Fat Freddy's Drop

Toby Laing, Warryn Maxwell, Dallas Tamaira, Iain Gordon, Tehimana Kerr, Mu.

Also known as Fat Fred, Fat Freddies Drop, Fat Freddy's, Fat Freddys Drop
Members of Fat Freddy's Drop: Chris Faiumu, Dallas Tamaira, Iain Gordon, Joe Dukie, Joe Lindsay, Scott Towers, Tehimana Kerr, Toby Laing, Warryn Maxwell
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.fatfreddysdrop.com, http://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/fat-freddy-s-drop, http://www.myspace.com/fatfreddysdropnz, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Freddy%27s_Drop

Discography of Fat Freddy's Drop:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Live at the Matterhorn 4 Audio 2001 The Drop
2 This Room 2 Audio 2004-01-19 Best Seven
3 Hope 2 Audio 2003 Kartel Creative
4 Remix EP 2 Audio 2004 Kartel Creative
5 Flashback 2 Audio 2005-01-00 The Drop
6 Based On A True Story 10 Audio 2005-05-00 The Drop
7 Based On A True Story 10 Audio 2005-07-00 Sonar Kollektiv
8 Based On A True Story 10 Audio 2005-06-27 Sonar Kollektiv
9 Roady 4 Audio 2005-09-12 Kartel Creative
10 Based On A True Story 10 Audio 2005-05-02 The Drop
11 Flashback (Jazzanova Mixes) 3 Audio 2006-03-03 Sonar Kollektiv
12 Wandering Eye 4 Audio 2006-03-06 Kartel Creative
13 Hope For A Generation EP 5 Audio 2004 Kartel Creative
14 D&B Versions 2 Audio 2006-10-30 Kartel Creative
15 Dub Versions 3 Audio 2006-10-00 Kartel Creative
16 Wandering Eye 5 Audio 2005 The Drop
17 Live At The Matterhorn 4 Audio 2006 Kartel Creative
18 The Camel 2 Audio 2008-07-21 Kartel Creative
19 Roady 3 Audio Kartel Creative
20 The Camel 2 Audio 2008 Kartel Creative
21 Pull The Catch 3 Audio 2008 Kartel Creative
22 Pull The Catch 2 Audio 2008 Fat Freddy's Drop
23 Dr Boondigga And The Big BW 9 Audio 2009 The Drop
24 Dr Boondigga & The Big BW 9 Audio 2009
25 Live At Roundhouse London 6 Audio 2010 The Drop
26 Live At Roundhouse London 6 Audio 2010 The Drop
27 The Raft 3 Audio 2010 The Drop
28 Cay's Crays Dub Remixes 3 Audio 2006-10-00 Kartel Creative
29 The Raft 4 Audio 2010 The Drop
30 The Camel 3 Audio 2008 Kartel Creative
31 Silver And Gold 2 Audio 2012 The Drop
32 Blackbird 9 Audio 2013-06-24 The Drop
33 Blackbird 9 Audio 2013 The Drop
34 Based On A True Story 10 Audio 2005 Kartel Creative
35 Dr Boondigga And The Big BW 9 Audio 2009-08-00 The Drop
36 Blackbird 9 Audio 2013 The Drop
37 Blackbird 29 Audio 2013-10-00 The Drop
38 Blackbird 9 Audio 2013 The Drop
39 Wandering Eye 4 Audio Kartel Creative
40 Mother Mother (Theo Parrish Translation) 2 Audio 2014-03-00 The Drop
41 Blackbird 17 Audio 2013 The Drop
42 Mother Mother / Never Moving 2 Audio 2014-03-00 The Drop
43 Based On A True Story 10 Audio 2005 The Drop
44 Based On A True Story 10 Audio The Drop


First and foremost a live band, constantly tweaking their songs, so that no two performances are the same, this seven-piece family of musicians emerged from funk jam bands to reggae soundsystems, jazz improvisation and live techno, to become one of New Zealand's most respected groups. Awarded Best Live Act at the b-Net NZ Music Awards in 2004. They've toured nationwide in New Zealand, to Australia, UK and Europe in 2003 and 2004, building on international partnerships with London's Kartel Records and Berlin's Sonar Kollektiv. The band's original CD [i]Live at the Matterhorn[/i] went Gold with over 11,000 copies sold purely through word of mouth. Meanwhile, their debut studio album [i]Based On A True Story[/i] has had chart success in New Zealand and garnered Five Star reviews since its release in May 2005.

The lineup comprises:

[b]Chris Faiumu[/b] aka DJ Fitchie aka Mu (Band Leader, Effects, Drum Programming, Synthesisers), [b]Dallas Tamaira[/b] aka Joe Dukie (Lyricist, Vocals), [b]Scott Towers[/b] aka Chopper Reedz (Sax), [b]Toby Laing[/b] aka Tony Chang (Trumpet), [b]Joe Lindsay[/b] aka Ho Pepa (Trombone), [b]Tehimana Kerr[/b] aka Jetlag Johnson (Guitar) and [b]Iain Gordon[/b] aka Dobie Blaze (Analogue Keyboard, Piano, Synthesisers)


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