This Christian rock band was originally formed in Mooloolaba, Australia, in 1985 by John James (vocals), Peter Furler (8 September 1966, South Australia; drums) and George Perdikis (guitar). Originally going under the name News, they changed their name to Newsboys and relocated to the USA in 1987. Basing themselves in Nashville, Tennesse, their debut album Read All About It was recorded by a line-up featuring James, Furler, Phil Yates (guitar) and Sean Taylor (bass) and Jody Davis (guitar). Guitarists Jonathan Geange and Vernon Bishop passed through the band as they recorded the albums Hell Is For Wimps (1990) and Boys Will Be Boyz (1991) for the Star Song label. Keyboard player Corey Pryor was added to the line-up for the recording of the latter, as the Newsboys began to establish a strong profile with a series of CCR hits including ‘Shine’ and ‘Not Ashamed’. James and Furler were joined by Duncan Phillips (b. 3 March 1964, Nambour, Queensland, Australia; drums/keyboards), Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (b. 26 June 1974, Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA; keyboards) and Phil Joel (b. Philip Joel Urry, 5 January 1973, Auckland, New Zealand; bass/vocals) in the most stable line-up of the Newsboys, recording the successful album Take Me To Your Leader. In 1997, lead singer James left the fold to develop his solo career. At the same time the band also lost the services of producer Steve Taylor, as he moved on to establishing his own label, Squint Entertainment. The Newsboys regrouped, promoting Furler to guitar and lead vocals and enlisting Duncan Phillips as their new drummer. The first results of this radical shift were unveiled onStep Up To The Microphone, released in 1998. The album was promoted by sending a promotional CD to 35, 000 church youth pastors, and the band headlined the annual Creation Fest held near Mount Union in Philadelphia. The group switched to the Sparrow Records label in the late 90s, and maintained their successful recording and touring schedule into the new millennium. Bryan Olesen took the place of long-serving guitarist Jody Davis on 2003’s Devotion, but was in turn replaced by Paul Colman (b. 22 August 1968, London, England) in 2006.

Albums & Songs

The Cross Has the Final Word (feat. Michael Tait and Peter Furler) - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Ultimate Playlist - The Early Years Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Love Riot Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
God's Not Dead: The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The League of Incredible Vegetables (Theme) - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Newsboys Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Hallelujah For the Cross Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Restart Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
That Home (A Tribute To Moms) - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Restart (Deluxe Edition) Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Jesus Paid It All - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Live in Concert: God's Not Dead Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
God's Not Dead Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Born Again (Miracles Edition) Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
My Newsboys Playlist Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Born Again (Performance Tracks) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
2 for 1: Go / Go Remixed Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
I'll Be (Performance Tracks) -EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Presence (My Hearts Desire) [Performance Tracks] - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Strong Tower (Performance Tracks) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
In the Hands of God (Performance Tracks) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
In Wonder (Performance Tracks) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Thrive (Performance Tracks) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
He Reigns (Performance Tracks) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
You Are My King (Amazing Love) [Performance Tracks] - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
In the Hands of God Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Ultimate Collection Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
It Is You (Performance Tracks) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Something Beautiful - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Newsboys - Houston We Are Go (Live) Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Live: Houston We Are Go Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Newsboys: The Greatest Hits Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Go Remixed Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Double Take - Newsboys Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Top 5: Hits - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Go Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Not Ashamed Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
He Reigns - The Worship Collection Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Isaiah - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Devotion Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Presence - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
8 Great Hits: Newsboys Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Adoration: The Worship Album Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Newsboys Remixed Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Thrive Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Shine...The Hits Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Love Liberty Disco Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Step Up to the Microphone Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Entertaining Angels - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Take Me To Your Leader Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Going Public Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Read All About It Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Boys Will Be Boyz Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Hell Is for Wimps Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes