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WOMAD 2009 Featured Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop (NZ)

WOMAD 2009 Featured Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop (NZ)

World of Music Art and Dance 2009
13-15 March
Brooklands Park & TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
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Since they dominated the New Zealand music awards in 2005 this band has been marauding the globe with its hypnotic live performance. Fat Freddy’s Drop uniquely Kiwi hybrid of dub/reggae, soul, funk, hip-hop and techno flavours are marinated in jazz and served with a distinctly Pacific swing.

Fat Freddy’s Drop is first and foremost a live band, dropping the Freddy’s voodoo to all ages and nationalities. This multi-award band fuses skanking urban Pacific roots, soul, dub, jazz and electronica into hypnotic and thunderous grooves. No two Freddy’s gigs are the same as the midnight marauders improvise and jam each song into mystic supernovas of future funk, fakes and freaky sidesteps.

The seven-piece group originally emerged through a variety of musical incarnations on the Wellington music scene, from funk jam bands, reggae sound-systems and jazz improvisation cliques to live techno experiments. Fat Freddy’s Drop - a veritable super group of Kiwi talent.

Band Members: Dallas Tamaira (vocals), Toby Laing (trumpet), Warren Maxwell, (saxophone), Joe Lindsay (trombone), Tehimana Kerr (electric guitar), Iain Gordon (keyboards), DJ Mu (mix)


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