Planetshakers

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Planetshakers
Members of the band Planetshakers
Members of the band Planetshakers
Background information
OriginAdelaide, Melbourne, Australia
GenresContemporary worship music, contemporary Christian music
Years active2000–present
LabelsPlanetshakers Ministries International, Integrity, Venture3Media
Websiteplanetshakers.com

Planetshakers is a contemporary worship music band, a central part of Planetshakers Church in Melbourne, Australia.

With over 30 albums, the band toured annually to the US, UK, Europe, South Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand for some years,[1] and has been nominated for several Dove Awards.[2]

History[edit]

Formed in Adelaide, South Australia, for the first Planetshakers Conference at Paradise Community Church (now known as Influencers Church) in Adelaide in 1997,[3] the band is now based in Melbourne, Victoria at Planetshakers Church, which is under the leadership of senior pastors Russell and Samantha Evans.[4]

Guy Sebastian, member of the Planetshakers band from 2002 to 2005, was a worship leader and background vocals, recording albums for Planetshakers Church at Paradise Community Church conferences. He went on to win the first Australian Idol and has become a highly popular artist.[5][6][7]

Michael Guglielmucci[edit]

It was reported in 2008 that Michael Guglielmucci, pastor of the church and former bass player in the Planetshakers band, had fraudulently claimed he was dying of cancer,[8][9] and received money from supporters who believed his illness was real.[10] He wrote "Healer", a song of encouragement for believers who were suffering from cancer, for the album Saviour of the World, which was released in June 2007.[11] Guglielmucci explained his actions as being a result of a long-term pornography addiction.[12] The track had also been added to the Hillsong album This Is Our God,[13] but later removed from the album.[14]

Members[edit]

The following are current and former members:[15][16][17]

Current[when?]

  • Jonathan Hunt – music director, worship leader, electric guitar, keyboard, piano
  • Samantha Evans – worship leader, background vocals
  • Brian "BJ" Pridham – worship leader, background vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Rudy Nikkerud – worship leader, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Chelsi Nikkerud – worship leader, background vocals
  • Steve Sowden – worship leader, background vocals
  • Natalie Ruiz – worship leader, background vocals
  • Joe Vatucicila – worship leader, background vocals
  • Natasha Ham – worship leader, background vocals
  • Uli Flores – worship leader, background vocals
  • Aimee Walker – worship leader, background vocals
  • Noah Walker – worship leader, background vocals
  • Andy Harrison – drums, worship leader
  • Scott Lim – keyboard, piano
  • Joshua Brown – keyboard, piano
  • Nicky Seow – keyboard, piano
  • Josh Ham – bass guitar
  • Jesse McCarthy – electric guitar
  • Zach Kellock – electric guitar
  • William Broome – electric guitar
  • Jonathan Evans – drums

Former

  • Henry Seeley – worship leader, background vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Guy Sebastian (2002–2005) – worship leader, background vocals
  • Michael Guglielmucci (until 2008) – bass
  • Mark Peric – bass guitar
  • Mike Webber (until 2014) – drums
  • Liz Webber (until 2014) – background vocals
  • Mitch Wong – keyboard, piano, songwriter (until 2020)
  • Steph Wong – worship leader, background vocals (until 2020)

Awards[edit]

In 2002, the album Open Up the Gates, was nominated for Dove Award "Worship Album of the Year".[18][19]

Endless Praise: Live, released in March 2014, reached No. 3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart[20] and No. 16 in on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.[21] The video of the song "Endless Praise" was nominated for Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2014.[22]

The album, Nada Es Imposible, in Spanish which was released in July 2014, reached position No. 17 on the Billboard "Latin Pop Albums" chart[23] and was nominated by the Arpa Awards in three categories: best group or duo album, album rock or hard rock and producer of 2014.[24]

The video of the song "This is Our Time" was nominated for the Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2014.[25]

The video of the song "Let's Go" was nominated for the Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2015.[26]

The video of the song "Overflow" was nominated for Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2016.[27]

Planetshakers was nominated for the Dove Award in the category: "Spanish Language Album of the Year" for Sé Quién Eres Tú (featuring Su Presencia).[28]

Planetshakers (featuring Su Presencia) have been nominated by the Arpa Awards in 2016 in the category: "Best song in participation" "Sé quién eres tú".[29]

Discography [edit]

Most of the albums were recorded live at the Planetshakers Conference, and released by Planetshakers Ministries International, Integrity and Venture3Media.

