Nohbdy's Heroes Reunion Concert with The Paper Sound
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
-All presale tickets come with a free Nohbdy's Heroes never before released CD that can be picked up at the door on the day of the event.
-Tickets also available at the door on the day of the event.
Based out of Kalamazoo Michigan, the Christian alternative rock band Nohbdy’s Heroes developed alongside and traded shows with bands like Sanctus Real, Buck Enterprises, and the DeluxeTone Rockets. They are reuniting for two shows, including this one in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Lead singer and guitarist Ben Gowell went on to play for Michael W. Smith, Paul Baloche, and Sara Groves! All proceeds benefit HOPE Community Center, a Michigan nonprofit organization that supports adults with disabilities like those with Down syndrome.
Want more history of the band? Keep reading...
Nohbdy’s Heroes formed in 1995 and disbanded sometime in 1999. The founding members were Ben Gowell (singer/songwriter/guitarist), Chris Wolthuis (bass guitar), Scott Whitehouse (drums), and Matt Slack (soundman)—all members were still in high school at the time. Like most bands, they changed musically over time, their beginning sound was somewhere in the pop-punk scene, but by the end, they landed in the “alternative rock” genre.
By 1998, the band’s success had peaked; they had added a new bass player Jeff Brant, and guitarist/singer/songwriter Pat Aube. Nohbdy’s Heroes opened for a number of national bands including Disciple, Bleach, My Friend Stephanie, Crash Dog, Tammy Trent, and more. They were under the same management company where many bands got their start including The Insyderz. They developed alongside a number of bands in the Michigan area, namely Buck Enterprises, DeluxeTone Rockets, and Sanctus Real—all of whom went on to sign with the labels Tattoo Records, Tooth and Nail, and Sparrow Records. All unsigned at the time, the four of these bands would often play concerts together, taking turns headlining shows.
In the summer of 1998, Nohbdy's Heroes recorded their last album “Less is More” which was never released. Upon graduating from high school, Ben moved to Minneapolis to study music and the band disbanded soon after. Each member has gone on to pursue successful and interesting careers, some in music, some not. Two still play and record music internationally, two started their own businesses, and another is an Executive Director of a nonprofit organization. Ben Gowell went on to play guitar for Michael W. Smith, Paul Baloche, Sara Groves, and more.
The reputation of Nohbdy’s Heroes was that they were very mission-driven. It was never just about the music. They worked hard to model and promote the Christian values and beliefs they believed in to America’s youth and young adults. Keeping this mission-driven tradition, the band has decided to make both reunion concerts a benefit to HOPE Community Center (www.HopeCenterLenawee.org).
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HOPE Community Center
HOPE exists to support adults with disabilities in pursuing an empowered, healthy, and community-enriched life. Programs are offered in education, recreation, socialization, and volunteer opportunities that "empower adults with disabilities and promote their citizenship."