Fancy Bastard
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Fancy Bastard

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TBA album currently in production, in-studio February - approx. release April '07.

As Is (live) - 2005 (47th Street Records)


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Fancy Bastard has a sound that is their own. You can't classify it as just funk, but it's deep in the pocket and will get you moving. You can't classify it as just rock, but the Bastard will bring the heat and can make the head bang! It's not just jam music, but they will take every song to different heights and into new territory each night. It's just great music, brought fresh.

The band was formed in the fall of 2004 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by four local musicians. Mike Fiman (Guitar), John Henderson (Drums), and Brad Solheim (Guitar) began jamming together in a warehouse months before the band was truly born. The addition of bassist Neil Johnson led to the creation of the name Fancy Bastard. Barry Campbell (Keyboards) joined in July of 2005, adding texture and technology to the sound.

Fancy Bastard has shared the stage with such notable acts as The Breakfast, Green Lemon, Wookiefoot, God Johnson, Fat Maw Rooney, Hyentyte, Gypsyfoot, WBPN and The New Primitives.

A wide spectrum of influences have helped shape this band, including: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, MMW, Grateful Dead, AC/DC, James Brown, George Clinton, Soul Coughing, KC & The Sunshine Band, Yes, Pink Floyd, Mr. Eddie Van Halen and many more.