God Fearing Man
The Name God Fearing Man is simply a play on words, which evokes the idea of a God fearing what Man has become, instead of the traditional biblical Man fearing what God may be. 'Intervention will be delayed, when a God is afraid,' says Pongo 'is the basic message behind the name.' That's some pretty deep stuff! Just don't mistake them for a religious band, though. Let's just say GFM's musical expressions attempt to convey a more positive and hopeful vibe. To sum it up - it's just introspective, cathartic songs combined with infectious melodies and pleasing harmonies. With the dismal and gray 90's behind us, God Fearing Man is just keeping a positive outlook for the future. God Fearing Man's music is simply described as catchy, up-tempo and melodic, harmony driven, guitar pop/rock.The uniqueness of this band, however, lies in the ability of all members to lead sing and harmonize in the rock tradition of the Beatles or the Eagles.This allows for each song to have it's own texture and identity while maintaining the musical and songwriting style indigenous to God Fearing Man. A medley of acoustic and electric guitars, coupled with the groovular bass and hard hitting drum cadence, as The Worcester Phoenix states, makes GFM's recent release 'Perhaps the sleeper local pop CD single of the year is by God Fearing Man!' Live Currently, God Fearing Man is continuing to perform locally and abroad, promoting the new songs through the vibrant energy and excitement of their live show. At a recent Providence performance, Al Gomes from Big Noise Productions observed, 'The crowd thought the show was amazing! We thought your performance was awesome!' God Fearing Man hopes to open some eyes and hopefully hearts while pleasuring the ear. With Disco, Hip-hop and Rap being the flavor of the day, God Fearing Man continues the art of songwriting in the great tradition of popular rock music, while maintaining a refreshingly modern sound, which appears to be a much welcomed, returning trend.