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By any definition of the word, the Fatback Band are a truly remarkable group and their leader, drummer Bill Curtis, is an inspirational musician. Bill and the band's career CV reads like a history of black, popular American music over the last seventy odd years. The Fatback Band have played jazz (of all kinds of hues), R+B (real R+B, that is), funk, disco, rap, hip-hop, nu-soul, modern soul, neo soul, classic soul and any other damn genre that musicologists dream up. What's more, Bill and the Fatbacks have played with many seminal names in Black Music's vibrant story.
I mean -Commodores,  George Clinton,James Brown, Brother Johnson,Patti Labelle, B.B. King,  Ohio Player, Pleasure.Betty Wright, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin ... to complete the list would take far too long and only be labouring the point. Gig-wise, the band have played everywhere and anywhere - from weddings and bar- mitzvahs in seedy bars and social centres to prestigious shows in some of the world's best theatres and concert halls. In 2004, Bill even led his band on stage at the Glastonbury Festival 2004, The Big Chill 2005, The Womark Festival in Spain 2006. They played at the Jazz Cafe in London and at Southport's Weekender in 2007. Record-wise, the Fatback Band's 2004 album, the wonderful "Second Generation", is every bit as fresh and vital as the group's first real recordings for the Perception label way back in the early seventies. now with  their new live Album "Live in Tokyo 2006" and  soon release  new Dance single " Feel The Fire" But - and that's a very big BUT, the story of the Fatback Band and Bill Curtis goes way, way back - back to the days of the chittlin' circuit, the juke joint, and the smoky jazz cellar. The fact that the Fatback Band are still doing it - and doing it so strongly - surely makes them "The Last of The Great Dance Bands".



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Associated Booking Corp.
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the Fatback Band worldwide contact:
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Bill Curtis
Fatback Band