Asheville, North Carolina, USA
BandHip HopFunk

Big Thumpin Politically Charged Dance Music.


GFE is an eight piece hip hop funk ensemble featuring drums, bass, guitar, keys, percussion, 3 MC’s & one female vocalist. Their members hail from all over the country and their musical influences are as varied as their social & geographic background. Their sound consists of mainly bass driven funk grooves covered by intelligent, thought provoking lyrics, and has been referred to as “Big, thumpin’, politically charged dance music”.
Formed in 1997 the band has toured nearly every state in the union, performed & recorded with such musical heavyweights as George Clinton, Masta Ace, Eric Krasno of Soulive, Murs, hip hop pioneer Granmaster Caz and many more. They have been written about in such national publications as XXL, High Times, Spin, Relix & the Source. GFE has recorded five full length albums to date, several vinyl singles and one EP as well as a substantial collection of solo releases from individual band members. Most importantly in today’s musical landscape of sound-alike bands mimicking one another & whatever is popular, GFE has spent years crafting an original, signature sound that sets it light years apart from anything else out there.


Beat Poem Manufacturing 1998
The Good Life 1999
Slactivism vinyl EP 2000
Raodscholar vinyl single 2000
Water/Sew Your Seed 7" single 2000
Slactivism(LP) 2001
Bigger Than It Really Is 2004
Broken Time Machine 2008

Set List

Sets are usually about 20 songs, approx. 2 hours(can be longer or shorter as necessary). All original material with one or two freestyle(improvisational rap) songs, and a rare occasional cover.
Typical Set:
Meant For This
Natural Law
Inside Out
For The love
The 4th Estate
Don't Tell Me
Pure light
Does It Matter
Road To Ruin
Schemes & Scams
Soul Disco
Road Scholar
Persona Non Grata
Asheville Smoke
It Got Good To Me
Everybody Get High
The Clock Keeps Ticking