dc Talk Bio

The multiple Grammy and Dove Awards winner and nominee band dc Talk, was formed in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. in 1987 by Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait and Kevin Max Smith.

The band released five major studio albums: DC Talk (1989), NU THANG(1990), Free At Last (1992), Jesus Freak (1995) and Supernatural (1998) and a live record: Welcome To The Freak Show - dc Talk Live In Concert.

The band's musical style evolved significantly throughout its career. Its first two releases, DC Talk and NU THANG, were of the hip hop genre. dc Talk's third album, Free At Last, also mainly took influence from the hiip hop style, although the band's music began takin on a rock sound. The last two albums, Jesus Freak and Supernatural, were predominantly pop rock.

In 2000 a compilation album titled Intermission: The Greatest Hits was released containing many of their previously recorded songs either remixed or in their original formats. Two new songs, "Chance" and "Sugar Coat It", were recorded for the album.

Also in 2000, the members announced that they would be taking a break from the band to pursue solo efforts.
In 2001, the band released an EP titled Solo, which contained a live cover for the song "40" (originally performed by U2) and two solo songs from each member solo project.

Since that time, dc Talk has benn on an indefinite hiatus, and the three band members all have led solo careers. They performed and recorded individual songs together several times during the 2000's, "Let's Roll" (2002), "The Hard Way (Revisited)" (2002), "Atmosphere (Remix)" (2004), "The Cross" (2007) and "Love Feels Like" (2015), on September 12, 2005, they performed "In The Light" and "Jesus Freak" together during a concert in Redmond, WA, USA. although the band never officially reunited or disbanded.

In February  2014, TobyMac admitted he is asked "close to every day" about a reunion tour and that "nothing concrete is in the works" due to conflicting schedules, but that he had not ruled out a reunion...

In early 2016, Michael Tait said: "We're looking at doing a few shows... dc Talk will live again".

In July 11-15, 2017 dc Talk hosted The Jesus Freak Cruise at the MSC Divina. This was the first time in 15+ years that dc Talk got back together for a full concert. Toby, Michael and Kevin started the Cruise doing 2 concerts with their current bands before dc Talk finally got back to the stage on Thursday, July 13 playing 3 concerts in a row!