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BAND BIOS

 

SANCTUS REAL

Ohio-based Sanctus Real has seen major success over their 23 year career, earning two GRAMMY® Award nominations, a GMA Dove Award and six GMA Dove nominations. With a total of eight studio albums released, Sanctus Real has accumulated eight No. 1 and dozens of top ten singles on multiple Christian radio formats. To date, the band’s total digital track sales exceed one million, with over 750,000 career album sales and 20 million video views. Unstoppable God is their newest album, released on August, 30th 2019.

 

ALLAN SCOTT

Former drug addict, dropout, loser and thief, Allan Scott, found hope in his jail cell; calling on God to heal the broken pieces of his life. Over a decade later this redeemed singer, songwriter and worship leader shares his experience at worship services and conferences across the country. Allan’s music and testimony of God's redeeming grace has been featured nationally and internationally on programs like TBN’s “Praise the Lord”, CBN’s “The 700 Club”, “Worship with Andy Chrisman” and “Focus on the Family”. Allan has ministered alongside artists such as Citizen Way, Building 429, 7eventh Time Down, JJ Weeks Band, Paul Baloche, Kari Jobe, David Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Crabb, John Waller, Plumb, John Tibbs, Anthem Lights, Abandon & David Dunn. He has also been featured in the 200th Episode of Focus on the Family’s Plugged in Podcast, CCM Magazine and The Harvest TV Show. In 12’, 13’ & 17’ Allan led campus wide worship events at Andrew Wommack Ministries International/Charis Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO. Allan Scott Band has appeared main-stage at festivals across the country including Creation NorthEast in 17’, 18’ & 19’. Currently the band is being featured nationally on the Born to Be Brave Tour, a one night father & son connecting event from best selling author and creator of Secret Keeper Girl, Dannah Gresh.

 

IGNESCENT

Female fronted and from Chicago, Illinois, Ignescent is a rock band founded by Jennifer Benson. Since 2008, the band has been primarily touring throughout the Midwest and Nashville area.  Ignescent is comprised of Jennifer Benson on lead vocals, Deven Elion on lead guitar, Joey Sepulveda on rhythm guitar, Ian Sebastian on bass guitar, and Chris Calix on drums.

Ignescent combines their musical backgrounds to form a harmony that is both addictively musical and inspiring. Ignescent is more than just a rock band, they are real people with a combination of great stories.  These stories, combined with moving guitars riffs and a driving beat create a sound people enjoy and relate to.  Their influences include Flyleaf, Evanescence, and Paramore.

 

DISCIPLE

Since their debut album in 1995, Disciple has recorded 12 albums, earned 14 No. 1 singles, and sold hundreds of thousands of records. Their music has been featured on ESPN’s NFL Live, WWE, Fox Sports, as well as in commercials for CBS’ CSI: Miami and Criminal Minds. They’ve received multiple Dove Awards, played thousands of shows worldwide, and have their 13th album due September 13th on Tooth & Nail Records.

 

“It’s the duality of our perceived identity and Christ’s identity in us that shapes the album,” says band frontman Kevin Young. Using personal stories of depression, anxiety, and suffering, Young and fellow bandmates Josiah Prince, Andrew Stanton, and Joey West, highlight the redeeming truth that Christ uses all tragedy for victory. Love Letter Kill Shot unleashes the band’s enthusiasm for heavy rock and scripture that heals—utilizing this record to speak less to Jesus and more to the listener about how they can find their hope in Him. 

WAR OF AGES

Leroy Hamp and Steve Brown began War of

Ages in 2003, adding drummer Alex Hamp soon

after. Singer Leroy and his brother Alex

(drummer) certainly know about rising from

pain. In their life experience, they have dealt

with kidnapping, abuse both physical and

mental, and the confusion that surrounded

their family and their backward beliefs. Instead

of following the same path, the brothers along

with guitarists Jack and Steve have created a

life around reaching those who are hurt and

broken. War of Ages is in the unique position to

be able to tour with a variety of bands, play a

variety of festivals, and become friends with

people from many walks of life while bringing

with them an element of grace and truth.

 

Above all, War of Ages has developed a huge appreciation and sense of humility for the career they are blessed to have. Whether playing for a crowd of ten thousand or a crowd of one hundred, they deliver the same solid show with the same high energy. They strive to maintain their sense of real-ness with their fans while at the same time providing for and being a role model for their families. With future albums, fans can expect more creative growth and hard hitting music. A forced to be reckoned with, War of Ages expects to remain a solid fixture in the
metal music spotlight.

 

PARADISE NOW

Paradise Now is a pop rock group from Bridgend, Wales. Comprised of brothers Sam Taylor, Ben Taylor, and their longtime friend Nathan Beaton, Paradise Now is a trio of innovators. Years of sonic exploration and a shared passion for hybrid music lead to songwriting that crossed boundaries and built new genres—genres that continue to ripen and evolve with each song they write. The band wrestles together their adoration for both pop and rock by means of individual preferences and joint experiences. 

 

It’s the relationship between their music and the audience, however, the band values most. Their moniker expresses their motive in and of itself; “Paradise Now” offers escape from the mundanities of every day life, the struggles of the human condition, and the darkness of a world in need. They believe with songwriting comes responsibility, and aim to share stories through each track that guides listeners from loneliness to hope. Their newest EP continues their journey of self-discovery and perspective, reminding the world to be motivated not by what people want you to give them, but what you know you were created to offer. The project will be released on Tooth & Nail Records this fall.

 

BROOKE ROBERTSON

Brooke Robertson is based out of Southeast Louisiana! Her debut EP "Have My Heart" got her signed with Burtonwood/Capitol in 2018. Her first full length album will drop in early 2020. It's full of co-writes from Christian music's most successful songwriters and recorded with Nashville's top musicians! She just wrapped up her first music video for the new album, which should be available in January.  Have My Heart also showcases the poignant “I Am Yours,” a deeply personal song of surrender for Robertson.

“It's my desire that people will find hope and draw closer to Jesus when they hear these songs," Robertson shares. “I want to encourage others to rely on God’s plans and not their own. The journey of discovering God’s purpose for your life is something I think we can all relate to, and I believe with my whole heart that true joy is found when you give everything over to Him.”

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