Upheld

Upheld

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Upheld is Christian rock for a secular world. Tackling tough issues like suicide, cutting and other struggles of today’s generation, Upheld is not afraid to hit the hard issues head on. With fusing harmony like BarlowGirl and guitar-rock sound like Fireflight and Skillet, Upheld appeals to everyone.

Biography

Rising up and bringing hope to a generation, Upheld showcases gelling sisterly harmonies like BarlowGirl and rock licks rivaling the best boy rock bands. Featuring sisters Amanda Litz (vocals) and Emily Litz (guitar, vocals), and friend Ashley Kline (bass), Upheld hails from upstate New York. Though Emily and Amanda wrote and performed songs for several years before, Upheld officially came together in March 2008.

But don’t let their small amount of time together let you doubt their musical ability or lyrical maturity. Tackling tough issues like suicide, cutting and other struggles of today’s young generation, Upheld is not afraid to hit the hard issues head on.

Upheld’s mission is to share and spread the hope of Jesus Christ with their broken and damaged generation. “So many don't know of a way out, a way to keep going or the way to move forward,” shares guitarist Emily Litz. “Hundreds, maybe thousands, don't think they have a reason to continue living. We want to write and play songs those people can relate to, share our testimonies so they know that they aren't alone in their struggles, see us as a real, tangible example of what Christ can do and tell them about His love.”

Upheld garners musical influence from BarlowGirl, Skillet, Fireflight and Evanescence. Bringing a fresh, restoring hope to their generation, Upheld’s lyrics stem from their own struggles. When they sing, they sing sincerely about what they know. According to guitarist Emily Litz, their lyrics come from, “the trials we face, the struggles we go through, and the hope and Savior that gets us through them.”

Live encouraged, find hope, discover Upheld.

Discography

New CD - UPHELD, By Your Strength. Release date: 8/1/09

Set List

Typical set list consists of five songs:
1) Forever Gone
2) Can I Live
3) Got Rock N Roll?
4) You'll Be Okay
5) But You

Usually, the music portion of our sets are about twenty minutes in length; if possible, we also like to set aside five to ten minutes for speaking and sharing a testimony. We currently do covers of the following songs: "Mighty To Save" by Delirious?, "How Great Is Our God" by Chris Tomlin, "No One Like You" by Barlowgirl, "I Need You To Love Me" by Barlowgirl, "For The Moments I Feel Faint" by Relient K, and "After The World" by Disciple.