one sonic society is about unity, creativity, and community. led by jason ingram [vocals/guitar], stu garrard [guitar/vocals] and paul mabury [drums]; an international collective of respected artists, united in creating music to serve the Church.
Jason has one of the most diverse and accomplished resumes in Christian music. Born in West Virginia, he spent part of his childhood in Dallas and later moved to Santa Cruz, CA. Jason’s father, Chip Ingram, is a prominent speak/author, but the young Ingram knew early on that music would be his vehicle for sharing his passion. In 1999, he relocated to Nashville, TN and his self-titled debut album was released in 2002 on Resonate/INO Records. The following year he became frontman for the critically acclaimed band The Longing.
In the past few years, he’s become one of Christian music’s most successful and respected songwriters and producers. Ingram has produced Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real, Meredith Andrews, Mikeschair, Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown, Carlos Whittaker, Jason Gray, and Bebo Norman among others. His songwriting credits include Chris Tomlin’s “I Will Follow,” Sanctus Real’s “Lead Me,” the Afters “Light Up the Sky,” Brandon Heath’s “Your Love” and “Give Me Your Eyes,” Hillsong and one sonic society’s “Forever Reign,” and Britt Nicole’s “Set the World on Fire.” Ingram also wrote for Paul Baloche’s “To the Cross,” Matt Maher’s “Alive Again,” and Tenth Avenue North’s “Love is Here” and “By Your Side.”
The latter was named No. 3 Most Played Christian Song of the Decade (2000-2010) according to Billboard magazine. Ingram also picked up the Producer of the Year Dove Award and was Billboard Magazine’s 2009 and 2010 Christian Songwriter of the year. He co-wrote back-to-back GMA Dove Award Songs’ of the Year with 2009’s “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath and 2010’s “By Your Side” recorded by Tenth Avenue North. Ingram has been SESAC’s Co-writer of the Year for the last two years and recently received his fifth consecutive SESAC Christian Music Award for Songwriter of the Year.
Stu G. started playing guitar when he was 16 and cites Queen, Rush, the Police and Led Zeppelin as early musical influences.
While working a day job as an electrician, he performed evenings and weekends with a local band. But a pivotal moment in his life and career came when he and his wife went to London to see a Phil Keaggy concert. “He was one of my heroes and that’s the weekend that both Karen and I started our spiritual journey,” recalls Stu. “It wasn’t long after that that we moved to London. We had a chance to be a part of a church there and be involved with music full time. We were there for about seven years.”
Then next chapter in Stu’s career began when he was working with Andy Piercy (producer of the Cutting Edge) and consequently met Martin Smith and was recruited to join the Cutting Edge Band, which evolved into Delirious?. The group became a global force in modern worship, known for such songs as “Majesty” and “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.” Stu was with Delirious? until the group disbanded after a 2009 farewell tour. Stu has continued his music career by co-writing such songs as “The Greatness of Our God” recorded by Hillsong and Natalie Grant, “Wonder” with Michael W. Smith, “Alive” by Pocket Full of Rocks as well as songs on the upcoming Tim Hughes, Aaron Gillespie and Luminate projects.
Australian born Paul Mabury is a highly respected drummer and producer who has performed on stages from Sydney to Los Angeles and most points in between. His father is a pastor and young Paul began playing drums at 13.
By the time he was 21, he was a full-time musician based in Sydney, producing and playing drums on a variety of projects. He also performed in a funk band called the Jive Express, which became a favorite on the Aussie music scene and led to his meeting Brooke Fraser with whom he later toured extensively, opening for John Mayer and David Bowie.
Before moving to Nashville, he attended Australia’s Hillsong Church, where he became a part of their production team and helped produce the United record All of the Above. Paul has continued his production work with the new “Sons and Daughters” project on Integrity and the upcoming release from Desperation Band.