Bar LunÁtico loves it some Fatboy Kanootch! These guys are hard to pin down so one get it while you can! Fatboy is the creation of NYC musicians Clark Gayton and Brian Mitchell, who conceived the idea some 15 years ago after MTV ran a commercial featuring the Hip-o-meter, an applause gauge that rated the popularity of various band instruments. Next-to-last was accordion, with sousaphone at the bottom.
“That pissed us off,” Gayton laughed, “so we made it a point to start a band with sousaphone and accordion. We went around to a couple of bars, played a few numbers and everybody loved it!”
Throw in some washboard, tambourine and some drums and you have Fatboy Kanootch!