SLIM JIM & THE PHATTS
Slim Jim & the Phatts continue the hard working entertainment tradition created by Slim Jim & the Fatts Band , since 1986. Slim Jim & the Fatts Band will celebrate their 20 th Anniversary in June 2006.
Slim Jim & the Phatts recreate the power and excitement of "live" entertainment with a seven piece "super group" of highly talented and professional entertainers and musicians.
The 2005 Phatts , are the ultimate hybrid of Slim Jim & the Swinging Fatts, Slim Jim & Fatt Fiction, Beauties & the Beast and Slim Jim & the Fatts Band . Slim Jim & the Phatts perform classics from the 60s to current Top 40. Slim Jim & the PHATTS have a broad musical appeal and an enthusiastic energy whilst performing some of the classic songs of modern music.
For nearly twenty years, Slim Jim has been fronting one of the most successful rocking/ rhythm and blues acts in Western Australia. He has performed in excess of 5,000 shows state wide - setting a precedent within the local music industry for professionalism and demand. Slim Jim displays his versatility with appearances on radio and television, as a compere and personality for Channel 7, SBS, Access 31, GWN, 96FM, 92.9FM, 6PR, RED FM and many regional stations.
Slim Jim & the Fatts Band were the resident band for TVW 7's "Basil's Footy Show" from 1999 - 2001. The popular local football programme had an average weekly audience of 200,000 viewers. The regular guests included Adrian Barich, Karl Langdon, Scott Watters, Shaun McManus, Chris Mainwaring, Peter Sumich, Heath Black, Scott Cummings and host Basil Zempilas. In 1999, "BASIL'S FOOTY SHOW - LIVE" attracted 2,500 fans to Metropolis - City.
SLIM JIM & THE PHATTS
Slim Jim & the Fatts Band composed the theme for"Basil's Footy Show" and jingles for "The Ideal Homesand Gardens Expo" and "Summer Homes and Gardens Show". In 1988, Slim Jim & the Fatts Band received five nominations at the Western Australian Rock Music Industry Awards, including "Most Popular Band". Slim Jim was nominated for the"Most Popular Entertainer" category. A special readers poll in"The West Australian" newspaper voted Slim Jim & the Fatts Band as the "Most Popular Commercial Rock Band in WA" for 1994.
"Live at the OBH" was Slim Jim & the Fatts Band's debut album. It was the highest selling independently released album for 1988. The album successfully captured the spirit of an audience supporting their favourite local band.
Slim Jim is constantly in demand as a solo performer, actor, compere or for television and radio voice-overs. His list of satisfied clients include:
* BASIL'S FOOTY SHOW - CHANNEL 7
* SHERATON HOTEL
* CITY OF PERTH
* SORRENTO QUAY SUMMER FESTIVAL
* FREMANTLE FOOTBALL CLUB
* FESTIVAL OF DANCE
* BETTS & BETTS TELETHON BREAKFAST
* CH 7 MASTERS CHOC CARTON REGATTA
* SWEET AND SOUR - ACCESS 31
* COVER MODEL 2002-03-07
* HYUNDAI HOPMAN CUP BALL
* CHANNEL 7
* ELLENBROOK JAZZ FESTIVAL
* LORD MAYORS CUP ROWING REGATTA
* WESTERN REDS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB
* IDEAL HOMES & GARDENS EXPO
* BATTLE OF THE CODES - CH 7
* WEST COAST EAGLES FOOTBALL CLUB
* PERTH WILDCATS
* MISS TEEN QUEEN 1999 - 2002
SLIM JIM & THE PHATTS
Slim Jim (and the various Fatts' line-ups) has shared the stage with some of Australia's finest artists: -
SKYHOOKS , MENTAL AS ANYTHING, ROCKMELONS, SCREAMING JETS, ZEP BOYS , MARK CALLAGHAN (GANGAJANG), THE ANGELS, DIVINYLS, BIG PIG, HUNTERS & COLLECTORS, JAMES REYNE, SIMON GALLAHER, JULIE ANTHONY, HUGH JACKMAN, DARYL BRAITHWAITE, MATT TAYLOR, WENDY STAPELTON, THE VELVET JANES, KEVIN BLOODY WILSON, RUSSELL MORRIS, BRIAN CADD, JIMMY BARNES and international superstars SIR BOB GELDOF and THE DRIFTERS.
In October 1997, Slim Jim & Fatt Fiction were chosen to back Jon English at a special "one show only" performance at the POST OFFICE NIGHTCLUB.
SLIM JIM & THE PHATTS ARE.........
(SLIM JIM & THE FATTS BAND, BEAUTIES & THE BEAST & THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN)
VOCALS / ACOUSTIC GUITAR / KEYBOARDS / TENOR SAXOPHONE / HARMONICAS
(SLIM JIM & THE FATTS BAND, HEAD HUNTERS, SLIM JIM & FATT FICTION & GROUP D'JOUR)
VOCALS / PERCUSSION / TENOR SAXAPHONE / ACOUSTIC GUITAR
(SLIM JIM & THE FATTS BAND, PLAYTIME, KALAMUNDA SWING BAND, GANGSTERS)
GUITARS / HAROMICA / VOCALS
(STARFISH, THE PASSENGERS, SCARAMOUCHE, DRUMS & WIRES, JUNTA)
KEYBOARDS / TRUMPET / VOCALS
(SLIM JIM & THE FATTS BAND, RASPBERRY GROOVE, ARTIFICIAL HIP, GROOVE COONECTION)
ELECTRIC BASS / DOUBLE BASS / VOCALS
(HIP MO' TOAST, JUST JUMP, WA YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA, BACKLASH, HARRY DELUXE SWING BAND, GARY LEE QUARTET, NU, IRIS & FREEHOLD JAZZ)
(DEAD ABIGAILS, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA,JASMINE NELSON QUARTET, BELINDA OAKLEY BAND, LIMOUSINE MURDERS)
Slim JIm And The Phatts are suitalble for all corporate events including weddings and private functions.