Family Force 5 Concerts

Family Force 5

Family Force 5, or FF5 as they’re sometimes called, is a Christian crunk rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. As the name suggests, there are five members in the band: Solomon “Soul Glow Activator” Olds, Jacob “Crouton” Olds, Joshua “Fatty” Olds, Nathan “Nadaddy” Currin, and Derek “Chap Stique” Mount. Their debut album, ‘Business Up Front/Party in the Back’ in 2006 was an instant hit both in the Christian and in the mainstream markets. Some of the hit singles in this album were “Love Addict” and “Earthquake”, which, like many others in the album, were heavily guitar-focused.

FF5’s “crunch rock” music incorporates a diverse set of styles including R&B, Punk, Rock, Electronica and Rap-metal, with lyrics with a tilt towards partying. The band has a clear idea of bringing music that is for God, while at the same time make music that people enjoy and are not turned off by. Dance themes in their music are a related characteristic of the band that really sets them apart.

Music runs in families, they say, and if you’ve been taking note of their last names, you’d have rightly guessed that the first three are brothers. Solomon, Jacob and Joshua are the sons of Jerome Olds, a Christian artist famous from the 80s. These three were first part of a boy band called The Brothers, releasing two albums produced by their father. The band then became Family Force 5 when they added Nadaddy and Chap Stique.

Their second album, Dance or Die, was a major ticket to fame for the band; selling more than 50,000 copies in the first six months, the band won awards at the Rock on Request Awards for the Best Christian Rock Artist, Best Crunk Rock/Rap Artist and Best Rock Album for Dance or Die. One of the moving stories of this band was that of Joshua “Fatty” Olds coming back from near-death due to kidney failure in end-2009. While the band had to cancel some of their shows, they bravely kept most of their commitments even during this difficult time. Joshua recovered, and was soon back on stage playing. The band’s 2012 tour was inspired by Fatty’s brush with death.

You can learn more about them and their tour schedules on their official website. The band is quite active on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites too. There are song videos, excerpts of interviews and other personal information about the band available on the Internet.

Date Event Venue State City Link
Apr-25 Building 429, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson First baptist church Lewisville TX Lewisville
Apr-26 Family Force 5 Frontier City Theme Park OK Oklahoma City
Apr-26 Building 429, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson CLP Frontier City, LLC OK Oklahoma City
Apr-27 Family Force 5 McCook Community College NE McCook
Apr-27 Building 429, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson McCook Community College Event Center NE McCook
May-1 Family Force 5 Christian Life Center PA Bensalem
May-1 Building 429, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson Christian Life Center PA Bensalem
May-2 Family Force 5 The Cove Church NC Mooresville
May-2 Building 429, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson Cove Church NC Mooresville
May-3 Building 429, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson Valdosta Oaks RV Park GA Valdosta
May-4 Family Force 5 Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church NC Wilmington
May-4 Building 429, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson Myrtle Grove Family Life Center NC Wilmington
Jul-11 Family Force 5 Sunnyview Fairgrounds WI Oshkosh
Aug-8 Family Force 5 Rock The Desert Festival Field TX Midland
Aug-16 Family Force 5 Paintsville Recreation Center KY Paintsville
Aug-29 Family Force 5, Jars of Clay, Switchfoot, The City Harmonic, Thousand Foot Krutch - Joshua Fest 2014 Plumas County Fairgrounds CA Quincy
Aug-30 Family Force 5 Joshua Fest, Plumas County Fairgrounds CA Quincy
Sep-6 Family Force 5 Universal Studios FL Orlando

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