Bleach (American band)

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This article is about the Christian rock group. For the English indie band, see Bleach (British band). For the Japanese hardcore punk group, see Bleach (Japanese band).
Bleach
Also known as Muffin (founded as)
Origin Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Genres Christian rock
Years active 1995–2004
2010–present
Labels Tooth & Nail, ForeFront
Members Dave Baysinger
Sam Barnhart
Jerry Morrison
Milam Byers
Jared Byers
Past members Matt Gingerich
Bradley Ford
Todd Kirby
Russ Fox

Bleach is an American Christian-rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee.

History[edit]

It was formed at Kentucky Christian University, in Grayson, Kentucky, in 1995, originally under the name Muffin. The band announced that it would be disbanded in 2004, but in 2010, the band announced it was coming back.

In 1997, the band earned a Dove Award in the category of Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year for its song "Epidermis Girl", from its first album Space. The follow-up album, Static, reached No. 22 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.[1]

In 2003, the band members announced that they were going to disband. The band said goodbye to its fans in the form of a farewell tour, which was followed by the final album Farewell Old Friends (2005). Its "last show" was performed on August 29, 2004, in Nashville, but on March 13, 2005, the band performed a reunion show to benefit the Aaron Marrs Memorial Fund. It also performed a reunion show at The O.C. Supertones's last show, at Biola University on October 7, 2005.

The band music's is featured in the Christian video game Dance Praise. The songs "Heartbeat", "Rock N Roll", "Static" and "Super Good Feeling" are included with the game. "Heartbeat" is also used in the romantic comedy film Extreme Days (2001) and in its accompanying soundtrack.

"Rock N Roll" is used in the second season of teen drama television series Dawson's Creek (episode 16), "Static" in the third season (episode 4), and "Super Good Feeling" the third season (episode 6). The song "We Are Tomorrow" was used on ESPN's SportsCenter in 2003.

"Broke in the Head" is used in the first season of the television series "Roswell" (episode 8) and "Knocked Out" in the second season (episode 13) titled Disturbing Behavior.

"Good as Gold" is used in the third season of the "CW" hit show "One Tree Hill" (episode 7).

"Super Good Feeling" is featured on Seltzer 2 album and "Waving Goodbye" featured on Seltzer 3 album.

"Heavenbound" performed by Bleach on Forefront Ten album (written by dc Talk).

Davy Baysinger and Jared Byers both have a side project band named Royal Empire Music. They have made songs for a compilation CD series called My Other Band for Mono vs. Stereo records. Russ Fox is now playing guitar in the rock band The Red Velvet and runs Huntington's Broadmoor Recording Studio.

Additionally, they made an appearance at the Cornerstone Festival in 2010,[2] and at the Sonshine Festival in July 2010.[3]

The band will be releasing a new album soon and have started their "Four States Tour" in July 2011.[4][dated info]

Members[edit]

Current
  • Sam Barnhart – guitar, vocals (1995–present)
  • Dave Baysinger – lead vocals (1995–present)
  • Milam Byers – lead guitar (2000–present)
  • Jerry Morrison – bass guitar (1999–present)
  • Matt Gingerich – guitar, keyboards, pan flute (1995–present)
Former
  • Bradley Ford – keyboard, guitar (1995–1999)
  • Todd Kirby – bass guitar (1995–1999)
  • Matt Gingerich – drums (1995–2000)
  • Russ Fox – bass guitar, guitar (1999–2000)
  • Jared Byers – drums (2000–2013)

Discography[edit]

Title Year Label
Space 1996 ForeFront
Static 1998 ForeFront
Bleach 1999 ForeFront
Again, for the First Time 2002 Tooth & Nail
Astronomy 2003 Tooth & Nail
Farewell Old Friends 2005 Tooth & Nail
Audio/Visual 2005 Tooth & Nail

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bleach". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Cornerstone Festival 2011 :: Bands". Cornerstonefestival.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Sonshine Music Festival // Willmar, MN // July 14–17, 2010". Sonshinefestival.com. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  4. ^ "News". Bleach is Alive. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 

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