"Stratford's Forgotten by Friday — vocalist Maria Soaft, bassist Dominick Mauro, guitarists Joe Ayala and Mike Forgette, drummer Mike G. and multi-instrumentalist Lawrence Wenthen — threads the needle between "Let It Bleed"-era Stones, Charlie Daniels and Zac Brown. "Whiskey & Song," a recent release, dishes out modern country-rock that's wonderfully unpolished." - Michael Hamad, The Harford Courant

“This is a band that understands how to write music. With strong lyrics and great melodies, this is music everyone should hear” - Vic Steffans, Horizon Music Group

“Great songs, phenomenal singing. These guys are doing everything right” - Noah Coakley, New England Americana

"The songs are incredibly well written. They tell stories of hardships, dreams and aspirations. Little pieces of every day living packaged in a musical journey executed with truth and passion. This Americana band is taking their genre of music to new heights." - Rebecca Hosking, SKOPE Magazine

Forgotten by Friday is an original Americana Rock/NU Country band. Their influences include: Jason Aldean, Lynryd Skynryd, Bon Jovi, Tom Petty 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. With the successful release of their debut album, Believe, and now their second albulm, Whiskey and Song, on ITunes, CDBaby, and Amazon and a strong internet following (check them out on their site at www.forgottenbyfriday.net), these musicians are constantly building an ever-growing, avid fan base that they call their “Believers”.

Forgotten by Friday has played extensively at top tier venues throughout Connecticut, Boston, New York City, New Jersey and Nashville. Highlights include: performing at Showcase Live at Foxboro Stadium, being a featured performing artist at Black-eyed Sally’s, the Legendary Toad’s Place and The Webster Theater in Connecticut; the well known Knitting Factory and The National Underground in New York; and the Famous Bluebird Café in Nashville; as well as performing at several high profile CT Music Festivals and at one of New Jersey’s largest Fairs – THE FREEDOM FEST.  2013 was a big year for Forgotten by Friday, opening as direct support for national acts like The Marshall Tucker Band, Citizen Band Radio, and Steven Broderick, the lead singer of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Forgotten by Friday has had radio airplay on several radio stations such as WPKN and WCCC and were featured artists on WPLR in Connecticut and WMBR in Boston. They can be heard all over the internet on cygnusradio.com, imradio.com, undergroundmix.com, allsouthernrock.com, and LADJRadio.com; as well as being featured prominently on ctnow.com. The band also appeared on the Fox CT morning show in a performance and interview, as well as completed a video for the famed ALTERNATE ROUTE TV. In print, Forgotten by Friday has appeared in a featured article in Skope Magazine and was given a glowing review. The band was nominated as finalists in three categories for The 2012 Advocate’s Grand Band Slam Readers Poll Awards. In 2015 the band was nominated for and wound up winning in the category of Best Country/Americana in the Connecticut Music Awards (Grand Slam Readers Poll).

Forgotten by Friday is endorsed by Kronik Energy Drinks as well as having several personal endorsements. Bassist Dominick Mauro is endorsed by Bulletproof guitars. Drummer Mike Giammattei is endorsed by Soultone Cymbals. Band members Michael Giammattei, Dominick Mauro, and Tom Forst appeared as guest artists on the virtuoso CT guitarist Chris Bickley's album, Tapestry of Souls. Their first album, Believe, was released through the Horizon Music Group Label with renowned producer Vic Steffans, released August 2011, and their second album, Whiskey and Song, was done with Jeff Weed producing at Sonic Environments, released March 2015.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to their music. Please feel free to check out the songs, pictures, and information included in this press kit, and to contact the band directly with any questions or comments pertaining to their music or performances. We'd love to hear from you.