March 16, 1953 |
Riverside, California, United States
|Associated acts||Sweet Comfort Band, Anointed, Crystal Lewis|
Bryan Duncan (born March 16, 1953 in Riverside, California) is an American contemporary Christian music artist. He is known for being lead singer of the group Sweet Comfort Band and subsequent solo career, which spanned more than 25 years. He is currently involved with the Nehosoul Band and "Radio Rehab" podcast. He has been the recipient of four Dove Awards and has received multiple Dove and Grammy Award nominations.
Duncan's started his career in 1973 with the Jesus music band Sweet Comfort Band which later transitioned to contemporary Christian music. In 1984, the band broke up and Duncan started his solo career. During this time, Duncan released several number one songs including "Traces of Heaven," "Things are Gonna Change," "United We Stand" and "Don't Look Away" from the Slow Revival album; "Love Takes Time," "You Don't Leave Me Lonely," "Into My Heart," "When It Comes to Love" and "I'll Not Forget You" from the Mercy album; and "A Heart Like Mine" from the compilation My Utmost for His Highest.
In 2003, Duncan formed the Nehosoul Band with Ricky B. Rogers (bass player, music director, co-writer), composer and keyboardist Phil Curry, guitarist Walter Finch, and drummer Sam Matthews. The band released the album Music City Live in 2004, A Nehosoul Christmas in 2005, and Still Dancin' in 2008. In 2013, Bryan reunited with the Sweet Comfort Band. In April 2013, the Sweet Comfort Band released the album, The Waiting is Over.
Duncan has sold in excess of 1 million records, released 15 solo albums, and appeared on several compilation projects. He has released three solo video projects and one joint tour video as well as having done the video for Left Behind: The Movie. Recently, Duncan started his own record label called Red Road Records.
Duncan created a non-profit on-line radio show and podcast entitled "Radio Rehab" to encourage people in daily life. He released two books in 2010: Hog Wash, a book for bikers and Dear God...Really?.
Recently Duncan, Rogers, and Vail Johnson (of the Kenny G. band) wrote together for Bryan's first solo project since 2000's Joyride. Entitled Conversations, it was released in 2012 on Red Road Records.
With Sweet Comfort Band
- 1977: Sweet Comfort (Maranatha! Records)
- 1979: Breaking the Ice (Light Records)
- 1980: Hold on Tight (Light Records)
- 1981: Hearts of Fire (Light Records)
- 1982: Cutting Edge (Light Records)
- 1984: Perfect Timing (Light Records)
- 2013: The Waiting Is Over (Shelter Sound Music, Inc.)
- 1985: Have Yourself Committed (Light Records)
- 1986: Holy Rollin' (Light Records)
- 1987: Whistlin' In the Dark (Modern Art Records)
- 1989: Strong Medicine (Myrrh Records)
- 1990: Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend (Myrrh Records)
- 1992: Mercy (Myrrh Records)
- 1994: Slow Revival (Myrrh Records)
- 1995: Christmas is Jesus (Myrrh Records)
- 1996: Quiet Prayers (Myrrh Records)
- 1996: Blue Skies (Myrrh Records)
- 1998: The Last Time I Was Here (Myrrh Records)
- 1999: Love Takes Time: 17 Timeless Classics (Myrrh Records)
- 2000: Joyride (Diadem Music)
- 2012: Conversations (Red Road Records)
With The NehoSoul Band
- 2004: Music City Live (Red Road Records)
- 2005: A NehoSoul Christmas (Red Road Records)
- 2009: Still Dancin' (Red Road Records)
- 1996: Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album for Tribute – The Songs of Andrae Crouch (various artists)
GMA Dove Awards
- 1996: Special Event Album of the Year for My Utmost for His Highest (various artists)
- 1997: Inspirational Album of the Year for Quiet Prayers (My Utmost for His Highest)
- 1997: Special Event Album of the Year for Tribute – The Songs of Andrae Crouch (various artists)
- 1999: Long Form Music Video of the Year for My Utmost for His Highest – The Concert (various artists)
- Official website
- Bryan Duncan Interview at Voyage Radio 2.0 Podcast, 2009
- Bryan Duncan interviewed by Dr. Blogstein's Radio Happy Hour
- Bryan Duncan interviewed and debuts "Still Dancin'" CD on Lifespring (podcast)
- Soul-Audio Reviews Latest Album, Still Dancin'
- Bryan Duncan bio at The Official Sweet Comfort Band website