Fat Freddy’s Drop

Internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws, Fat Freddy’s Drop hails from Aotearoa New Zealand. Founded in the club scene of Wellington in 1999, the seven-piece band draws inspiration from almost every part of the black music lexicon, with their sound characterised by any combination of rhythm & blues, dub, reggae, soul, and jazz.

Soul-drenched vocals and jazz harmonies collide with tape delays and echo chambers, underpinned by a rhythm section as comfortable laying down throbbing soundscapes as they are a swampy blues stomp. Fat Freddy’s Drop are a modern institution. Their fiercely independent music has sold in excess of three quarters of a million albums and are a clarion call of hope for the talented few looking for another way. Live, they are a juggernaut, with their euphoric sonics demanding to be experienced.


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