Fat As Fuck
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Fat As Fuck

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Psychedelic




"Fat As Fuck's Interview with "I Scream Music" for Album Fundraiser Show"

As versatile as the word f*** itself, Fat As Fuck or F.A.F as they are often ascribed by the faint of heart and moms alike, are as f***ing unreal as the f*** that f***ed them into f***ing existence… true f***ing story.

At only four years old to date, the band had its humble beginnings jamming in basements and at parties, playing for friends and friends of friends. They went by the description “The 69 Simons street dance band“. 69 Simons Street was in fact the address that band members Nic, Tom, John, and more than occasionally Julian, were living at the time.

Since forming in October of 2010 the band has undergone a couple of member changes, some “trimming of the fat” if you will, and a number of name changes as well. So after a couple of back and forth’s, some opposition, and naturally having to accept that the bands name may and does offend some people ‘Fat As Fuck was solidified. So how did the band come up with the controversial name? During an outing to MacDonalds no less, which I assume is a rare occurrence for the health conscious boys.

Upon entering the fast-food restaurant they noticed that “there were just fat people all about, including us, gorging ourselves on this disgusting food, and someone said, Steve I think, said ‘that person is fat as f***!’ and we were looking for a band name at the time and we just thought that was a funny name, and the rest of the story just writes itself.” Trumpet player Tom Moffett doesn’t think the name really describes the bands music at all, but with their fatty base, dripping drums, deliciously flavored guitar, full-bodied trombone, smoky drizzled sax, succulent marinated trumpet, and sizzling synthesizer­­ I would have to disagree. I guarantee that the bands juicy mouth-watering fusion will have you coming back so often for second, third and fourth helpings of deep-fried groove that even the most committed vegan or Vaguen (a vaguely or sometimes vegan) could risk becoming Fat As F***!!

When asked how they would hope a fan of their music would describe their sound to someone who has never heard their material before, the response was a definitive, “I don’t know you just have to see it. It’s a weird and fun dance-able experience with some satanic and angelic influences. You can isolate some of our songs and call it a funk, punk, or metal song. But as a whole our sound is a little harder to fit a frame around, when it comes down to it, fun and energy are the reoccurring themes in our music. Those are our two rules.”

You can call them a psychedelic, dance, funk, electronic instrumental band and you would still fall short of encapsulating the true visceral experience their music is able to create. F.A.F has an eccentric sound that is uniquely their own. A sound that is the culminating mish-mash of the seven members different influences including artists like John Zorn. It’s no wonder why people often ask them “if they were on drugs during their performances or were under the influence while writing their songs” Their music has certain distinct qualities that can transport your mind and soul, not unlike the state I imagine a drug like say heroin can fabricate. So for anyone considering the transition to hard drugs, I recommend implementing a little F.A.F therapy instead. The boys admit that since deciding to take their music seriously, rather than committing to “a two hour waste of time every week” they need to stay focused in order to execute the often complex arrangements in their music.

I was fortunate enough to listen to some of the bands new material including a three part “Suit about Krampus” and if that description both intrigues and confuses you, you’re on the right track. The three part instrumental saga tells the story of the European folklore character Krampus.

Have you ever wondered if a fate worse than no presents under the tree awaits the nasty and naughty children at Christmas time? Well, those eccentric Europeans believed that the hairy, cloven hooved, thick horned and long pointy tongued beast would capture the really naughty children in a sack and carry them away to his lair where he would employ one of his many violent and sadistic punishments. Lets just say Krampus makes juvenile boot camp seem like a luxury vacation, and at the very least those children live through the ordeal.

The song is directly inspired by Naked City (John Zorn) and is full of surprises, musical twists and turns, some chorus chanting and an expert maniacal laugh courtesy of Trombone player Nathan Dell-Vandenberg. During the interview Nathan mentioned that when they perform the “The Krampus Suit” they plan to go all out with costumes, but this will by no means be the groups first foray into the theatrics. One of the most standout characteristics about the band is the identical white cover-all painters suits and the blue eye shadowed, rosy-pink cheeked masks they wear during performances.

“One really cool side-effect of the costumes is sometimes when we go out for a smoke or whatever after a performance people will come up to us and they don’t know who you were, they ask oh what were you playing? It’s cool, something about that is more interesting than oh nice guitar playing or something. They don’t see the performance and say ‘oh I’m gonna’ tell that drummer he’s great,’ they say wow you guys were great, because they don’t even know what instrument you played and they don’t care, but that’s cool. It’s better to transcend those minor details like what instrument we played or what chord was that? When you make it about a bigger broader experience, that’s something.”

Fat As Fuckis comprised of seven members who all bring their own style, skill sets, and influences into play. The band consists of Tom Moffett playing trumpet, Jonathan Amador on bass, Nic Ladouceur on guitar, Nathan Del-Vandenberg playing trombone, Steve Lavery on the keys, John Hyde on drums, and Julian Nalli playing the sax.

Make sure to join the band on the 21st of June at the Moskito + Bite for a performance that is sure to be fun as f***. The show is being advertised as a fundraiser aimed at funding the completion of the album the band has been working on for the past three years. Check out the link below for ticket info and more information about the bands upcoming show.

So what advice does the band have for anyone looking to start his or her own instrumental band? “Get into Real Estate!” says trumpet player Tom Moffett. Well that’s definitely one way to go.

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"Nuite Blanche Toronto FAF Busking 2012 Review"

Out of some pleasant late-hours Nuit Blanche wanderings, I'd say three things stick out in my mind: Planes, an "equipment piece" from 1968 with film projected against wall-climbing dancers was an uncanny, unsettling experience while Cent une tueries de zombies, an expertly-crafted montage of Zombie Death scenes showing at the TIFF Lightbox was splendid entertainment.

But the most fun came from this completely unofficial random encounter at the corner of Trinity-Belwoods. There was a decent ring of people when I stopped to listen to the psychedelic prog/funk sounds coming a group of masked, biohazard-suited men. By the time Fat As Fuck finished, there were a couple hundred people on hand, plus a lightshow provided by a visiting firetruck. Stirring stuff, and an excellently-executed intervention into the nuit. This is presented in full-spectrum nuit blanche fidelity, meaning you should be able to hear the screeching audience members, barking dogs and so on.

P.S.: The "Open Call" for Nuit Blanche 2013 begins today. This is where NB should go: there's a more-than-critical mass of people wandering around, so take whatever you do, and just go do it in public. If you're an artist, find a projector and a blank wall. If you have a band, get a generator and find a wide spot on the sidewalk. Create random encounters! Curate yourself! - Mechanical Forest Sound



FAT AS FUCK - self titled


01 (Johnny Doesn't Drink) Kraken (Anymore...)
02 The Legend of Raiden Trad
03 From the Sky to the Ground
04 Easy As DABABCD
05 Civil Wargasm
06 Eight Is Never Enough
07 Punk Song



A torrid love affair once shook the very foundations of the cosmos. The Gods of music looked down on this convergence of a multitude of lusts and passions in wonderment. One day approximately 9 months later, FAT AS FUCK was born. Who was the father? King Crimson? Paul Oakenfold? Iron Maiden? Ronald McDonald? Not even Maury Povich knows for sure.

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