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Vacation Bible School - Go Fish Guys "Kickin' It Old School"

Updated on June 12, 2015

Great VBS - But the Music . . .

If you've seen anything else I've ever reviewed about Go Fish Guys, you'll see I'm a big fan, but as I sit here and listen to the CD for their 2nd Vacation Bible School Curriculum, I have to tell you, I'm disappointed. Go Fish Guys are better than this. Now, don't get me wrong, the production is excellent, the harmonies are just as tight as you might expect. But I didn't get nearly as excited about leading the music in this VBS. For one thing, part of the "old school" is the use of hymns instead of new songs. That's not necessarily all bad, but . . . you'll see why below.

However, the VBS itself was GREAT!

What Don't You Like About this Music?

My Two Cents

Let's see . . . Let me make a list

  1. Go Fish is an A cappella group. I LOVE their a cappella sound. On "Kickin' it Old School," they've become just another pumped up Southern Gospel group - and to tell you the truth, I can only take so much Southern Gospel.
  2. Hymn Selection - Don't get me wrong, there are hymns that I really enjoy, but they've picked mostly hymns that I avoid. (That's a personal preference - I'm sure many people love all of them)
  3. Singability - Go Fish Guys music is usually SOOOOO easy to use with children. They pick it up with no effort . . . I fear this week is not going to be fun. Their arrangements just aren't conducive to group singing. And they've used every word of every hymn. People who have sung these hymns for 60 years can't sing every word, how am I going to teach these to kids who've never heard them before and expect them to learn even a couple of verses.
  4. Music that won't drive parents bonkers - That's the Go Fish Guys motto . . . This just doesn't fit the bill . . . reminds me of mediocre Christian music that the mainline denominations have put up with for decades. I'm so disappointed, I'm almost in tears!

Go Fish Guys Videos

The Music List - Here's what's included

  • Kickin' It Old School
  • Sweet Song of Salvation
  • I'm in the Lord's Army
  • This is My Father's World
  • Blessed Assurance
  • Before the Throne of God Above
  • I'll Fly Away
  • The Solid Rock
  • The Old Rugged Cross

Go Fish Guys - A Great Group

I really Love the Go FIsh Guys and except for this offering, I highly recommend them. Check it out below.

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    • Lynne-Modranski profile image

      Lynne Modranski 4 years ago from Ohio

      @cwkerns lm: It's actually more big band I guess, but not really catchy like their last VBS music was.

    • cwkerns lm profile image

      cwkerns lm 6 years ago

      Looks like they included some great old standards, I listened to some of their music, couldn't classify it as Southern Gospel though.