Playing live is at the heart of Freddy's voodoo power; no two shows are the same.
November 23, enjoy Fat Freddy’s Drop at Palais 12, Brussels !
Freddy's independent attitude and indefinable music has won a legion of fans and respect since forming at the end of last century in Wellington, New Zealand. From launching their jam force in clubs around the Capital City, the band has stuck to an independent ethos through The Drop - their artist-operated label.
Fat Freddy's Drop stars Fitchie aka MU aka Chris Faiumu on MPC, Joe Dukie aka Dallas Tamaira on vocals and lyrics, Dobie Blaze aka Iain Gordon on Keys & Synth, Jetlag Johnson aka Tehimana Kerr on Guitar and the horn section of Tony Chang aka Toby Laing on trumpet with fellow jazz school graduates Hopepa aka Joe Lindsay on Trombone and Chopper Reedz aka Scott Towers on Saxophone.The band's name was inspired from Fat Freddy's Cat, a fictional feline in The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers underground comic strip drawn by American cartoonist Gilbert Shelton in the seventies, though the expression was also apparently slang for a strong batch of LSD popular in Wellington in the nineties. "There were parallels with the cartoon characters, not just the way we looked," Fitchie says.