Valebol, Lane Beckstrom
Fat Night (Gabriel Gundacker, Daniel Hanson, Theodore Issen, Nik Ritchie) have been friends since their middle and high school days in Orlando, Florida. After years of playing with each other in various rock bands, their shared love of R&B and soul music led the four to start jamming together in Nik’s woodsy backyard shed.
In 2013, Ohio-based soul label Colemine Records released “Things You Do,” Fat Night’s first reverb-soaked 7″ single that quickly sold out on its first pressing. In 2013, the group released their first full-length, Fat Night, followed by a six-song EP, Lazy Days, in 2015, featuring the surprise hit “Sun Go Down.”
Fat Night relocated to Chicago in late 2016 before releasing the single and accompanying music video for “Honest Man,” followed by an animated lyric video for their single “Question” in late 2018.
In July 2019, Fat Night was invited to perform at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Around this high-profile gig they booked their first European tour which included an appearance at Festival Relache in Bordeaux France, two sets at Duc des Lombards in Paris, and a sold-out show at The Lexington in London. They are set to embark on their first tour of California in August of 2019.
New Chicago Express-Pop duo Daniel Villarreal (Dos Santos) and Vivian McConnell (V.V. Lightbody) united in Bridgeport, Chicago to make fruit forward and breezy Casio hits. Dancy, feel good, and flexible.
While continuing to play with Chicago acts such as Knox Fortune and Resavoir, Lane Beckstrom steps out as a solo act as well. Looking for a balance between Rock, R&B and Jazz, Lane’s music takes unexpected turns with his voice serving as a bridge between different musical locations.