Fredrik Saroea (DATAROCK)

Performance Anxiety

30-06-2022 • 1 hr 44 mins

Today we speak with Fredrik Saroea of Datarock. He’s had quite the career! Datarock blew UP when their song Fa Fa Fa was EVERYWHERE in 2005. It was in commercials, video games, TV shows, and I’m sure some other synchronizations Fredrik has forgotten about. That led to the band playing over 1000 shows in 36 countries. But it all kind of snuck up on them. Take the first festival they played in Australia. They thought they were going to be on some little side stage next to the toilets. Turns out they were on the main stage supporting James Brown! That has allowed Fredrik to do some amazing things. He performed Datarock: The Musical with a full symphony orchestra. But they only had one day of rehearsal. He’s also released an album called The Rona Diaries where he plays with the BIT20 String Ensemble, again with very little preparation. This one is hilarious and Fredrik and I laugh our way through it. Follow Fredrik & Datarock on social media. You can get the links at Buy The Rona Diaries on Bandcamp or wherever you get music nowadays. Follow us @PerformanceAnx on social media. Support the show with a rating or review, with a one-time coffee at, or with merch at So stretch your face so you don’t hurt yourself laughing with Fredrik Saroea of Datarock on Performance Anxiety on the Pantheon Podcast Network.