POSTED: 11/30/04

OC Supertones Announce Final Year Of Decade Long Career

Renowned rock, ska band the O.C. Supertones bids a fond farewell to its long-lived career. Ten years, seven albums and millions of fans later, the group has decided to part ways in 2005.

In a letter that recently posted to its Web site, the band comments, “There were several reasons that factored into our decision. Rest assured, however, that after much discussion and lots of prayer, we know this is the right path. Our end date is yet to be determined, but 2005 will be the Supertones’ last year together.”

The O.C. Supertones has summoned its fans for support in 2005, encouraging them to attend a live show. Among those events planned to mark the band’s final year are a greatest hits record, Unite, a national tour as well as select concerts abroad.

Matt Morginsky, frontman for the O.C. Supertones and one of its founders, reflects, “It’s both difficult and sad to say goodbye to something you have been a part of since you were 15. I hope that this band leaves behind more than what numbers can indicate. Our goal was and still is to glorify God and to edify His people.”

This last decade, the band’s impact has gone beyond affecting its fans. “Working with the Supertones has been among the highest experiences of my career,” remarks Mark Guynn, booking agent for the William Morris Agency. “Their musicianship is exceeded only by their ability to get a crowd going. This is going to be a great year for the Supertones. Bittersweet, yes, but we’re gonna have a lot of fun too!”

With more than one million album sales to its credit, the O.C. Supertones is one of contemporary Christian music’s leading rock bands. The group has acquired two rock radio hits, played 19 concert tours, and performed at such high-profile events as World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II as well as numerous Billy Graham Crusades. Media appearances include MTV’s “120 Minutes,” CNN “Headline News” and the cover of national touring magazine, Pollstar.

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