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The Sonflowerz
The Sonflowerz British-American sister act, the Sonflowerz began in 1999 when Elissa Leander began writing original worship songs at the age of 14. Encouraged by her youth pastor to form a band with her sister, Becca (bass/vocals/keyboard), they began performing at venues across their home state of Colorado. The act's first album, You Remain, and single, Crazy Love, were released in 2002. Their sophomore effort, Alive in You, was released in 2005.

Youth events, women's conferences and worship services are all part of The Sonflowerz touring ministry. They have partnered with speakers such as Nigel James (Third Day's on-road Pastor), author and speaker Lisa Bevere. They have shared the stage with artists such as Jeremy Camp, Kutless, Phil Wickham, BarlowGirl, and Sanctus Real. "These girls are the real deal. They are talented musicians and true artists, but what really sets them apart is their passion for God. We are excited to watch them make an impact on the world," says Alyssa Barlow of BarlowGirl.

Along with the release of their new CD, The Sonflowerz will be touring the U.S. in 2008, and are currently booking youth and women's conferences, retreats and other events. "During our travels we've met a lot of young people who are hurting," Becca said. "More than ever, they are searching to fill a void. We want these songs on this new record to point the way to Jesus."

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John James
John James For over 16 years, you may know John James as the lead singer of "The Newsboys," one the most successful Christian bands in the world! He had the privilege of ministering in front of tens of thousands on some of the largest stages imaginable.

Today John uses that experience to speak regularly at churches, leadership conferences, youth rallies, as well as high schools and upper primary schools worldwide. John's message of "breaking out of the box" addresses many insights into influence, attitudes, skills, and goals that will stir every heart to excel.

John's credibility has enthused the church at large as well as creative teams worldwide to produce new levels of excellence and a passion for evangelism.

Admired by students and school staff alike, John is in great demand as a motivational speaker and a school specialist. His boyish charm, coupled with his passion for young people, has resulted in John's delivery of humorous, straight-shooting, and hope-filled presentations.

John resides on the thriving Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia, with his wife, Vesna, and daughters, Natasha and Tiana.  

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I Am Becoming the Archetype
I Am Becoming the Archetype - I Am Becoming the Archetype is back to pulverize the senses of metal fanatics worldwide and to, as the saying goes, "Bang The Head That Does Not Bang." After two long years on the road promoting their jaw-dropping debut, Terminate Damnation, the Atlanta based progressive death metal band has crafted what will prove to be their defining work: the blistering sophomore album, "The Physics of Fire."

Crafted with producer Andres Magnusson (Black Dahlia Murder, The Agony Scene, Scarlet) at the helm, "The Physics of Fire" further explores the band's more progressive side, while delivering all of the ferocity their fans have come to expect.

On the heels of Demon Hunter's "Undying" tour and a European jaunt with The Chariot, I Am Becoming the Archetype and their "The Physics of Fire" is set to light the metal world ablaze with its thundering power.

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John Mandeville
John MandevilleMandeville is one of Christian music's most acclaimed songwriters, writing and producing hits for artists such as Avalon, 4HIM, Point of Grace, and Tammy Trent, among others. Prior to his 2009 solo hit “Glorify,” Mandeville was awarded six certified Gold Records, wrote multiple #1 songs, and was nominated for three Dove Awards for Song of the Year with “Jesus Will Still Be There,” which was included in CCM Magazine’s 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music.

After several years of silence, 2009 marked the beginning of a solid new relationship with radio and the music scene for solo artist/songwriter/producer John Mandeville, and his I.P.O. Records indie imprint.

Mandeville found a strong show of support at radio for his debut single Glorify. In the States, this first single from his solo debut titled We Belong To Heaven spent 14 weeks in the Top 10, climbing to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Soft A/C charts. Glorify ended the year as one of Christian Music Weekly’s Inspirational Top 10 songs in 2009. Mandeville’s video single for Glorify also aired on all major Christian Music video shows including JCTV, Gospel Music Channel and Daystar TV.

As the year closed, Mandeville’s debut project We Belong To Heaven was honored with an Independent Music Awards nomination for Contemporary Christian Album of the year, which he later won at the turn of 2010.

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