Are you a fan of the band hed PE? If so then you might want to learn about the various band members. The only remaining member of the original band members is Jared Gomes. How much do you know about him?
Gomes Jared is a Brazilian-American rapper/singer who’s most famous for being Hed Pes lead vocalist. He was born as Paulo Sergio Gomes in February 1964. Both of his parents were of Brazilian descent. Gomes started in the music industry as the frontman for the Clue. The new wave band was active from the years 1984 to 1990.
Gomes then joined the band Urban Sexx Tribe from the years 1991 to 1994. Gomes later met guitarist Wes Geer while the two were in the hardcore punk scene in Orange County, California. They formed a band named “Hed” after recruiting a guitarist, bassist, drummer, and DJ. The band stands for “higher education.”
Hed became popular at local venues due to the energetic performances. The band released its first extended play entitled “Church of Realities,” which was self-financed. The band was facing some legal issues so it changed the name of the band to Hed PE. The acronym PE stood for Planet Earth.
The problem is the band had some problems repaying the money they had been advanced by Jive Records. This put the band in a strange situation. On one hand, they had fulfilled their dream of launching a new band and new album. However, the problem is the money they owed put them in a difficult situation.
A big event happened to Gomes in October 2000. That’s when he was arrested for marijuana possession while the band performed in Connecticut. He was released on a bail of $1,500. Hed PE went on to record 2 more albums on the Jive label then left the company. The band’s goal was to release albums on its own but signed with Suburban Noize Records.
Gomes stated that he wanted to record a solo hip-hop album. He stated that he needed to become more disciplined instead of watching the TV show “South Park” for 8 hours in a row. Gomes then appeared on the sixth studio album of Twiztid titled “Independents Day.” Gomes had talked about appearing on albums by members of Korn and System of a Down but the projects never happened.
Gomes’ vocal style varies greatly and includes singing, rapping, etc. He’s been influenced by various musicians and band including Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols, Rage Against the Machine, The Ramones, Bob Marley, NWA, Beastie Boys, and others. He’s also been influenced by various music genres including punk rock, heavy metal, reggae, and ska.
The last few Hed PE albums have been more political than previous ones. Gomes supports social liberal politicians. He also supports the 9/11 Truth movement that includes conspiracy theorists who dispute that Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed into NYC’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, DC after hijacking 4 airliners. The main focus of the theorists is on missing information from the NIST theory. They argue that there’s been a cover-up.