Crazy P

Crazy Penis

Audioriver Festival 2009, Płock, Poland
Background information
Also known as Crazy P
Origin Nottingham, United Kingdom
Genres Downtempo, Deep House, Disco
Years active 1995–present
Labels 2020 Vision, Paper Recordings, Shiva Records
Website www.crazyp.co.uk
Members
Chris Todd
James Baron
Danielle Moore
Tim Davies
Matt Klose
Past members
Mav Kendricks

Crazy Penis (often referred to as Crazy P)[1] are an electronic music group from the United Kingdom, formed around 1995 by Chris Todd and Jim Baron.

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History

Todd and Baron formed the band after meeting at Nottingham University.[2][3][4] The band's sound incorporates soul music, disco and house music.[5] By 2002 the band expanded to include bassist Tim Davies, percussionist Mav Kendricks, and vocalist Dannielle Moore.[6] Todd explained the origin of the band name: "A flat mate of mine had a record called 'loco pinga' which roughly translates to Crazy Penis, we were going to call ourselves loco pinga but once we told people that, they liked crazy penis better for the shock value."[2]

They were signed by Manchester label Paper Recordings and have since released five albums and several singles, starting with "Digging Deeper" in 1996.[7][8] They built up a strong fanbase in Australia where they have toured several times.[7][8]

Their track "There's a Better Place" samples the song "Pure Imagination" from the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.[8]

Their track "Stop Space Return" was released as iTunes UK's single of the week on 28 October 2008.

The band began using 'Crazy P' exclusively in 2008 with Moore explaining "We wanted to grow, and keep growing, so there was no point in cutting our nose off to spite our face by keeping the original name."[9]

Discography

References

  1. ^ Goh, Daryl (2005) "Changing tides with Crazy P", Malaysia Star, 14 September 2005, retrieved 2010-04-05
  2. ^ a b "Crazy Penis - Keeping audiences a little shocked", Resident Advisor, 11 March 2003, retrieved 2010-04-05
  3. ^ "Crazy Penis: A better band than ever before", inthemix, 3 March 2008, retrieved 2010-04-05
  4. ^ Moran, Jonathon (2005) "Crazy Penis name started as a bit of fun", AAP General News, 9 February 2005
  5. ^ Jinman, Richard (2004) "Good Vibrations for the discerning day-outer", Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 2004, retrieved 2010-04-05
  6. ^ Hegarty, Khalil (2003) "Genre Benders", The Age, 21 March 2003, retrieved 2010-04-05
  7. ^ a b Hayden, Helen (2005) "Crazy Penis do the Oz festival Circuit", Resident Advisor, 13 September 2005, retrieved 2010-04-05
  8. ^ a b c Hegarty, Khalil (2005) "Letting it all hang out", The Age, 7 January 2005, retrieved 2010-04-05
  9. ^ MacDonald, Kit (2008) "Sunny disco days return with Crazy P", Metro, 16 July 2008, retrieved 2010-04-05

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