Fat Suit (UK)
Country : Scotland (UK)
Genre: Indie-Jazz, Funk, Folk
Label: Equinox Records
An exuberant jazz-funk-folk collective hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Fat-Suit have captured the attention of jazzers, folkies, prog-rockers and ravers alike. The 20-something musicians featured within their vaunted ranks make up the backbone of the current Scottish music scene and include a Young Scottish Jazz Musician Of The Year, a Young Scottish Folk Musician Of The Year and a celebrated Indian Raga Pianist amongst others. They embrace a seamless mix of musical styles, with the priority being to evoke maximum joy through energetic live performance.
The harder you try describe what they do, the further you’re likely to get away from it. We could indulge the musical in-jokes of the myriad players who mash up genres with irritatingly casual virtuosity all day, but in a short space of time they’ve established a musical identity that has a strong and singular personality, for all the numbers that are involved in shaping it. Constantly evolving and mutating, this is a band that is always on the move, with musical ideas to burn.
In 2017 they won ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Album’ for their third full-length release ‘Atlas’ at the Scottish Jazz Awards. Jazzwise magazine called them ‘Ones To Watch’ in 2015, and the BBC have championed their cause since the beginning, regularly featuring them on radio and inviting them into the studio for live performances - including the biggest ever BBC Introducing session. The musicianship is top-notch, but the biggest impression left on audiences who come to see Fat-Suit is the togetherness, interaction and infectious energy bursting from the stage. This is a party curated by a new generation of musicians, and they invite you to join.
“One of the best bands in British music, full stop.” BBC Scotland
“Celebratory music, a veritable Mardi Gras.” The Herald
“A showcase of sonic domination. One to dance at.” STV
Fat-Suit Press Quotes
The Partae Interview (Dec 2017)
Album Press Releases