Today's Throwback Thursday is a band Michael Tait (formerly of dc Talk and now lead singer of the Newsboys - like you didn't already know. Haha!) formed with
After dc Talk went on hiatus in 1999, Michael Tait began to write songs, and look up a few of his acquaintances in the music industry. Tait officially formed in 2000 with Michael Tait, Lonnie and Chad Chapin, and also Pete Stewart. Michael actually named the band in honor of his father, Rev. Nathel Tait. What a great way to name a band!
"Lose This Life" was the last album released from Tait, which came in 2003. This album proved to be a great success, and brought a more aggressive rock sound. "Lose This Life" as well as "Numb" became favorites of many.
Tait toured off and on for the next few years, and the lineup changed quite a bit, leaving Michael Tait and Chad Chapin the only original members left. A third album, "Loveology" was put into production, but to date has never been released. It is not certain "Loveology" will ever be released, but from Michael's description of what it would sound like seems awesome. Maybe those songs will become Newsboy material? Hmmm.....
Michael Tait joined Newsboys as the new frontman after Peter Furler stepped down in 2009. Since then the newsboys have released "Born Again", a Christmas album, and a "Miracles" edition of "Born Again". Michael Tait has filled the role perfectly.
Not much was ever said about Tait when they were a band, but their music lives on in the form of "Empty" and "Lose This Life". I'm sure longtime fans of dc Talk and the current Newsboys would really enjoy Michael's past work.