Made up of college kids who graduated with an appreciation of rock and punk, Guy Fox is a band of four Bates College graduates who then moved to San Francisco to produce their self-titled EP Guy Fox.
The unique thing about Guy Fox is that all four musicians sing on their tracks, even the drummer Peter Granquist. Even the story behind the name of the band is a story that Guy Fox tells at every performance.
Guy Fox was a 17th century assassin who tried to demolish the British Parliament. The band wanted to exhibit the same passion and drive as the legendary Guy Fox, thus the name of their passionate band.
The band reminds me a lot of a funk band I used to listen to back home call Mingo Fishtrap. Both bands incorporate a soul and electronic feel into their beats and rhythms. The college music grads were able to take everything they learned in their music program and bring it to life through funk sounds.
Rasputain’s Music and Artist of the Month by San Francisco Deli Magazine labeled Guy Fox Buzz Band of the Week.
Guy Fox has now sold out shows all of San Francisco as it continues to host guest appearances and go on radio talk shows all across the Bay Area.
The second song on Guy Fox’s self-named LP, “Live Forever,” gives a jazzier recap of what it could be like to go to sleep and never get to wake up.
It connects with the listeners on a deeper level, which I think has to do with its attention to detail and lyrics throughout the EP.
Guy Fox just released a brand new single called “San Francisco” on Feb. 19. The new single can be streamed online through its website and is definitely worth a listen. The new track brings a newer sound that leans toward a more soul-pop sound.
Listen for Guy Fox, an alternative modern-day funk that will make you want to dance, on KSLC. To hear more songs and to check them out for yourself you can go to KSLC and listen. We are now streaming online so go to our website and listen to the Best in the Northwest Student Station, KSLC 90.3 FM, www.linfield.edu/kslcfm.
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