If a duo can qualify as a “supergroup,” then Freekbot is a legit local music supergroup.
Freekbot features Freekbass (a.k.a. bassist/singer Chris Sherman of Funk crew Freekbass) and Tobotius (a.k.a. Tobe Donohue, producer and founder of world-renowned turntable crew Animal Crackers) in an Electronic duo configuration. The project has been the priority project of Sherman’s — while he normally spends a lot of time on the road with his eponymous band, Freekbot “has been the focal point of late,” Sherman says.
Freekbot is known for its flamboyant, energetic live performances. It’s weird because as crazy or over-the-top as maybe the show seemed at times, I never thought or really tried to make it that way. It just felt natural. Growing up watching Bowie, Talking Heads, P-Funk, etc., I just thought that is the way things worked live," says Sherman.
FREEKBOT plays The Mad Frog Saturday, Feb.