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‘Cheap Fakes. 4YO. Looking for passionate, sweet and classy audience. Must be genuine. We are a brass funk six-piece that’s fuelled by a bluesy soul with a hint of rock. We are a much loved live band from South East Queensland’s music scene. You must be the same.’
With two well received albums to their credit (2010’s ‘Stones & Sticks’ and 2012’s ‘Hand Me Downs’) and a resume littered with countless national supports (including The Black Seeds and Kora) as well as local billing with Cody Chesnutt, Charles Bradley and Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Cheap Fakes are preparing themselves for the spring release of their third longplayer, ‘Modern Vintage’.
Recorded with Grammy nominated John Merchant (Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz and Bee Gees) Cheap Fakes brought the American producer out to Australia for the ‘Modern Vintage’ sessions at world class Heliport Studios during January 2014.
As the autumn winds chill you can expect to find Cheap Fakes at any number of live venues as they build momentum ahead of the ‘Modern Vintage’ release. And with the band having graced the stages of Valley Fiesta and Island Vibe, next summer looks like reaping a bumper crop for the dapper dressed lads who currently call Brisbane home.