"Fans of Vulpeck’s instrumental funk, or Ripe’s modern yet retro groovy music will flip over Fat Night’s soulful sound, like the silky vocals and breezy drumline heard in their latest single, “Honest Man.”" - Pittsburgh City Paper
"Fat Night is a tight-sounding four piece whose energy and joy onstage are infectious... Their chemistry as musicians is clear as they trade vocals, harmonies, and unison lines. Their sonic influences seemed to range from Tom Jones to Stevie Wonder and back again, as they delivered incredibly danceable tune one after another." - Third Coast Review
“So much soul!…Pure bliss!” - Access Hip Hop
“… haunting, moody, and very compelling!” - Dusty Groove
"There is some serious soul coming out of America's Sunshine State.” - Tin Man London
“Once I finally got the record home I must have listened to it 15 or 20 times in a row, such was the hold it had on me.”
"...an old style of soul that re-imagines the classic characteristics of Sergio Mendes."
“Dedicated soul seekers, their live performances exude the electricity of their varied influences.” - Orlando Weekly
"Nasty, filthy funk going down smooth as Cabernet. One minute we hear the sound of Stevie Wonder, the next, the influence of D’Angelo." - Shows I Go To
Gabe, Dan, Nik, and Ted have been tight-knit friends since their middle and high school days in Orlando, Florida. After years of playing with each other in various bands, their shared love of funk and soul music led the four to start jamming together in Nik’s woodsy backyard shed. Their shared love of greasy food kept them hanging out late into the night.
In 2013, Ohio-based soul label Colemine Records released Fat Night’s Things You Do, a reverb-soaked single which Dusty Groove called “haunting, moody, and very compelling!” The first pressing quickly sold out. In 2013, they released their first full-length, Fat Night, followed by a six-song EP, Lazy Days, in 2015. “Sun Go Down”, the surprise hit off that EP, has since garnered over 4 million streams on Spotify.
Fat Night moved to Chicago in late 2016 before releasing the single and accompanying music video for “Honest Man” followed by the animated lyric video for "Question" in December, 2018.
In July 2019, Fat Night was invited to perform at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, around which they booked their first European tour. This included a sold out show at The Lexington in London, two sets at Duc des Lombards in Paris, and an appearance at Festival Relache in Bordeaux. They followed up with a successful first tour of California in August 2019 with appearances at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco and Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
Fat Night is preparing to release their new LP, "Live For Each Other," in spring 2020 and will feature their latest single, the future disco track "Sweet Nothings."