Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity Newsboys Biography Share Flipboard Email Print Newsboys attend the 2nd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on June 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. Terry Wyatt/Getty Images Christianity Christian Entertainment Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism Latter Day Saints View More By Kim Jones Christian Music Expert Kim Jones is an ordained pastor and a co-founder of Road to Revelation, a Christian rock band. our editorial process Kim Jones Updated April 04, 2019 Newsboys formed in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Australia by Peter Furler and George Perdikis. 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 Members Jody Davis - guitarMichael Tait - vocalsJeff Frankenstein - keysDuncan Phillips - drums Former Newsboys Members Peter Furler - drums followed by vocals (1985 - 2009) - Peter is a successful solo artistGeorge Perdikis - guitar (1985 - 1990)John James - vocals (1986 - 1998) - John is an evangelist and co-founder of i-REACH InternationalSean Taylor - bass (1986 - 1994) - Sean is now a teacherPhil Yates - guitar (1987 - 1989) -Corey Pryor - keys (1989 - 1990 and 1991 - 1993) - Corey is back in Australia, working as a producer, music director and consultantJonathan Geange - guitar (1990 - 1991) - Jonathan teaches guitar through SupaStarGuitarVernon Bishop - guitar (1991 - 1992)Kevin Mills - bass (1994 - 1995) - Died on December 3, 2000 after a motorcycle accidentPhil Joel (Urry) - bass (1995 - 2006) - After a successful solo career, Phil and his wife founded the ministry deliberatePeopleBryan Olesen - guitar (2003 - 2006) - Bryan is a founding member of VOTAPaul Colman - guitar (2006 - 2009) - Paul is a successful solo artist Discography Hallelujah For The Cross, 2014Restart, 2013 God's Not Dead, 2011Christmas! - A Newsboys Holiday EP, 2010Born Again, 2010In The Hands Of God, 2009newsboys live: Houston We Are GO, 2008 The Greatest Hits, 2007Go | Remixed, 2007Go, 2006 He Reigns: The Worship Collection, 2005Devotion, 2004Adoration: The Worship Album, 2003 - Certified RIAA GoldThrive, 2002Shine - The Hits, 2000 - Certified RIAA GoldLoveLibertyDisco, 1999Step Up to the Microphone, 1998 - Certified RIAA GoldTake Me To Your Leader, 1996 - Certified RIAA GoldGoing Public, 1994 - Certified RIAA GoldNot Ashamed, 1992Boys Will Be Boyz, 1991Hell Is For Wimps, 1990Read All About It, 1988He's Coming Back, 1987 Newsboys #1 Radio Singles: "Born Again""Way Beyond Myself""Save Your Life""Something Beautiful""You Are My King (Amazing Love)""He Reigns""Million Pieces""It Is You""Joy""Entertaining Angels""Woo Hoo""Believe""Step Up To The Microphone""Take Me To Your Leader""Reality""Let It Go""Good Stuff""Beautiful Sound" "Shine""Spirit Thing""Truth & Consequences""Real Good Thing""Not Ashamed""One Heart" Awards and 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"CBNCNBCDaystar TVE!ESPN IILife TodayPAX ConcertPBSVH1 Print Features: Album NetworkArizona RepublicChicago TribuneDallas Morning NewsDetailsDetroit Free PressELLE - AustralianEntertainment WeeklyForbesGuitar PlayerHITSLos Angeles TimesModern DrummerMotorcross JournalNewsweekPollstarRayGunRolling StoneSan Francisco ChronicleSydney Morniing HeraldTeenTeen PeopleThe AustralianUSA Today Newsboys Awards: 2003 - CCM Magazine Reader's Choice - Favorite Artist of the Year2000 - 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 Performers1999 - 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) In addition to these numerous wins, Newsboys have also received 17 more Dove Award nominations and four Grammy nominations.