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Michael Gungor, of Denver, Colorado, is a Christian worship music singer/songwriter. Currently, he leads a weekly worship gathering in Denver called bloom and leads the band Gungor, formerly known as The Michael Gungor Band. Gungor also leads worship for other churches in the United States.

Michael Gungor, son of Pastor Ed Gungor from Wisconsin, has been leading worship since he was 12 years old. He's led worship for children's church, youth group, and adults. Gungor studied jazz at Western Michigan University and the University of North Texas, then connected with teen ministry Acquire the Fire and a position at Resurrection Life Church in Michigan.

While a part of Acquire the Fire, he formed the Michael Gungor Band, releasing the album Bigger Than My Imagination in 2003, Ancient Skies in 2006, and having songs in Acquire the Fire's I" album in 2005. Gungor also contributed to writing distinguished songs like "Friend of God" and the Dove Award-winning "Say So" alongside Israel Houghton.

Gungor and his wife moved to Denver and eventually founded a community of believers called Bloom. The connection between worship and social justice became concrete in Denver, and the outcome is evident in the band's latest album, Beautiful Things.

Along with the move to Denver came a change in band name, style, and approach. The name went from "The Michael Gungor Band" to simply "Gungor." The first album released after the name change was Beautiful Things in 2010. There is remarkably creative instrumentation, hinting at influences as wide as Sigur Rós, Muse, and Sufjan Stevens. Gungor calls this unique sound "liturgical post-rock," noting that it was written for and still works in a corporate worship setting. Israel Houghton guests on a bass-driven romp called "Heaven." Rocker "Call Me Out" incorporates a unique banjo sound, and "Higher" reflects the influence of Sufjan. The self-produced album's credits, which reflect a loose and varying lineup, include Gungor's wife Lisa on glockenspiel along with bandmates on horns, strings, banjos, a melodica, "foot-stomping mayhem," and Gungor's now-signature toy piano.

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March 20, 2012

Shows Being Recorded For Live CD/DVD Release This Coming Fall

Nashville, Tenn., March 20, 2012… With numerous honors and stellar reviews for their latest album, Ghosts Upon the Earth, it is no surprise that three-time GRAMMY ® nominated group Gungor is selling out shows in major cities, including Dallas, Houston and Santa Ana. With stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and more, the “Ghosts Upon the Earth Tour” launched March 1 in Austin, Tex., and features special guest The Brilliance.

July 11, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. - The GRAMMY ® nominated group, Gungor, will release their latest record, Ghosts Upon The Earth, on September 20. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Beautiful Things project was composed as a full narrative celebrating both the beauty and frailty of existence.

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