In the Spring of 1998, The Insyderz had no idea that they were on the fringe of the biggest trends of the late '90s - alternative worship music. At a time when the critics were already saying that ska was dead, The Insyderz Present Skalleluia! released to much fanfare spending more than 25 weeks in the SoundScan Top 10 Christian album chart and spawning the Dove Award-winning hit "Awesome God."
Playing more than 150 shows a year in front of more than 300,000 fans, The Insyderz have become one of the most popular bands in Christian music. The band debuted with Motor City Ska (1997), followed by Skalleluia in February 1998 and Fight of My Life on KMG Records in November 1998. The Insyderz Present Skalleluia Too! is the latest addition to their discography and continues the band's commitment to bringing worship to a younger crowd. Where they once performed a brief segment of praise music within the scope of a concert, they will now be able to perform entire concerts in worship.
In August, The Insyderz played a reunion show at the I'll Fight Festival, and have recently started a Facebook page which states that the band is back together, and they have been playing lots of shows locally over the past year and are also planning on releasing a new record soon.
2003 - 2004
Drummer - Nate Sjogren
Bassist - Beau McCarthy
Alan: cornet and skankmaster; carpenter/small business owner
Trumpeter - Bram Roberts
Trombonist - Sang Kim.
Michael : shredding the guitar
Vocalist - Joe Yerke
Guitarist - Kyle Wasil
This Detroit/Chicago Christian-oriented ska-core group has sold over 100,000 copies of their first three albums, Motor City Ska, Skalleluia and Fight Of My Life
February 4, 2003 - Motor City Ska.... AND... released in Nov. 2003 - Soundtrack to a Revolution