Released July 2020: The Fat Fridays CD, Brainshadow


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BAND BIOS

The Fat Fridays
We pay tribute to great songwriting. We're jazz-infused, and acoustic-electric.
We're piano-driven, yet guitar-oriented, playing curated classics and select originals.

We all play in a lot of other bands; we're a band of hired hands.
But this band plays music we don't usually get to play. Most of our
soundtrack comes from our youth, as does everyone's. So, given our
lengthy "experience," these songs have withstood quite the test of
time in the ringing ears of lifelong musicians.

Featuring (left to right above):

Chris Leighton is one of Seattle's most prolific working drummers.
He has performed with the likes of Bo Diddley and Eddie Harris, can
be heard on dozens of albums, hundreds of commercials, and dozens
of movie soundtracks. He plays locally with Rod Cook and Toast,
The Usual Suspects, and many others.

Andy Carr on keys and vocals, is one of the finest accompanists
on the planet, and a first-call jazz pianist. He performs with Swingnuts
Jazz, the A’Town Big Band, The Whistle Lake Jazz Quartet, and Tangoheart,
the Northwest’s premier tango ensemble.

Walt Burkett on bass is a classically-trained guitarist, swinging
effortlessly between bass and guitar; fingertyle jazz and swing; Brazilian
and funk. He performs with the Jasmine Greene Band, The Mike Faast band,
and Bellingham's immortal The Walrus.

Mark Kelly on woodwinds is a Whatcom County icon, director of the
Bellingham Youth Jazz Band; a founding member of The Atlantics,
The Makedonians, and The Holmes Shea Band; and is always
in demand as a first-call soloist.

Mark Dodge on guitar and vocals is a veteran multi-instrumentalist
and road warrior in clubs from Wyoming to Hawaii. He now produces
recordings in his home studio and plays bass in Fidalgo Swing,
Swingnuts Jazz, the Alan Hatley Band, and Mama Dirty Skirt.

Fat Fridays Alumni:

Don Kellogg - drums
Jack Stafford - woodwinds
James Clark - bass
Thomas Kemper - drums

- Past Shows -

We all play in a lot of bands, so we don't get to play together that often. It's a special event every time!

- 2 0 2 2 –

Crossroads Market Stage - Fri, Mar 4, 2022, 7-9pm Bellevue
Third Place Commons - Fri, Mar 11, 2022, 7-9pm Lake Forest Park
Blast from the Past - Fri, Jun 3, 2022, Noon-2:30pm Sedro-Woolley
The Skagit County Fair - Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 6-8pm Mount Vernon
Crossroads Market Stage - Sat, Oct 1, 2022, 7-9pm Bellevue
Third Place Commons - Fri, Oct 14, 2022, 7-9pm Lake Forest Park

- 2 0 2 0 –

We released our third CD, Brainshadow!
Other stuff happened.

- 2 0 1 9 –

Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Jan 28, 2019, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Feb 11, 2019, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Tax Day: No Taxation Without Recreation! Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, May 6, 2019, 11am - 3pm Arlington

- 2 0 1 8 –

We released our second CD, Maybe Wednesday!

Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Nov 26, 2018, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Halloween Costume Party! - Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Celebrating two years at the Angel - Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Aug 13, 2018, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Sedro-Woolley Summer Concert Series - Sun, Jul 29, 2018, 6 - 8pm Sedro-Woolley
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, May 7, 2018, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 11am - 3pm Arlington

- 2 0 1 7 –

Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Dec 18, 2017, 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Sept 25, 2017 @ 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, July 31, 2017 @ 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Jan 2, 2017 @ 11am - 3pm Arlington

- 2 0 1 6 –

We released our first CD, Never on Tuesday!

Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 11am - 3pm Arlington
Angel of the Winds Casino - Mon, Sept 19, 2016 @ 11am - 3pm Arlington
Pub 282 - Fri, Sept 2, 2016 @ 7:00 Camano Island
The Skagit County Fair - Wed, Aug. 10, 2016 @ 3:30 In concert on the main stage
Pub 282 - Fri, June 17, 2016 @ 7:00 Camano Island
Pub 282 - CD release celebration - Fri, April 15, 2016 @ 7:00 Camano Island

- 2 0 1 5 –

Private Party - Sun, July 7, 2015 @ 1:00 The Grand Willow, Mount Vernon


Released July 2020: The Fat Fridays CD, Brainshadow


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