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Fat Freddy’s Drop – UK tour dates
July 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - July 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Fat Freddy’s Drop, the seven-piece band from Wellington, New Zealand known for their improvised live performances, is coming to the UK!
Internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws, Fat Freddy’s Drop has navigated its way from the incubator of sunshine reggae through a colour-saturated field of soul psychedelia before swerving onto a desolate Detroit superhighway at night. This euphoric vibe demands to be heard live, a potent mixture of jazz virtuosity and diaphragm-wrecking digital sonics.
The curious band moniker is, they explain, is a “silly name that stuck” after the band members took a 48-hour LSD trip (Fat Freddy’s was the drug’s street name at the time). The band is described as “the epitome of cool” by the press, and has an unusual yet euphonic sound, sometimes known as Aotearoa roots music. Their first album, Based on a True Story, went nine-times platinum and remained in New Zealand’s top 40 charts for over two years after its release in 2005. Outside of the country, however, many of their tracks are considered too long and challenging for mainstream radio, making the group’s success both intriguing and impressive.