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Debut: Sixteen Cities (centricity)
Release Date: April 20, 2010
FoR Fans oF: the Fray, Leeland, Sanctus
Real, tenth Avenue north
CCM: How would you describe
the group’s style and sound?
Josiah Warneking (front man/
piano player): I’d say we’re a
modern pop rock band with airy
pianos, lots of harmonies and
soaring guitars. We love music that
pulls the listener in and keeps their attention until the end
of a song.
CCM: What is your overall mission as a band?
Warneking: Our band’s mission has always been to be a
relevant voice to our generation, pointing them to a real
God. We strive to deliver the message of hope we’ve
found in Jesus Christ to any and every person who has
ears to hear.
CCM: You also have quite a heart for ministering to
public school students. What inspired that goal and
how do you specifically reach out to that audience?
Warneking: We came together as a band in our public
high school. By leading worship for our peers every
Wednesday morning before class, we not only saw the
powerful effect music has on young people, but also the
desperate need for God in our schools…We’ve partnered
with ministries who do outreaches within public
schools, both in the USA and abroad, giving us a unique
opportunity to minister to students.
CCM: If you could return to high school and change
one thing about yourself, what would that be?
Warneking: If I could go back to high school, knowing
what I do now, I would definitely live a more zealous life
for God. Even though I spent much of my time in high
school doing ministry, I still feared what my friends
would think of me if I truly went all out for God.
Photo by Max Hsu