ABOUT SLAMBOREE

Production, bass, guitar & loops - Musicman Mike Freear

Musicman Mike Freear - production, bass, guitar and loops for Slamboree
Slamboree's MC and powerhouse singer Kathika Rabbit in golden horns outfit

MC and powerhouse singer - Kathika Rabbit

Charlie Stirzaker, Slamboree's mega-drummer

drums & LOOPS - Charlie Stirzaker

Joe Rogers - Slamboree's favourite tombonist

Crowd-controller and trombonist  - Joe Rogers

Heavy metal Pete Howarth drills up a storm on stage for Slamboree

Heavy-metal Pete Howarth

Slamboree dance leader Liz West with her unfeasibly large dress

Dance leader Lizzie West

Aurora Starr peforming on stage with Slamboree

Brighton's own Aurora Starr

Slamboree dancer Adelina Shay on stage enjoying a fag-break

Smokin' Adelina Shay

Hannah Lou on stage with Slamboree in subdued attire

Shy retring Hannah Lou

Leora Bermeister joins Slamboree onstage for Shellshock

photographer/Dancer Leora Bermeister

Cam Stradeski keeping order on stage with Slamboree

Referee Cam Stradeski

Slamboree has manifested itself in many different guises over the years​ to form a​n ​anarchic pack of revolutionary performers and musicians that have poured their hearts, energy​ and pure insanity into a unique and extravagant stage experience.

 

The idea first​ hatched in the deepest darkest crevices of multi-award winning musician Mike Freear’s mind. After many years of immersing himself in music and performance, Mike Freear set about​ reproducing the musical ideas that had been ricocheting off the inside of his brain by bringing ​them​ to life on stage for audiences​ as delightfully twisted as himself.

 

Whilst fervently writing and producing music,​ he surrounded himself​ with a collective of friends that provided inspiration and echoed​ his ideas of weaving together live electronic music and theatrical performance. The result was bringing a music video to life on stage and fuelling each show with raw talent and audience energy became a signature of Slamboree performances. 

 

The electric stage shows resonated with audiences ​and word quickly spread of around the world which saw Slamboree appearing at festivals and events across Australia, the Americas, Europe and all four corners of the UK.

 

After several years of road-hardening and line up morphosis​, ​Slamboree became fronted by​ vocal powerhouse and linguistic snake charmer Kathika Rabbit and not long after, ​the stage show grew larger, ​guided by the tantalising visuals of theatrical ​and artistic director Lizzie West.

 

Slamboree has now grown into a world wide phenomenon, honing the band's distinctive collective consciousness that shapes their sound, performance and everything in between. ‘The Long Game' has been a long time coming. But there's no doubt about it. You'll hear them coming and they're coming in full force...

If you were going to design the perfect festival band this would be it. There is nothing self conscious here.
 
This is not introspective indie but a full on no holds barred circus cabaret extravagant that really rocks...they mesmerise with their kinetic action.
- JOHN ROBB (LOUDER THAN WAR) -
"Guided by his trusted colleagues Mike is now writing and producing music with the fire, passion and energy the live show evokes in people. Taking his music tools with him everywhere he goes and always leaving the doors open for collaborations (which will also start manifesting on his label Slam Inc) Mike's been sitting on the production of the Slamboree debut album for quite some time. We're playing the long game after all."