It’s fitting that emerging New England singer-songwriter Joe Frey’s most recent release is an EP—which, in this case, should stand for “encouraging people.” On Hold Fast (buy), Frey overlaps the message of God’s hope and restoration time and again, especially on the collection’s strongest tracks “Restore My Soul” and “Faithful.” You can feel the passion in Frey’s voice, as his often-tinny melodies effectively rise and strain like that of David Grey, but also echo the ethereal a la Benjamin Birdwell and very slight (but present) hint of Bono on certain phrasings and meter. Overall, Hold Fast is a promising project that should pave the way for more great music to come.” - Staff

CCM Magazine

This is Joe Frey's third EP (not counting the combined collection of the first two) and it is 5 tracks of worshipful music with a rock edge. This EP release is aimed at being of use to the local church and enabling honest worship and bringing hope in the troubled times that we face in the world around us.” - Rob Allwright

Music Review: Hold Fast by Joe Frey

Joe Frey is an amazingly talented worship leader! He comes into your church and feels like family automatically with his genuine heart to serve the body of Christ. He has blessed Riverbank Church many times with his music. Our church looks forward to when he leads us in worship.” - Riverbank Church

Riverbank Church, White River Junction, VT

Working with over 2500 independent artists since 1997 as founder of, I am always excited when I come across an artist who has a winning combination of passion and excellence! This is Joe Frey... From the first note of the first song I heard, I knew right away Joe took the time to craft skillfully written songs, and invested into professional production and recording to properly present the songs. Way to go, Joe! ” - Keith Mohr former owner/founder of
Joe Frey was an amazing asset to our program. He has such a heart for worship. He is very talented, professional and humble. I would highly recommend Joe Frey.” - Kip Strawbridge former Program Director

Hume New England, Monterey, MA

Joe's music is great, and it speaks for itself. Let me take just a minute to share what I know about Joe as a man. He is a loving son, a devoted husband, and a doting dad. He loves the Lord Jesus and loves to sing His praises. Joe has grown up as Christian in a very secular world and his music reflects his heart to reach the lost. As his one-time pastor and all-the-time friend, I can heartily endorse Joe and his ministry.” - Pastor Phil Steadman

Capstone Church, North Bennington, VT