Three Days Under did anything but burst onto the music scene... in fact, as with most things that change the course of your life, the band was a complete accident. One summer night in central Missouri a small country church found it's self without a band for it's tent revival and so a quick walk through the men's dorm at Central Christian College of the Bible turned up four guys who at least claimed to have some musical ability. Never having played together before, they loaded up their sparse equipment and headed off for the revival. When it came time to introduce the band to the audience, they learned each other's names for the first time as well! By the end of the weekend there were a handful of dates marked on the calendar for more churches across the state! Founding members Caleb Plum, Scott Hamilton, Jesse Colburn and Ben Suchman spent the better part of a year traveling to churches, camps and retreats all over the Midwest. In May of 2001 long time guest musician Ryan Green was brought on board to fill in during the summer tour when lead singer/acoustic guitarist Caleb Plum decided to put a little gold ring on a girl's finger and move away to plant new churches. The lineup of the band changed as everyone shuffled positions, but with fresh blood pumping through it's veins the band struck out on an incredible summer tour! Later that fall, bassist Ben Suchman fell to one knee on stage at a revival concert and gave away a ring of his own. The band continued to grow in popularity, mostly among the teenagers from the churches who often hosted concerts and revivals featuring 3DU. Band members formed incredible relationship with fans during this time, often sitting in the parking lot for hours after loading equipment just to catch up with fans whom they had gotten to know over time. In the winter of 2002 Suchman withdrew from the band entirely causing several, even more dramatic shifts in the lineup. Lead Guitarist Nate Stephan and former Rented Rhythm drummer Monte Hunt came into the picture. Green picked up the slack in the bass department and Colburn and Hamilton tag teamed the lead position. The addition of the new musicians and their diverse musical styles transformed the band from a folk-roots-rock revival band into a determined rock machine with plenty of fun, yet a sincerity and presence that had been lacking thus far. The addition of percussionist/back ground vocalist Caleb Butler later that year allowed Hamilton to sneak away and find a girl of his own, eventually finding a place in ministry and slowly fading from the band. In the winter of 2002 Three Days Under suffered a schizophrenic division when the members of 3DU (minus Hamilton) were brought on board as 'associate ministers' with The Encounter, a post-modern, experimental outreach church in central Missouri. Under the new guise 'The Encounter Band', 3DU underwent an intense time of molding and shaping. Without Hamilton, Colburn took over the lead and took the band to new heights and depths in terms of musical style as well as songwriting. In winter of 02/03 the band recorded it's first 'studio recorded' independent album, 'Rain'. The Encounter Band doubled as Three Days Under throughout 2002-2004, with the band sometimes splitting into as many as three separate ensembles to meet the hectic schedule. By May of 03 the band was beginning to feel the pull of other ministry opportunities and soon Green also left the band. Butler became the new bassist and Hamilton continued to pop in from time to time but by spring of 2004 the band members had mostly gone their separate ways. If you want to look for any of them, Plumb is a church planter in Iowa, Suchman is a preacher in Illinois. Colburn ministers on the campus of the University of Arizona, Hamilton ministers through music in central Missouri, Green is a youth/music minister in Illinois, Hunt is a member of the CIY worship band Foundation Red, Stephan is a preacher in Missouri and Butler is a Christian band booking agent in Nashville TN. Many of them have solo music projects and are still very active in worship ministries. As members of this band, we hope and pray that our lives and hearts are clearly visible through our music. We gave up all dreams of super rock stardom for the greater cause of changing lives with the gifts we have been given and we pray for that to be exactly what happens! If one life is improved by what we have done than 3DU was a success. May our music find you well and sharpen your vison of the Truth. Grace & Peace.