In 2009, Freestyle Records signed The Fantastics! resulting in their debut album´Mighty Righteous’ which featured vocals from UK soul legend Noel McKoy. The albums critical acclaim led to live performances on BBC Radio 2’s Mark Lamarr show (twice!) and Craig Charles’ BBC6 Music Funk & Soul Show.
Never comfortable within tightly defined and rigid musical genres, The Fantastics! have always been pushing the boundaries and honing their eclectic style. Their second album ‘All The People’ saw this talented bunch dip their toes into a pool of soul-jazz, blues, latin, rock, ska, funk & fusion, laced with a distinctly progressive edge.
Featuring the stunning vocal talents of Sulene Fleming, the band have made countless club and festival appearances across the UK & Europe.
Their last single ‘Somewhere…Finally’ was a Jazz FM ‘Single Of The Week’, and also featured on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and was described by BBC London 94.9 presenter Robert Elms as ‘the song of the moment for me’ and had the band in to perform live on his show.
Group members are Greg Boraman (organ & electric piano), James Byron (guitar), Raydn Hunter (bass), Mark Norton (sax & flute) and James Smith (drums) Sulene Fleming (vocals).
Check out this gig at the Pizza Express, Soho London.