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Bryan Duncan

Updated: Nov 11, 2023


Bryan Edward Duncan (born March 16, 1953) is an American contemporary Christian music artist. He is known for being lead singer of the group Sweet Comfort Band and his band Bryan Duncan & the NehoSoul Band, but is best known for his very successful solo career where he was a major act on the Myrrh and Word Record labels.


He is the founder of online recovery shows "Radio Rehab/ Road To Redemption" while continuing as a solo artist with the 2019 Shine release. He has been the recipient of a Dove Award and was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year four times. He is also the winner of a Grammy Award for his participation of the Andraé Crouch tribute album Tribute – The Songs of Andraé Crouch. Bryan is also the host of the popular podcast "Nutshell Sermons."


Duncan started his career by forming the folk/rock band Second Timothy while attending college in Florida. In 1972, Duncan moved to California and formed Sweet Comfort (later renamed as Sweet Comfort Band) which later transitioned to contemporary Christian music from the Jesus Music movement. After the band broke up in 1984 Duncan started his solo career. During this time, Duncan released several hit songs including "Traces of Heaven," "Things are Gonna Change," "United We Stand" and "Don't Look Away," all from the Slow Revival album; "Love Takes Time," "You Don't Leave Me Lonely," "Into My Heart," "When It Comes to Love" and "I'll Not Forget You," all from the Mercy album; and "A Heart Like Mine" from the various artists compilation album My Utmost for His Highest.


In 2003, Duncan formed the Nehosoul Band with Ricky B. Rogers (bass player, music director, co-writer), composer and keyboardist Phil Curry, guitarist Walter Finch, and drummer Sam Matthews. The band released the album Music City Live in 2004, A Nehosoul Christmas in 2005, and Still Dancin' in 2008. In 2013, Bryan reunited with the Sweet Comfort Band. In April 2013, the Sweet Comfort Band released the album, The Waiting is Over.


Duncan has sold in excess of 1 million records, released more than 12 solo albums, and appeared on several compilation projects. He has released three solo video projects and one joint tour video as well as having done the video for Left Behind: The Movie. Recently, Duncan started his own record label called Red Road Records. Duncan created a non-profit on-line radio show and podcast entitled "Radio Rehab" to encourage people in daily life. He released two books in 2010: Hog Wash, a book for bikers and Dear God...Really? (prayers You Won't Hear In Church) and 'Spoke To God...He Said' (5 second devotions).


Duncan, Rogers, and Vail Johnson (of the Kenny G band) wrote together for Conversations, Duncan's first solo project since 2000's Joyride. It was released in 2012 on Red Road Records. Conversations followed with Bryan Duncan & Friends - The Live Experience and Shine.


More information on Bryan Duncan at Wikipedia:


Discography


with Sweet Comfort Band:


Sweet Comfort (1977)

Breaking the Ice (1979)

Hold on Tight (1980)

Hearts of Fire (1981)

Cutting Edge (1982)

Perfect Timing (1984)

The Waiting Is Over (2013)


Solo albums:


Joyride (2000)

Twin Cities Live (2003)

Conversations (2012)

The Ultimate Collection (2014) (Word Records compilation album)

Bryan Duncan & Friends - The Live Experience (2016)

Shine (2019)


with The NehoSoul Band:


Music City Live (2004)

A NehoSoul Christmas (2005)

Still Dancin' (2009)

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