1/9/19 - Here's the news about the latest and greatest with Forgotten by Friday. We have a new guitar player (once again, which I know you've heard quite a few times before, we get it, it's a running joke within the band as well), but seriously, we'd like to officially welcome Shawn Levin to the fold. Shawn has quite a bit of experience in the CT scene, being a bar rat since he was too young to even get in through the front door. He learned to play guitar mainly just for something to do while in the bars. He got good at playing British Rock to Southern Rock, then to Blues, and now Country Rock (with a little jazz thrown in for flavor). The man can play anything, especially some slide which sounds pretty sweet on some of the new stuff we've been writing as of late. Please welcome him to the band when you see us at a gig. Speaking of new stuff, we are still in the pre-production/writing stages of the 3rd album and must say, we've got some really good tunes for everyone to digest. This album expects to be a bit more diverse in it's musical offerings and will give you a little bit of everything from Blues, to Rock, to Country, to Pop, to Motown, and we're excited to get into the studio to lay em' down. We hope to be in the studio by early Fall of 2019, and have it out to everyone by early Spring of 2020. Check out our shows list as we're always playing out somewhere and hope to see your smiling faces there.
7/9/18 - So it is about that time to update everyone on what's going on with the band. As of the end of June, the band has parted ways with guitarist Nick Mangan, due to creative differences; we want to thank him for his time in the band and wish him well in his future musical endeavors. Once again FbF is on the search for a new guitarist and auditions have already begun. If you are interested in auditioning for the band and feel you have what it takes to be a part of what we do, please reach out to Mike G or Dominick on FaceBook and let us know. In the meantime, we've got a few fill-in guys (one of them being ex-guitarist Mike Forgette and former Big Ugly guitarist Chris Snowden) to play some of our upcoming shows; with the first one being July 21st at the Main Street Tavern in Stratford, CT. We'll hopefully find the correct piece of the puzzle to complete the lineup soon, and help to take FbF to the next level. We're also still working on songs for the next album and it's really shaping up to be something special. We're looking to start recording sometime in the winter or late spring. Looking forward to sharing the music with everyone.
4/11/18 - Hello gang, just letting everyone know that the band is still going strong and we're constantly adding new covers to the mix, including some classics like "The Devil Went Down to GA", which we do a pretty good job of if I do say so myself. We also are still writing songs for the 3rd album, and we've been booking more and more cover shows so we can get out there and entertain the masses, and garner some new fans along the way. Check out our shows list, would be great to see you at one or more of them. Also be on the lookout for us at this year's Goshen Stampede, we'll be on the Country 92.5 Main Stage on Father's Day, June 17th, from 1:30 - 2:30, it's gonna be rockin'.
12/10/17 - Hey all, long time no speak. Just wanted to give an update on the band, looks like we've lost another guitarist, I think somewhere in the woods of New Hampshire maybe; no, but seriously, our rhythm acoustic guitarist Jon Jenson, after a decent stint with the band, has decided to pursue other avenues and we wish him luck. As a band, we have decided to no longer be a 6 piece, but instead be a 5 piece and go on with just one guitarist. That person is our current lead and now rhythm guitarist Nick Mangan. Songs are still being written for album # 3 and it's going to be a mixed bag of songs, but one that hopefully has more rockers on it than any of our other albums. We may be recording and mixing with other producers this time around, just to change it up and see what kind of chemistry we can kindle with someone new. All of us at Forgotten by Friday would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, Happy Festivus, and whatever else your little hearts celebrate. May the season bring you everything you want, and nothing you don't.
3/5/17 - Ok so just a quick update, the band would like to announce that guitarist Lance Dechane is no longer with the band. Lance has decided to move on to other things, citing creative differences, and we wish him well in his future endeavors. We would also like to proudly announce his replacement, Nick Mangan, who is a young and hungry guitarist from northern CT. The band is currently working on songs for it's third album and are excited to bring you new music. With the new song writing blend of Dominick, Jon, Nick, Lawrence, and Maria, album number three expects to be the most diverse offering from the band to date. Some of the songs are beginning to shape up nicely and we're pumped to get back into the studio and lay them down. We're excited to hear what our new guitarist Nick will be able to bring to the table with his simple, yet very hook laden guitar riffs; stay tuned to our next chapter, it's going to be a great one.
12/22/16 - Hey there everybody, first of all, the band would like to extend it's warmest wishes to all of our fans and new visitors to this site a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and that the new year is filled with good health, happiness, and success for you and your families. Secondly, we'd like to unfortunately announce that we're on the search again for a new lead guitarist. Due to creative differences Lance Dechane has decided to move on, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. We are in the midst of writing album #3 (with some really good songs in the mix) and as you can imagine, losing a member messes with that a bit, however, as is the case, this band is strong willed and can overcome these types of setbacks. Auditions for a replacement are already in place and we're excited for the future of this band. Stay tuned for more info regarding show dates and see you in 2017.
