Fat Freddys to tour Australia in November
Niche Productions is proud to announce the return of international purveyors of dub, roots, blues and soul the one & only Fat Freddy's Drop.
The Aussie gigs come towards the end of yet another amazing year for the Kiwi hi-tek-dub-soulsters who stormed the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury Festival in June playing the penultimate spot on the last day of the Festival and winning accolades from the gumboot massive.
Other triumphant gigs for The Freddy's on their recent Fantastic Voyages tour to UK/Europe were two sold out shows at London's famed Astoria, a memorable slot at Garance Reggae Festival in Paris as well as playing the Dance stage at Glastonbury.
The last live gigs by the Freddy's in Australia were killa summer shows at Womadelaide, Playground Weekender, and East Coast Blues & Roots Festival?while back home in NZ the band's 2005 B.O.A.T.S album continues to edge up to 8x platinum status.
For those who've not yet had the pleasure of the Fat Freddy's live juggernaut, expect towering layers of soul, slow building grooves, rich and intoxicating vocals, scorching brass, sublime samples, happy vibes and bottom-heavy beats. not to mention booty-shakin aplenty courtesy of trombonist Ho Pepa!
As regular worshipers at the altar of FFD will know, no two shows are ever the same and this is an intrinsic part of the magic created between band and audience at every gig. The Aussie shows are likely to offer a few sneak previews of treats in store from Freddy's new album due for release in 2008.
From the underground to the higher-ground, catch the seven-headed South Pacific soul monster supported by Belleruche (UK) at the following venues:
Fri 2nd Nov
(tickets: ticketek.com.au, 132 849, all Ticketek outlets, Polyester & Greville Records)
Sat 3rd Nov
Sydney Enmore Theatre
tickets: enmoretheatre.com.au, 02 9550 3666, ticketek.com.au, all Ticketek outlets and 132 849
Sun 4th Nov
tickets: ticketek.com.au, 132 849, all Ticketek outlets, Rockinghorse Records, & Skinnys Music