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Richland, Mississippi, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Richland, Mississippi, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Christian Alternative


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Still working on that hot first release.



combustion is defined as ignition without cause. SOMETHINGPOSITIVE
started much the same way. Some may call it fate, others coincidence,
but the guys of the band call it grace.

guitar player, Michael Matthews, had played drums all of his life. He
put down the drum sticks and picked up a guitar, even after being a
successful drummer most of his life. There was no reason for him to
leave drumming and try his hand at playing guitar. Michael was the
youth pastor and taught drummer Justin Nipper and started jamming
together with lead guitar player, Stephen Fairchild.

months later, they met lead singer Roddy Merritt. Roddy had been
singing and performing most of his life, but his musical career had
not been widely accepted, nor successful. His uphill battle almost
caused him to abandon music, but after a local Christian youth camp,
the four began leading worship at church. Worship soon became show,
after show, after show, once the band began performing DC Talks
classic hit Jesus Freak. Soon the band went from leading
worship to playing concerts.

band desperately needed a fifth and final member to play bass. Travis
White, a high school friend of Justin and Stephen, had been hanging
around the band in December of 2009. Travis expressed interest in
playing bass, but had never played an instrument, was a professing
atheist, and these guys were in a Christian band. Travis still
decided to try it all out, got a bass, and eventually accepted Christ
into his life. One month later, January 28, 2010, SOMETHINGPOSITIVE
took the stage in front of fifteen hundred people and took the first,
big step into becoming an internationally known band.

years later, they are a band with a new EP, produced by Christian
music's Third Day keyboardist Scotty Wilbanks, internationally known
and selling music, opening for some of music's most known artist,
national tours, and hundreds of shows. We want to help shed light
into a world that grows dark with negativity. (Lead singer Roddy
Merritt) This is a band that shouldnt exist, a band that has faced
circumstances that could not be over come in four years. This is a
band that seeks to show truth and be apart of sending out a message
greater than themselves. A message of hope, of truth, and of a loving

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