali Love Music Festival, Springboard, Rocktober Fest (L.A.), Winterfest, Pacific Beachfest, North Park Festival, 

Band: Liam Wilkes (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) Cody Seeger (lead guitar/vocals) John Martinez (drums/percussion) William Santana (bass guitar)

Influences: Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age. 

"The Frets won the Song of the Year award for “Naïve Adolescence.” By doing so, they beat out such better-known fellow nominees as Switchfoot, blink-182, P.O.D. , As I Lay Dying and Hirie."

- San Diego Union Tribune 

"The Frets are an incredible band with INSANE energy. Even as a company that has seen countless shows for nearly ten years, this band completely blew us away!

- Groove 

© 2019 by The Frets