When you ask the guys in UNSPOKEN what it is that their audiences most connect with, they’ll bring it down to a single word. But it’s not a word born of the smooth, soul-edged pop sound they’ve built of skilled musicianship, adventurous production and complex vocal harmonies. It’s also not something directly rooted in the international influences of the band (guitarist Mike Gomez hails from the Dominican Republic and drummer Ariel Munoz from Puerto Rico). It isn’t even a quality anchored in the success of their first Centricity Music album which sold more than 100,000 copies, spawning four top ten singles and a number one as well.
North Point InsideOut
is a student ministry in metro Atlanta where over 3,000 high school students gather every week. InsideOut’s goal is to “lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by inspiring them to Love God, Live Different, and Lead the Way.” Founded in 1995, it is a part of North Point Ministries, which is led by pastor, author, and communicator Andy Stanley. Today, NPM consists of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of more than 50 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 90,000 people weekly.
The band is currently comprised of artists who consistently lead worship at InsideOut: Matt Adkins, Heath Balltzglier, Chris Cauley, Seth Condrey, Brandon Coker, Clay Finnesand, Jared Hamilton, Emily Harrison, Chad Russell, and Brett Stanfill.