Cork alt-pop five-piece FRED have had the misfortune of being robbed of thousands of euro worth of music equipment.  Ironically, the equipment was taken from a van that was parked across from Anglesea Garda Station in Cork. It's not funny!!! Ok maybe a little, but it's causing a major setback for the group who are due to play several warm up gigs around the country over the next few weeks before they take their excellent current album Go God Go on tour across North America in March.

The list of equipment taken from the van includes:
• Fender Blues Junior re issue amp with tweed finish
• Fender sunburst precision bass
• Fender Stage 100 amp
• Pearl masters white marine pearl finish with gold trim rack tom
• drum;(12"x8") in rigid black case with yellow straps on
• catches
• Pearl Masters sparkly blue snare drum with chrome trim()14"x6" kept
• in worn wine coloured case covered in old stickers with black tie strap
• Trace Elliot bass head

Lead singer Joseph has made a plea to the general public for any information:
"If anyone happens to see any of these items under suspicious circumstances, please let the gardai know or email us at [email protected]. Any help with this would be really appreciated."

Is that your personal email address Joe?