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Get To Know GFM

We're excited to share our coverage of GFM's concert in Nashville next week. Before that happens, let's get to know the girls of GFM. These three sisters (Maggie, CJ and Lulu) combine their faith with their love of heavy music to create their own genre, Beautycore.

What's your inspiration?

Maggie - we try to pull inspiration from as many things as possible. We love bands like

Bring Me the Horizon and A Day to Remember for the musical side of things, but we

also love Fever 333 and Butcher Babies when it comes to their stage presence.

LuLu - we also pull inspiration from anime and streetwear for our aesthetic!

What inspired your band name? I know Frankincense and Myrrh are herbs typically

associated with magic and spirituality, and gold is a precious metal. How did you come to use those names for yourselves?

CJ - we are actually a faith based band, and in the Bible, Gold Frankincense & Myrrh

were the gifts given to Jesus at His birth. Our mom always told us we were three gifts

given to her by God, and so the band name was a way to pay homage to that.

How would you describe your sound?

Maggie - we call our sound beautycore. It’s kind of like if Hayley Williams or Avril

Lavigne were the lead singers of Slipknot.

What can fans expect at your shows?

LuLu - if you’re coming to a GFM show, you better be ready to bring the energy. Our

show is organized chaos, and cupcakes and beach balls are always flying. Everyone is

jumping and yelling. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have!

Have you come up against any discrimination being a female band in the metal world?

How do/did you deal with it?

Maggie - We have dealt with issues with being female but also because of our age

because we are so young. We don’t let it bother us though, and we stay in our own

lane. We’re blessed to have such a strong core, so those types of things don’t bother


If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

CJ - We just want more people to join us! We’d love to see more fans open to the rock


What is your favorite song to perform?

LuLu- Bones is definitely a favorite! The intro that is tied into it just builds the

anticipation, and when we finally start the song, everyone goes crazy.

What would you be doing right now if it wasn’t for your musical career?

Maggie - we’d all be in school still haha

If you could go open for any artist, who would it be?

Maggie - we’d love to play with Spiritbox or Bring Me the Horizon

What first got you into music?

CJ - Our parents were the ones who introduced us to music. They enrolled us in music

lessons when we were 5.

Do you have any hobbies outside of music?

LuLu - we all are big gamers and movie lovers. CJ is big into gardening, and Maggie

and I love reading. We also all love to cook!

Which instrument is your favorite to perform?

CJ - we each love the instruments that we play on stage!

What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?

Maggie - music breaks down walls, and it’s a universal language. We do music to help

people, and that is what pushes us to put our hearts into it. We use music as our

personal diaries, so each song is a personal story.

What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being a musician?

LuLu - our favorite part is definitely the people we get to meet along the way. Our

listeners have become our road family, and it’s great to see the community we’ve

created. Least favorite part is definitely the packing haha.

What’s the best piece of advice another musician has given you?

CJ - never be too prideful to ask for help! There are so many people that have a wealth

of information to share, and they’re ready to share. At the end of the day, the worst they

can say is no.

What’s your process for dealing with performance anxiety?

LuLu - we actually don’t get performance anxiety! We grew up doing music, so it’s just

second nature at this point. We do still get the excitement nerves before the show, and

we just have to stretch those out. This helps us convert it to good energy for the show!

What does your work aim to say?

Maggie - We do GFM solely to help people. We want to spread our Gospel message

and tell people about the God we believe in. We’re not trying to force it on anyone, so

we’ve created a safe space for people to come to even if you don’t believe in the same

thing we do.

What is your dream project?

LuLu - we would love to do a collaboration with major artists, but we’d also love to be

involved in some voice acting stuff as well.

What are some artists you’re listening to right now?

Maggie - we’ve been listening to Neck Deep and Stand Atlantic on this tour!

What qualities make a good artist?

CJ - persistence, patience, humility, and vulnerability. Being open with your music

makes it that much more impactful.

What are you most excited about for this tour?

LuLu - we’re so excited to play in cities we’ve never been to or haven’t been to in a

while. We’re excited to grow Team GFM and take opportunities from God.

Are you stopping in any new cities or visiting some old favorites?

Maggie - we’re stopping in all kinds of new cities for GFM like NYC and L.A.! We’ve

already come back to Green Bay though and it was such a nice welcome back!

Check them out and stay tuned for a recap from their show.



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