The Riverside, CA foursome of Dex Alexander, Andrew Shirley, Charles Rumahlewang and Ben Rayls began leading worship at student conferences and retreats while attending California Baptist University in the late ’90s. In 1999 they released their self-titled debut album on Ardent Records which received critical acclaim for their musical diversity and electrifying stage presence, garnered radio hits, and racked up three Dove Award nominations. All three albums seamlessly fuse songs which run the gamut of rock, funk, blues, pop and jazz making it nearly impossible to place them stylistically into one genre – yet at the same time, create a most unique listening experience.
In 2003 the group disbanded. Drew later began touring with Switchfoot and soon became (and is still currently) a permanent member of the band. Dex currently leads worship at a church in Texas.
All Together Separate (1999)
Ardent Worship Live: All Together Separate (2000)
Christian Rock Radio:
– #1 “Paradigm” (All Together Separate)
– #2 “On and On” (All Together Separate)
Awards and Accolades:
– #4 R&R Year End Christian Rock Chart – “On and On” (1999)
– Three Dove Nominations from All Together Separate, including Rock Album of the Year (2000)