Brisbane based Cheap Fakes are a seven piece band whose sound is not confined by the limitations of styles or genres. Predominantly steeped in off beat guitars and catchy melodies, the band have been performing their fusion of funk, dub, reggae and dance music to captivated audiences since 2009.
Cheap Fakes have quickly become one of Brisbane’s most hard working live acts, performing approximately 60 gigs in their first six months of inception. Packing venues across town with their inimitable sound, the band are regular party favourites at venues such as Lock ‘n’ Load, The JOYnt, Step Inn, The Globe and The Zoo. Proving to be one of Brisbane’s most diverse live acts, Cheap Fakes also secured residencies at the likes of Conrad Treasury Premier’s Bar and Jupiters Casino Poolside.
July 2010 saw the release of Cheap Fakes highly anticipated debut album, ‘Stones and Sticks’. Recorded and produced by frontman Hayden Andrews, the album showcases the bands diversity, while at the same time creates a complete album that is engaging, uplifting and most importantly great to dance to.
The release of Stones and Sticks saw Cheap Fakes embark on their first tour, including a string of shows in North Queensland and Sydney. The interstate audiences embraced Cheap Fakes unique sound and welcomed them back without hesitation.
With an extensive catalogue of songs, the band is already in the pre-production stage of their follow up album and are planning to spend the next few months touring nationally and internationally with their Stones and Sticks release.
High five fella’s! You all deserve to take over the world with ya funkalicious vibe! Eargasm’s all round, f*ck yeah!!!!!! Spot Hartley
Heard you play tonight in QSM. I was just WOWed and when I took a closer look I realised you are all pretty damn good looking. Awesome x 2! Sadly I had no cash, I wanted a CD so bad. Megan Sheldon Murphy
Hey guys. Just heard ‘Thief’ on the radio, kicked ass! That song alone equals a CD sale for me, let me know where/when it’s available. I’ll be showing this one around for sure. Jarrad Huby
Ahhh, Cheap Fakes album is hamazzhingg! Genevieve Bufalino
You guys are amazing! Super super impressed!!!! Shellie Dewes
You guys are amazing! I had never heard of you but bought the CD straight away. What a great sound! Clara O’Loghlin
Never heard of you guys before today but your music is amazing. Keep it up :) Letitia Markham
EPIC show Saturday night at The Exchange! Love the CD! Thank you. Alexandra Bridie Starnes
Totally awesome gig guys! Wow! Thank you! Can’t wait until your CD comes out! Yvania Bartholomeusz
Public Safety Announcement: If you suffer from funk-flu, be sure to stay well clear of Lock ‘n’ Load tomorrow night (26/3). Rumour has it CHEAP FAKES will be infesting the place between the hours of 10pm and 1am. Symptoms may include an uncontrollable urge to dance, perennial funk-face and a serious case of 'biskit nutz'. Scott Bignell
Did not see the above announcement, went to Lock ‘n’ Load yesterday and suffered from all of the symptoms. Is it a permanent condition? I hope so, it was great guys! Julien Reungoat