Kutless is a Christian rock band formed in 2000 which has sold over 1.4 million records.  To date they have a total of six studio albums including their latest, It Is Well. The band has also released a live album, Live from Portland.

Originally formed in Portland, Oregon as a Worship band named Call Box in 2000. They changed their name to “Kutless” before releasing their first three track EP followed up by their full-length album in 2002 on BEC Recordings. Kutless chose their name because of a specific Bible verse. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (NRSV). Because of this, the band says, “He took our cuts for us… leaving us ‘Kutless’.” Their first single was called “Your Touch”. Their second single from their debut album, “Run”, would go on to hold the record for the longest charting song in the history of the R&R Top 40 charts.

Current Band Members

  • Jon Micah Sumrall – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano (2000-present)
  • James Mead – lead guitar, backing vocals (2001-present)
  • Jeffrey Gilbert – drums (2005-present)
  • Dave Luetkenhoelter – bass (2005-present)
  • Nick De Partee – guitar, backing vocals (2007-present)


Year Title Label(s) Status
2002 Kutless BEC Recordings
Tooth & Nail Records
2004 Sea of Faces BEC Recordings  
2005 Strong Tower BEC Recordings Gold[8]
2006 Hearts of the Innocent BEC Recordings  
2008 To Know That You’re Alive BEC Recordings  
2009 It Is Well BEC Recordings October 20, 2009

Miscellaneous Releases

Year Title Label(s) Type of Release
2002 Kutless DVD BEC Recordings DVD
2006 Hearts of the Innocent: Special Edition BEC Recordings CD/DVD
2006 Live From Portland BEC Recordings Live Album (CD/DVD)
2007 Strong Tower: Deluxe Edition BEC Recordings Re-release

 Music Videos

  • All videos copyright BEC Recordings 2002-2009
Year Title Album Source
2002 Your Touch Kutless Kutless.com/media
2002 Tonight Kutless Kutless.com/media
2002 Run Kutless Kutless.com/media
2004 Not What You See Sea of Faces Kutless.com/media
2004 Sea of Faces Sea of Faces YouTube Go
2005 Strong Tower Strong Tower Kutless.com/media
2006 Shut Me Out Hearts of the Innocent Kutless.com/media
2006 Somewhere in the Sky Hearts of the Innocent Not available
2009 To Know That You’re Alive To Know That You’re Alive YouTube Go

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