Fat Freddy's Drop: funky New Zealanders announce 2018 UK tour
Musical heroes in their home country of New Zealand, seven piece reggae, funk and dub group Fat Freddy's Drop have one goal: to get you on the dancefloor.
Famous across the globe for their huge hits "Wandering Eye" and "Ernie", these Kiwi kings are back on tour to promote their latest record, BAYS. After years of extensive gigging, they've become an unforgettable, high calibre live act. Virtuoso saxophone solos set the mood, while the soaring vocals of Joe Dukie build upon the rhythm section's signature funk sound.
Be there to see this original act get London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow well and truly fired up in November 2018. Buy your Fat Freddy's Drop tickets now at StubHub.
Fat Freddy's Drop: iconic Kiwi act
Originally hailing from Wellington, the group were brought together by founder Chris 'Mu' Faiumu and soon began performing at local clubs and festivals. Steadily gaining notoriety for the intensity of their live shows, the band brought out Live at the Matterhorn in 2001, a fantastic recording of a raucous show in their hometown. They spent the next few years refining their show, and only released debut studio album Based on a True Story in 2005.
The LP proved a huge hit, going platinum nine times in New Zealand alone, and making a big impact internationally. Early success came in the UK, with listeners of Gilles Peterson's BBC Worldwide programme loving the record so much they voted it their 2005 Album of the Year. The band's debut showed remarkable longevity in New Zealand, remaining in the top 40 for two years after its initial release.
Making a name for themselves with consistently imaginative and experimental music, these eccentric Antipodeans have made sure to bring their music to Europe almost every year. Now four studio albums in, the band still create epic jam sessions at every gig, keeping fans on their toes with a fresh playlist every time. Buy Fat Freddy's Drop tickets at StubHub.
Similar artists to Fat Freddy's Drop
Once you've grabbed Fat Freddy's Drop tickets, take a look at some of the other artists listed at StubHub such as ska and reggae band Gentleman's Dub Club or another Kiwi group The Black Seeds.
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