Literally, the word Dreadnought means “fear nothing”. I’ve read - and LOVE - that it can be used to describe a person with an “undeniable, unsinkable sunny disposition”.
I love my brothers in our band, and I thought it an appropriate name for the collection of mates in my band. Additionally, the “positive vibe” of the name, fits the music I write and the music we make together.
A little bit more on the word DREADNOUGHT and it's origin!
Initially, a dreadnought was a warm garment or thick cloth, used to make heavy coats for sailors in the 18th century! Later on, early in the 20th century, the dreadnought came to be a type of battleship developed by the British Navy. Vast in size and power, these ships were believed to be “unsinkable” and “the strongest of their kind”!
COINCIDENTALLY, and more to hitting home for me, one of the biggest in its class, it’s a style of acoustic guitar (developed by PA’s own CF Martin & Co.). It’s my personal favorite, and is the style of the first guitar I ever owned. I write and create the large majority of my original tunes on a dreadnought guitar. Much like my mates in our band, the dreadnought guitar has become one of my “best friends”.
In case you ever wondered where the name comes from, there you have it!