Brisbanes 6 headed, genre defying beast are Australias best blend of massive soul-soaked, brass-fuelled pop, funk, and ska. Cheap Fakes continue to bring their unique and energetic music to masses of listeners and live audiences worldwide.
Born in 2009 from a dream to bring a new and unique sound to the Brisbane masses, Cheap Fakes have since sculpted an ever-growing fan base from their extensive touring and ever-evolving discography. Never keen to languish in the still waters of comfort, Cheap Fakes have pushed out and taken chances on all three of their major releases: 2010’s Stone’s & Sticks, 2013’s Hand Me Downs and 2015’s Modern Vintage. 2018 will see the release of the Fakes’ fourth studio album, with its first two singles, “Touch n Go” and “Sisters”, already making waves.
Despite the excellent reception of the recorded material, Cheap Fakes treat playing live as a completely different beast & have been a long-shining light on the live scene. Whether supporting such titans as Sublime, Cody Chesnutt, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, or The Black Seeds, establishing themselves as a festival favourite from sweltering sets at Woodford Folk Festival, Big Pineapple Festival, Valley Fiesta, or Caloundra Music Festival (to name a few) or their own electrifying headline tours of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and beyond, Cheap Fakes have confidently entrenched themselves as a welcome fixture of Australia’s live music landscape.