Since being formed in Milwaukee, WI in 1996 by lead singer and songwriter Doug Shea, Spirit Creek has worked extremely hard to build an amazingly loyal following from all over the globe. With two self produced albums and three Ep’s in hand, Spirit Creek has relentlessly toured the U.S. for the past five years. Over that span of time they have shared their brand of melodic Christian rock with thousands of faithful listeners. Powerful live performances and the reputation of being one of the best unsigned bands in America earned Spirit Creek many accolades from through-out the music industry. This buzz earned them the honor of performing with over 30 national acts gaining a multitude of exposure.
“Over time it seemed we were always choosing between fame and our souls,” says Shea. “I do not want to turn our backs on our faith anymore. If God's path for me is a poor musician, then that is what He has planned for me, after all it is not about me.”
Early 2003 was spent recording in between some very serious touring. “I just poured everything we had been through that last year into these songs, and it just felt great.” Their brand new full length album, entitled “Us Against The World,” released in early July is a closure for Spirit Creek in many ways. Trusting in the Lord's will and guidance completely, instead of in themselves. "It's now on His terms" says Seth Bauer, the bands keyboardist and songwriter.
Spirit Creek is slowly working their way back with a new album due out sometime in Spring. "This is what it is all about" Curt Kratowicz proclaims, Spirit Creek's energized drummer. "We are happier having fun during practice and writing all the songs together...something we could never do before." “We just love to share our music with people.” says Shea. “I think we’re more then ready to do what we were put on this Earth for.”
Spirit Creek’s mission is very simple – to create music for God, ourselves, and the listeners that grace us with their presence. To once again play music with a purpose and a meaning. To share heartfelt songs full of life affirming lyrics that explore the human soul as well as the trials and tribulations that all of us Christians experience today.
We want our music to be a door opener so everyone can realize that it’s okay to feel the things that they feel. That they are not alone and that there is hope. But, most importantly we want them to realize that everything will be alright with God in their life.