Cheap fakes bio

Cheap Fakes are a much loved six-piece live band from South East Queensland’s music scene, ready to unleash their pop infused, brass fuelled funk and ska sounds to audiences across the country.

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, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Cheap Fakes are a force to be reckoned with.

2015 is shaping up to be the bands biggest year yet as they prepare for the release of their third longplayer, ‘Modern Vintage’. Recorded with Grammy nominated John Merchant (Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Bee Gees and Barbara Streisand) Cheap Fakes brought the American producer out to Australia for the ‘Modern Vintage’ sessions at world class Heliport Studios.

You can expect to find Cheap Fakes at any number of live venues as they build momentum ahead of the winter release of the new album. And with the band having already graced the stages of Valley Fiesta, Caloundra Music Festival, Big Pineapple Music Festival, Island Vibe, Golden Days and more, next summer looks like reaping a bumper crop for the dapper dressed lads who currently call Brisbane home.

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Management | Rebecca Andrews | AUS |



Cheap Fakes - Baby It's A Good Song (Official Video)

Cheap Fakes - Just In Case - Official Video (Mar 2015)

Cheap Fakes - The Making Of 'Modern Vintage' (Jan 2014)

Cheap Fakes - Sand On The Beach - Official Video (Jul 2012)

Cheap Fakes - All I Know - Official Video (Jul 2011)

gig guide


FRI 9 October // THE TRIFFID // Newstead

SUN 11 October // MIAMI MARKETTA // Miami

FRI 16 October // SOLBAR // Maroochydoore

THU 29 October // TOKIO HOTEL LIVE // Darling Harbour, Sydney

FRI 30 October // THE JUNKYARD // Maitland

SAT 31 October // GRANITE TOWN FESTIVAL // Moruya

SAT 7 November // ORIGINALS FESTIVAL // Coolum Beach

THU 12 November // YAH YAH'S // Fitzroy, Melbourne

FRI 13 November // SOOKI LOUNGE // Belgrave, Melbourne

SUN 15 November // BULIMBA FESTIVAL (Lunch On The Lawn) // Bulimba

FRI 20 November // MULLUM MUSIC FESTIVAL // Mullumbimby

SUN 13 December // PEREGIAN ORIGINALS // Peregian Beach

SUN 27 December - FRI 1 January // WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL // Woodford