Fat Picnic’s members all hail from a funky little town called Fat City. During their adolescence, the members met while working at the local funk factory. The young members completed their apprenticeships in various fields: some worked under the groovesmith hammering out solid rhythmic foundations, others were tailors specialising in deep pocket and some worked under the royal locksmith, specialising in finding the right key. Defending the factory were brave young soldiers armed with explosive melodies, riffs and swells, some of which would go on to become the Fat Picnic horn section.
Some years later, Fat City was overturned by bandits! In response, a group of young citizens banded together to resist their un-funky cause. The young citizens blasted the bandits with really catchy horn lines, great dancing tempos and ridiculously fun live shows. Dazzled by groove, the bandits were left helpless. By nightfall the city was returned to its true owners and a movement was formed. Their leader, Hughie suggested calling the group, ‘Obese Alfresco Dining’. However, after consideration, the group decided to call themselves Fat Picnic instead, united by a funky mission: “To spread love and good vibes!”
These days Fat Picnic is a soul-ska explosion that preaches punchy horn lines and bangin’ reggae beats - culminating in an energetic and infectious live show! Corrupted by an unquenchable lust for groove and outstanding noises, their music ranges across dub, funk, soul & ska. Simply put, there just ain’t no party like a Fat Picnic party!