Jeff Deyo

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Jeff Deyo
Born (1969-11-05) November 5, 1969 (age 49)
OriginDenver, Colorado
GenresCCM, worship
Instrumentsvoice, piano
Years active1993–present
LabelsGotee, Indelible Creative Group
Associated actsSonicflood
Websitejeffdeyo.com

Jeff Deyo (born November 5, 1969) is an American contemporary Christian music solo artist, professor, author, podcaster, songwriter and worship leader. He the lead vocalist for Sonicflood with Gotee Records from its creation in 1999 through 2000, for their first two albums Sonicflood and Sonicpraise. He subsequently released several solo and band albums.

Background[edit]

Deyo was the lead vocalist of contemporary worship band Sonicflood for their first two releases, Sonicflood which was a gold-selling album and produced two No. 1 Christian radio hits: "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever" and "I Want to Know You". This was followed by the live album Sonicpraise.[citation needed]

After leaving the group in 2000, he released a debut solo album, Saturate, in 2002 and produced a No. 1 song, "More Love, More Power", which featured supporting vocals from tobyMac.[citation needed] He was named one of Radio & Records magazine's Top 10 Breaththrough Artists of the Year in 2002."[1] His second album, Light, featured another No. 1 song, "Bless the Lord", which featured vocals from Rita Springer.[citation needed] In 2005, Deyo released the live album, Surrender, which featured him leading worship at the 2005 Parachute music festival in New Zealand, and was his last studio album with Gotee Records. He continued to record and travel as the "lead worshiper" in the Jeff Deyo Band.[2][3] Gotee Records issued a greatest hits collection, The Worship Collection, on June 19, 2007, which included songs from Sonicflood and Deyo.

He signed to Indelible Creative Group on January 22, 2007. His first studio album for the label, Unveil, was released on May 22, 2007. He appeared as the band leader, James, in the 2008 Christian film The Imposter starring himself, Kevin Max and Kerry Livgren.[citation needed]

In January 2010, Deyo joined the College of Fine Arts as part of North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a professor and faculty member in worship arts.[4]

He also continues to serve in Celebration Church in Lakeville, Minnesota.[5]

Deyo published his first book, Awakening Pure Worship, with Destiny Image Publishers, on September 18, 2018.[citation needed]

He has been married since 1992 and is the father of four children (Roman, Evan, Channing, and Clara).[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Another Alternative (1993)
  • Go the Distance (1995)
  • Overflow (1998)
  • Saturate (March 26, 2002)
  • Light (February 10, 2004)
  • Surrender (August 8, 2005) live album
  • Unveil (May 22, 2007)
  • The Worship Collection (June 19, 2007) greatest hits album
  • Moving Mountains (August 7, 2012) worship album

Former band members[edit]

  • Jasper Nephew – guitars (2010–2015)
  • Gabriel Hagen – drums (2010–2015)
  • Rob Morgan – bass (2011–2014)
  • Sunil John – keys (2011–2012)
  • Rob Hawkins – guitars (2001–2003)
  • Jeremy McCoy – bass (2001–2006)
  • Fred Williams – keyboards, piano (2001–2005)
  • Nate Winters – drums (2001–2005)
  • Charlie Goddard – guitars (2003–2005)
  • Joel Goddard – guitars (2005–2006)
  • Lou Santiago Jr. – drums (2005–2008)
  • Sammy Correa – bass (2006–2007)
  • Mark Woodward – keyboards, piano (2005–2007)
  • Trent Swartzentruber – guitars (2006–N/A)
  • Derek Guynes – drums (2008–N/A)
  • Chad Carouthers – bass (2007–N/A)
  • Josh Brewer – keys (2007–N/A)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deck, Carole (June 1, 2003). "Jeff Deyo ministers with music". Sunday News (Lancaster, Pa.). Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Ritzel, Rebecca (November 22, 2002). "Lancaster Bible Church hosts 'Holy Ghost party'; Crowd gathers to hear Deyo Band, Goss perform". Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, Pa.). Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Dunn, Patrick (June 2, 2006). "Singer brings message to festival of worship". Albequerque Journal. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Brown, Matt Hew (March 1, 2004). "Ex-Sonicflood member to lead worship at Lifepoint Church". Northwest Florida Daily News.
  5. ^ "Staff". Celebration Church. Retrieved May 29, 2019.

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