1. Entertainment
Send to a Friend via Email

Newsboys

By

Newsboys

Newsboys

Inpop Records

Newsboys Formed:

1985 in Mooloolaba, Australia by Peter Furler and George Perdikis.

Newsboys Members:

  • Jody Davis - guitar
  • Michael Tait - vocals
  • Jeff Frankenstein - keys
  • Duncan Phillips - drums

Former Newsboys Members:

  • Peter Furler - drums followed by vocals (1985 - 2009) - Peter is a successful solo artist
  • George Perdikis - guitar (1985 - 1990)
  • John James - vocals (1986 - 1998) - John is an evangelist and co-founder of i-REACH International
  • Sean Taylor - bass (1986 - 1994) - Sean is now a teacher
  • Phil Yates - guitar (1987 - 1989) -
  • Corey Pryor - keys (1989 - 1990 and 1991 - 1993) - Corey is back in Australia, working as a producer, music director and consultant
  • Jonathan Geange - guitar (1990 - 1991) - Jonathan teaches guitar through SupaStarGuitar
  • Vernon Bishop - guitar (1991 - 1992)
  • Kevin Mills - bass (1994 - 1995) - Died on December 3, 2000 after a motorcycle accident
  • Phil Joel (Urry) - bass (1995 - 2006) - After a successful solo career, Phil and his wife founded the ministry deliberatePeople
  • Bryan Olesen - guitar (2003 - 2006) - Bryan is a founding member of VOTA
  • Paul Colman - guitar (2006 - 2009) - Paul is a successful solo artist

 

Newsboys Biography:

Newsboys in the Early Days:

For the first two years after they formed, the band we now know as Newsboys was called The News, and they played shows in church basements and in pubs in their native Australia. They released one indie album and that was enough to get the attention of Refuge Communications. After signing with Refuge in 1987, they came to the U.S. and changed their name to The Newsboys to avoid conflict with Huey Lewis and the News.

Major Label Days:

In 1990, the group signed with Star Song and went on to release their next seven albums with the label. By album number three, the band was getting attention. A partnership with musician, songwriter and producer Steve Taylor took them to the next level. EMI/Sparrow bought Star Song and the new driving force helped push the band even farther.

Newsboys Discography:

  • Restart, 2013 Compare Prices
  • God's Not Dead, 2011
  • Christmas! - A Newsboys Holiday EP, 2010 Compare Prices
  • Born Again, 2010 Compare Prices
  • In The Hands Of God, 2009 (Purchase/Download)
  • newsboys live: Houston We Are GO, 2008 Compare Prices
  • The Greatest Hits, 2007 (Purchase/Download)
  • Go | Remixed, 2007 Compare Prices
  • Go, 2006 Compare Prices
  • He Reigns: The Worship Collection, 2005 Compare Prices
  • Devotion, 2004
  • Adoration: The Worship Album, 2003 Compare Prices - Certified RIAA Gold
  • Thrive, 2002 Compare Prices
  • Shine - The Hits, 2000 Compare Prices - Certified RIAA Gold
  • LoveLibertyDisco, 1999 Compare Prices
  • Step Up to the Microphone, 1998 Compare Prices - Certified RIAA Gold
  • Take Me To Your Leader, 1996 Compare Prices - Certified RIAA Gold
  • Going Public, 1994 Compare Prices - Certified RIAA Gold
  • Not Ashamed, 1992 Compare Prices
  • Boys Will Be Boyz, 1991 Compare Prices
  • Hell Is For Wimps, 1990 Compare Prices
  • Read All About It, 1988 Compare Prices
  • He's Coming Back, 1987 (independent)

 

Newsboys #1 Radio Singles:

 

Newsboys News & Notes:

Newsboys Trivia

Newsboys News

 

Newsboys In Other Media:

They haven't just been on our radios. Newsboys has been featured on TV and in print ...

TV Features:

  • "CBS Sunday Morning"
  • "CNN Headline News"
  • "Crook & Chase"
  • "Entertainment Tonight"
  • "Good Morning America"
  • "Good Morning Australia"
  • "Nightline Australia"
  • "WGN Morning Show"
  • CBN
  • CNBC
  • Daystar TV
  • E!
  • ESPN II
  • Life Today
  • PAX Concert
  • PBS
  • VH1

Print Features:

  • Album Network
  • Arizona Republic
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Details
  • Detroit Free Press
  • ELLE - Australian
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Forbes
  • Guitar Player
  • HITS
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Modern Drummer
  • Motorcross Journal
  • Newsweek
  • Pollstar
  • RayGun
  • Rolling Stone
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Sydney Morniing Herald
  • Teen
  • Teen People
  • The Australian
  • USA Today

 

Newsboys Awards:

  • 2012 - About.com Readers' Choice Finalist - Best Christian Rock Band
  • Newsboys Gets a Dove Nomination for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
  • 2011 - About.com Readers' Choice - Best Christian Rock Band and Best Band to See in Concert
  • 2003 - CCM Magazine Reader's Choice - Favorite Artist of the Year
  • 2000 - SESAC Christian Songwriter of the Year (Peter Furler)
  • 1999 - Billboard Music Video Award - Best CCM Video ("Entertaining Angels")
  • 1999 - CCM Magazine Reader's Poll Awards - Favorite Song ("Entertaining Angels") and Favorite Live Performers
  • 1999 - Crosswalk.com Internet Poll Awards - Favorite Song ("Entertaining Angels") and Favorite Video ("Entertaining Angels")
  • 1999 - International Angel Award - Video ("Entertaining Angels")
  • 1999 - Dove Awards - Short Form Music Video ("Entertaining Angels")
  • 1998 - Nashville Music Award - Favorite CCM Album (Step Up To The Microphone)
  • 1997 - Dove Awards - Recorded Music Packaging (Take Me To Your Leader)
  • 1995 - International Angel Award - Video ("Shine")
  • 1995 - Dove Awards - Rock Recorded Single ("Shine")
  • 1995 - Dove Awards - Rock Album (Going Public)

Newsboys have also received 17 more Dove Award nominations and four GRAMMY nominations.

 

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.