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    The Parachute Band boys spend most of their year living out of suitcases; bringing their unique brand of worship to the world. Musically, their sound is fresh and experimental - pulsing drums, angular guitars and expansive production with flourishes of electronic undertones - but spiritually they are voices to those around them, passionate advocates of boundless and unhindered worship.
    Frontman Omega Levine and Drummer/Producer Sam de Jong formed New Zealand’s Parachute Band in 2007, picking up from where the original Parachute Band (1996-2006) had left off. Already, the band has toured relentlessly throughout America, Africa, Asia, the UK and Europe.
    Now in their fifth year as a unit, the band stands on a strong line-up of four albums: ROADMAPS & REVELATIONS, TECHNICOLOR, LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE and their latest, MATINS:VESPERS.
    Their first self-produced effort, LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE was recognised by the New Zealand music industry in 2011, garnering a New Zealand Music Award for Best Gospel/Christian Album.
    From their inception, Parachute Band’s intent has been to take New Zealand’s leading worship songs and introduce them to the world. And these songs have travelled - Grammy Award-winning worship outfit Casting Crowns recorded a version of the band’s song ‘Mercy’ on their album UNTIL THE WORLD HEARS. The band has also found camaraderie with former Delirious? Frontman Martin Smith, who contributed guest vocals on LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE track ‘It’s You’. Smith has continued to work with the Parachute boys, recruiting them as his band for a string of dates in 2010 and 2011.
    The band’s strength is in their ability to avoid the musical stereotype of their genre. They’re constantly seeking experimentation; delivering solid worship themes within songs that channel the indie fervour of Arcade Fire and the instrumental invention of Sigur Ros and Bon Iver. This kind of crossover chemistry saw the band take out the People’s Choice Award at the 2008 NZ Music Awards.
    With their new album MATINS:VESPERS marking yet another bold move in their themes and musical styles, Parachute Band are one of the most exciting voices in the international worship landscape; bold, fearless and committed to leading their generation with a new sound.

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    tura8010 (195)
    Nice | Posted January 26, 2011
    God bless your efforts.

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    justink (44)
    Always good. | Posted January 25, 2011
    They have been a solid band for a while- always pumping out really good songs. Lead vocals are killer!

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    bigmac (79)
    Awesome | Posted January 25, 2011
    You guys are awesome!

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    wabe (1)
    love without measure, the feeling around the world | Posted January 25, 2011
    just listen to parachute band since beginning of january, 'gave it all' and their songs show their worship their relationship with the Lord, that impress me, from love without measure, the video so encourage me, and is so the feeling around the world that God is bringing to our hearts. Keep it up Parachute band, i just wish i could go to NZ, to parachute festival at the end of january. Be bless

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    zeromeyzl (11)
    You Go Guys! | Posted January 25, 2011
    Keep preaching and singing on what love really means. Christ.

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    bull42 (371)
    Hello | Posted January 25, 2011
    I am proud to say that I enjoy your music very much.

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    ! | Posted January 25, 2011
    I only recently heard the Parachute Band's music, but let me tell you I am a fan. Music and lyrics = greatness

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    terrific | Posted September 21, 2010
    I love this band. Their music is terrific.

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