For the Taking 3:160:00/3:16
Forgotten by Friday is a high-energy Alt Country/Rock band out of Southern Connecticut. Their influences include: Keith Urban, Lynryd Skynryd, Bon Jovi, and The Zack Brown Band. They have made a reputation as one of the best original bands in New England by playing the top-tier venues from Vermont to Nashville. They bring incredible musicianship with solid songwriting and a fun interactive stage show to their live performances.
Haven't heard our songs? You can here. Haven't seen us live? Check out the calendar to see when we're playing in your neck of the woods next. Just want to say "Hi"? Well... you can do that too; we'd be glad to hear from you.
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For the first time, we have the song written for Dystopia Rising, "For the Taking", available for download
3/21/22 - Ok, so it's been awhile since we've written anything, so here it goes. The band is still a band, even though at times it seemed like it wasn't going to be. However, like the cockroaches of the music scene, we're still alive and kickin'. First off, regarding members of the band...we'd like to welcome back an old familiar face, Mr. Jon Jensen on acoustic guitar. Jon was with us a while ago, and after doing a pick-up gig with another country artist, we decided to welcome him back into the fold. We are still on the lookout for our next lead guitarist and hope that that individual enters the picture sooner rather than later. We've still been writing and working on songs for the next EP (which will be a 6 banger); we're excited to finish that up, release it, then get back at it and record another. That's all for now, be on the lookout for us on the regional scene as we're going to be making a push to get out there more...like in the old days when this band first started.
5/22/21 - Forgotten by Friday, A New Beginning
Hey friends and fans! Your favorite local band has begun a new chapter in its
history and we’d like to invite everyone along for the ride. We’ve added a bunch
of new members (Who we’ll be introducing in the very near future), new songs,
and a push into a totally new musical direction. We’re very excited about the
potential this lineup has, and about the new writing style. FbF will be leaving
country behind to get back to its roots in Americana, Southern Soul, and Blues.
Honestly we felt like this change had been coming for a while, and our writing
seemed to naturally pull us in this direction. Now that being said, we’d like to take
the time to thank EVERYONE who has supported us over the years. In the dozen
years of existence, this band has had the pleasure of recording two albums,
playing hundreds of shows to thousands of people, winning awards, and playing
with some fantastic musicians. The ride has been beyond interesting! There has
been both good times and bad, laughter and tears, times of supreme confidence
and times of self doubt. Frankly, I’ve loved every single second of it.
As a celebration of not only where we came, but also of where we’re going, the
band will be putting together a blog of the band’s history. This blog will be written
every two or three weeks, will be released onto our website along with videos
from that period in the bands history. And maybe even some surprise interviews
from former members, fans, and the people who helped us along!
In closing, I can’t say enough to everyone who has taken the time to support us
over the last 12 years. Every time I hear someone playing one of our songs,
wearing one of our shirts, or hear someone talking about the band, it’s a huge
rush for me. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything. We’re
looking forward to bringing you some new music and some new good times!
4/26/21 - Hey all, just an update on "As the band turns", because we've got a whole bunch of new members to introduce to you and can't wait for everyone to catch the new lineup; it's gonna be exciting for sure. We're getting ready to not only open the door to a new chapter in this band's history, but kick the damn thing down. Hope you're ready, cause when we start gigging again there's most certainly going to be a buzz going round, and I'm not talking about the bugs in the Summer heat of CT. We look forward to getting out there soon. Oh yeah, don't forget, we're still in the midst of writing and recording album #3, which is also another milestone for the band (as we have 2 albums put out independently already). Stay tuned to all that's going on with the band by checking us out on Facebook or here on our site. As always thank you for your love and support, and we'll see ya when we see ya.
