Bakin' Phat is a four piece blues band kicking it old school, covering the greats like Little Walter, William Clarke, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, and Hollywood Fats, with a hefty number of originals thrown into the mix.
The band first hit the scene in 2012 quickly taking the Inland Northwest by storm and were awarded Best New Band by the Inland Empire Blues Society. They continued on a roll in 2013 picking up the Best Band award for the IEBS as well as Best Guitar Player, Best Drummer, Best Harmonica and Best Vocalist with a nomination for Best Bass Player.
The band was a representative of the Washington Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis in 2014. It was an amazing experience for them. Bakin’ Phat competed against 120 blues bands from all over the world, and although they didn’t win they represented very well and were highly regarded, garnering much attention and positve reviews.
The band took a hiatus at the end of 2014 after guitarist Dennis Higgins moved on to other opportunities but, as luck would have it, award winning guitarist Patrick Coast stepped in and the band continues to show why they are one the Northwest’s premier blues bands. 2015 finished with another Best Blues Band award and 2016 is off to another amazing start with many great bookings.
A new all original full length CD, "Voodoo Eyes", is already out and available on iTunes and other internet vendors, and can be streamed on Spotify, Pandora, and iHeart Radio.