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 was originally founded by Craig Casey and Pratibha Gautam 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 tour and made radio appearances in CA and NYC, and are now back in their hometown, OKC.
FJP has found refreshing artistry and originality in the OKC music, comedy, and art scene and is now busy engaging with this talented community. Drummer, Dustin Fox, joined FJP to make the duo a trio in 2018. All three are also part of a 4-piece OKC band, Layers of Pink, fronted by Magenta (Mackenzie Fox). Famed LA comedy duo, The Martin Duprass joined forces with FJP to release a comedy short, PIMPAM, in August 2018 under their joint production company, Floor Banana Productions. In 2018, FJP’s video for their song, Invisible Flame, which was the first collaboration of Floor Banana, was named finalist or semi-finalist at three film festivals in Austin and LA.
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 with Julian Assange, as well as many other prominent national and international news outlets.Contact us: info@freshjuiceparty.com