What do you get if you cross dub, jazz, blues, soul, funk and electronica? You’ll find the answer at Manchester Academy this weekend where New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop visit for a very special two-date stay in the city. With their Saturday night show selling out in no time, a second night was soon added due to phenomenal demand, with last tickets remaining for their show on Sunday 4th.
Whipping audiences into a frenzy since 1999, the New Zealand septet’s origins as a jam band have lent unrelentingly upbeat vibes to their genre mash-ups, catching the eyes and ears of feel-good festivals across the globe. Freddy’s fusion of shoulder jutting jazzy breaks with hip-shakingly hypnotic horns has fuelled dancefloors from Hong Kong to Cape Town, and their knack for persistently mind-expanding rhythms has seen their fan base swell across the globe. Their latest show in the city offers them opportunity to showcase their extensive discography, still to follow up 2015’s ‘Bays’. Support comes from neo-soul songstress Ladi6.
Fat Freddy’s Drop perform at Academy 1 on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November. Tickets for their appearance on Sunday 4th are available here.