Jeff Deyo

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Jeff Deyo
Born (1969-11-05) November 5, 1969 (age 48)
Origin Denver, Colorado
Genres CCM, worship
Instruments voice, piano
Years active 1999–present
Labels Gotee, Indelible Creative Group
Associated acts Sonicflood
Website jeffdeyo.com

Jeff Deyo (born November 5, 1969) is an American contemporary Christian music solo artist and worship leader. He was also the lead singer of the band Sonicflood from its creation in 1999 through 2000.

Deyo was born in Minnesota. He left Sonicflood in 2000. He is the married father of four children.[1]

He was named one of Radio & Records magazine's Top 10 Breaththrough Artists of the Year in 2002."[2]

After leaving Sonicflood, Deyo became the "lead worshiper" in the Jeff Deyo Band.[3][4]

With Sonicflood, Deyo was an integral part of their debut self-titled gold-selling album. The album produced two No. 1 Christian radio hits in "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever" and "I Want to Know You". After leaving the group in 2000, he ventured out on his own, continuing the modern worship trend that started with Sonicflood. Deyo's solo debut album, Saturate, was released in 2002 and produced the No. 1 radio single "More Love, More Power", which featured supporting vocals from tobyMac. His second album, Light, featured another No. 1 radio single in "Bless the Lord", which featured vocals from Rita Springer.

In 2005, Deyo released the live album, Surrender, which featured him leading worship at the 2005 Parachute Music Festival in New Zealand. Surrender would turn out to be Deyo's last studio record for Gotee Records, his label home since the creation of Sonicflood. As of January 22, 2007, Deyo has been signed to Indelible Creative Group. His first studio album through his new record label, Unveil, was released on May 22, 2007. Gotee Records also issued a greatest hits collection on June 19, 2007, entitled The Worship Collection.

He starred in the 2008 Christian film The Imposter starring himself, Kevin Max, and Kerry Livgren From the super band Kansas. He played the band leader James.

In January 2010, Deyo joined the music department of North Central University in Minneapolis, MN as a faculty member in studio arts.[1]

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

Discography[edit]

  • Another Alternative
  • Go the Distance
  • Overflow
  • Saturate (March 26, 2002)
  • Light (February 10, 2003)
  • 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

Band members[edit]

Current
  • Jasper Nephew - guitars (2010–present)
  • Gabriel Hagen - drums (2010–present)
  • Rob Morgan - bass (2011–present)
  • Sunil John - keys (2011–present)
Former
  • 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. ^ a b Brown, Matt Hew (1 March 2004). "Ex-Sonicflood member to lead worship at Lifepoint Church". Northwest Florida Daily News.
  2. ^ Deck, Carole (1 June 2003). "Jeff Deyo ministers with music". Sunday News (Lancaster, Pa.). Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  3. ^ Ritzel, Rebecca (22 November 2002). "Lancaster Bible Church hosts 'Holy Ghost party'; Crowd gathers to hear Deyo Band, Goss perform". Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, Pa.). Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  4. ^ Dunn, Patrick (2 June 2006). "Singer brings message to festival of worship". Albequerque Journal. Retrieved 22 August 2017.

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