Downhere
Downhere started at Briercrest Bible College in Saskatchewan. Mark Martel and Jason Germain formed the band while rooming together. They both wrote, sang and played gutar. Their first regular gig was nursing home. The two of them would visit the elderly and play music as part of an extra curricular ministry. The band came together when bassist Tyson Manning and drummer Jeremy Thiessen joined. Downhere released their first album in Canada on Slingshot Records in 1999. Meanwhile they were also performing in festivals around the country, winning Western Canadian Music Award, Outstanding Festival Act of the Year in 2000. The…
Drentch
Combining explosive guitars with an intense longing for meaning, Drentch captivates the hearts of this generation draying them into an unforgettable 21st Century Worship experience. Drentch is a concert/worship band based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Formed in 2000, Drentch is comprised of 4 members. Drentch has recorded 3 completely original albums in Nashville TN. The band is heavily involved in their local church - Bethesda Church Edmonton, where Mark is the generations:united pastor & worship director for the Church. Their heart: music the avenue Christ the ministy. Their last album was released in 2009. It's called Take Control.
David Crowder* Band
David Crowder* Band consists of: David Crowder on Lead vocals and acoustic guitar. Jack Parker on vocals and electric guitar (not to mention mandolin, banjo, Rhodes piano). Mike Dodson on Bass (not to mention keyboards, cello and clarinet). Mike Hogan on violin (not to mention turntables, guitar and various other strings). Jeremy Bush on drums (not to mention bells, programming and other percussion). And Mark Waldrop on electric guitar and noise box. David Crowder went to a Christian college called Baylor University in Waco, Texas and was surprised to find out that many of his friends at the U did…
Michael English
Michael English's career in Christian music began way back in 1972. He was part of a family band called The Singing Samaritans at the age of 10. He sang Southern Gospel music with them for 8 years. He then joined a musical group called The Singing Americans. After two years he left the group, got married and joined another Gospel group The Goodmans. He then went back to The Singing Americans and released four albums with them. In 1984 he became the lead singer of The Gather Vocal Band. That same year he has his first child, a daughter. He…
Juanita Faas
Instrumental piano virtuoso, eclectic styles such as jazz, Latin jazz, gospel, R&B traditional, lounge music and Celtic. Composer, arranger and performer. I was born and raised in Medicine Hat AB Canada. Piano lessons started at age five. Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s I was a church pianist, music teacher, member in several bands (Christian and secular), ballet, vocal and choral accompanist. My three main genre’s of music would be; Christian, jazz and new classical, which I usually mix (along with several other styles) together in my arrangements and compositions. I started recording professionally in 2001 and started touring Canada in…
Amanda Falk
Amanda Falk is a Christian recording artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 2004 she released her self-titled debut album on Avante Records, which went on to win a Juno Award. She also won the GMA Canada Covenant Awards as Female Vocalist of the Year in both 2005 and 2006. Amanda Falk went on a Beautiful Unique Girl Tour (or BUGIRL) in 2006-2007, to help boost teenage girl's confidence, as well as appear with other bands across Canada. Her latest album is called In Between Now and Then, which was released in 2010.
Ron Fischer
Ron Fischer has released 3 albums to date: "Overcomers" in 2011, "You're Not Alone" in 2013 and most recently "All I Want to Do" in 2015.   All of the albums were nominated for "Inspirational Album of the Year" by GMA Canada.  Ron has been writing Christian songs since fall of 1979 at age 19 when he was radically born again while reading a New Testament and responding to Jesus invitation when living and picking fruit in Penticton, BC. In 1990 Ron began to lead worship in church and write worship songs introducing them into the song repertoire. Since then Ron…
Brooke Fraser
Brooke Fraser is a successful singer-songwriter in New Zealand who is just starting to make it here in North America. She grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. She started taking piano lessons at age 7 and began writing songs at 12. In her mid-teens she took up the acoustic guitar and taught herself to play. Meanwhile she began writing articles for a magazine called Soul Purpose. In high school Brooke Fraser was asked to play a songs as school assembly items. By the end of high school she used these performances as fund raisers for World Vision. Upon graduation in…
The Fray
The Fray was formed in 2002 in Denver, Colorado. Lead singer Isaac Slade and guitarist Joe King knew each other from Faith Christian Academy. They decided to get together for a weekly jamming session where they would write songs and play music. Drummer Ben Wysocki played at his church's worship team with guitarist Dave Welsh. The two of them joined the band the next year. The Fray does not consider themselves a Christian band, though all of the members are Christians. They used to write songs with overtly Christian lyrics, but noticed people outside the church did not understand them.…
Fike & Dana
Richie Fike (Or just "Fike" as his friends call him) grew up in south Louisiana where hip-hop was the only music he was really exposed to. In college he was introduced to modern pop/rock music and soon picked up a guitar and started teaching himself to play. His friend, Ben Kennedy, stared a band called FaceDown and made Richie Fike the lead singer. Ben would write and play the music and Fike would sing and write the lyrics. Then Fike met Dana. He saw her singing “Amazing Grace” while visiting her church in 1997. He asked if she would be…
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