Fat Freddy's Drop

Fat Freddy's Drop

New Zealand
Fat Freddy's Drop’s pirate soul train has seen them beat a resolutely independent path to the ears and feet of audiences around the globe for over a decade. Formed in 1999 the Wellington seven-piece has never stuck to a script. Their sound draws inspiration from almost every part of the black music lexicon. Soul drenched vocals and jazz harmonies collide with tape delays and echo chambers, underpinned by a rhythm section as comfortable laying down a throb-bing, techy sound¬scape as they are a swampy blues stomp. Cham¬pioned in the UK by BBC Radio’s influential left-field DJs Gilles Peterson and the late Charlie Gillett, and constantly evolving live per¬formances led to invitations to play iconic festivals, such as Glastonbury, WOMAD and Barce¬lona’s super-hip SONAR Festival, and a string of sold out tours of the UK, Europe and Australia.