THE FAME RIOT is fashionable avant-garde, gender-fluid duo consisting of two fabulous, over the top brothers in their early 20s who live and breathe music and fashion. Raised by minister parents, the brothers were introduced to music from a spiritual perspective and being drawn to secular music, which they would listen to in secret, the two made the music that they longed to hear. Influenced by four decades of rock, pop, electronica, disco, and everything in-between, Liz Scarlett and Shazam “Tea Time” Watkins are what you would expect if you bottled up the fun and energy of raging summer parties, and threw in some flippant Hollywood glam.
The group has performed on KEXP, played Bumbershoot, and shared the stage with Chromeo, Grouplove, Mickey Avalon, DJ Shadow, and more. The duo recently performed a stripped down version of their single “Heart Stray” on Revolt TV’s program “Sounds By The Sound,” and were featured on RedBull.com where legendary Seattle DJ Marco Collins is quoted saying The Fame Riot has, “one of the catchiest pop records I’ve heard in years.” As best described by Galo Magazine, “There’s no denying that if the ’80s and ’90s had a love child, it would be this posse of so-called ‘ freeks ,’ who sport women’s clothing just as well, if not better, than the legendary frontman of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler.”
Composed of three biological brothers barely in their 20’s– Dee Radke (23) on guitar/vocals, Isiaiah Radke III (21) on bass/vocals, and Solomon Radke (19) on drums– Radkey is a high energy, punk rock phenomenon. Growing up on their music-obsessed dad (and now road manager)’s vinyl collection, the brothers cut their teeth as pre-teens, playing their first show opening for Fishbone in 2011… and haven’t looked back since. Radkey has played with Rise Against, The Bronx, Red Fang, Touche Amore, Against Me!, and more, and have performed at music festivals all over the world including Coachella (USA), Reading and Leads Festival (UK), Download Festival (UK), Riot Fest (USA),
and Punkspring Festival (Japan).
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