Pine Bluff, AR
Hit all female Christian rock band.
- Played over 450 show in the last 3 years
- Three (3) national charting radio singles "Last Night", "Portrait of a Lying Heart", and "Wake The Dead".
- Sales of over 11,000 albums
- Voted #2 unsigned band in the HM Magazine Readers Poll three years in a row - 2008, 2009 and 2010
- Voted #6 in CCM Magazine readers poll Hard Rock Bands
- Tours with: Wavorly (2 tours), Since October (2 tours), Manic Drive (2 tours), John Reuban, Seventh Day Slumber, Capital Lights, Rotterdam November, Children 18:3, The Wedding, Spoken, White Collar Sideshow. Played more than once with Disciple, Superchick, Pillar, Skillet, Grits, Kutless, The Showdown.
- Played main stages at all the major festivals Cornerstone, Ichthus, Lifest, Soulfest, Kingdom Bound, Lifelite, Spirit West Coast.
MANAGEMENT & RADIO PROMO:
Least of These
"Mixes melody and those crunchy metal tones that try to out-volume a Harley Davidson's muffler pipe." - HM Magazine
"With a slight commercial-metal sound, they add enough hardcore, and plenty of melody to make their sound widely enjoyable." - Uprise Magazine
"Their hard rock look flies in the face of what traditional Christians might find acceptable. Look at them but don't judge them. Listen to them but don't you dare pigeon-hole them. What comes across is their growing talent and spirit positive riffs and passionate vocals." - Unsigned The Magazine
Members: Katie Knott - bass/vocals, Melissa Newman - lead guitar, Brittney Mosher - lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Jessica Frizzell - drums
Rocking the world for Jesus one stage at a time.
This is the heart of ilia. In generation consumed by its media ilia is making a stand in purity, modesty, and faith... challenging guys and girls alike to rise to a whole new level. Desiring the factory line lifestyle to be broken, ilia encourages youth to pursue their calling whole heartedly, even if it means going to the other side of the world or just standing strong in the hallways of their high school.
Out of this passion ilia, formerly Relentless Pursuit, was formed in the fall of 2003. In 2005 some of the members pursued their calling and found themselves at Visible school, a music and worship arts college, in Memphis, Tennessee. Not sure of what God had planned for them but willing to be used, the girls of ilia soon realized God had more in store for them than they had expected.
As time progressed and as the school year was coming to an end, ilia had accomplished more than they had ever thought was possible in months time. They had played shows in several different states and were invited to play GMA in Nashville, TN, all along being full time students in college. God was obviously blessing ilia to the extreme.
Now with the ability to devote their full attention to their calling and a few minor changes out of the way, ilia is moving full force. In the summer of 2007 the girls decided to hit the road full time. They are prepared for the trials that they will face, knowing that God is on their side. They are ready to face anything and everything that is to come.
ILIA (ill-ee-uh)- Hebrew, "God is LORD"