Once described as ‘simply the best party band ever’ by compatriot Hot Dub Time Machine, Australian six-piece Furnace and the Fundamentals are bringing their dynamic, high-octane, live shows and extensive songbook of classic covers to the UK this August for an 13-date summer tour.
Known as bona-fide party starters with their lively on stage antics, the group brings together an eclectic style of indie, rock and pop with the sole purpose of getting people off their seats and on to the dance floor.
From The Beatles to Beyonce, Michael Jackson to Mark Ronson, Queen to Daft Punk and everything in between, Furnace and The Fundamentals deliver some of the best songs of all time with all the character of the original, but twice the energy.
Drawing on the talented musicianship and stunning stage presence of Elliott ‘Furnace’ Crane (lead vocals), Digby Robinson (lead guitar), Lachlan ‘Pluto’ Nicolson (keys) , Marcus Anderson (bass), Tom Mackenzie (guitar) and Mike Solo (drums), who by day work across a myriad of industries, the band look to distinguish themselves as the ‘best party band of all time’ by night.
Labelling themselves as ‘musical chameleons with a sense of humour’ the band are a tight-knit unit, full of energy, aiming to provide engaging live performances. Having amassed a fan base of thousands across Australia, Furnace have played at some of the country’s most iconic venues including Falls Festival, the Perth and Adelaide Fringe, New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour, as well as the city’s historic Enmore Theatre.
However, their soaring fame has also stemmed from impromptu office romance serenades, their self-produced music mash up spectacular ‘Furnapalooza’ and best of all, an original 80’s style Fitness video, aptly named ‘Fitness with Furnace’.
Now, the band are bringing their non-stop party performances to two huge nights at the Edinburgh FringeFestival, amongst a 13-date UK tour that sees them headline shows in London, Leicester and Cambridge, as well as appearances at Propaganda parties across the country. With their first headline show in London already sold out, the band’s debut UK tour promises to be one of the hot tickets this summer.
Dates: Fri 4 Aug @ Propaganda – The Waterfront, Norwich Sat 5 Aug @ Propaganda – Electric Ballroom, London Sun 6 Aug @ The Islington, London (headline) Tue 8 Aug @ The Islington, London (headline) – SOLD OUT Wed 9 Aug @ Firebug, Leicester (headline) Fri 11 Aug @ Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh w/Hot Dub Sat 12 Aug @ Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh w/Hot Dub Thu 17 Aug @ Propaganda – Plug, Sheffield Fri 18 Aug @ Propaganda – Liquid Room, Edinburgh Wed 23 Aug @ The Portland Arms, Cambridge (headline) Thu 24 Aug @ Surya, London (headline) Fri 25 Aug @ Propaganda – 02 Academy, Birmingham Sat 26 Aug @ Propaganda – The Fleece, Bristol