How did Gump Fiction start? It all started one rainy evening in October 2012, when bassist Ken Shufelt and singer Nick Loder met via an ad online to discuss forming a cover band that plays strictly 90’s music.
Upon feeling relieved that the meetup didn’t involve either a serial killer or Chris Hansen, Loder and Shufelt agreed that given the abundance of 80’s cover bands, it was time for the Gen X and Gen Y kids to get represented. A few months later, the band took shape with guitarist Dan Bonfili, percussionist Sean Hartis, and singer Natalie Morris.
After countless texts, emails, spreadsheets, that’s-what-she-said’s, and heated discussions, the name Gump Fiction was chosen, along with a clear statement of the band’s direction: recreate the nostalgia of the days of tamagotchi pets, TRL, slap bracelets, cloned sheep, flannel, and the soup nazi through kickass-spot-on 90’s covers.