FAR, FAR AWAY, in a little land they call down under, Tom lands the band in a wee town called Perth, “do you trust me”? he wondered.
“I hear they love Disney down ere” Freddie muttered.
“And I’m ready to take the plunge out of ‘deez-kneez’, Nikki
“In every job that must be done, there is an element
of fun.” — Mary Poppins
..and FUN just so happens to be our middle name… Faraway Land is a three piece live band that journeys through Disney movie soundtracks and Cartoon hits. The nostalgia of it all will bring you back to your childhood and your kids into theirs. Remember these: The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, The Jungle Book, Toy Story… well the list just goes on and on and on …
This trio of overgrown kids that never grew up have got it ALL covered, weaving virtuosically, gently, and volcanically through all of these timeless jams and sing-a-longs. Far Away Land will take you on a nostalgic journey… IT’S A PROMISE!
So dress to impress and loosen up as you go down the slide of your childhood memories in the playground of a Faraway Land… Birthed in late 2018, Faraway Land is the Tribute Act no-one dared touch – until now. Their debut show at Lucy’s Love Shack in December was enough to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Disney fans are hungry – and in great numbers. The Shack filled to its capacity, and the F-Landers were invited back for 3 more shows.
This trio consists of frontman Freddie Mousavi, the suave Persian with an afro visible from space on lead vocal (as all the voices/ impersonators and characters), Nikki Dagostino (AKA Little Miss Squeezebox), the longlegged Barbie/ Lady Gaga of Perth city on synths and piano accordion AND last however certainly not least; Tom Langridge, Aussie Viking who thinks he can play any instrument – and does…. the cherry on top: on piano/ drums/ bass/ keytar/ backing vocals/ lead vocals and all the other bits and pieces.
Fast forward to June 2019 where Faraway Land play a live Quiz night through Bamboozled Quizmasters at the Newport in Fremantle, to a full house of seated guests. Everyone is dressed to kill in full length gowns, tailed suits, along with some of the quirkier characters. A hugely fun night ensues and fans are chanting for an encore.
Although they’ve only been around for the blink of an eye, Faraway Land have filled an aching void that boasts limitless opportunities – from live music venues, pubs, festivals to Weddings, corporate gigs and children’s birthday parties and council events!!! Disney is everyones cup of tea after all 🙂
“Change is good.” — Rafiki (The Lion King)
… and change they shall seek. Who needs a bunch of “summer of 69” in a pub, when you can have all ages Disney sing alongs to a live band!!!
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney
and that we will and shall ….