Production, bass, guitar & loops - Musicman Mike Freear
Vocals, vibes and crowd control - Kathika
drums & LOOPS - Charlie Stirzaker
trombone, vocals & boundless enthusiasm - Joe Rogers
Heavy-metal Pete Howarth
Dance leader Lizzie West
Brighton's own Aurora Starr
Smokin' Adelina Shay
Shy retring Hannah Lou
photographer/Dancer Leora Bermeister
Referee Cam Stradeski
Slamboree has manifested itself in many different guises over the years to form an 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."