Albums

  • When the Planet Rocked (live, January 2000)
  • So Amazing (live, January 2001)
  • Phenomena (live, January 2001)
  • Reflector (live, January 2002)
  • Rain Down (studio, December 2003)
  • Open Up the Gates (studio, May 2004) (it was released in all of Australia on 2002)
  • (My King) Live Praise & Worship (live, August 2004) (it was released in all of Australia on 2003)
  • Always and Forever (studio, January 2005)
  • Evermore (live, January 2005)
  • Decade: Lift Up Your Eyes (live, January 2005)
  • Arise (studio, February 2006) (it was released in all of Australia on 1 January 2006)
  • Praise Him (live, May 2006)
  • Worship Him: 25 of Planetshakers' Greatest Worship Anthems (live, May 2006)
  • All That I Want: Live Praise and Worship (live, August 2006)
  • Pick It Up (live, May 2006)
  • Never Stop (studio, December 2006) and then January 2007 for the official release
  • Saviour of the World (live, June 2007)
  • Free (live, January 2008)
  • Beautiful Saviour Acoustic Series Volume One (live, January 2008)
  • All for Love (live, January 2008)
  • One (live, June 2009)
  • Deeper (Live Worship from Planetshakers City Church) (live, October 2009)
  • Even Greater (live, March 2010)
  • Nothing Is Impossible (studio, August 2011)
  • Heal Our Land (live, April 2012)
  • Limitless (live, January 2013)
  • Endless Praise: Live (live, March 2014) (also a deluxe edition)
  • Nada Es Imposible (studio, July 2014)
  • This Is Our Time: Live (live, October 2014) (also a deluxe edition)
  • Outback Worship Sessions (studio, May 2015)
  • #LETSGO (live, September 2015) (also a deluxe edition)
  • Overflow: Live (live, September 2016) (also a deluxe edition)
  • Sé Quién Eres Tú (studio, November 2016)
  • Legacy (live, September 2017) (also a deluxe edition)
  • Legado (Spanish version of Legacy) (studio, November 2017)
  • Heaven on Earth (live, October 2018) (also a deluxe edition)
  • Rain (live, September 2019)
  • It's Christmas (studio, November 2019)
  • Over It All (studio, November 2020) (also a deluxe edition)
  • It's Christmas Live (live, November 2020) (also a deluxe edition)
  • Revival (live, September 2021) (also a deluxe edition)
  • Revival: Live At Chapel (live, October 2021)

EPs

Singles

  • "Nothing Is Impossible" (August 2011)
  • "The Anthem " (December 2012)
  • "Endless Praise" (March 2014)
  • "Leave Me Astounded" (March 2014)
  • "Covered" (October 2014)
  • "I Know Who You Are" (May 2016)
  • "Heaven on Earth" (October 2018)
  • "Only Way" (March 2019)
  • "I Choose You" (live) (April 2019)
  • "Fall on Me" (live) (May 2019)
  • "Rain Your Glory Down" (live) (July 2019)
  • "Escolho a Ti" (featuring Fernanda Brum) (in Portuguese) (October 2019)
  • "So Good" (live) (February 2020)
  • "All" (live) (March 2020)
  • "I Remember (studio version)" (May 2020)
  • "All Things New" (Demo) (May 2020)
  • "Over It All" (Demo) (May 2020)
  • "Chains Are Breaking" (Demo) (June 2020)
  • "All I Can Say – Thank You" (Demo) (June 2020)
  • "Caught up in Your Presence" (Demo) (June 2020)
  • "Champion" (Demo) (July 2020)
  • "Great Outpouring" (Demo) (July 2020)
  • "So Fresh" (Demo) (September 2020)
  • "A Very Merry Christmas" (feat. Mateus Asato & Jesus Molina) (December 2021)
  • "I Know You Can (Radio Single)" (July 2022)

