Green Mountain Rebels

Green Mountain Rebels

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The Green Mountain Rebels are a classic rock/oldies band hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania. With live shows including electrifying guitar solos, crowd involvement, stage antics, and charisma, what more could you ask for?

Biography

The Green Mountain Rebels, GMR for short, are an old fashion rock n’ roll band hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania. All members now in their mid-twenties, came together while attending high school and have never looked back. From the beginning, GMR's mission was to bring true rock n' roll music back to youth today. For inspiration the Rebel's turned to one of the greatest live acts in rock n' roll history, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. GMR wants to give its audience what Bruce gives to his fans, basically a feeling of belonging and friendship. The audience is usually just as involved in the show as the band, GMR is undoubtedly a must see live act. At any GMR show you are guaranteed to see hand clapping, sing-a-longs, and the band's lead singer coming down in to the audience to get them involved. GMR writes and records their own music, typically performing 4-5 of these original songs at each show. However, the bulk of the songs are popular rock covers from the 60’s through today, appealing to all age groups.
Spending time down the Jersey Shore has influenced the band greatly, bringing to their music little pieces of popular shore bands like Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and Gary "US" Bonds. Lead singer, Kris Fried has even performed with some of these Jersey Shore legends such as Mark Pender and Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg from Late Night with Conan O'Brian and Southside Johnny.
Over the past few years GMR has played at local establishments such as Bennigans , Crocodile Rock, Club Mixx, Rascal’s Food and Fun, The Sterling Hotel, and the brand new Pig Pen Sports Bar in Allentown. GMR is slowly but surely building a following in the Lehigh Valley thanks to their efficient use of the internet and local connections to get the word out about their performances.
The Green Mountain Rebels have an understanding of their audience and with live shows including electrifying guitar solos, crowd involvement, stage antics, and charisma, what more could you ask for?

Lyrics

The Ride

Written By: Kris Fried

The Ride
(Words and Music by Kris Fried)

Tonight,
The wind is blowing just right,
There..s not a fear in sight,
That can stop us now.

The visions,
We dream about in our minds,
We..ll make ..em real in time,
No doubt about it baby!

When you hear that Rock N.. Roll music comin.. from your driveway,
Pack your bags, baby, come on down and we..ll hit the highway.

We..ll run, into the midnight sun,
We..ll drive, deep into the night,
And we..ll hold.. eachother.. so tight.

It..ll be.. just you and me baby,
Chasin.. the dream,
So if you can, take my hand,
And stay with me for the ride!

We..ll run, into the midnight sun,
We..ll drive, deep into the night,
And we..ll hold.. eachother.. so tight.

It..ll be.. just you and me baby,
Chasin.. the dream,
So if you can, take my hand,
And stay with me for the ride!

Only Wanna Rock N' Roll

Written By: Ray Stopa

Only Wanna Rock N' Roll
Verse:
Train stops rollin on a Saturday Night
Band starts rockin and I'm feelin alright
Freddy's on the sax pourin' out his soul
Jimmy's on the keys and he's outta control
Come home from workin' my 9 to 5, I get up on stage
And finally feel alive

Chorus:
I only wanna rock n' roll
I only wanna rock n' roll
All through the week its go, go, go
Saturday night I wanna rock n' roll

Verse:
See this pretty girly standin by the stage
Before this night is over I wanna know her name
Shes got the most pretty eyes I've ever seen
Somethin tells me baby, shes the right girl for me
She heads to the bar while I finish my song
Grabs her coat pays the check and now shes gone

Verse:
Head out the bar about quarter to two
Walkin down the street and I'm lookin for you
You pull out your keys and get into your car
I shout HEY LITTLE GIRL NOW DON'T YOU GOTO FAR
I get up to her window and play my part
She says the only words that can break my heart, she says

Chorus:
I don't like rock n roll
I can't stand rock n roll
It's way to loud, the beat ain't got no flow
I don't like rock n roll

Invincible

Written By: Green Mountain Rebels

Would never happen, no not to me, was blind but thought I could see
Slipped up and made a mistake, blew caution and let go of the brakes
I’ve kept my faith, tried to stay straight, but everybody makes mistakes
Everybody makes mistakes

Cause we ain't invincible, rollin' dice was part of the fun
Playin with fire, ended up losin more than I won
I finally took the fall, back against the wall...we aint invincible

When your young, you cant feel, all the sadness and nothin is real
Now I'm livin with this curse, but I guess it could have been a whole lot worse
Gotta stand up tall and look straight and for better days I'll wait
Yea, for better days I'll wait

Cause we ain't invincible, rollin' dice was part of the fun
Playin with fire, ended up losin more than I won
I finally took the fall, back against the wall...we aint invincible

Well I saved my pennies, I saved my dimes
But I tried to push a little too far this time
Won't take no pity the blames all mine
It's not that I don't care, but it's more than I can bare

Cause we ain't invincible, rollin' dice was part of the fun
Playin with fire, ended up losin more than I won
Never again, it's about time I learned to say when
I finally took the fall, back against the wall
Yea I took the fall but I learned from it all, we ain't invincible

Set List

The Green Mountain Rebels usually do about two 60-90 minute sets when playing at any typical bar. Although we are normally pretty heavy on cover songs that include many popular classic rock and oldies songs, we can vary our setlists to focus more on originals depending on the situation. We usually throw in around 4-5 original songs during a regular bar show. A sample set list is shown below:
Bennigans 1/26/08

Born To Run
Gimmie Some Lovin’
Pretty Woman
Stay With You
Invincible (Original)
What I Like About You
Midnight Hour
Runaround Sue
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Saw Her Standing There
Only Wanna Rock N’ Roll (Original)
Because The Night

The Ride (Original)
Rock N Roll Medley
Prove It All Night
Next Friday (Original)
Slide
Only Wanna Be With You
I’m Goin Down
Still Rock N’ Roll To Me
Brown Eyed Girl
Crocodile Rock
Glory Days
Requests—(Havin Party, Twist and Shout, Don’t Wanna Go Home, Sweet Home, Summer of 69)