This is a website dedicated to the UK musician: Fat Old Man
19th Feb An old photo of Fat Old Man when he was in his 20s added to The Odd Box Gallery. Very much a case of Thin Young Man
28th January An old photo from the 80s has resurfaced. It is the last photo in the normal gallery. 2 photos added to the Mrs Fat Gallery. A new track soon and a new album after that.
31st December Fat Old Man wishes everyone a happy new year. There will be a new album of original tracks sometime next year and mybe even a few gigs (covid 19 depending). Expect new photos etc very soon.
5th November A piece of artwork and a a very short Halloween video (at the bottom) were added to the Mrs Fat Page.
25th October We ve had several complaints that the bass is overwhelming in How Soon Is Now on the CD version. We are looking into this. At the moment we suggest turn the bass down on your playing device, while Fat Old Man looks to remix it for CDs and stereos (not mobiles). Then if you email us with an address, we can resend a new version of the CD!! Sorry.
11th September If you want to buy a CD instead of downloading Rewriting History it is now available from the shop. The critically acclaimed Middle Aged Fantasies is now available from the shop as a CD too (it is still available from the main download/streaming sites)
10th September A link to download the finished album, Rewriting History with cover art, is now available to download from a link on the Rewriting History Page. Until it has been trialed for a while the songs will still be available to play from the same this page.
Welcome to the new site and yes it does look a lot like the old site. Remember if you want to stream or download tracks or albums. Fat Old Man has many albums out on itunes, spotify, amazon etc. so while we are sorting out this site you can still have your Fat Old Man fix.
Rewriting History (Fat Old Man’s new cover versions album) will soon be finished and when it is you will be able to download the whole album from the link that will be provided. Up until then we will try and add a few tracks to this site. Remember this album will not be released on streaming site.
One of our favourite gigging artists here is Fat Old Man, with a stunnimg collection of albums under his belt and a perpetual movement approach to gigging.
…is the Fat Old Man, a fixture of the live circuit over the last (gord knows how many) years, and a supreme, punk songwriter of the old school. But much as I’d love to introduce you to his music, that will have to wait for another day as this is instead the first instalment of a journey that will see us tiptoe through the tulips of a guitar collection as idiosyncratic as the man himself, that is never straightforward, always visually intriguing but never forgets that each guitar is a tool and has to earn its corn…
If you are new to Fat Old Man’s eccentricities, I recommend his new album, The World According to Fat Old Man. It has a much more mainstream sound than his previous albums but it still has enough convention breaking madness for his hardcore fans. Songs that particularly stand out are I Don’t Want and Little Miss Perfect.
he is bonkers cool, which we like lotso
weirder than mike skinner; easier to dance to than syd barrett
I was intrigued by Fat Old Man’s material! “I Think But I Don’t Know” I felt blended particularly nicely Fat Old Man’s fascinating lyrics and excellent musical backing tracks. Really unique, inventive music – usually all too much of a rarity in today’s music scene!
First-rate chip-shop hip-hop from the Becks-guzzling bard of Eastbourne (or lard of Eastbourne, depending on your point of view?). Home-made gems such as The Smaller Slice Of Cake and Eastbourne Pier Burning …
“The most surprising thing about Fat old Man’s music is how diverse it is Fat Old Man manages to blend so many genres together and it came out sounding great. Very few artists can genre jump and it come out being decent, let alone very well put together like this. Each song has so many elements in it and so it is no surprise that Fat Old Man has eclectic mix of fans. He incorporates something for everyone to enjoy in his songs. The songs are happy, they are relaxing, they are silly, makes you want to dance, makes you want to think, they are fun but serious at the same time. I think too many artists are scared to experiment and cross over into new things because they are too worried about staying ‘punk’ or ‘metal’ or ‘pop’ or ‘hip hop’ or whatever it may be and they just end up sounding generic and diluted, unlike Fat Old Man.”
“Not quite as stout or aged as his name suggests, Fat Old Man looks something like a sleazier John Sessions. At one recent gig, the ironic “Bad Women and Intercourse” became an unlikely anthem adopted by the lager louts in the audience, who threw bread rolls at him until he agreed to sing it again. Fat Old Man likes a tipple on stage and is not afraid to let it all hang out while Mrs Fat operates the backing tapes and the audience is conquered by the sheer bloody cheek of his (non-) performance.”
” It reminds me of Gorillaz, yet real unique.” Spitz from The HAA Group.
