Fat Freddy's Drop are a seven-piece roots, dub, reggae, jazz, soul band from Wellington, New Zealand. Formed in the late 1990's around Wellington's small, close-knit music scene, the group's current and former members continued to play with other bands during much of their history. Fat Freddy's Drop is known for their live performances —improvised jam sessions. Songs appearing on their albums are gradually put together during several years of performances while touring.
The group began gaining international recognition in 2003 after their single Midnight Marauders was picked up by club disk jockeys in Europe. Their first studio album Based on a True Story was received very positively from European and Oceanic media after its release in 2006. It became the first independently distributed album to debut at first place on the New Zealand music charts, and won the Highest Selling NZ Album award. Fat Freddy's Drop continues to tour Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Freddy's_Drop