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:
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.
I had a great time with these guys at a summer camp last year. Their name probably isn't
unfamiliar to you, Crowder even recommends them—they are basically Crowder's back up band at
UBC when Crowder's on tour. But don't let the words "back up band" fool you. These guys are
musically superb, they have a heart for God, they are current, they lead great worship, and
they are servants. These guys are young and stylish, but their maturity on and off stage is well
beyond their years. This doesn't mean they don't joke and have fun... I could tell you stories!
(So can they... ask Nathan to tell you the story about Crowder faceplanting while skating with
him in a parking garage!) But these guys aren't serving their own agenda; they see the big
picture and help you work toward what God has planned for your camp or event. I love these guys.
Jump on their web site
Nathan for info about booking them.
Check out "The Seven Sins of Leading Worship
" podcast we
did with Dutton.
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
to contact him or for details about bringing him out.