Band Profile: Goodsprings
Supporting Bethlehem Casuals on their big night are Newcastle’s biggest and baddest Ska-Punk band Goodsprings.
The 9-piece are Spotlight favourites and a true local treasure.
Talking about their sound, they explain:
“We experiment as much as possible, so we play a bit of everything. Our vibe is predicated on having a good time. Our attitude is that if we’re having a good time being on stage, the crowd will have a good time watching us play. Another aspect of our vibe is total contempt for conservatives...”
Not afraid to make a statement, always a witty comment up their sleeves and most importantly a whole bunch of tunes at the ready, Goodsprings make a great addition to any gig and they’re ready to mix it up on the 30th:
“We have a lot of songs, so it’s good to switch ones in and out of the set. There’s a more world music vibe at this gig, so expect a lot of our more chilled reggae and jazzy numbers to come out.”
And someone in the crowd is sure to request the Arthur Theme song, they do a mean cover, so be prepared to sing along!
Goodsprings have earned a reputation for being an essential good vibes band, and that comes as no surprise when we’re talking about a group who’ve made it their mission to spread joy:
“We all just like having fun together as a band, writing new songs, jamming and playing in front of an audience. I think a lot of the good we produce comes from our work rate as a band. We’re always working harder and harder to produce even better songs and create new tunes for people to enjoy.”
But they’re only just getting started. With 2019 drawing to a close, Goodsprings are already setting big goals for 2020:
“It’s going to be a big year for us. We’re slowly working towards getting a fair few singles out next year, working with Ross Barnes, the genius behind local band, Kahuna. We’re also hoping to get out of Newcastle a fair bit, looking into cities across the UK with good music scenes, as well as Fabio our trombone player and Marc our trumpet player trying to get us gigs in both Portugal and Germany, respectively.”
Cover Photo: Andy Walker