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The Newsboys are a Christian pop/rock band formed in 1987 in Mooloolaba, Australia (although they soon relocated to Nashville, Tennessee). Its core members, John James and Peter Furler, originally hailed from Australia where they played in a band together called The News.

Newsboys are considered one of the most popular bands in the Christian music industry. They have had numerous hit singles on the Christian pop charts, including Shine (1994), Take Me To Your Leader (1996) and He Reigns (2003).

In 2000, they helped start and headlined the annual, travelling CCM festival Festival Con Dios with Audio Adrenaline and The O.C. Supertones. It was known for featuring popular Christian bands and its motorcross stunts.

Steve Taylor has produced many of their hit albums, and several of the songs he has worked on with the band (such as Breakfast, Take Me To Your Leader) feature Taylor’s humor and quaint lyrics.

During the Step Up To The Microphone tour, the band featured the drums on a rotating platform that could tilt downward up to 90 degrees. In fact, there were two sets of drums and Peter Furler (the original drummer) and Duncan Phillips would wear seat belts, so they wouldn’t fall out, and have a rotating drum-off. This feature is still used on their tours and has grown to be quite popular.

In 2003, Jody Davis left the band to care for his sick daughter, Bethany. His replacement, bryan olesen, left in 2006 to work on his own band, Casting Pearls. The band announced in January 2007 that Paul Colman would be replacing Bryan.

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  • satchalicious

    When the toast is burned and all the milk has turned and Captain Crunch is waving farewell. When the big one finds you may this song remind you that they don't serve breakfast in Hell.

    10 Jul 7:29am Reply
  • sejaeterno

    God's Not Dead >> Born Again >>>> Restart >>>> Hallelujah For The Cross =D

    26 May 10:20pm Reply
  • Carneiro_

    Good times...

    17 Apr 11:48am Reply
  • konnanimo

    GREAT BAND!

    31 Mar 4:40am Reply
  • sejaeterno

    UP >> NEW http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Newsboys/+images/103028123 http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Newsboys/+images/103028129

    29 Mar 3:23pm Reply
  • Gaija2507

    Группа, у которой полно как отличных, так и не особо интересных песен. Где-то обалденный инструментал, где-то вокальные партии, где-то текст на высоте. Неоднозначно. Хотя есть песни, где всё хорошо))

    27 Mar 6:32am Reply
  • tabitacandy

    love songs...

    22 Mar 5:03am Reply
  • sejaeterno

    Michael Tait ♥

    1 Mar 1:43am Reply
  • Interfixx

    newsboys

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ShantelleJordan

    I love to sing my identity. who i am. It took me years to figure that out but i finally did. After being called, not good enough, slut, ugly. i have finally arrived at a place where i know i am none of those things but i am who God says i am. I am a sou winner. And this was possible because of God's love and grace. click on the link below to listen to my song '' soulwinner'' and i pray you are blessed by this song as i have. Maybe just like me, you might find your identity if you haven't found it yet. God bless you. https://soundcloud.com/shantelle-jordan/shantelle-jordan-soulwinner

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    They're playing at the fair tonight where I live. That's always a red flag. Pretty much exclusively for washed up/forgotten/never quite made it bands.

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • FourFour4

    They took the name of the lord in vain so many times...

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Syndicaidramon

    If there was one good thing that I got from watching that terrible piece of trash movie, it was the discovery of this band. Just sucks that they had to be associated with that abomination...

    27 May 2014 Reply
  • wiseblood-

    GAWD'S NAWT DEYED!

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Btay357

    Live With Abandon ♥

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • XDMANISH

    God's Not Dead is great!

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • dexenhiemer

    stay strong old newsboys song is my fav hard to find it

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • toastedtoasterr

    Breakfast is my favorite Newsboys' song.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • birdelektra

    Acabei de baixar a discografia inteira. E a banda já se tornou minha nova banda favorita! ♥

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • keliren

    I Am Second ♥ Why it isn't on the top?

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
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