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Dear Ephesus was an American Christian Emo music group from Orlando, Florida. They were voted third-favorite new group of 1997 by HM Magazine readers, and went on to release two albums. The band broke up at the end of the 1990s.
- Aaron Wiederspahn – vocals
- Brett Levsen – guitar
- Ed Lamoso – guitar
- Louis Defabrizio – bass
- Jeff Irizarry – drums
- A View of Epic Proportions EP (1995, Review: HM Magazine, Cross Rhythms)
- The Consolation of Pianissimo (1997, Reviews: The Phantom Tollbooth, Cross Rhythms)
- The Absent Sounds of Me (1998, Reviews: HM Magazine, The Phantom Tollbooth)
- The band was notable for their incredibly intense live performances.
- The hidden track on the album The Consolation Of Pianissimo is not titled Sutton Blaze (as is often cited), but actually Sutton Place, a reference to an apartment complex where a friend lived and band members often hung out.
- Aaron Weiderspahn is now a writer and director. His first film is The Sensation of Sight (2006), starring David Strathairn and Ian Somerhalder from Lost.
- Brett Levsen and Edgardo Lamoso are currently playing in The Vanity Plan.
- Louis Defabrizio currently fronts the band Gasoline Heart along with Jeff Irizarry and John Forston from Squad 5–0.
- Powell (2002). "Tenderfoot". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. p. 938.
- McGovern, Brian Vincent (January–February 1999). "Indie Album Reviews: DEAR EPHESUS A View of Epic Proportions". HM Magazine (75). ISSN 1066-6923.
- Wilson, Jon (December 1998). "Dear Ephesus – A View Of Epic Proportions". Cross Rhythms (48).
- Wilson, Jon (February 1998). "Dear Ephesus – The Consolation Of Pianissimo". Cross Rhythms (43).
- Van Pelt, Doug (November–December 1998). "Album Reviews: DEAR EPHESUS The Absent Sounds Of Me". HM Magazine (74). ISSN 1066-6923.
- Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "Dear Ephesus". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. pp. 244–245. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
- "Dear Ephesus". 7ball (18). May–June 1998.