The best RODDY BOTTUM keyboards voted for by you (2019).
Happy 56th birthday to Roddy Bottum. An extremely talented musician and songwriter, a founding member of Faith No More and the voice of reason within a band of such conflicting personalities.
"Faith no More is all about the contrasts. It was always my role to sort of bring in sweet strings and a piano melody. Making, you know, the pretty parts. Not to stereotype or put in a box what the gay man does, but I love arranging flowers and I love pretty things." - Roddy 2015
His keyboards have set FNM apart from their contemporaries from day one, his embrace of new technologies and different genres have been essential to FNM's growth over the years.
"There were chapters of the band I didn’t really like; we all had ups and downs. But then there are songs that I never really gravitated towards or appreciated back in the day where playing them live now means a lot to me and it’s come to be something a little more personal. Over the course of touring over the last couple of years we’ve developed different relationships with the songs for sure. There’s certain songs we won’t play, and others that we genuinely like to play over and over… that just goes with the territory of touring." - Roddy 2015
You can read Roddy's history with FNM HERE. Recently we discussed Roddy's career on Podcast Croissant, you can listen to the full episode below.
Recently we asked you to pick your favourite FNM songs featuring Roddy and here are the results in a handy playlist.