5/25/16 - Ok, so it's been a while, but it's because we've been going through some growing pains (again), this time we have a new acoustic guitarist in Jon Jensen, who hails from New Canaan, CT, as well as a new lead guitarist in Mr. Lance Dechane who is from CT as well, and who used to be the lead guitarist for Opey and the Blackouts, a staple of the CT Blues scene for many years. Please take a moment to welcome each of them to the band the next time you see us at a show. Speaking of shows, we've just been booked for the Goshen Stampede, June 18th, and we'll be one of the openers for country artist Josh Thompson. Check our gigs/events page for further details. Also on the news front, we've been working on new original tunes for album #3, yep that's right, #3, and we've also been working on a ton of covers, so you just might see us doing the occasional all-nighter at a local pub near you. A few other shows to mention, late this Summer, will be the Tattoo and Music Festival on Aug 20th, the Summer Concert Series for the town of New Canaan, CT on Aug 24th, and the Durham Fair on Sept 25th. Please check our gig/events page often for details. We hope everyone has a safe and kick-ass Memorial Day weekend and let's get this Summer started....
11/27/15 - Happy Thanksgiving to all of our "Believers" and "Forget me nots", we truly wish you and yours the best and hope you have many things to be thankful for in life. We are thankful that we get to make music and share it with all of you and that you enjoy what we do. We are also thankful for two new additions to the Forgotten by Friday family: Joe Ayala, on lead guitar and Jon Jensen, on rhythm guitar. Joe hails from New York and has been on both the NY and CT scenes for quite a while and Jon is a native of CT and has been doing his thing for quite some time as well. Please help us to welcome them with open arms and we hope then when you come out to see us again that you'll introduce yourself to them; we think you'll like them as much as we all do.
10/4/15 - Hey all, just an update on what's goin' on with the band. We've been working on some new material and a new stage show, so we can really earn that 2015 CT Music Awards "Best Country Band" title. We've got a great show coming up next Sat 10/10 as we'll be opening up Harvest Fest sponsored by KICKS 105.5 Today's Best Country Station. Check out our Tour schedule for more details or visit: www.ctharvestjam.com , hope to see some friendly faces at the show.
7/12/15 - Very fun show at Two Boots last night. Always a pleasure to play in our hometown. Here's one of the few, elusive covers FbF does, 'Simple Man' - Lynryd Skynyrd
6/26/15 - Our first national review of Whiskey & Song. Check it out! http://www.crossradar.com/forgotten-by-friday-whiskey-song/
6/18/15 - Ok people...WE DID IT....! We won "BEST COUNTRY BAND", and we want to thank each and every one of you that took the time to vote for us....you rule...! We really can't say thank you enough to everyone who made yesterday possible!! Our fans are just amazing!!
6/17/15 - Forgotten by Friday is very excited to be going to CT music awards tonight!! It's always an honor to be nominated. We'd like to thank all of the fans and friends that made this possible, Mr.Jeffrey Weed for making our new album as awesome as he possibly could, and I'd like to thank my bandmates. Maria Lucia Soaft, Mike Forgette, Michael Giammattei, Lawrence Wenthen, Ryan Schneider, and Joe Ayala. Thank you for giving this band your very best. We still got some more in the tank, so lets keep going!! A special shout out to Rob Joeckel for all of his hard work on our newest album "Whiskey & Song". If you hear all of the different instrumentation (aside from percussion) on the new album (i.e. banjo, mandolin, lap steel, etc) chances are it's Rob you're listening to.
6/2/15 - Hey fans!! Our new album, Whiskey & Song, will be played in its entirety on Cygnus Radio this Saturday at 11am and 11pm. http://cygnusradio.com/the-saturday-album-06-06-15/
Check it out!!
4/3/15 - So, Hey Everybody!! Forgotten by Friday needs our fans help!! We want to win a CT music award this year, and we need your help to do it!! Please click this link, and vote for Forgotten by Friday for best new Album (Whiskey & Song), Song of the Year (Why are you still Kissing Me), best overall band, and best country band!! Thanks!! Connecticut Music Awards - Vote Now!
3/19/15 - The CD release was a huge success and we want to thank everyone who made it out to the show. We've been getting some great airplay recently so keep an ear out locally to see if you can catch one of out tunes. Whiskey and song is now available to purchase online at Itunes
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