Members of the band Planetshakers
|Genres||Contemporary worship music, contemporary Christian music|
With over 30 internationally acclaimed albums, the band tours annually to the US, UK, Europe, South Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand and has seen a lot of success having been nominated for multiple Dove Awards.
Formed in Adelaide for the first Planetshakers Conference in 1997, the band has a goal to spread contemporary worship music worldwide. They are now based in Melbourne at Planetshakers Church, under the leadership of Senior Pastors Russell and Sam Evans.
It was reported in 2008 that Michael Guglielmucci, former bass player in the Planetshakers band, had fraudulently claimed he was dying of cancer. During this time Guglielmucci received money from supporters who believed his illness was real. Guglielmucci wrote the "Healer" song for the album "Saviour of the World" was released in June 2007. "Healer" is a song of encouragement for believers who were suffering from cancer. Guglielmucci explained his actions as being a result of a long-term pornography addiction.
- Jonathan Hunt – music director, worship leader, electric guitar, keyboard, piano
- Samantha Evans – worship leader, background vocals
- Brian "BJ" Pridham – worship leader, background vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Rudy Nikkerud – worship leader, background vocals, acoustic guitar
- Chelsi Nikkerud – worship leader, background vocals
- Steve Sowden – worship leader, background vocals
- Natalie Ruiz – worship leader, background vocals
- Joe Vatucicila – worship leader, background vocals
- Natasha Ham – worship leader, background vocals
- Uli Flores – worship leader, background vocals
- Aimee Evans – worship leader, background vocals
- Steph Wong – worship leader, background vocals
- Andy Harrison – drums, worship leader
- Scott Lim – keyboard, piano
- Mitch Wong – keyboard, piano
- Joshua Brown – keyboard, piano
- Nicky Seow – keyboard, piano
- Josh Ham – bass guitar
- Jesse McCarthy – electric guitar
- Zach Kellock – electric guitar
- William Broome – electric guitar
- Brendo Allen – drums
- Jonathan Evans – drums
- Henry Seeley – worship leader, background vocals
- Guy Sebastian (2002–2003) – vocals
- Mark Peric – bass guitar
- Mike Webber (until 2013) – drums
- Liz Webber (until 2013) – background vocals
Endless Praise: Live, released in March 2014, reached No. 3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and No. 16 in on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. The video of the song "Endless Praise" was nominated for Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2014.
The album, Nada Es Imposible, in Spanish which was released in July 2014, reached position No. 17 on the Billboard "Latin Pop Albums" chart and was nominated by the Premios Arpa in three categories: best group or duo album, album rock or hard rock and producer of 2014.
Planetshakers was nominated for the Dove Award in the category: "Spanish Language Album of the Year" for Sé Quién Eres Tú (featuring Su Presencia).
Most albums are recorded live at Planetshakers conference and released by Integrity and Venture3Media. The latest albums are available via all digital media.
- When the Planet Rocked (January 2000)
- So Amazing (January 2001)
- Phenomena (January 2001)
- Reflector (January 2002)
- Open Up the Gates (April 2002)
- (My King) Praise & Worship (live, January 2003)
- Rain Down (live, August 2003)
- Evermore (January 2005)
- Always and Forever (January 2005)
- Decade: Lift Up Your Eyes* (January 2005)
- Pick It Up (January 2006)
- Arise (January 2006)
- Praise Him (May 2006)
- Worship Him: 25 of Planetshakers' Greatest Worship Anthems (May 2006)
- All That I Want: Live Praise and Worship (live, August 2006)
- Never Stop (January 2007)
- Saviour of the World (June 2007)
- Free (January 2008)
- Beautiful Saviour (live, January 2008)
- All for Love (January 2008)
- One (June 2009)
- Deeper (Live Worship from Planetshakers City Church) (live, October 2009)
- Even Greater (March 2010)
- Nothing Is Impossible (June 2010)
- Heal Our Land (April 2012)
- Limitless (January 2013) (also a deluxe edition)
- Endless Praise: Live (live, March 2014) (also a deluxe edition)
- Nada Es Imposible (in Spanish, July 2014)
- This Is Our Time: Live (live, October 2014) (also a deluxe edition)
- Outback Worship Sessions (May 2015)
- #LETSGO (live, September 2015) (also a deluxe edition)
- Overflow: Live (live, September 2016) (also a deluxe edition)
- Sé Quién Eres Tú (in Spanish, November 2016)
- Legacy (live, September 2017) (also a deluxe edition)
- Legado (in Spanish, November 2017)
- Heaven on Earth (live, October 2018) (also a deluxe edition)
- Rain (live, September 2019)
- It's Christmas (November 2019)
- Momentum (Live in Manila) (March 2016)
- Legacy, Part 1: Alive Again (live, March 2017)
- Legacy, Part 2: Passion (live, July 2017)
- Christmas Vol. 1 (December 2017)
- Heaven on Earth, Part 1 (April 2018)
- Heaven on Earth, Part 2 (July 2018)
- Heaven on Earth, Part 3 (October 2018)
- Christmas Vol. 2 (November 2018)
- Rain, Part 1 (January 2019)
- Rain, Part 2 (April 2019)
- Rain, Part 3 (August 2019)
Audio Performance Trax - EPs
- The Anthem (April 2005)
- Nothing Is Impossible (August 2012)
- Father (August 2012)
- Unto God (March 2015)
- "Only Way" (March 2019)
- "I Choose You" (live) (April 2019)
- "Fall on Me" (live) (May 2019)
- "Rain Your Glory Down" (live) (July 2019)
- "Escolho a Ti" (featuring Fernanda Brum) (in Portuguese) (October 2019)
- "We Are One (The Live Experience)" – The Potter's House & Planetshakers (June 2017)
In 2013 they also present their first children's music production—Planetshakers Kids—as well as their first children's album: Nothing Is Impossible. The album was nominated for a GMA Dove Award as "Best Album of the Year for Children's Music".
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- Premios Arpa. "Lista Oficial de Nominados XIII Edición Premios ARPA". Premios Arpa (in Spanish). Academia Nacional de la Música y las Artes Cristianas. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
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