Nevertheless (band)

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Nevertheless at Passionfest in 2007
Background information
OriginChattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresChristian rock, power pop
Years active2003—2009, 2016-present[citation needed]
LabelsFlicker, Tooth & Nail[1]
Associated actsFireflight
MembersJoshua Pearson
Adam Wann
AJ Cheek
Adam Rowe
Past membersBrad Jones
Chris Campbell
Zack Randolph

Nevertheless, often abbreviated as NTL, was a Christian power pop band from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Their song, "Live Like We're Alive", reached the top 5 of the R&R Christian Rock Chart.[2] Their song "The Real," was played on contemporary Christian music radio stations, peaking in the Top 10 on radio stations throughout the United States.[3] The band has toured with many other contemporaries from the Christian rock scene, including The Click Five, The All American Rejects, The Downtown Fiction, Hawk Nelson, The Classic Crime, Anberlin, Parachute and Lifehouse.[citation needed]

They disbanded after a concert in December 2009. They made this decision due to personal life and pressure.[4]

Band name[edit]

The band's name is derived from Luke 5:5 (New King James Version), the disciples were fishing and Jesus told them to cast their net at the other side of the boat,

But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net."[5]

Band members[edit]


  • Josh Pearson - lead vocals, acoustic guitar[6]
  • AJ Cheek - guitar, backing vocals, keyboards[7]
  • Adam Wann - bass
  • Adam Rowe - drums


  • Brad Jones - guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Campbell- drums
  • Zack Randolph - guitar (fill-in)


Following the breakup of Nevertheless, several of the members have gone on to play in other bands and work on other projects. In 2010, lead guitarist AJ Cheek went on to play with Australian band Revive as a touring guitarist and keyboards before joining them fully as a band.[8] Since then he has also released his own EP, The Art of Letting Go, which was released on December 7, 2010.[8]

Lead singer, Joshua Pearson, is also currently working on a solo music project of his own for release in the future.[9]



  1. ^ " Music News, June 2009: JFH NEWS SHORTS FOR MONDAY JUNE 15, 2009". Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ " Christian Music News, Music News". Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  3. ^ Top 20 Meltdown; a national radio countdown for songs played on WAY-FM Network's national rotation; March 10, 2007 chart; Retrieved September 18, 2007
  4. ^ " Music News, September 2009: JFH NEWS SHORTS FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2009". Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Interview at Jesus Freak Hideout, September 2006; Retrieved September 18, 2007
  6. ^ Biography at, Retrieved September 18, 2007
  7. ^ eRobb4 (December 31, 1969). "Nevertheless "Sleeping In" Live @ Nashville Showcase". Retrieved October 16, 2016 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ a b "AJ Cheek Artist Profile - Biography And Discography - NewReleaseToday". Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  9. ^ "thoughtsandsongs". Retrieved October 16, 2016.

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