Fatkid Dodgeball

Fatkid Dodgeball

BandAlternativePunk

Fatkid Dodgeball is an upbeat, melodic rock ‘n’ roll band. They blend classic electric guitar leads with strong acoustic riffs and rhythms over a beefy bottom end. The vocal harmonies and dynamics of two singers give Fatkid Dodgeball a characteristic sound all their own.

Biography

Fatkid Dodgeball is an upbeat, melodic rock ‘n’ roll band. They blend classic electric guitar leads with strong acoustic riffs and rhythms over a beefy bottom end. The vocal harmonies and dynamics of two singers give Fatkid Dodgeball a characteristic sound all their own. FKDB blends smooth melodies over rock beats, and channels punk rock energy in their delivery.

Fatkid Dodgeball is an original, 4-piece band from Columbus, Ohio. Although FKDB was only established in September of 2001, members of this band have been together for years in other projects. Brian Turnbull and Brian Frank played together for years in a band called “Turnbull.” They later met Casey Potts through a mutual friend and with the addition of Jon Lawrence in 2003 - Fatkid Dodgeball became what it is today.

In addition to being one of the lead singer/songwriters Brian Frank, also serves as bass player. His personal experiences with the "ups and downs" of relationships and everyday life can be heard in many of FKDB’s lyrics. “Frank's” high-octane stage energy and playing style are a result of his punk rock influences.

Brian “Bull” Turnbull serves as one of the main songwriter’s of FKDB. His commanding vocals and diversity between acoustic guitar and electric guitar give the band their unique sound. Together Bull and Frank bring exciting harmonies to the vocals of FKDB.

Casey Pott's guitar style is derived from both new and classic styles of music. His ear for melodic leads and guitar riffs is unmatched amongst his peers. Aside from playing guitar, Casey is seen as the comedian of the group. His sense of humor can be heard during the live performances, which is a highlight of every FKDB show.

Besides being a musicians’ musician, Jon Lawrence is also an accomplished producer and songwriter. Jon has recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced most of FKDB’s songs. His specialty is the drums, which can be described as solid and melodic. Being the newest member of the band, Jon brings a youthful spirit to the group.

Fatkid Dodgeball can be seen all over Ohio playing various bars, clubs and college campuses. Their live shows combine energy, sweat, and great music, which keep crowds coming back. Fatkid Dodgeball’s unique spirit and attitude has a way of making even the newest of fans feel as if they are a part of the FKDB experience.

Lyrics

Ohio Skies

Written By: Fatkid Dodgeball

Too young to fall in love
He's in the hands of the beast
Her heart's out for the one, his is a page torn at the seams
His dreams packed in a six-string
His thoughts wrapped up in songs
The last thing on his mind now, is the girl he left at home

Another night, the phone's red light
He plays back the message that she left
Do you ever think of me (think of me)
Its hard for me to pass the time (or pass this by)
The rain it lasts forever, underneath ohio skies
I hope that you're happy now (are you happy without me)
I hope all your dreams come true (all your dreams)
Do you ever think of me (think of me now)
Cause I'm thinking about you

Inside there is frustration
A lack of love at hand
She's lost all fucking patience with some guys who lost there chance
He says he just needs one break
One break to make his shot
She just wants him to let it all go, but she knows that would break his heart

Another night, tears and candle light
He plays back the message that she left
Do you ever think of me (think of me)
Its hard for me to pass the time (or pass this by)
The rain it lasts forever, underneath ohio skies
I hope that you're happy now (are you happy without me)
I hope all your dreams come true (all your dreams)
Do you ever think of me (think of me now)
Cause I'm thinking about you

Think of me now, miss the times under ohi skies


X-Mas

Written By: Fatkid Dodgeball

i like talking till six in the morning of completely nothing
dreaming that someday this nothing might just become something
i like sun in my eyes
and christmas lights
and the feel of the sand in my toes and the wind in my face

do you remember
how could you forget
those nights in december
our feet cold and wet

she likes sleeping past sunrise but sometimes she wakes without warning
she likes thunder and lightning as long as they some without storming
she likes any surprise
and kisses goodbye
she likes long talks and beach walks and knowing that i won’t be late

do you remember
how could you forget
that night in december
when we lost our friends

in my eyes, i see you surrounding the places i’ve come to fear most
in my heart far away

do you remember
how could you forget
that night in december
when we lost our friends


Your Heart

Written By: Fatkid Dodgeball

I took a chance and I waited on this girl
I knew that it could end
I knew that she might somwday break my heart
I took a ride down to meet up with that girl
it worked out in the end
it turns out that the end was just our start

I took a fall and I landed on my heart
It took some time to heal
I never want to feel like that again
i took a chance and I waited on this girl
I knew that it could end
it turns out that the end was just our start

Cause as the sunshine's fading
I know that you are awaiting, my call
And I won't let you down this time, this time

I'll take your dreams, and make them mine
If only I could hold you in my arms
I'll do anything, I'll get it right this time
So just hold on and listen to your heart

I took my pride and I threw it all away
For love I'll let that go
I just want you to know the way I feel
You took my heart and you held it in your hand
I hope you understand
That when you play with love that this gets real

Take this confesssion as you will
Forget it, I did it, and it's over
Just take this car and drive
Drive till nothing's left
Take this confesssion as you will
Forget it, I did it, and it's over

Cause as the sunshine's fading
I know that you are awaiting, my call
And I won't let you down this time, this time

I'll take your dreams, and make them mine
If only I could hold you in my arms
I'll do anything, I'll get it right this time
So just hold on and listen to your heart


Discography

1. Ohio Skies
2. X-Mas Lights
3. Your Heart

Set List

1. 17 Forever
2. Your Heart
3. Down On You
4. Gin and Juice (mash-up cover)
5. X-Mas Lights
6. Ohio Skies
7. My Girl (mash-up cover)
8. Take Your Time
9. Sunday Morning (acoustic)
10. Contagious

Set time is generally 40 - 45 minutes, but we can easily play up to two hours.