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Based On a True Story

Fat Freddy's Drop

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Customer Reviews

Awesome

It's a great album. It's almost like a twenty first century bob marley.

Moving Reggae Forward

This has been one of my go-to good times albums for the past year, Great songs, fantastic tones. Great summertime vibe.

Biography

Formed: 2001 in Wellington, New Zealand

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '00s

They've dubbed themselves "hi-tek soul," but Fat Freddy's Drop — featuring producer and leader Fitchie, vocalist Joe Dukie, saxophonist Warren Maxwell, trumpeter Toby Laing, trombonist Joe Lindsay, guitarist Tehimana Kerr, and keyboardist Iain Gordon — could just as easily be considered a modern reggae band that incorporates soul and dub. Prior to releasing their first album, 2005's Based on a True Story, they were already well-known in their native New Zealand; the album shipped gold...
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