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Newsboys on stage for curtain call. From L. to R. Jody Davis, Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, and Jeff Frankenstein.
Newsboys in March 2009.
Background information
Origin Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Genres Christian pop, pop rock, CCM, Christian rock
Years active 1985–present
Labels Refuge, Star Song, Virgin, Sparrow, Inpop
  • Jody Davis
  • Duncan Phillips
  • Jeff Frankenstein
  • Michael Tait
Past members
  • Peter Furler
  • John James
  • George Perdikis
  • Sean Taylor
  • Phil Yates
  • Corey Pryor
  • Jonathan Geange
  • Vernon Bishop
  • Kevin Mills
  • Phil Joel
  • Bryan Olesen
  • Paul Colman

Newsboys is a Christian rock, pop, and worship band that started in Australia in 1985. Since then, the band has released 16 studio albums and received numerous awards. The current lead singer, Michael Tait, was once a part of the hit Christian rock/rap 90's band DC Talk.


The band started with Peter Furler, George Perdikis, John James, Sean Taylor, and Corey Pryor as "The News," which was later changed due to conflicts with a band by a similar name.

Studio albums

Year Title Lead Singer(s) Label(s) Peak Position

(Billboard 200)

1987 He's Coming Back John James Independent
1988 Read All About It John James Refuge Records
1990 Hell Is For Wimps John James Star Song Communications
1991 Boys Will Be Boyz John James Star Song Communications
1992 Not Ashamed John James and Peter Furler Star Song Communications
1994 Going Public John James and Peter Furler Star Song Communications RIAA: Gold

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