Bleach (American band)

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This article is about the Christian rock group. For the English indie band, see Bleach (British band). For the Japanese hardcore punk group, see Bleach (Japanese band).
Origin Grayson, Kentucky, United States
Genres Christian rock
Years active 1995–2004, 2010–present
Labels Tooth & Nail, ForeFront, BEC
Members Milam Byers
Jared Byers
Samuel Barnhart
Past members
Dave Baysinger
Aaron Tosti
Jerry Morrison
Matt Gingerich
Bradley Ford
Todd Kirby
Russ Fox

Bleach is an American Christian rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee.


Bleach was formed at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky, in 1995, originally under the name Blueberry Muffin.[1]

In 1997, the band earned a Dove Award in the category of Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year for its song "Epidermis Girl", from its first album Space.[1] The follow-up album, Static, reached No. 22 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.[2]

In 2003, the band members announced that they were going to disband. The band said goodbye to its fans in the form of a farewell tour, which was followed by the final album Farewell Old Friends (2005).[citation needed] Their "last show" was performed on August 29, 2004, in Nashville, but on March 13, 2005, the band performed a reunion show to benefit the Aaron Marrs Memorial Fund. It also performed a reunion show at The O.C. Supertones's last show, at Biola University on October 7, 2005.[citation needed]

"Super Good Feeling" is on the Seltzer 2 album,[citation needed] "Waving Goodbye" on the Seltzer 3 album[citation needed] and a cover of dc Talk's "Heavenbound" on the Forefront Ten album.[citation needed]

In 2003, the band announced that it would disband, playing its last show in August 2004.[1] In 2010, it reunited.

Davy Baysinger and Jared Byers both have a side project band named Royal Empire Music.[citation needed] They have written songs for a compilation CD series called My Other Band for Mono vs. Stereo records.[citation needed] Russ Fox is now[when?] playing guitar in the rock band The Red Velvet and runs Huntington's Broadmoor Recording Studio.[citation needed]

Additionally, they made an appearance at the Cornerstone Festival in 2010,[3] and at the Sonshine Festival in July 2010.[4]

The band started their "Four States Tour" in July 2011.[5][needs update]

In other media[edit]

  • Bleach's music is featured in the Christian video game Dance Praise. The songs "Heartbeat", "Rock N Roll", "Static" and "Super Good Feeling" are included with the game.
  • "Heartbeat" is used in the romantic comedy film Extreme Days (2001) and in its accompanying soundtrack.[6]
  • "Rock N Roll" is used in the second season of teen drama television series Dawson's Creek (episode 16), "Static" in the third season (episode 4), and "Super Good Feeling" the third season (episode 6).
  • "We Are Tomorrow" was used on ESPN's SportsCenter in 2003.
  • "Broke in the Head" is used in the first season of the television series Roswell (episode 8)[7] and "Knocked Out" in the second season (episode 13) titled "Disturbing Behavior".
  • "Good as Gold" is used in the third season of the "CW" show One Tree Hill (episode 7).[7]

Current Members[edit]



Title Year Label
Space 1996 ForeFront
Static 1998 ForeFront
Bleach 1999 ForeFront
Again, for the First Time 2002 Tooth & Nail
Astronomy 2003 Tooth & Nail
Farewell Old Friends 2005 Tooth & Nail
Audio/Visual 2005 Tooth & Nail
untitled EP 2011 (Independent)[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Bleach". Today's Christian Music. CCMMagazine. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bleach". AllMusic. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cornerstone Festival 2011 :: Bands". June 30, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sonshine Music Festival // Willmar, MN // July 14–17, 2010". Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "News". Bleach is Alive. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Extremedays (2001) - Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Bleach". IMDb. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bleach". Jesus freak Hideout. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 

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