FAT FREDDY’S DROP ANNOUNCE NZ SUMMER TOUR DATES

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES

WITH A HUGE INTERNATIONAL LINE UP AT VILLA MARIA!

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This summer Fat Freddy’s Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationals Hiatus Kaiyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London. This is the third hook up with the legendary London DJ who unleashed his good times tunes supporting Freddy’s at Ally Pally, London and last summer’s Queenstown concert.

The tour will be the first time that the band has played on home soil since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in New Zealand earlier this year at the aforementioned Villa Maria, with all 10,000 tickets being snapped up.

It’s also a chance to experience songs off the band’s upcoming new album. They’ve road tested two new songs already on a stupendous tour to England and Europe through June and July and committed to studio lockdown until the New Zealand tour.

Hopepa aka Joe Lindsay – Freddys trombonist – says the live show is “going to be different again by the time summer rolls around” He’s especially looking forward to “coming home to Kerikeri” having attended Kerikeri High School for a couple of years before his family moved to Whangarei.

Special guests on the road include local stalwarts Ladi6 who join Freddy’s for the love of music at Kainui Road Vineyard and The Nudge back for the annual drop at Black Barn Vineyards. The concert in Christchurch turns the tables with Freddy’s playing as special guests for Salmonella Dub for their 25th Anniversary concert.

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

SUMMER TOUR DATES

WANAKA – Sunday 31st December – Rhythm and Alps*
On sale now – Ticket link

KERIKERI – Saturday 6th January – Kainui Road Vineyard
w/ Ladi6
Tickets from Ticketmaster, the venue & Bay of Islands i-Site

CHRISTCHURCH – Saturday 13th January – Salmonella Dub 25th Anniversary at Hagley Park*
On sale now – Ticket link

AUCKLAND – Saturday 20th January – Villa Maria
w/ Hiatus Kaiyote (Melbourne) & Norman Jay MBE (London)
Tickets from Ticketmaster & the venue

HAVELOCK NORTH – Saturday 3rd February – Black Barn Vineyards
w/ The Nudge
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Fat Freddys Drop – Wheels gets sliced and DiCE’d – FREE DOWNLOAD

Wheels are turning to the dance floor as audio geeks DiCE work their electronic magic on the tune first released on our BAYS album.

“The initial inspiration for the track was FFD being in the UK – I was a 90’s raver traveling to (UK) venues like S.E.ONE, Brixton Academy & Sanctuary warehouse regularly. We drew inspiration from these memories of ‘back in the day’ to start with, then put our spin on things with a bit of analog synth and drum machine business to finish up” Dave from DiCE said. Roll the DiCE @dice_nz
DiCE are a duo based in AKL and pack a solid musical pedigree. Christiaan aka Crispy Fresh has been at the cutting edge of NZ hop-hop, R&B and house since before the internet and was one half of House of Downtown. Dave sets the British mode. After moving to NZ from UK he’s been dropping funk, disco and noughties references DJing at clubs across the city and various local radio airwaves. Chur bros!

Fat Freddy’s Drop Announce Support Act on Bays New Zealand Summer Tour 2016

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Following an incredible summer of sell-out shows on the first leg of the BAYS New Zealand Summer Tour, Fat Freddy’s Drop are getting ready to hit the road again. This time, they will be joined by the innovative blues and roots group, The Nudge.

The Nudge is a genre-bending blues/roots/experimental three-piece from Wellington, comprised of Ryan PrebbleJames Coyle and Iraia Whakamoe. The band has been refining their eclectic sound since 2010, when the music took off as a solo project of songwriter-in-chief, Prebble. With the addition of Coyle and Whakamoe, The Nudge have added more psychedelic and experimental sounds to their repertoire, while exploring the cinematic side of music making. Mix these influences in with the gritty blues vocals of frontman, Prebble and you have the raucous, thunderous sound of The Nudge. Continue reading

Heads Up Waiheke! Fat Freddy’s Drop are coming!

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

ANNOUNCE WAIHEKE ISLAND

DEBUT SHOW

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Get on the boat, Fat Freddy’s Drop is pleased to announce the band’s Waiheke Island debut show playing Cable Bay Vineyard next January.

FAT FREDDY’S DROP CABLE BAY VINEYARD, WAIHEKE ISLAND

Sunday 31st January 2016

Tickets from Ticketmaster

Pre-Sale 11 August Midday – Thursday 13 August 5pm

General Public On Sale 17 August Midday

Ferry + Bus tickets will be available from Ticketmaster.co.nz including return Ferry services on the day from Downtown Auckland as well as buses to and from the Winery from the Matiatia Ferry Terminal.

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FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘SLINGS AND ARROWS’

Musical juggernaut Fat Freddy’s Drop releasing
Slings And Arrows,
the first single from a new album.

The single is the first to emerge from Freddy’s Bays studio jams in preparation for their biggest ever headline show. The sold out Alexandra Palace in London has a 10,000strong capacity and comes off the back of last year’s Blackbird album achieving an Impala Gold Sales Award in Europe. The show is a highlight in Freddy’s Slings And Arrows World Tour that includes the band’s Japan and Thailand debut shows and a return to Australia.
 
Beat maker DJ Fitchie describes Slings And Arrows as, “musically the most reggae song we’ve ever made.  We’ve gone back to our roots with a tough, conscious reggae tune that is classic Freddys.”

Some footage was from the Bays studio jam sessions of Slings and Arrows HERE 
(not final single audio)

Slings And Arrows will be available on 7” as well as digital, dropping in New Zealand and Australia on 17th October followed by UK and Europe on 20th October. The as yet untitled new studio album is due for release in 2015.
iTunes Pre-order Link – http://tinyurl.com/FFDSlings

FAT FREDDY’S DROP SLINGS AND ARROWS
A-SIDE: SLINGS AND ARROWS
B-SIDE: SLINGS AND ARROWS INSTRUMENTAL
© 2014 The Drop / Fat Freddy’s Drop
Written, Performed & Produced by Fat Freddy’s Drop
Drums By Iraia Whakamoe