All Together Separate

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All Together Separate
Origin Riverside, California, U.S.
Genres CCM, Funk rock
Years active 1997-2003
Labels Ardent Records
Associated acts Switchfoot
Past members Andrew Shirley
Ben Rayls
Dex Alexander
Charles Rumahlewang

All Together Separate was a Christian rock band from Riverside, California, USA. They are frequently compared to Earth, Wind and Fire.[1]


The group was formed at California Baptist University in the late 1990s, and first began playing for student conferences and retreats.[2] Originally known as Praise House, they changed their name to All Together Separate because of complications with a Christian techno group with the same name around at the same time. Signing to Ardent Records, their first album was released in 1999, and was nominated for a Dove Award for Best Rock Album in 2000.[1] In 2001, Ardent released a live album recorded at their home church, Harvest Christian Fellowship.

Guitarist Andrew Shirley became a touring member of Switchfoot in 2003, and a full member of the band subsequently.[2]


  • Andrew Shirley - guitar- formerly with the band now with Switchfoot since 2003
  • Ben Rayls - drums
  • Dex Alexander - vocals
  • Charles Rumahlewang - bass


  • All Together Separate (Ardent Records, 1999)
  • Ardent Worship Live (Ardent Records, 2001)
  • Unusual (Ardent Records, 2002)


  1. ^ a b Powell, Mark Allan. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, p. 33.
  2. ^ a b Biography,