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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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  • 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.

    22 Oct 5:56am 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 1:21am Reply
  • FourFour4

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

    17 Aug 9:25pm 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 12:26pm Reply
  • wiseblood-


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  • Btay357

    Live With Abandon ♥

    16 Feb 6:18pm Reply

    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
  • Coisador

    Essa foto tá mt feia.

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    Ever since Steve Taylor stopped writing for them, the band had lost its uniqueness. (Not knocking Tait)

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Numberonelister

    I love the article they did on Tobymac and the other artists here

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sejaeterno

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • tmaryam

    i love these"s music. God bless ya'll!!

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ava1enzue1a

    Always fun sounding! ♥ Thank you, Newsboys :)

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • MsApatia

    Born Again is a freaking awesome song, but I can't bring myself to appreciate any of their other stuff. :c [2]

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • sandage97

    @Meattractor a verse in Leviticus states that if a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman they have both done what is undetestable and shall be put to death, their blood shall be on their on heads.

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
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