Initially formed by members of Moon Ska Records recording artists Easy Big Fella, Natalie Wouldn't entered the Seattle music scene in 2000. The original trio of singer-songwriters built on the initial model, added some instrumentation, went through a few changes and finally evolved into a tasty five piece musical organization creating and performing an original blend of ska, soul and rock & roll.
Natalie Wouldn't has grown over the last couple of years however. The current line-up of Natalie Wouldn't - is vocalist and guitarist Rick Dybvad, saxophonist Shawn Brockman, Trumpeter Ric Pentilla, Saxophonist Sean Jensen, bassist David Trump, Liam Barksdale on guitar and drummer Mike Fanning. They are a skillful and talented group of performers dedicated to writing and playing fun, high quality music.
The band's top performance skills and sharp material caught a few ears and soon Natalie Wouldn't was working in and around the Pacific Northwest area headlining shows and warming up for well established international bands such as The English Beat, The Aggrolites, Satori, The Toasters, Bad Manners and The Phenomenauts. Natalie Wouldn't also plays frequently at many music festivals
Simply the best SKA band I have ever seen!!!
In the Bar (or outside if weather permits)
Fish & Chip Friday. Beer Battered Cod served with Chips, Peas and Tartare Sauce only £8.95 (a la carte menu also available)
In the summer of 2007, Natalie Wouldn't expanded their territory and traveled to England for a short tour of London, Reading and Brighton. Early in 2008 - at the invitation of Megalith recording artists, The Toasters - the band flew to Hollywood, California to perform at the famous '3 Floors of Ska' Festival at the historic Knitting Factory.
The first Natalie Wouldn't CD, 'Ska, Soul and Rock-and-Roll' was released in 2007. The 10 song CD has received positive reviews all over the world. One or more of the songs has been listed in the top 40 at noisehead.com (an international-member driven music download and review website) every week for over a year and the friends/comments list on the Natalie Wouldn't FB page and website tell a tale of happy fans and friends the world over. The mix of songs on 'Ska, Soul and Rock-and-Roll' are crafty, memorable tunes that reflect the kind of true collaboration that happens when a band develops a sound live in rehearsal but focused on live performance. Natalie Wouldn't is distributing their material at www.cdbaby.comand have made their songs available for download on the web via the iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, et.al. websites in addition to the traditional merchandising at shows.