The Georgia Fats at Lorenzo's Cafe
The Georgia Fats are a new band made up of three members with long histories in Canadian Music.
Starting with Barry Taylor who was a founding member in 1978 of the Young Canadians along with Art Bergmann who's song "Hawaii" is a punk anthem in Canada to this day. Barry went on to many fantastic years on the road with the infamous Roots Roundup known as Canada's ultimate punky reggae party!
Before Newfoundland’s Boyd Norman was out of his teens he had already recorded on vinyl and 8-track, worked regularly as a studio musician for CBC television, and had equipment stolen while on tour; a good start to any musical career. Boyd is also the bassist and a founding member the Rakish Angles.
Award winning guitarist Joël Fafard's career started in1997 with Winnipeg's Scruj MacDuhk, Joël went on to release nine solo albums winning a WCMA for Instrumental Album of the year, Fafard was also nominated for a Juno while getting the chance tour from New Zealand to South Africa.
Together they have started a trio that in a very short time has become greater than the sum of it's parts. What started out as an afternoon jam turned into a fill in gig, which evolved into a demo recording that turned into a five song EP. No punch ins, no over dubs, just live off the floor the way it was done a long time ago. Joel Fafard, Boyd Norman and Barry Taylor have come together from three different genres and histories to create gritty, greasy, diesel soaked blues rock with a fat groove bio engineered to get people moving.
Joël Fafard is an award winning guitarist and Juno nominee and was once part of Scrüj MacDuhk. Barry Taylor is best known as the beat keeper for Roots Round Up and The Young Canadians and Boyd Norman has held down the bottom line for Ron Hynes, Barkin’ Kettle and the Rakish Angles.