Fat Freddy's Drop is one of the best live bands i have ever seen. The best live band ever!!! Chris Faiumu can be cited as being the founder of the band and is a remaining member today, along with musicians Dallas Tamaira, Toby Laing, Scott Towers, Tehimana Kerr, Iain Gordon and Joe Lindsay. . New Zealand seven piece Fat Freddy's Drop have a huge reputation around the globe as they expertly mix genres including dub, reggae, soul, jazz and electro into an overall innovative and interesting dub-dance sound. Live, they're a fun band, you can soak up the atmosphere in the room and leave feeling very happy indeed. The audience seems to be happy tonight with the songs selected from across the three studio releases and the live albums as they clap, dance and sing along whilst Dallas Tamaira or Joe Dukie charms the crowd all throughout the show. Audiences can't help but rock out to their smooth beats and catchy rhythms delivered with showman style.
My feet are sore, my arms are sore, from dancing, hopping, clapping through the whole concert. I had so see them live in Soundwave Croatia this summer, but unfortunately the concert got cancelled - the disappointment was completely gone after they started playing the other day. The crowd instantly begins to cheer and you have this feeling that the show is going to be enjoyed massively by all involved parties. The first set was incredible, very high energy and slick rifs, transitions and solos. Can't wait to see them again! This was my second Fat Freddy's gig - and it will be definitely not my last :- Fat Freddy's Drop's was the best concert I've been to in the past years without a doubt. The group has toured Europe nearly every year since then. The opening song 'Blackbird' has become one of their best hit's and recordings of the performance can still be found online.
Fat Freddie's Drop combines soulful jazz components with electronica and strong reggae undertones. Enormously successful in New Zealand, the band has released three studio albums, two live albums and several singles as of 2014. The club has a dark mysterious atmosphere that compliments the band members mysterious presences. Great Sound perfect timing and a good show. They accent their casual style of clothing with sunglasses and sharp jackets giving them a classy appearance.
We've seen them before so expectations were high, very high! Awesome band, awesome show - so blessed that they are making it big and hope they come back to Cali soon! Band members continued playing with their other respective groups—The Black Seeds, TrinityRoots, Bongmaster, and others—for much of their 13-year career. It is the huge crescendo of 'Shiverman' that leaves the best and most lasting impression on the audience tonight and the bellowed praise and applause are well received. I think the only bad call was letting an amateur get on stage with them and funk everything up. I'm really not a fan of the Brixton Academy - been to too many oversold gigs, and the sound is patchy - but I made an exception for Fat Freddy's Drop because they always blow the roof off. The accustic is poor and you can't see anything of the band when you stand down in the back of the hall because the stage is very low.
Based on a True Story won Best Album at the New Zealand Music Awards the same year, and remained on the top 40 New Zealand sales chart for over two years, establishing them as one of the most successful contemporary bands in the island nation. Recently Fat Freddie's Drop filmed a two hour live performance at the Village Underground even streaming the set live around the world. Not sure where they picked up the white rapper from Mendocino though, he was a complete distraction and not at good one. The band originated merely as an excuse for the members to jam together whilst working in other bands. It just wasn't able to recover at quite the same level even after dude was off the stage. A cool combination of dub, reggae, soul, jazz and rhythm and blues, the band has a very chilled out style that is addictive as it is compelling. They have a great live performance often including theatrics and dramatic lighting effects.
There is almost no surety to what the band will play tonight as with their global reputation comes an inherent knowledge of their improvisational habits and new versions of album tracks that make them barely recognisable. Fat Freddy's Drop in the house! This is one of the few artists that somehow sound more magical when their live. The band excels at delivering a dramatic performance with the high sound quality to match. While performing they often introduce new solos and rifts to songs extended the length by sometimes double and bring a kind of energy to the audience that few artists can match. Originally beginning as a jam outfit, this group is incredibly smooth onstage as they come out dressed well and carrying their extensive array of instruments with them. For me, I think the band pretty much lost the crowd and the spell bounding hold they had on everyone after that. .
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