The Fantastics! First began to take shape in 2003 after renowned Hammond freak, writer and broadcaster Greg Boraman departed the ranks of the infamous deep funk outfit the Soul Destroyers (Jazzman Records). Greg filled the empty organ grinders seat in Reverend Cleatus & the Soul Saviours following an "on air appeal" during BBC 6 Music´s Craig Charles Funk Show. Countless rabble rousing gigs, and several successful 45's, (including DJ Formats' favorite 'The Slip') culminated in their much acclaimed debut album '2Lbs of Funk' (Soul Cookers Records) which received a glowing 4 star review in Mojo magazine. Reverend Cleatus found the rigidly defined genres of 'the scene' began to feel more like a straight jacket than a well cut suit. The band decided upon a fresher musical approach. Changing their name to 'The Fantastics!', they re-launched with 'Cheeba's Couch' 45 (on Raw Wax), an aggressive funk assault to highlight a deliberate widening of musical textures and influences.