GOODING is a fearless, hard-working, high energy three-piece rock band forged by years of friendship, touring, and eight self-produced records. Think a ‘60s guitar, bass and drum foundation tempered with Bowie, Buckley, and film ambience.


There is a certain chemistry that comes with a band whose frontman and drummer have been together since taking home the trophy in their seventh grade talent show; the two are joined by a bassist who is an old college friend/ex-roadie for the band. Add to this chemistry a rock-solid touring schedule of over 500 crowd-moving shows in 60 cities throughout the past four years, along with four self-produced/self-released albums, and you can start to get an idea of how the band Gooding pulls off its inventive and energetic live show.

This undeniably unique power trio—composed of frontman/guitarist/vocalist (and band namesake) Gooding, drummer Jesse Reichenberger and bassist Billy Driver—has become notorious for putting on a relentless live show night after night. Coaxing an array of sounds out of the guitar, Gooding’s creativity through his instrument creates a playground for the solid backbeats and grooves laid down behind him. The guitar is not intended overshadow the songs themselves; rather, it is used as a tool to guide the three players, creating music with the live energy of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the creativity and eclecticism of Beck, and the political and social awareness of Pearl Jam.

Always adding fans by touring year ’round, the band has also gained exposure through its popularity on college radio, as well as through placements on films such as The Matrix: Revisited and Animatrix and on TV shows on channels such as MTV, HBO, ESPN and Fox Sports, among others.

On the heels of the self-produced recent release, Tiny Heart Attacks, the band will continue to do what it does best: move crowds night after night, city after city, pouring its heart and soul into everything it does. Give these three boys an hour and Gooding will give you worlds in return.


Tiny Heart Attacks - 2006
Angel/Devil - 2005
Soldiermaking - 2004
Live at Loft 150 - 2003
Life Itself- 2002
3X- 2001
Collection 1- 1999
Factory Blue- 1998
Winter's Return- 1995

• Tracks have aired on more than 500 commercial, non-commercial, and college radio stations

Set List

Little America
Living in a Land of Make Believe
Jesus Comin (and He Knows the Mess you Made)
Mary Pickford
And So It Goes
Rank and File
Harm's Way
Girl Disappeared Again
Junkie Weight