We Are Messengers

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We Are Messengers
OriginMonaghan, Ireland
Genres
Years active2015 (2015)–present
Labels
Associated actsThe Remission Flow
Websitewearemessengersmusic.com
MembersDarren Mulligan

We Are Messengers is an Irish worship band from Monaghan, Ireland, which formed in 2015, with vocalist Darren and Heidi Mulligan. Their first studio album, We Are Messengers, released in 2016, with Word Records and Curb Records. The album broke through on the Billboard charts due to pre-ordering.[1]

Background[edit]

The worship band formed in Monaghan, Ireland, in 2015. Their members were lead vocalist and lead guitarist, Darren Mulligan, vocalist, Heidi Mulligan, guitarist, Caleb Clingan, drummer, Alex Mc Vey and bassist, Matthew Montgomery.[2][3] Darren and Heidi Mulligan were previously vocalists for the band The Remission Flow.

Their first studio album, We Are Messengers, was released on 22 April 2016, through Word Records and Curb Records.[4][5][6] This album peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard charts,[which?] while it hit No. 16 on the Heatseekers Albums

Bus accident[edit]

On the morning of 26 March, 2017 the band's tour bus collided with a disabled vehicle south of Atlanta, Georgia. All passengers on the bus escaped without serious injury, but the individual in the stopped vehicle was killed. The tour bus was engulfed in fire and the band's personal items and equipment were lost. A YouCaring crowdfunding page was set up to replace the equipment.[7]

Members[edit]

Current[8]

  • Darren Mulligan – lead vocals, guitar

Touring

  • Kyle Willams - guitar, keys, vox
  • Drake Kennedy - bass, synth, vox
  • Drew Kerxton - drums [9]

Discography[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Christ
[10]
US
Heat
[11]
We Are Messengers
  • Released: 22 April 2016
  • Label: Word/Curb
  • CD, digital download
10 16
List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions
US
Christ

[10]
Christ
Airplay

[10]
2016 "Everything Comes Alive" 13 7
2017 "God With Us" 29 12
"Magnify" 10 5
"I'll Think About You" 37
"Point To You" 13 5
2018 "Maybe It's Ok" 12 9

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2016, We Are Messengers were nominated for a Dove Award for 'New Artist of the Year'.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We Are Messengers: Darren Mulligan relocates from Ireland to Nashville - We Are Messengers". www.crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ DiBiase, John. "We Are Messengers discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  3. ^ Sparkman, Kevin (26 October 2015). "We Are Messengers announced as Winter Jam 2016 artist (Darren Mulligan)". CCM Magazine. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  4. ^ "We Are Messengers Announce Debut, Self-Titled Album Release!". Word Entertainment LLC. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. ^ Francesco, Jonathan J. (22 January 2016). "Heed the Messengers". New Release Today. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  6. ^ Cummings, Tony (5 April 2016). "Review: We Are Messengers – We Are Messengers". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  7. ^ Longs, Herb. "We Are Messengers Reach Out To Fans For Support After Fatal Tour Bus Accident". www.thechristianbeat.org. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pg/wearemessengersmusic/about/[non-primary source needed]
  9. ^ "We Are Messengers". www.facebook.com.
  10. ^ a b c "We Are Messengers – Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  11. ^ "We Are Messengers – Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  12. ^ http://doveawards.com/2016-nominees/

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