The forefront of the band lead vocalist and guitarist, Adam Dalton,
22 years old.
have been playing guitar since I was 15 and have been singing
since I could talk. I never really dreamed of being in a band
but God had other plans for my life. I started playing guitar
on a little silvertone from Sears my brother-in-law left at my
house, then graduated on to an acoustic. I finally got my electric
and thought I was the coolest thing until I heard some other people
then I realized I needed to practice. I have taught myself how
to play guitar through books and watching other people. I really
don't have a clue of how to put it to terms what I am doing on
the guitar but neither did Jimi Hendrix. I was influenced by my
brother on style of music falling asleep to Metallica, Megadeth,
Slayer, and other heavy metal groups. My father was a pastor,
so it kept my thoughts on the right paths. My goal as a band member
is to bring Jesus to people through music that people can relate
to. I know there is not a whole lot of heavy Christian bands out
but I hope that our music will sustain with the rest. I don't
want to be labeled a Christian band but I want to be labeled a
vessel for Jesus, because without him I am nothing.
Backup vocalist and rhythm guitarist Travis Bishop, 21 years old.
am currently living in Floyd, Virginia. Influenced by my father,
I started playing the guitar when I was eight years old. Later
in life I felt a deep calling to play for God, in a way that would
reach young people. When 24seven was formed I felt like this was
what I was supposed to do, something I believe in something that
The beat behind the crunching melodies, Phillip Tingler, 20 years
old, specializing in driving rhythms and pounding double bass attack.
in Vinton, Virginia, I've been playing drums going on almost 10
years now. My interest with drums though, started way before that.
My father was in a band in the 80's called Praise Hymn, he played
the drums. Ever since I was 3 or 4 years old, I remember sitting
and listening to him play, I was hooked. I would go around with
whatever I could find stick or TV remote, and play drums on things
around the house (coffee tables, sofas, chairs, etc.). Finally,
at the age of 11 my father let me start on his drum kit that was
previously owned by Buddy Rich. I started playing and developing
with (believe it or not) country music, then graduated to modern
rock and finally went all the way, playing and practicing to Metallica.
But I never would have been here without the help of God, being
born premature, weighing just a pound, 15 ounces and having cerebral
palsy on the right side of my body, God has healed me and given
me the talent and ability to play for his glory.
The bass man, John Ousley, 23 years old.
been playing the bass since I was about 9 years old. God gave
me a wonderful gift, a gift lot of people wish they had. Sometimes
I take it for granted. Sometimes I'm even lazy with it, but God
is now giving me the strength to develop my playing abilities
more. I'm taking all He gave me and using it for His will. No
less. God deserves more than that. I can't give Him all He deserves,
no one can. But I will give Him my best. Love and peace out.