Music for humans of all ages!
What is All Day Fritz?
All Day Fritz are a bunch of well known Melbourne performers who enthusiastically cross the great divide play musical shows that are genuinely for everybody!
Great music for youngies, oldies, and everyone in between.
All Day Fritz have been filling dance floors and bringing their special, rowdy, harmonious, interactive blend of original music, diverse genres and a few tunes you will definitely recognise, to humans of absolutely all ages, all across the country for over a decade.
All day Fritz play stages both huge and intimate, either as as a trio , four or five piece, or the massive big band with full horn section and our fabulous Go-Go dance teacher Anna Go-Go.
Fritz play regular gigs at the tiny creperie Open Studio in Northcote as well as gigs at Moomba, Artplay, Bendigo Festival, Darebin Feast, The Spiegeltent and the massive stages of Etihad, Falls Festival Tassie, Port Fairy Folk Fest, the Melbourne Recital Centre, and Arts Centre Melbourne.
Fritz love to have a great time with the crowd and their unique brand of rootsy, harmonious, rowdy, melodious, bluesy, humorous, swingy, funky, calypso-ey, eclectic, original music is a hit with adults and kids alike.
Fritz are just as at home playing a family crowd, youngies, oldies or a late night adult venue.
The music is never EVER dumbed down. At our gigs we love to see the dance floor packed with people of all ages from grandparents swing dancing to babies jiggling. You can always hit the dance-floor, or sit back and enjoy the four part harmonies, original tunes and great songs from a range of musical places.
ALL DAY FRITZ specialise in hunting down music not usually heard to give the audience a taste of a wide range of musical genres as well as funky original tunes and a couple of favourites people will DEFINITELY recognise.
Who are All Day Fritz?
KAREN DAVITT- DOUBLE BASS
BORIS CONLEY –PIANO
STEVE GRANT- GUITAR/PIANO/TRUMPET
PETE SIPPER - TROMBONE
DAVID jOSEPH/CRAIG MITCHELL DRUMS
And our extended family
ROS JONES TROMBONE
SAM LEMAN -GUITAR
PAT CRONIN –TRUMPET
ANNA GOGO- GOGO moves
GRANT ARTHUR- BANJO
MATT WILSON- GUITAR
Coming up we have a tour for the Recital Centre Melbourne in August , some live shows in age care, and a performance at the brand new La MaMa theatre on Oct 8 at 12 pm.
Watch out for our upcoming FREE live kids show Oct 8 at 12 pm
at La Mama Theatre in CARLTON,
and Kd Davitt will also be running some weekly music classes for families over the winter at La Mama, more news to come or check La Mama's website soon
Blogs from the Fritz
Well Easter break has been HUGE! So many of the band went down with Covid, and so many fantastic deps came to the rescue to get us through our gigs at WHITTLESEA FEST, BENDIGO EASTER FESTIVAL and WHITEHORSE FESTIVAL (thanks Sam Lemann, Ros Jones, Daimon Brunton , Monty Toone et al!)
BRAND NEW SECOND LOCKDOWN ZOOMs TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE- Copy and paste
FANCY RAT- BACK OF BORISES HEAD- by Karen Davitt
PICK UP SINGLE "FANCY RAT"ON CD BABY AND SPOTIFY
BUY FULL ALBUMS ONLINE AT
MASSIVE THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME ALONG , AND WHO PLAYED AT THE FIRES BENEFIT - we raised nearly 2000 dollars for bushfire relief and wildlife!
Do you have our CD? Did you notice the challenge on the back cover? What does ALL DAY FRITZ mean? email us here to tell us your idea. PRIZES!
Thanks to everyone who rocked our CD launch at the Bella Union both on and off stage.
Listen to All Day Fritz
on the Soundcloud player below.
Simply scroll up or down on the playlist to see all the tracks.
...or click here to go to our Soundcloud page
More on our YouTube channel.
Concerts and Workshops
ALL DAY FRITZ
FRITZ doesn't play down to young audiences and respects that they enjoy good music as much as grown ups.
We also run workshops in harmony singing, Gogo dancing and percussion. We love to invite workshop participants of all ages and abilities to join us for our performances - singing, playing and dancing with the band live.
There are some snippets of our recent all-ages/all-abilities workshop (at ArtPlay in Birrarung Marr) on our workshops page. We teach the crowd simple harmony parts to some of our songs and then our "choir" are invited to sing live with us later at the gig.
“I have programmed the totally marvellous All Day Fritz on several occasions in the cosy confines of Edinburgh Gardens Village in Fitzroy, and in the overstimulated (and hugely enjoyable) madness that is The Falls Festival and they always deliver a cracking set. Their excellent family oriented dance music rocks it every time. I can recommend them without reservation.”
Ian Pidd, Artistic Director, The Village
With their unique blend of music, workshop, audience participation and humour they captivated the audience both young and old.
Patrick Cronin, Arts Centre Melbourne