"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
Fat Night is an indie soul band based in Chicago. Friends since high school, Dan Hanson, Gabe Gundacker, Ted Issen, and Nik Ritchie started playing as Fat Night in 2011 in their hometown of Orlando, Florida.
In 2013 Fat Night released their first single, the slow and dreamy "Things You Do" on Colemine Records, which quickly sold out on its first pressing. The band followed up with a self-titled LP the same year, then an EP, Lazy Days, in 2015. “Sun Go Down,” the surprise hit off that EP, has since garnered over 6 million streams on Spotify. Between those releases, the band performed several strings of live shows throughout Florida and up the east coast, including opening slots for Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires.
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 nearly sold out shows at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco and Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
Fat Night is preparing to release a new LP on Acrophase Records in spring 2020 which will feature their latest single, the future disco track "Sweet Nothings."