About Forest Fire Gospel Choir
Forest Fire Gospel Choir formed when five friends retreated to the rural childhood home of lead singer/bassist Will McGee for a recording project free from the distractions of modern life. Cut off from the world, the group spent a week working on song ideas and developing a sound that gives vintage soulfulness new life.
Influenced by the likes Kings of Leon, the Allman Brothers Band, and Joe Cocker, FFGC breathes new life into roots rock on its debut eponymous EP. McGee’s raspy vocal shines on the EP. Each track flows into the next with heavy hitting from drummer Kip Allen, Leon Russell-esque counter melodies from keyboardist Will Lynde, and yin/yang guitar parts from Nick Fields and Sam Hunt. The EP includes a range of styles from “Daddio,” a tongue-in-cheek jab at love and cell phones, to the introspective slow-burn anthem “Lightning."
Working with an ensemble of background vocalists, Forest Fire Gospel Choir’s show is a wall of sound scaled by screaming guitar solos from dual leads Fields and Hunt. The electric live show, described as a “Bro-Fest on stage,” lets it all hang out and can turn a room of strangers into a crowd of best buds.
Each time the band takes the stage, Forest Fire Gospel Choir embraces total reckless abandonment, inspiring everyone in the room to lose themselves in the music. As Fields reiterates time and time again, “We’re here to save rock n’ roll, one damsel in a dress at a time.”