Andrew Schwab

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Andrew Schwab
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Schwab performing at Cornerstone Festival 2007, with Project 86
Background information
Birth name Andrew Schwab
Born March 1975 (42)
Origin Pennsylvania, United States[1]
Genres Christian metal, nu metal, metalcore[2]
Occupation(s) Singer, Musician, Published Author, Minister.
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996–present
Labels Tooth & Nail, Atlantic, BEC
Associated acts Project 86, London SiX Echo
Website www.andrewschwab.com//

Andrew Schwab is the lead singer for the Christian metal band, Project 86. He is the only original member left in the band. His sister, Allison Schwab, played piano on the Project 86 record, Knives to the Future. He currently works as the Director of Ministries at the Crossroads Church.[3]

History[edit]

Project 86[edit]

Schwab performing for P86 in 2006

In 1996, Schwab formed Project 86 with, Matt Hernandez, Ethan Luck, and Randy Torres and recorded a Demo. Hernadez left soon after and was replaced by Luck, who was replaced by Alex Albert on the Drums. Luck left a year later and was replaced by Steven Dail.[4]

Project 86's first five albums consisted of this lineup before Albert departed and was replaced by Jason Gerken, formerly of Shiner and Open Hand.[5] The band recorded two albums and two EPs with this line-up before the remaining members, minus Schwab, quit the band.

Gerken was replaced by Scott Davis, Dail was replaced by Mike Williams, and Torres was replaced by Dustinn Lowry. The band recorded Wait for the Siren before, Davis and Williams quit. They were replaced by Cody Driggers of The Wedding and Ryan Wood formerly of 7 Horns 7 Eyes.

The band, along with Darren King, of The Overseer, recorded their ninth album, Knives to the Future in 2014. Lowry quit the band and was replaced by King in 2015.[citation needed]

London SiX Echo[edit]

London SiX Echo is a side-project of Schwab.[6] After recording Knives to the Future with Project 86, he recorded three songs ("Counter Measures", "I Am The Beginning", "seRaPH (The Dragon)) for a solo EP.[7]

Author, interviewer and writer[edit]

Schwab conducts interviews with other people from other bands, such as Tobin Bawinkel of Flatfoot 56.[8] He has written 22 articles for HM Magazine and 74 for CCM.[9]

Bands[edit]

  • Project 86 – Vocals (1996–present)
  • London SiX Echo – Vocals (2014–present)

Discography[edit]

P86

LSXE

  • "Counter Measures" (2014)
  • "I Am the Beginning" (2014)
  • "seRaPH (The Dragon) (2014)

Guest vocals

Bibliography[edit]

as Author[11]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwab, Andrew (January 9, 2016). "#155 Andrew Schwab of Project 86". Interview with Matt, Toby, and Joey. Bad Christian. Retrieved May 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ Greene, Jo-Ann. "Project 86 – Rival Factions". AllMusic. Retrieved July 17, 2015. But P86's old fans need not despair, there's hard rock and metalcore a-plenty 
  3. ^ Sarachik, Justin (August 21, 2014). "Project 86's Andrew Schwab announces position as Director of Ministries at Crossroads Church; Tin Soldiers Relocation Opens Opportunities". BREATHEcast. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ XV (Documentary). Project 86. 2011. 
  5. ^ DiBiase, John (June 17, 2007). "I Want Something You Have: Rival Factions The DVD review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  6. ^ Huncherick, Sean (November 21, 2014). "Andrew Schwab (Project 86) unveils electronic rock Side-project London SiX Echo". HM Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Andrew Schwab announces London SiX Echo". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "On Betrayal, Loss, Forgiveness, and Redemption: A Conversation with Tobin Bawinkel of Flatfoot 56". Andy Schwab. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Andrew Schwab". CMnexus. Retrieved May 24, 2016. 
  10. ^ Wisdom, Jason (October 30, 2016). "Jason Wisdom of Death Therapy". Interview with Trav Turner. As The Story Grows. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Project 86". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved February 6, 2016.