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The No Wake Band which started out as Pat & Sean continues, but plans have changed with the virus fiasco.  Pat Wake who has been living in Hawaii through the winter, is still in Hawaii, and Sean is working and is still on the north slope of Alaska.  The plan was to be playing music in the places they usually played, do a couple of canoe trips, catch some fish, and so on.  That is still the plan, but nobody knows when yet.  In the meantime, Pat will be playing with the Lucky Lizards around the Island of Hawaii.  There is a story behind Pat Wake and the Lucky Lizards, and it was worth telling. 

In 2018, Pat and his wife Judy had arrangements to stay at Camp Kilauea for vacation on the big island, Hawaii and arrived right when Kilauea the volcano started erupting.  Camp Kilauea is on top of the volcano and was evacuating right when they arrived.  Everyone was pretty shook up.  They had multiple earthquakes that day, and all over the island everybody felt them.  Pat asked the staff for suggestions because they had heard all of hotels in Hilo were full.  They had no idea.  Pat said, “Let’s go to Naalehu, get something to eat, and see if we can find a bed breakfast.  There was a band setting up to play there , and one of the band members overheard Pat speak of their hotel closing and that they were in need of lodging.  Her name was Colleen and she asked her husband if he would be ok with her inviting Pat and Judy to come and stay with them.  They wound up staying two nights with them and became friends.  They didn’t know at the time Pat played in a band as well. 

Back in Alaska, Pat and Judy’s home was a cabin and the Matanuska River was eating away at its banks heading their way, so they had to move.  Neither Pat or Judy were thinking about moving to Hawaii.  Colleen’s day job was a real estate appraiser, and she was showing Judy houses she was working on and the prices.  Comparable with Alaska, Judy said “I would like to do this”.    Pat had been praying for guidance since he knew he had to move, and neither of them were drawn to anything or anywhere.  The day after they returned to Alaska, they received an unsolicited offer from someone who wanted to buy their home.  That seemed like guidance.  Long story short, two years later they moved. 

Pali, Colleen’s husband, and Pat hit it off as friends, discussed their bands, and before Pat and Judy left, Pali gave Pat a Lucky Lizards T-shirt and Pat gave Pali one of his “Wind in my Sail CDs.  They never jammed.  Two years later when Pat and Judy moved to Hawaii, Pali offered Pat to come and play as a guest at the Lucky Lizard events, playing as a solo musician during their breaks.  That went well, but then came the pandemic shutdown, and everything stopped.  Tony, another member of the Lucky Lizards lives just down the hill from Pat and they started jamming, learning each other’s material.  Soon, Solomon, the lead guitarist for the Lucky Lizards joined in, then Pali.  Pali and Colleen.

Hopefully we are on the other side of the virus shutdown.  Pali just announced the first gig for the Lucky Lizards since the lockdown and invited Pat and play as part of the Lucky Lizards.  So Pat will be playing with the Lucky Lizards while he is in Hawaii and with the No Wake Band in Alaska and Hawaii when they are able.  He likes the best of both worlds.  It is unclear now whether Sean will come to Hawaii before Pat makes back to Alaska.  Either way, it is good with them.  Sean enjoys his job on the slope, which is kind of a take it while you can get it job. He is riding a wave while it lasts.

We play a variety of familiar folk, country, and rock music.    Our modest beginning in music has snowballed, and the requests for our music and the scope of events we play in is still growing.  We are very happy with the CD we produced, and we encourage you to check out our music.  Our CD is also available on Amazon. Digital downloads are available on iTunes, Spotify, and many other online stores.  Sign up for our mailing list, check out our schedule, come and see us.  Contact us for more information.  

 

What is going on  

In November, I moved into Hawaii.  I will be returning to Alaska summers, and we plan to play a couple of places while I am there.  In the meantime, I am playing in Hawaii.  Sean, Daniel and who knows who else may be appearing hear with me. Hawaii fits my easygoing music, and I fit right in here.  So hopefully we will be seeing you in Alaska soon or maybe here in Hawaii even sooner.  Aloha!

Making Waves 

Going to the Salmonfest gets you noticed.  Here's a little article from the Frontiersman.  http://www.frontiersman.com/arts_entertainment/making-waves-at-salmonfest/article_72f7c244-7940-11e7-a830-330461dcfb1b.html

SalmonFest 2017 

Hello, we're glad to be playing in Salmon Fest 2017.  It is Alaska's biggest out door music festival and is nick named Salmonstock, Alaska's Woodstock.  The details aren't out yet, but we're very happy to be included in the line up, snd we're looking forward to the event.  What fun!  

http://salmonfestalaska.org/

Wind in my Sail  

While Stationed in Germany in 1986, being under a lot of stress I was unable to sleep.  I had to get up for work on Ramstein Air Base at 5am.  At 4am, I had not yet fallen to sleep.  I decided to get out of bed and try to learn a Don Williams song that was floating in my head.  Instead, I picked up my 12 string guitar, and this song came to me instantly.  It is the Title track to out recently released CD, Wind in my Sail.  It remains my personal favorite of the songs I have written.  Our music is also available on Amazon, itunes, and other online music outlets.  

