Based just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, Floodgate, has been ministering to people around the southeastern United States since 1998. The music is a mature brand of Rock which rides solidly upon the guitar wizardry of veteran lead guitarist, Taz Turner, and the vocal eloquence of Scott Smith and Jason Flebotte. Floodgate uses two lead vocalists, which gives each song a unique sound. Being from the South, the music inherits a slight southern flavor that is evident from the vocals to the guitars. Their songs use Biblically based lyrics that inspire and challenge Christians, and share the good news of Jesus Christ to non-Christians, as well. Their songs include driving rock, moving ballads, as well as acoustic praise and worship songs. Floodgate provides quality Christian entertainment that reaches the hearts of all who will hear.
Under the production prowess of veteran rocker Marc Phillips (founder of MCA recording artist, Hotel, in 1979), Floodgate released their first CD, entitled "Are You Ready?" in May of 2002. With the release of "Are You Ready", Floodgate garnered the attention from Alabama's largest Christian radio station, WDJC 93.7FM, who named the band their local artist of the month for May of 2002. Their power worship ballad, "More Love", received significant airplay and still resides in their "praise and worship" rotation.
Floodgate spends their weekends around the southeastern United States, performing at churches, youth retreats, christian concerts, and outdoor music festivals.