NOTE: This is a fairly new page and will probably have more
bands in the future. Rather than just recommending any band who wants to be linked,
Jonathan is only linking bands he has actually ministered with in his speaking across
North America in the last few years. We realize that there are probably some great
bands out there that have not had the opportunity to play where Jonathan speaks,
and we're sorry that we can't add you. But Jonathan doesn't just recommend bands
by their musical ability. He wants to see how they work with the event coordinator
and how they are offstage.
The following bands are great on AND off stage:
LOGAN WALTER: www.loganwalter.com
Looking for a band for your church or youth ministry event? You've come to the
right place. Here are a handful of bands that Jonathan recommends.
For many of you, Logan probably doesn't require an introduction; he has led worship
for Planet Wisdom, for Youth Specialties events, and for many other camps and conferences
around the U.S. I've done several camps, conferences and events with him. When he
was at UBC, back in the day, he was basically Crowder's back up band. But don't
let the words "back up band" fool you. This guy is musically superb, he has a heart
for God, he is current, he leads great worship, and he's a servant. Logan is young
and stylish, but his maturity on and off stage is well beyond his years. Logan isn't
serving his own agenda; he sees the big picture and helps you work toward what God
has planned for your camp or event.
Check out "The Seven
Sins of Leading Worship
" podcast we did with Logan when he was with the
I've now done four different camps with Saline, and I grow more impressed every
time I work with them. John and the guys are the real deal. They have a great understanding
of their audience and they strive to work with the speaker and event leaders. Musically,
they're fantastic. But as you'll hear me say over and over again... a good band
is SOOOoooooo much more than a bunch of quality musicians. These guys are current,
they are team players, and they have a heart for Christ. Book em. You won't be disappointed.
THE CHRYSALIS MYSTERY:
The Chrysalis Mystery is a group of guys located in Southern WI that minister as
a worship band in their local church as well as playing for various retreats, conferences
and events. We thoroughly enjoyed working alongside these guys and recommend them
highly. This band is great on stage, and phenomenal off stage. They're the real
deal! These guys desire to bring worship that overflows from private time spent
worshipping the Lord in "the secret place". Out of this life-giving flow comes moments
of high energy praise and tender moments of reflection and intimacy.
Many of you have heard me talk about Max in my book "Getting Students to Show Up"
or heard him on our
Final Countdown DVD
. Max is one of the most "entertaining" entertainers
that you'll ever experience. Yes, Max fits into the hip hop genre, by far the most
popular genre in America. But the thing I like the most about Max is the fact that
his performances reach WAY beyond the hip hop crowd. Max will put a smile on a Goth
kid! Max is a beat boxer. He's not just some guy who can grab a mike and throw down
a decent beat—Max's mouth is an entire band. I honestly have never heard better.
Blake was good... but Max is great. Don't believe me... just pop on his web site
and check out some of the AUDIO/VIDEO samples he has. And realize, he's 10 times
better live. More than that, Max has a heart for the Lord and a heart to reach kids.
Jump on his web site
him or for details about bringing him out.
ARMY OF LIGHT: ArmyofLightBand.com
I had the privilege of working with Army of Light in early 2014 at a Youth Specialties
event where they lead the worship for the weekend, and WOW! We were really impressed.
As you know, I speak at a lot of camps and events, so I hear a lot of bands. These
guys really stuck out (so much that I was compelled to blog about them
). They were
young, current and easy to work with. They led the audience in a time of worship
using current songs that the crowd resonated with. The name Army of Light
from the desire to see the body of Christ in action. Their avenue for inspiring
and building the body of Christ is through music and since 2009, Army of Light has
been leading worship for countless events, camps and concerts around the country;
most recently including opportunities to travel and play in other parts of the world.
I'd be quick to recommend these guys to anybody.
For booking & general inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org