Fat Picnic

The explosive on-stage energy of Fat Picnic has audiences jumping and double-handed sky punching through a plethora of roots music genres!

Their unique sound emphasises soulful pop sensibilities, pumping ska sequences and raw hard hitting dub-reggae earthquakes.
Fat Picnic is a soul-ska explosion that preaches punchy horn lines and bangin’ reggae beats - culminating in an energetic and infectious live show! Corrupted by an unquenchable lust for groove and outstanding noises, their music ranges across dub, funk, soul & ska. Simply put, there just ain’t no party like a Fat Picnic party! 

Fat Picnic’s highlights include playing at Caloundra Music Festival 2 years in a row, Splendour in the Grass and being featured heavily on Roots and All for their single “Best of You”. 

“I think this Fat Picnic song epitomises what people love about roots music…It’s also a little reminiscent of early Cat Empire.” 
(Nkechi Anele, Triple J) [About single ‘Best Of You’] 

Hailing from a Brisbane street bearing his family name, Hughie Doherty started Fat Picnic in 2010. Nearly 10 years down the track, Fat Picnic are an Australian festival favourite with an energetic live show and super catchy, dance-able music. Their spiritual home and meeting place is in Brisbane’s vibrant West End, an inner city suburb full of arts, culture and music venues



Soul / Ska / Reggae / Dub

Band Members

Hughie Doherty - guitars, ukulele, vocals
Graham Moes - lead vocals, guitar
Jessica McFadyen - trumpet, tin whistle
Joel Aspinall - tenor saxamophone
Curtis Scibilia - trumpet
Costas Constantinou - bass
Josh Garnett - drums, percussion
Brad Garnett - drums, percussion
(Extended Family)
James Pendrith - trumpet, bass
Lachlan Swampdog - bass
Luke Woollett - bass

Home Town

Brisbane, Australia


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