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The band yFriday started out in 1994 leading a local worship event called whyfriday? in Newcastle with the Youth For Christ (YFC) movement. At this event many young people attended and eventually they had to move out of their original premises and move to the Newcastle City Hall. This event gave the band the opportunity to develop their own style and sound also helping them create a song writing style with a strong and dynamic ministry focused on salvation and healing through Jesus. Though out the period of 1994-99 yFriday were mainly in the Newcastle region involved in worship events and evangelistic events in the North-East.

In 1999 everything began to happen for the band; In June with the help of Neil Costello yFriday recorded and released the Rainmaker album containing all of their own material. Later on in August yFriday were approached by Kingsway to see if they would like to join with them on a 3 year recording contract. Just a month later the band agreed to the contract and signed up on their Survivor label. Kingsway distributed the Rainmaker album throughout the UK and the world where it received a good welcome and very good reviews from magazines such as the Worship Together magazine. In November of 1999 yFriday confirmed that they had been booked to play at Spring Harvest, Easter People, Cross Rhythms Festival, Celebration 2000 and Worship Together.

Throughout 2000 yFriday played their songs at many venues and even managed to do some TV interviews. The following year (2001) yFriday released their second album Open which included tracks such as Creator, Rain and Head over Heels which they released as an EP.


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  • icicle241286

    Yfriday? Ynotthursday?

    15 Dec 2010 Reply
  • cheese354

    Soo sad that they've split... You guys were amazing at your final gig! Good luck...

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • PowderThumb

    ssaw them at spring harvest, they were the worship leaders for iscape :) very good! loved it

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • BeekieBoo

    Who else here is going to Harvest? Yfriday are there along with loads of other great names !

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
  • manutd22

    I saw YFriday and Electralyte on saturday the 12th July in Central Park Chelmsford! They were quality! Especially loved Revolution and Someone I Can Live For

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • SilvaInk

    Revolution, definetely the best song of theirs live! just immense

    6 Jul 2008 Reply
  • xmissemmax

    Finally got a Yfriday album. An old one (Rainmaker), my dad found it in the back of a cupboard. I need to get some more.

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
  • EdParry92

    All I've heard, and purchased is their live DVD. It's called yFriday: Live - The Universal Broadcast. It's very good; collection of probably their best tracks. I think it's available on their website now.

    18 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Joony1989

    new album sometime i heard =o

    16 Mar 2007 Reply
  • Tecfan

    np: YFriday - Start of the Summer <3333

    10 Feb 2007 Reply

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