“Yes, he’s fat, he’s old and he’s a man, goddamit! He also lives rather appropriately in Eastbourne where it is a tradition for old people to go to spend their twilight years. Recently, the Man has been receiving a lot of e-mails from some slightly scary gangsta rappers from East LA who for some reason think he’s a kindred spirit. A sort of grown-up, thinking man’s The Streets with a better sense of humour. Excellent new CD Eastbourne Pier Burning is out now.”
Stained: “a collection of technodelic tracks that are in keeping with the experimental spirit of early Pink Floyd.”
Comments On The Music
I cant stop listening to it not my type of music but fuckin’ hell it’s awesome
Shallow is the greatest song evR
🙂 I keep Therapy on repeat
I think I need THERAPY after lisning to your latest album:)
I thought youd be like a poor man’s Ed Sheeran. Fuk me. I was totally wrong
SUPER fat old MAN
Fat Old Man playing the blues. You better believe it
for real 🙂
Hey. Your tune Bad Women and Intercourse is amazing! I Know it’s pretty old song but still love this tune!!!
🙂 come play Newcastle soon
Hot in more ways than one
Wow! I wasn’t expecting that.
Keep up the crazy shit.Hmmmmmmmmm.
let me think I loooooove it
Your musics awesome
Great and very hard to categorise
it really is excellent
That is f?$%^&*(g brilliant, I love it 🙂
no 2 tracks the same 🙂
all great lovin your downloads
Me and my friends here listening to your Shallow its hot soundin hot!
i love you
I love your music
Really liked “Eastbourne pier Burning”, it reminds me of something but can’t think what
Enjoying your music.
I really enjoy your music
bin bouncin 2 all ur toons – up fatters
just stopped by to tell you that your music is worth listening
I love your tune Shallow
I must say you are very very talented
Liking your stuff!
by the way i love the band name haha 🙂
i like the songs 🙂
We think you’re rockin BADDASS!!
your the best =]
I love how raw the production is.
it’s like you captured a moment in time.
just listened to it again and iTunes picked figure of fun by the birthday party to go next to it. and you know what? it didn’t sit that bad. you’re in good company
great track.and really seriously good arrangement and production
your music is fun. Send good energy from Hamburg
you got it HaPpnin’………………WOW
Great Page and Style..
hey, got here via a recommendation from Emyr Thomas. Nice work!!
Your tunes kind of remind me of J.J. Burnell of The Stranglers solo album.
Your lyrics make me smile!
Loving your work
Truly awesome sound!
Some interesting things swirling round here.Liking “Repo Man” in particular.
it’s a real pleasure listening to your music! very inspired and charming!
Your music is great!! And nice sound!!!!!!!
You’ve got a nice sound.
I think but I just… is great! Keep it up 🙂
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Reviews of recent gigs:
Gig Preview:This is a rare chance to see Eastboune’s legendary, reclusive, songsmith, Fat Old Man.
It was really entertaining .The shows in Brighton & your music is fun!!
another classic F.O.M. performance!
Must say that I enjoyed your set at No Wankers Aloud last night, was most entertaining.
Fat Old Man was ace and Fat Old Man’s mate was a lunatic! Highlights for me were … Fat Old Man’s quite alarming rendition of Waiting for the Worms…
Fat Old Man’s football chant could be a hit single if he cared to put it out there into the world
The Fat Old Man is a great stage performer. Also with lots of humour!
I thought Fat Old Man’s set was rather good, different , and a bit of ob je dar
Fat Old Man has always been a big fan of Pink Floyd and has performed at Pink Floyd Tribute nights doing his psychadelic/techno versions of early Pink Floyd tracks. Fat Old Man’s cover version of Pink Floyd’s On The Run is part of Neptune Pink Floyd’s 3 CD tribute None Of Us Is Pink ans Fat Old Man’s version of Waiting For The Worms is included on Neptune Pink Floyd’s 3 CD tribute NPF Tribute Volume 2: The Return of the Sons of Neptune. Versions of Chapter 24 and Mathilda Mother were going to be included in an up and coming tribute CD set. Sadly due to copyright reasons the sets of CDs are no longer available at http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/ any more.
Fat Old Man has a couple of tracks then some artwork to design for his new covers album Rewriting History. He will try to upload as many tracks as possibly to a special page on this site, however when it is finished it will only be available in its entirety from a link given out on this site.
Fat Old Man may try and finish some unfinished tracks from Rewriting History and record Rewriting History 2, which will be given away in the same way.
Fat Old Man has started to work on a new album of original tracks. Expect it out early 2021
Fat Old Man may make an album of re-recorded tracks from bands he was in previously.