The Far East

Brooklyn, New York

What is your name? Where are you from? 

Maddie. From New Orleans, LA, residing in Brooklyn, NY.

What do you do? 
I'm the lead singer and guitarist of a reggae band called The Far East.

Describe your style in three words? 
Criss. Dangerous. Femme.

How should your music be listened to? 
On 45 rpm on the biggest sound system you can find. Preferably with sub woofers.

What do you miss about home when you’re on tour? 
My cat Milkjug, tacos from El Sol De Cholula.

What British music icons inspire your sound today? 
The Specials, The Slits, The Clash, Wire, Mikey Dread (although Jamaican born, I see him as a British reggae icon as well) Linton.

Drawing on reggae and punk influences, The Far East will be supporting The Specials on the US leg of their 2016 tour.


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