KTVA 11 News Daybreak show  

This morning we were on the Morning Mic check on KTVA 11:  http://www.ktva.com/mic-check-morning-no-wake-band-583/
This evening we are headed to the the Quaint little drinking town with a big fishing problem, otherwise known as Homer Alaska.  Not only is Homer beautiful, but every time we go there we are either playing music or fishing.  It is a win-win situation.  We will be at Alice's Champagne Palace tomorrow evening.

Alaska Home Companion Radio Show 

I have always enjoyed playing in variety shows, and I'm happy to be playing in the Alaska Home Companion show again this year.  Check it out: 

https://issuu.com/make-a-scene/docs/mas_sept_2016_web or go to http://valleyartsalliance.com for more info. 

Playing at the Hitchin Post 

We have played at the Alaska State Fair several times at Slippery Gulch.  This year we will be playing again at Slippery Gulch, although a date and time is not set yet.  We will also be playing at the Hitchin Post, which is a new venue for us.  We are really looking forward to it.  We hope to see you there.  

http://www.alaskastatefair.org/site/events/no-wake-acoustic-covers-originals/

Release of our CD, "Wind and my Sail". 

We are excited about the release of the CD Wind in my Sail.  Sean and I have been playing in parties, weddings, bars, salons, fairs, festivals, lodges, hotels and so on of the last five years or so.  We do mostly covers, and sprinkle our original songs in between the familiar cover everybody is familiar with.  We noticed, as I already knew from my experience playing them years ago that we got good responses from people on our original songs.  Five of the six songs on the CD were written by Pat Wake between 1978 and 1986.  Sean's instrumental, "Chasing Sean",  was composed by Sean Renard, who performed it live by himself, by looping.  A family friend, dubbed the song Chasing Sean, so that is what he named it.  The songs on the CD range from light heartedness to heaviness to peacefulness, and they range from country/ folk to rock.  Michelle Larose plays the bass on most of the songs on the CD, and she is very helpful to the band with coordination of the band members and logistics of our performances, so a special thanks to her.  Cameron Cartland plays the drums on the CD.  Cameron was suggested to by Kurt Riemann at the Studio, and we were delighted with his work.  The banjo on "Smoke in my Eyes", was played by Doug Schutte.  Kurt Riemann at Surreal Studios did all of the Studio work.  I Sean and I would like to thank all of them for their work and input to our CD, "Wind in my Sail".  Thank You!

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Previous events

Pat Wake/ Lucky Lizards

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Dimple Cheek , Kurtistown/ Volcano

Pat Wake playing with the Lucky Lizards for a grand reopening of the Dimple Cheek diner. The Lucky Lizards play a variety of easy listening music.

No Wake and the Inductors

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Pioneer Lodge, Mile 71.4 Parks Hwy., Willow

There will be a birthday Party for Bill Stanger's 90th birthday. Everybody is welcome. We will have Pat and Dan Wake playing with Joe Lott and Vince Garay. Joe and Vince have been playing with the No Wake Band, and Pat, Joe and Vince play with the Inductors.

Pat Wake/ No Wake Band

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Wasilla AM Vets, 1591 N Creste Foris St, Wasilla

We are bringing the new year in at the Amvets Post 9 in Wasilla, just off of Wasilla Fishhook Rd. I will be playing with several of the guys who have been backing us up in the No Wake Band when our members are out of the area. We formed a new group called the "Inductors"

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  • Pat Wake
    Pat Wake Palmer, AK
    Thanks Tim. If you ever visit Palmer, look us up. God Bless you too!

    Thanks Tim. If you ever visit Palmer, look us up. God Bless you too!

  • Tim lytle
    Tim lytle Mandeville la.
    Was born in Palmer Alaska 12 11 52. Am a musician Love. it God bless you

    Was born in Palmer Alaska 12 11 52. Am a musician Love. it God bless you

  • Pat Wake
    Pat Wake Palmer, Alaska
    Michelle, this Photo was taken at the Peanut Farm in Anchorage.

    Michelle, this Photo was taken at the Peanut Farm in Anchorage.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    where was this photo taken Pat ?

    where was this photo taken Pat ?