10/1/20 - Hello and welcome to another addition of "As the band turns", as in turning over a new leaf. It is with sad, but hopeful hearts, that we have to say that our keyboardist/fiddle player, Mr. Lawrence "Charlton Heston" Wenthen will be leaving the band and headed to greener pastures in the great state of Indiana (Well I come from Indiana with a banjo on my knee, oh Susanna oh don't you cry for me). Lawrence has been an integral member of Forgotten by Friday over the past 8 years and his influence can be felt on every song on the album "Whiskey & Song" as well as the new songs for the untitled (as of yet) album #3. He will be sorely missed, and his shoes will be very difficult to fill (as he was our utility man, playing both fiddle and keyboard for the band, as well as the occasional harmonica). He also wrote and arranged the song "Lights of Richmond" along with Dominic; this song will be on our 3rd album and we can't wait for everyone to hear it. One final note, we were able to play one last gig this past weekend with Lawrence, called Porchfest, and we had a blast. It was a great gig, albeit not without it's technical difficulties (having an issue with the direct input for the fiddle caused some grounding issues and a loud humming noise) which unfortunately prevented us from playing "The Devil Went Down To GA" one last time with our guy, but alas, things happen and you have to go on with the show. As with all things, like in life, we must move on and begin the search for both a new fiddle player and keyboardist...stay tuned for updates.
7/14/20 - Hey gang, just an update on what's been going on with the band. As mentioned back in April we were going through a growth spurt, and as such we have been on the search for a new co-lead female singer. Yes, I know, that means that Maria Soaft is no longer a member of the band, and we are all sad to see her go, but wish her well in her future endeavors; whatever they may be. As they say, the show must go on, so we are pleased to announce our newest band member, Cat Leigh. Cat has very powerful vocals when needed, yet can be ever so tender in her delivery as well. She has extensive experience as both a front person and singer in different musical acts as well as in her church. Cat has also been working on a solo project and has been in the studio recording those vocals. When we play out again (see our Tour page for upcoming listings....the first one being on Aug 29th at CT Localpalooza VI music festival), please take a moment to extend a warm welcome to Cat for being brought in to the FbF family; we think you'll like what you hear. Speaking of the studio, now that we have the female lead roll all set, we are going to be going back into the studio to get all the vocal tracks done, as well as some more guitar parts, and percussion. Once the first batch of songs are done, we may do a special release of a single off of the new album; so stay tuned. As always, thank you for supporting us through our journey, and we hope you are all staying safe (from Covid as well as all the other issues gripping this country today). Take care of yourselves, and each other.
4/10/20 - Hey all, we here at Forgotten by Friday are wishing nothing but the best for all of our fans, their families and friends in this strange time known as the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020. We trust all of you are doing your best to lower the curve, and staying safe and practicing all of the strategies that have been suggested by those health care professionals in decision-making positions. Life can hopefully return to normal, and be better than it was before. Speaking of health care professionals, our very own fearless leader/bassist/lead singer Dominic P. Mauro, works his magic as a Paramedic and is on the front-lines of the day-to-day mess that we find ourselves in. We applaud him for his efforts and in helping all people in need; please take a moment to thank him personally (either by email, or text, or phone call, or eventually in-person at a show once we are able to return to action). Now on a more somber musical note, just as the world is going through some upheaval so has the band, call it a bit of a growth spurt (so to speak). We are working through some possible line-up changes, which we will let everyone know about once it's official. In the meantime, we've of course, slowed down a bit (as has the world), and as such have been unable to get back into the studio to continue recording album #3. However, remaining optimistic as we try to do, once things return to normal in the very near future, we will not only be working on finishing the album (as yet to be titled), but working on writing new material, and booking shows at as many venues as will have us. Feel free to tune in to the band's Facebook page for live streams and videos of Dominic as he sings some of your fave FbF songs, but also some select covers to pass the time. Peace and positive vibes to all the world, and we can't wait to get back out there and perform for all of you again; I believe we will cry tears of joy when we are actually allowed to do so, but until then take care of yourselves and of each other.
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 https://youtu.be/UooMa_3uz78
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 if you missed us on the 14th. Check back here for new dates.