In 2001 the band FORERUNNERwas formed with a purpose of applying a message of Holiness threaded throughou
the original God inspired lyrics blended with the vintage sound of classic roc
and a shade of the blues. Ryan Adkins, The lead vocalist and Lead guitarist
along with the band, stepped into the recording studio in the spring of 200
intent upon laying down tracks that would be true to an era of simplicity an
the solid sound of the live unhindered music of that era. Twelve continuou
hours of work spawned their first album entitled "Etched In Stone.
This record is not the typical, but ten songs done virtually in one take, an
some of which, mirroring the so called "long songs" of rock and roll
past at over seven minutes in length.
The ministry of the group has spent time al
across the state, and surrounding states, at youth functions, church services
and festivals pouring themselves out in obedience to God's call. The connectio
produced from the mixture of these two languages of theology and melody ha
experienced many transformed lives for the kingdom of God and many more t
The band has played such events as “Ichthus,
“The Alrosa Villa,” Whiskey Dicks,” and many other venues in between!
Ryan Adkins (lead vocals & guitars) is originally fro
Magnolia, Ohio, near Canton, where he has been involved in a variety of eleve
different bands in eighteen years. He has written and produced most of th
music he has performed and is a graduate of Ohio Christian University having receive
a degree in Christian Ministries and Music.
He is now working on a Masters in Divinity from Wesley Biblica
Seminary. Ryan was diagnosed in 200
with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He had a ver
large tumor in his chest that stopped their summer tour while he underwent
surgeries, 6 months of chemotherapy and 20 radiation treatments. 3 Years later his cancer returned and force
him back into treatments and finally a stem cell transplant. He is back on the road and in the studi
recording working with Josh Brown from “Full Devil Jacket” and “Day of Fire
and producer Rogers Masson. Only by th
grace of God he sings and shares his story with every concert scheduled!
Jeff Lutz is the Percussionist and also sing
back up vocals. From Lancaster, Ohio, he has impacted the group with hi
classic rock style and successful arrangements. He has played drums guitar an
bass for a combined more than 20 years.
originally from North Canton, Ohio. H
received a BA in Christian Ministry from Ohio Christian University i
2002. In 2006 he completed a Masters i
Divinity from Wesley Biblical Seminary and was ordained in the Churches o
Christ in Christian Union. His rhythmi
hooks and intensive lead-work lay a foundation for the group’s originality. In addition to the guitar work, he provides
high tenor harmony to help complete FORERUNNER.
The group has extended its abilities with th
opening of Forerunner Recording Studio and has begun work with awar
winning songwriter Josh Brown (from “Full Devil Jacket” and “Day of Fire”) an
known producer/songwriter Rogers Masson.
This project will produce a new EP.
You can check out several demo
from this album at the links listed below.
FORERUNNER has begun scheduling dates to promot
this upcoming project titled “Worldview.”
You can purchase and download ForeRunne
music at CDbaby and ITunes!
booking call: 740-601-4594 oremail: email@example.com
and more info: www.myspace.com/forerunnertheband
Until then they maintain that, FORERUNNERis a band that believes the music and the message should be worthy of the On
who inspired it.