Fat Freddy’s Drop New Zealand’s Funk Machine to play the Heineken Big Top.
Fat Freddy’s Drop is internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws. The seven-piece band has developed a huge following in their native New Zealand and in Australia where their live energy has built a loyal audience of Fred Heads.
Combining a love of analog techno, house, soul, dub, reggae, disco, rhythm and blues, Fat Freddy's Drop have released six studio albums and two live albums. NPR said of them ‘Take the swagger of Jamaican dub, throw in a little Memphis soul and send it halfway down the globe, and what comes back? The band Fat Freddy's Drop’.
Their debut studio album Based on a True Story became New Zealand’s Album of the Year and stayed in the charts there for a record breaking two years. They have toured consistently over the last number of years in between albums and it is these live shows, and the word of mouth generated by them, which have really built the band’s reputation.
Their live performances set them apart with the Guardian newspaper describing them as ‘A must-see live gig’, and rating their live performance as five-star.