Everyday Sunday

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Everyday Sunday
Everyday Sunday.jpg
Trey Pearson of Everyday Sunday performing in 2010
Background information
Origin Columbus, Ohio, United States
Genres Pop punk, pop, power pop, alternative rock, Christian rock
Years active 1997–2016
Labels Flicker, Inpop
Website everydaysunday.com
Past members
  • Trey Pearson
  • Kevin Cramblet
  • Jesse Counts
  • Tyler Craft
  • Nick Spencer
  • Micah Kuiper
  • Jon-Paul Kauffman

Everyday Sunday was an American Christian rock band from Columbus, Ohio with the founding member Trey Pearson as lead singer. The band released two albums on Flicker Records including Stand Up and Anthems for the Imperfect. Wake Up! Wake Up! was the debut album on Inpop released May 22, 2007 on Inpop Records, followed by Best Night of Our Lives. The band released an EP independently in 2013 titled A New Beginning EP. After break-up Pearson keeps the right to the name Everyday Sunday. The band scored five U.S. Christian number 1 singles and twenty Christian Top 10 hits.

Members[edit]

The band saw a number of changes in their set-up. [1]

The band's lead singer was Trey Pearson. In an interview given to Ohio-based (614) Magazine, in May 2016, he publicly announced that he is gay.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

The band had the following members at various times. When they signed a major deal with Inpop Records, the band set-up was

  • Trey Pearson - lead vocals
  • Jesse Counts - guitar
  • Aaron Eikenberry - guitar
  • Brandon Eikenberry - bass
  • Kevin Cramblet - drums

Over time many other musicians were in the line-up like Dan Hunter (bass), Chris Hines (drums), Jason Siemer (guitar), and Andrew Martin (guitar). Other members included Wade James, Tyler Craft, Chris Saiben, Nick Spencer, Micah Kuiper, Jon-Paul Kauffman, Collin Wilbrandt.

Incidents[edit]

On March 13, 2009 the band was involved in an automobile accident in Valparaiso, Indiana. The vehicle and trailer went off the road and flipped three to four times, ejecting Craft and trapping the other three inside the vehicle. They were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released.[8]

In September 2016, multiple staff members at Joshua Fest, a "major Christian music festival", threatened to walk out if Pearson remained on the festival lineup. He had previously announced his pleasure at being "the first openly gay artist to ever play a major Christian music festival". Pearson was removed from the lineup, but still sang with Five Iron Frenzy.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1996: Stand Up (issued independently)
  • 2001: Sleeper
  • 2002: Stand Up (rereleased by It was re-released by Flicker Records)
  • 2004: Anthems for the Imperfect (Flicker Records)
  • 2006: Wake Up! Wake Up! (Inpop Records)
  • 2009: Best Night of Our Lives (Inpop Records)

EPs[edit]

  • 2013: A New Beginning EP (released independently)

Singles[edit]

  • 2001: "Wait"
  • 2002: "Lose it Again"
  • 2004: "Comfort Zone"
  • 2004: "Gypsy Girl (What Love Is)"
  • 2006: "Apathy for Apologies" (Top 5 on Christian Rock)
  • 2006: "Let's Go Back" (Top 5 on Christian Rock and Top 10 Christian CHR)
  • 2006: "Find Me Tonight" (No. 1 on Christian CHR, 10th most played song on U.S. Christian Hit Radio stations in 2006)
  • 2007: "Wake Up! Wake Up!" (No. 1 played Christian Rock song of 2007)
  • 2008: "Mess With Your Mind" (former Top 5 song on ChristianRock.Net)
  • 2009: "Best Night of Our Lives" (No. 1 on Christian Rock 2009 for 5 consecutive weeks)
  • 2010: "Breathing for Me" (No. 1 on Christian Rock 2010 for four consecutive weeks)
  • 2010: "Lies and Fear Go Hand in Hand" (No. 6 on ChristianRock.Net)
  • 2012: "Calculate"
  • 2013: "Solar"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Everyday Sunday Biography at AllMusic.com, accessed June 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Tharrett, Matthew (May 31, 2016). "Trey Pearson, Lead Singer of Christian Rock Band Everyday Sunday, Comes Out As Gay". Logo. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved June 1, 2016. The lead singer of popular Christian rock band Everyday Sunday has come out as gay in an interview with the Ohio-based entertainment magazine (614), and published an open letter to fans explaining his decision to live openly and how it relates to his faith. 
  3. ^ Merritt, Jonathan (May 31, 2016). "Christian rock star comes out as gay. Here's the letter he wrote to the world". Religion News Service. Retrieved June 1, 2016. Trey Pearson, 35, was overcome with emotion halfway into our first interview, and it is easy to understand why. For the past 15 years, he's been the lead singer of the popular Christian rock band Everyday Sunday. But he decided to put his career on the line this week and acknowledge to his fans that he is gay. 
  4. ^ Zauzmer, Julie (May 31, 2016). "'I never wanted to be gay': Christian musician comes out, in moving letter to fans". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 1, 2016. As Trey Pearson toured all 50 states as a Christian rock star, he shared some of his truth – his faith in the Gospel – but not all of it.
    Pearson never told anyone – his fans, his conservative Christian family, his wife – that he was gay. Until now.
     
  5. ^ Ennis, Dawn (June 1, 2016). "Christian rocker Trey Pearson comes out in letter to fans". LGBTQ Nation. Retrieved June 1, 2016. He's sung Gospel rock on stage all across the country, but Trey Pearson has never told the truth about his sexuality – until now. Pearson revealed he is gay in a letter to his fans on his website, according to the Independent. 
  6. ^ Zauzmer, Julie (June 1, 2016). "Christian musician Trey Pearson comes out in moving letter to fans". The Independent. Retrieved June 1, 2016. As Trey Pearson toured all 50 states as a Christian rock star, he shared some of his truth -- his faith in the Gospel -- but not all of it.
    Pearson never told anyone -- his fans, his conservative Christian family, his wife -- that he was gay. Until now.
     
  7. ^ Urbanski, Dave (June 2, 2016). "Christian Rocker Comes Out as Gay: 'I've Tried My Whole Life to Be Straight'". TheBlaze. TheBlaze Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2016 – via Associated Press. Christian rock star Trey Pearson has come out as gay in a magazine interview. 
  8. ^ Rodney (March 13, 2009). "Everyday Sunday Hurt in Crash". Stereotruth. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2016. We just got word from our good frined [sic] Mo at Nightvision Managemment [sic] about Everyday Sunday. Please be praying for the guys in Everyday Sunday. The guys were hurt a few moments ago in an accident in Valparaiso, IN. They are currently being taken by ambulance to the local hospital.

    Update from Everyday Sunday's manager…
    A miracle took place today in Valparaiso, IN. All four members of the band have checked out okay and are being released from the hospital.
     
  9. ^ Clark, Heather (September 16, 2016). "Joshua Fest Owner Says Staff Who Threatened Walkout Over 'Gay Christian Rocker' Need More Jesus". Christian News Network. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 

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