Saturday, April 9, 2011
Fat Freddy's Drop – Dub/Reggae from Wellington New Zealand - European tour
Fat Freddy's Drop, the Dub/Reggae band from Wellington New Zealand, will be touring Europe this summer.
In June and July 2011 they will be performing in London, Paris, Frankfurt and other mayor cities. For more information check out their gig guide at www.fatfreddysdrop.com
One of their hit singles is “Wandering Eye” from the album “Based on a True Story” of 2005. The single spent more than four months on the top 40 selling singles chart in New Zealand. The album debuted at number 1 and went gold in its first day and 2007 it had gone 7 times Platinum.
Fat Freddy’s Drop is a seven-piece band from Wellington, New Zealand, whose musical style has been characterised as any combination of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and techno.
Originally a jam band formed in the late 1990s by musicians from other bands in Wellington, Fat Freddy’s Drop gradually became its members' sole focus. Band members continued playing with their other respective groups—The Black Seeds, TrinityRoots, Bongmaster, and others—for much of their 11-year career.
Fat Freddy’s Drop are known for their improvised live performances; songs on their studio albums are versions refined over years of playing them live in New Zealand, and on tour abroad.