Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless signed to Tooth & Nail/BEC in late 2001 and released its self-titled debut the following year, which went on to become the fastest-selling debut in the label’s history.
Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has been transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits and has sold millions of records.
They have toured on the largely popular Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, with Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, Casting Crowns as well as numerous headline tours
Received 8 GMA Dove Award Nominations
Song placement on NBC’s Scrubs (2006) of the song “All the Words” from Sea of Faces during the final scene.
In 2009, the band’s hit single “What Faith Can Do” was No. 1 for two months on the Billboard Christian songs chart and was the No. 2 overall ranked Christian song on Billboard’s year end chart