Joseph Anthony “Amp” Fiddler is an American singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer from Detroit, Michigan. His musical styles include funk, soul, dance and electronica music. He is probably best known for his contributions to the band Enchantment, and as part of George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic groups from 1985 until 1996. His first solo album Waltz of a Ghetto Fly was released in March 2004. His most recent album, Amp Dog Knights, was released in 2017.
In Amp’s newest live project – Amp Fiddler ft. A Drummer From Detroit – he collaborates with old friend, collaborator and Mahogani Music label mate Andres aka A Drummer From Detroit on live percussion and electronics. In a city full of musical heroes, Andres is one of Detroit’s greatest. A former DJ in Slum Village (as DJ Dez), he’s been releasing some of the funkiest house music around since the late ’90s; music where every lick seems to drip with golden soul. But Andres doesn’t just make house, as his seminal Andres II album and subsequent releases prove, he’s just as adept making hip-hop, downtempo boogie and more. He’s worked with Theo Parrish, Moodymann, J Dilla and more in his time, and recently started a new record label to reissue some of his lost classics.
Their collaborative project layers live percussion, keys and singing over Detroit classics
and new as-yet-unreleased music.
|Amp Fiddler||Vocal, Keyboards||www.ampfiddler.com|
|Drummer From Detroit||DJ, Percussion|