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Fat Man Waving


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Jazzy pop

Status:

Group has disbanded. Final release, The Habit of Gravity (1995)

See also:

Wikipedia's entry on Fat Man Waving.

The Ectophiles' Guide pages for Rebecca Campbell's solo work, her backup work for Jane Siberry, and her Three Sheets to the Wind project.

Comparisons:

Lively as cajun/creole. A little like some of Meryn Cadell's faster songs.

Covers/own material:

Most material written by band members, some covers

General comments:

This band creates a lively jazzy, spicey pop, and lead singer Rebecca Campbell has a gorgeous, deep yet light and high voice. Fun jazzy, swingy, rocky music. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Parade

Recordings:


Parade

Release info:

1991—Canal Records, P.O. Box 57029, 797 Somerset St. West., Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 1A1, Canada—Canal 258CD

Availability:

Probably easiest to find in Ottawa, Canada

Ecto priority:

High for lovers of lively jazz

Group members:

Rebecca Campbell—lead & backing vocals
Fred Guignon—guitars, backing vocals
Peter Kiesewalter—keyboards, soprano saxophone, accordion, backing vocals
Ross Murray—drums, percussion, backing vocals
James Stephens—bass, fiddle, cittern, acoustic guitar, backing vocals

Guest artists:

Danny Artuso—pedal steel
Andrea Karam—backing vocals
Kirk MacDonald—tenor saxophone
Ian Mackie—percussion
Bill Rowat—trumpet
John Switzer—backing vocals, assistant to the accordionist

Produced by:

John Switzer

Comments:

Highly enjoyable when I'm in the mood for something energetic and bouncy. The first song, "(Ain't No More) Train To Ride" is definitely my favourite and seems like a perfect example of what they're so good at: lively, powerful, enjoyable music. (Neile)

The Habit of Gravity

Release info:

1995—Aquarius Records, 1445 Lambert Closse, Suite 200, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1Z5, Canada—Q200576

Availability:

Canadian stores that carry music from smaller labels

Ecto priority:

High for lovers of lively pop music

Group members:

Rebecca Campbell—vocals, percussion
Fred Guignion—electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
Peter Kiesewalter—piano, keyboards, accordion, clarinet, vocals
Ian Mackie—drum kit, percussion
James Stephens—electric basses, acoustic guitar, fiddles, viola, cittern, banjo, vocals

Guest artists:

Danny Artuso—pedal steel
Mark Ferguson—trombone
John Geggie—upright bass
Bill Rowat—trumpet
Sara Seck—flute
John Switzer—electric bass, vocals

Produced by:

John Switzer

Comments:

More of their great jazzy pop. If you like the previous album you're sure to like this. It seems to have a little more mainstream pop sound and song influence than Parade, which is why I like it just a little bit less. (Neile)

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