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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFM
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"Calvin Danies, Yorkton This Week newspaper Oct. 31, 2007 - Yorkton, SK. Canada"

"The pedigree and polish is there to make Building Full Of Blues a winner. This is a CD that is well worth grabbing" - Calvin Danies, Yorkton This Week newspaper Oct. 31, 2007 - Yorkton, SK. Canada


"Roger Gatchet, KVRX, Austin, Texas"

"I really love the new Fathead album (Building Full Of Blues). This is some infectious stuff, so original and refreshing. It's definitely on my top 10 albums of the year list!" - Roger Gatchet, KVRX, Austin, Texas


"Triple R Radio, The Netherlands"

"The Canadian based and Juno Award winning band "Fathead" have recorded "Building Full of Blues" on the Electro-Fi label, a strong CD with lots of variety in it. Guest vocalist Shakura S'Aida does a great job on the album. Fathead is as steady as a rock, yet smooth as silk. The songs: "Jellyfish Blues", "Fire in the Hole" and "Building Full of Blues" are jewels. Now I know why this band has already won one Juno Award. Now go on guys...you are ready for the second!" - Triple R Radio, The Netherlands


"Blues Review magazine (U.S.)"

"The joy, love and appreciation in the music here is infectious. These Canadians deliver the goods. - Blues Review magazine (U.S.)


"Blueprint magazine (Britain)"

"Fathead play like a band at the top of their game and you owe it to yourself to lend 'em an ear." - Blueprint magazine (Britain)


"Levon Helm"

"Fathead is one of the best bands I've heard in a long while! The new disc (First Class Riff-Raff) is outstanding. I just love it." - Levon Helm


"Scene magazine (Canada)"

"A great CD by a Canadian band that has paid its dues... all the songs are standouts" - Scene magazine (Canada)


"Edmonton Journal"

"...there was no mistaking the sound of a group of players who have been in each other's hip pocket for a lengthy spell. Tight, committed, focused and multi-faceted craftsmen can't help but make for an entertaining evening." - Edmonton Journal


"Andy Grigg, REAL BLUES magazine"

"...there is something goin' on with this band. It's one of those rare, much sought after but seldom achieved chemical/spiritual/musical/ reactions that happen when all the right ingredients come together: talent, personality, humour, united vision and and a little bit of hoodoo/voodoo. These guys have got a sound and identity that is quickly establishing them as Canada's top band." - Andy Grigg, REAL BLUES magazine


Discography

Building Full of Blues - Electro-Fi 3402
Livelier Than Ever! - FH 1388
First Class Riff-Raff - Electro-Fi 3374
Where's Your Head At? Electro-Fi 3365
Blues Weather Electro-Fi CD3357
Fathead RDR - CD1707

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Bio

Formed in 1992, FATHEAD has developed a distinctive & unique sound characterized by solid grooves, soul-drenched melodies and ace musicianship- allowing the band to pack multiple music genres into a Blues Tour De Force.

Fathead's incendiary live shows have taken them far and wide, performing across the continent at high profile events such as Fredericton's Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, The Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, The Montreal International Jazz Fest, The Toronto Soul & Blues Fest, Festival By The Sea in New Brunswick, and Playing With Fire in Omaha, Nebraska. They have performed in Washington, DC for the Canadian Embassy, at Buffalo's Lafayette Tap Room Blues Festival, at Virginia's famed Birchmere Theater, and have opened for blues icon B.B. King at Massey Hall in Toronto. The band also backed the late Chicago bluesman Little Mack Simmons on two fine albums that were critically acclaimed internationally.

The group's indie debut CD "Fathead" landed them a recording contract with Electro-Fi Records. "Blues Weather", the band's sophomore 1998 release, garnered a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) for Blues Recording Of The Year. "Where's Your Head At?" was a strong follow up in 2000 and earned several Maple Blues Award nominations, while "First Class Riff-Raff" won the Canadian Indie Award (2002) and was also nominated for a Juno. "Livelier Than Ever!" was independently released in 2005, capturing the band in full throttle. Their discs have garnered rave reviews world wide, making FATHEAD one of Canad's top roots acts.

With the release of "Building Full Of Blues" in 2007, the band reaches new heights with their strongest piece of work to date. Beautifully recorded and boasting well crafted material along with stellar performances, this will not only satisfy the fans, but will win over new ones as well. Marrying blues with elements of soul, R&B, and a little bit of funk, Fathead has a sound immediately recognizable as their own. They will be touring extensively this year in support of the new disc.
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