Newsboys

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Newsboys formed in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia in 1985.


Currently signed to Sparrow Records, Newsboys keeps one of the most intense touring schedules in Christian music.


Newsboys Members:

  • - Michael Tait - lead singer
  • - Jody Davis - guitars, vocals
  • - Duncan Phillips - drums
  • - Jeff Frankenstein - keys

Newsboys Former Members:

  • - George Perdikis - guitar (1985 - 1987)
  • - Sean Taylor- bass (1985 - 1992)
  • - John James - lead singer (1985 - 1997)
  • - Peter Furler - drummer, then lead singer (1985 - 2009
  • - Phil Yates - guitar (1987 - 1989)
  • - Corey Pryor - keys (1988, 1990 - 1993)
  • - Jonathan Geange - guitar (1990 - 1992)
  • - Vernon Bishop - guitar (1991 - 1992)
  • - Kevin Mills- bass (1992 - 1996)
  • - Phil Joel - bass (1996 - 2006)
  • - Randy Williams - guitar (2003)
  • - Bryan Olesen - guitar (2003 - 2006)
  • - Paul Colman - guitar (2006 - 2009)

Memorable Moments and Band Facts:

  • - Their big break in the U.S. came at Atlantafest. Being an unknown band, they couldn't get on the lineup but were told they could play for the road crew that was setting up the stage. Those who heard them started a petition to get them a spot on the main stage and the phenomenon began.

  • - Born Again sold over 45,000 copies within the first week, making it the largest release in the band's history.

  • - Newsboys has sold over 7 million albums worldwide.

Discography:

  • - Restart, 2013
  • - God's Not Dead, 2011
  • - Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday, 2010
  • - Born Again, 2010
  • - In the Hands of God, 2009
  • - Go, 2006
  • - Devotion, 2004
  • - Adoration: The Worship Album, 2003 (Certified RIAA Gold in 2004)
  • - Thrive, 2002
  • - Love Liberty Disco, 1999
  • - Step Up to the Microphone, 1998 (Certified RIAA Gold in 1999)
  • - Take Me to Your Leader, 1996 (Certified RIAA Gold in 1997)
  • - Going Public, 1994 (Certified RIAA Gold in 1997)
  • - Not Ashamed, 1992
  • - Boys Will Be Boyz, 1991
  • - Hell is for Wimps, 1990
  • - Read All About It, 1988

#1 Songs:

  • - "Beautiful Sound"
  • - "Believe"
  • - "Born Again"
  • - "Entertaining Angels"
  • - "Good Stuff"
  • - "He Reigns"
  • - "It Is You"
  • - "Joy"
  • - "Let it Go"
  • - "Million Pieces"
  • - "Not Ashamed"
  • - "One Heart"
  • - "Real Good Thing"
  • - "Reality"
  • - "Shine"
  • - "Something Beautiful"
  • - "Spirit Thing"
  • - "Step Up to the Microphone"
  • - "Take Me to Your Leader"
  • - "Truth & Consequences"
  • - "Woo Hoo"
  • - "You Are My King (Amazing Love)"

Dove Awards:

  • - 1999 - Short Form Music Video of the Year - "Entertaining Angels"
  • - 1997 - Recorded Music Packaging of the Year - Take Me To Your Leader
  • - 1995 - Rock Album of the Year - Going Public
  • - 1999 - Rock Recorded Song of the Year - "Shine"

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