Farmer Pimp

Farmer Pimp

About the Artist

Locally loved and applauded for their dynamic live shows, and unique and innovative blending of musical genres, Farmer Pimp have pushed the envelope once again.

Formed at music school 6 years ago, Farmer Pimp is the creative partnership of Mark Michel (songwriter/producer) and Claire Holmes (songwriter/singer), with band: prominent local musicians John-Paul Muir (songwriter/keys), and Glen Child (drums), with a host of the countries best string and horn players and sections adding depth and lushness to their live performances.

Citing their influences as everything from dixie jazz to hip hop, metal to classical, Farmer Pimp mix old school with the new to create uniquely beautiful music.

Farmer Pimp released their debut EP, Good Thing in 2006 with two songs from their debut album Good Thing and The Little Death enjoying top 10 slots on the Alternative National Charts, as well as inclusion on the Loop Recordings (Good Thing – Loop #5) and winning the 'Best Maori Album' joint award Vodafone Music Awards 2007 for their remix of Richard Nunns' and Hirini Melbournes' highly acclaimed Te Ku Te Whe.

Farmer Pimp have clocked up a long history of great gigs from New Years slots at Aotea Square, supports for Goldenhorse and Minuit, playing Summer Series, and most recently the Big Day Out 2010, to touch on just a few.
Now 4 years on from the release of their debut EP, Farmer Pimp have returned with a new brand of eclecticism.

With the honey smoked vocals of singer Claire Holmes, and layered warmth of their soaring arrangements, Farmer Pimp and Sweet Hot Pepper Pop is positioned within a genre-less soundscape that eludes time reference.

Farmer Pimp debut album Sweet Hot Pepper Pop was released on Monday 26 April of 2010

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Sweet Hot Pepper Pop

Sweet Hot Pepper Pop is the follow up to their widely applauded EP Good Thing, released in 2006.