Members: Toby Walters, Richie Deegan, Todd Meador, Wes Ardis
Born out of the alternative worship movement of the 90s, Toby Walters represents another link in a new generation of worship leaders. Toby started leading worship at a young age and felt a calling to full time music ministry. Working with talented producers and worship leaders, he began developing a sound for his ministry heavily influenced by alternative rock music. Over the next several years, Toby and his band got the opportunity to lead worship at hundreds of different churches and Christian events, including the Purpose Driven Worship Conference at Saddleback Church
. Following his 3rd release, "Somewhere To Begin," Toby is looking forward to the future God has in store for him. Together with his band, Richie Deegan (Drums), Todd Meador (Bass) & Wes Ardis (Guitar), Toby is working towards continued success in the modern worship culture. Toby and his band were recently voted as one of the top 5 Christian Artists in Austin, Texas by listeners of 102.3 The River
, and placed 2nd in the 2007 Ignition Christian Music Conference
The first thing that strikes you when listening to Toby Walters is his particular, distinctive vocal style. Like most memorable artists, Walters' voice is rich with a passion and sense of drama that convinces you quickly of his convictions. It's one of the more compelling reasons why Walters' self-produced debut release -- Somewhere to Begin should rightfully garner attention. The alternative rock stylings throughout provide a nice bed of guitar-riff-driven music that never overpowers and keeps the light on the worship-focused lyrics.
Michael Lyttle - Amazon.com
I love this CD! I'm blown away by the production quality and songwriting of Toby. The way he can move a song from a huge solo section down to a quiet interlude is epic. Toby is one of the most talented up and coming worship leaders in the country and has a true heart to see the church worship. This is evident in every song on his new CD.
Jeff McCullough - Producer/Engineer
(Big Mountain, Maranatha Music, Something Like Silas, Keith Jacobson, Phil Wickham)
Toby is truly a blessed man of God. I am blown away every time he leads me into worship. His talent in leading and songwriting is amazing. My heart is moved each and every time I get to experience his songs of worship.
Glenn Scott Jr. - Guitarist (Beach Boys, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins)
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