With an unusually large number of musicians comes an unusually large palette with which to paint. Big Fat Meanies strives to write music with an infinite palette, without boundaries or limitations. Their songs blur the lines between genres, and blend the different musical backgrounds of each member in perfect harmony. Their debut album The Time Has Come… reflects these qualities, and combines an eclectic mix of rock influenced sounds that collide into a monstrous nautical themed soundscape.
Big Fat Meanies have headlined various venues in their home city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania including The Chameleon Club, Tellus360, and Club XL in Harrisburg. BFM has also provided regional support for national touring acts such as Thank You Scientist, Bent Knee, and Stacked Like Pancakes.
To lend an ear to Big Fat Meanies for a night is to guarantee one thing: fun. Whether they were playing to a room of 10 people in their early days, or a room of 200 now, the band’s high energy and infectious stage presence never fails to get a crowd moving.
The Time Has Come… was written over the course of 5 years, primarily by guitarist Sam Kelly. During that time Big Fat Meanies had various lineup changes, but in 2015 the band’s personnel stabilized, and the now 9-piece band started to bring the songs to life. Following the story of The Diver, The Time Has Come… explores the human complex and the individual introspective journey it brings. “I think everyone can take something away from this album. No matter who you are or where you’re from, the songs deal with issues we all face, and I think everyone can find something relatable in this record” says Kelly.
Big Fat Meanies’ live performances and studio recordings offer high-octane talent and a wide array of inspiration that is sure to connect with each listener in a unique way. BFM has been described as “off the wall”, “refreshingly different”, and “a gut punch of danceable high energy.” The Meanies strive to connect with audiences by allowing cathartic contemplation while reminding listeners that they are never alone. “Never have I grinned so much while listening to a recent progressive rock album.”