Other singles

  • "We Are One (The Live Experience)" – The Potter's House & Planetshakers (June 2017)
  • "Your Presence" (featuring Joni Lamb, The Daystar Singers and band, and Planetshakers) (August 2021)

Planetshakers Kids

In 2013, they presented their first children's music production—Planetshakers Kids—as well as their first children's album, Nothing Is Impossible. The album was nominated for a GMA Dove Award for "Best Album of the Year for Children's Music".[30]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Hutchison, Tracee (11 January 2007). "Praise pit to faith". The 7.30 Report. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Archived from the original on 4 March 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. ^ "About Planetshakers". Daystar Television. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
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  5. ^ Lallo, Michael (8 April 2007). "Young believers pray and sway to a new beat". The Age. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Paradise Community Church". New Release Today. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Rhema on Planetshakers". Rhemadev. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008.
  8. ^ Smith, Sharon (29 August 2008). "Chart-topping pastor's cancer lie". 7News. Adelaide, Australia. p. 1.
  9. ^ Wheatley, Kim (22 August 2008). "Go to police, church tells lying pastor; praise to the fraud". The Advertiser. Adelaide, Australia. pp. 1–2.
  10. ^ Wheatley, Kim (11 September 2008). "Porn pastor unlikely to face charges | The Advertiser". The Advertiser. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  11. ^ Russell, Mark (16 November 2008). "That's Sir Conman to you, copper: 2008's bizarre rap sheet". The Age. Melbourne, Australia.
  12. ^ "Fake cancer preacher admits porn addiction". ABC News. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Hillsong Pastor Michael Guglielmucci on Today Tonight - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Hillsong Music Australia - This Is Our God - CD /DVD - Pre Order Now and receive free shipping! Released July 2008". 7 April 2008. Archived from the original on 7 April 2008.
  15. ^ "About the Planetshakers Band Members". Daystar. Daystar. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
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  17. ^ "About the Band". Daystar. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  18. ^ Russ Hutto. "Review: Nothing Is Impossible by Planetshakers". The Worship Community. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Open Up The Gates". New Release Today. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  20. ^ "Planetshakers Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
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  22. ^ Alekz Aminadab Mundo (16 August 2014). "Se revelaron los nominados de la 45 edición de los Dove Awards". Onda Exclusiva (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 September 2016.
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  24. ^ Premios Arpa. "XI EDICIÓN PREMIOS ARPA". Premios Arpa (in Spanish). Academia Nacional de la Música y las Artes Cristianas. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  25. ^ The Christian Beat (12 August 2015). "46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Full Nominations List". The Christian Beat. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  26. ^ GMA DOVE AWARDS (10 November 2015). "LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – CAT 43". GMA DOVE AWARDS. Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  27. ^ GMA DOVE AWARDS (12 September 2017). "LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – CAT 38". GMA DOVE AWARDS. Archived from the original on 25 December 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  28. ^ GMA DOVE AWARDS (12 September 2017). "SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 28". GMA DOVE AWARDS. Archived from the original on 25 December 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  29. ^ Premios Arpa. "Lista Oficial de Nominados XIII Edición Premios ARPA". Premios Arpa (in Spanish). Academia Nacional de la Música y las Artes Cristianas. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  30. ^ "THE 45TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED TODAY AT LIPSCOMB'S ALLEN ARENA IN NASHVILLE". Dove Awards. Retrieved 23 October 2019.

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