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Jonah33 was founded by Vince Lichlyter, who grew up in Seattle, Washington. After moving to Arkansas and starting up a student ministry there, he put together a musical ensemble which attracted the interest of Ardent Records. Ardent released the band's first, self-titled LP in 2003. A second album, The Strangest Day, followed in 2005, which peaked at No. 49 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart in 2006. Switching to independent Ares Records, their third LP, The Heart of War, was released in July 2007.
Jonah33 disbanded in late 2009. Lichlyter posted a blog on Jonah33's Myspace saying that the band felt like it was time to disband. He said that "everything is a season and the Jonah33 season has ended". He is now a solo artist. At the end of the blog he said his new solo career "is only a season just like Jonah33".
- Vince Lichlyter - Vocals and Guitar
- Jason Rooney - Lead Guitar
- Joshua Dougan - Drums
- Cory Riley - Bass
- Jonathan Kellum - Guitars
- Pete Eekhoff - Bass
- Brian Hitt - Guitars
- Studio albums
- Jonah33 EP (2003)