Who is FJP?

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Genres: anarcho un-pop, quantum rock, stoney reggae, meta metal, and post-modern protest music.

OKC based trio, FRESH JUICE PARTY, plays a dynamic collection of punchy original tunes. With a few loop pedals, an eclectic array of instruments, unapologetic genre hopping, added to some surprising covers, FJP defies easy categorization on all fronts. Their infuriatingly catchy originals delve into pop, psychedelic, blues, experimental, reggae, world, and rock at the core. FJP is compared to a wide variety of artists, including Bowie, Dylan, They Might Be Giants, Ween, Zappa, Santana, Talking Heads, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, The Beatles & XTC.
FJP is currently also the backing band for Oklahoma bands, “Layers of Pink” and “Felina & The Feels.”
FJP was originally founded as a collective of socially-conscious musicians and multi-media artists in NYC in early 2011. Just a few months later, in May 2011, FJP received a Los Angeles Worldfest Honorary Award for its innovative use of music in protest. By 2012, the two founding members (both originally from OKC) had relocated to Oakland, CA and formed a 5-piece band. They played a slew of venues in SF, Berkeley, and Oakland. In 2013, FJP was named a Finalist at Oaktown Music Festival for Best Song By A Band. In 2014, the duo took off on their own to develop a 2-member layered sound. At Mojo Theater in SF, they performed in two live theater productions and one of their short films was featured. FJP also provided music for two award winning independent films. The duo went on to tour and make radio appearances in CA and NYC, and are now back in their hometown of OKC. The members of FJP have been Finalists for a songwriters’ competition at VZD’s twice; once as FJP & and once as backing band for Felina & The Feels. The trio are now also members of a third OKC band, Layers of Pink, whose drummer joined FJP to make FJP a trio in 2018. Also in 2018, FJP’s video for their song, Invisible Flame, was named finalist or semi-finalist at three film festivals in Austin and LA.
FJP has found refreshing artistry and originality in the OKC music, comedy, and art scene and is now busy engaging with this talented community. As well as booking shows in the metro area, FJP is venturing back into film. Famed LA comedy duo, The Martin Duprass has joined forces with FJP to release PIMPAM in August 2018 under their joint production company, Floor Banana Productions.
Awards & Honors: 2011 LA Worldfest Honorary Award; 2013 Finalist for Best Original Song by a Band, Oaktown Indie Mayhem Festival; 2018 Finalist Austin Spotlight Film Fest; 2018 Semi-finalist LA Spotlight Film Fest; 2018 Semi-finalist LA CineFest
FJP’s guitarist and primary songwriter, Craig Casey, has collaborated with international music legends (Prince Francis, Emile Beni Soumah), as well as earned gold and platinum records for production work on Meredith Brooks’ Blurring The Edges.
FJP’s large-scale political chalk art has been featured in NY Times Sunday Magazine, inside cover.
Known as much for making the news as making music and art, FJP’s political art shenanigans have been the subject of a commentary on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, featured in the NY Times Magazine inside cover, mentioned in a TIMES NOW interview by Julian Assange, as well as many other prominent national and international news outlets.