FAT FREDDY’S DROP
Supported by RIO HUMUKI HEMOPO + JUSTIN ‘FIREFLY’ CLARKE
SAT 21 MAR @ 8:00PM
- (02) 9550 3666
- CONCERT - GENERAL ADMISSION
- On sale now @ The Enmore Theatre and Ticketek
SCHEDULED RUNNING TIMES
07.15pm – DOORS
07.15pm – DJ HUWSTON
08.15pm – RIO HUMUKI HEMOPO
09.00pm – DJ HUWSTON
09.15pm – FAT FREDDYS DROP
Presented by Niche Productions, the magnificent Fat Freddy’s Drop return to Australia and The Enmore Theatre in March for a heart-stopping show that could deliver the answer to the question on fans lips worldwide – is the album out yet!
For the past three years, the New Zealand band has been conquering the globe with a slow burning boil up of hi-tek soul, jazz and reggae, road testing new songs for the follow up to their record breaking debut Based On A True Story and fielding album requests from fans in Europe, UK, USA and Australasia. In 2009 Freddy is getting ready to pull the catch on the sophomore album Big BW and shake that ‘shiverman loose’.
Fat Freddy’s Drop was last in Australia around New Year for Days Like This! festival in Sydney and they played at Pyramid Festival on Philip Island – until stage crew had to physically remove the musicians mid-set as rain and wind battered the stage.
Freddy’s legion on the tour in March features two fresh faces that have melded seamlessly into the already seven strong jam heavy band – the rhythmic Riki Gooch on drums and the rock with the baritone voice Rio Hunuki Hemopo on backing vocals and bass.
Rio Hunuki Hemopo will also play opening support for Freddy’s on the Australian tour. Joined by guitarist Justin ‘Firefly’ Clarke, his set will include tunes from his debut 12” vinyl release Wahine Toa that was produced with DJ Fitchie at the Drop in Lyall Bay, Wellington.
The Drop studio by the Pacific Ocean is where Freddy’s has been recording Big BW. To date two tracks have been let out the bag – The Camel (ft Alice Russell) and Pull The Catch. The release date for the full album is close – the crowds are ravenous. ‘SEX MUSIC… I was seduced by Fat Freddy’s Drop and now I cannot get them out of my head….Like a well-practiced partner, Fat Freddy left me wholly satisfied but with an appetite for more.’ Holly Dicker, Pulp, UK