in 1998, this Modern Christian Rock Band is gaining more and more
momentum. Hailing from Grand Rapids, 5000 FED is
finishing up its 6 song demo CD which should be available to the
public the summer of 2001.
5000 FED consists
of 6 band members. Founded by Jeff Swanson who plays lead guitar
along with Chris Koning (lead vocals), Jeff Moore (bass guitar), Kevin
Powell (drums), Joel Shaffer (keyboard and background vocals), and Tom
Stewart (acoustic guitar).
The mission of 5000
Fed is to glorify Christ by creating and performing Christian
Alternative/Modern Rock Music that is relevant to our generation.
Through their music, 5000 Fed's desire is to communicate God's saving
love to unbelievers, challenge Christians to live a Godly lifestyle, and
motivate them to serve Christ out of their comfort zones. Most of
5000 Fed's members are involved with inner-city youth ministry.
This shows through in some of their songs as they reflect life
experiences and call attention to the plight of at-risk youth in the
inner city. Other songs reflect vulnerability and the shortcomings
of man's sin nature. Still others exhort people within the church
to live obediently under the Lordship of Chris, and to give praise to in
worship. 5000 Fed has developed a distinct modern rock/alternative
style that pushes the limits of cutting edge music, yet does not mirror
any other artists sound.
to visit 5000 Fed's website.