Federation of the Disco Pimp

Federation of the Disco Pimp

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR
BandR&BFunk

Providing unstoppable grooves since 2010, Award Winning* Federation of the Disco Pimp are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern funk. Combining elements of Old-School Funk, Disco, Psychedelic and Jazz, this 7-piece band of Scots are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets.

*2016 'Best Live Performance' Sunday Herald Cultural Award

Biography

"God bless Federation of the Disco Pimp!"

CRAIG CHARLES (Funk and Soul Show, BBC6 Music)


"The hottest Scottish funk since the Average White Band"

 JAZZ FM


"This record is the illest!"

JOEL HAMILTON (Producer of Tom Waits, Gil Scott-Heron, Nina Simone) 

Providing unstoppable grooves since 2010, Federation of the Disco Pimp are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern funk. Combining elements of Old-School Funk, Disco, Psychedelic and Jazz, this 7-piece band of Scots are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets. 

Championed by funk legend Craig Charles (BBC6), Stephen Duffy on The Jazz House BBC Radio Scotland and Christian Bragg on Jazz Fm, FOTDP have gained a solid reputation in the UK funk scene resulting in further live performances supporting Craig Charles across the UK. 

2014 saw FOTDP being resident house band on BBCOnes 'Tonight at the Games' for 10 nights during the Commonwealth games, featuring on BBCThree every night during the games to close their coverage, House band for a special on BBC2's 'Newsnight' live from the Fringe 'Referendum Special' as well as live in-studio sessions on BBC6's 'Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show' & BBCRadio Scotland's 'Jazz House on Radio Scotland' to name a few highlights.

 New record 'Inamorata' was recorded & produced at Studio G 5000, Brooklyn NY by Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Justin Timberlake) & special guest artists - Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Aaron Livingston (Sonlittle), Dave Guy (The Roots/Daptones), Sasha Dobson (Nora Jones / Puss n Boots) & more.  


Following a successful debut release on Japanese label P-Vine Records in 2011, FOTDP finally release their first full-length album, 'More Than Dancing', this year. Produced by Brooklyn-based legend Joel Hamilton (Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Justin Timberlake, Lettuce) More Than Dancing has already achieved A-playlist radio selection nationally and further international radio exposure.

Federation of the Disco Pimp have toured UK, Europe & North America support International artists including -

 

 George Clinton & Parliament, Family Stone, Fred Wesley & the JB’s, Giles Peterson, Roots Manuva, Craig Charles, Lee Fields, The James Taylor Quartet The Neil Cowley Trio, Hot 8 Brass Band.

 

FOTDP released their first full UK album ‘More than Dancing’ on September 2012. This coincided with it’s Japanese release of the album through P-Vine Records and celebrates the second album released in Japan from FOTDP via P-Vine.

 

Already to be featured on their fourth compilation album released via P-Vine Records, is their 3rd with them & 1 with Freestyle Records Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Compilation.