The effort / Bio

One listen to The effort and you can’t help but hear and feel this passion and heart-on-the-sleeve honesty that this Alt-Pop band from Michigan is best known for. With a sincere desire to be real and meet people where they are, these guys from the Great Lakes State have been reaching out across party lines for the last few years.

With their recent debut album the band has offered up a great set of tracks with all the lyrical sincerity, hooks and alt-pop flair that you’d hope for. “We want people to know that when we sing our songs, what they hear is who we are….our fears, hopes, dreams and more”, says Winden. “Putting the real you out there can certainly make you feel vulnerable at times but it’s also the best way we know to help ourselves and others through each day of this life, good or bad…..”

With several songs produced by Ian Eskelin (recent GMA Producer of the Year for radio staples like Stellar Kart, Francesca Battistelli, Krystal Meyers, Everyday Sunday, Remedy Drive and more) and engineered by Grammy nominee, Barry Weeks, combined with other tracks produced by Donny Brown (co-writer and drummer for multi-platinum band, The Verve Pipe), this release is sure to resonate with those of us who don’t quite have it all down.

With this latest release under their belts, the band is ready to get back to what they love most, getting out there and connecting with people. Having played shows and events with a wide variety of great bands such as the Creed, Newsboys, Everyday Sunday, OKGO, Needtobreathe, Remedy Drive, The Verve Pipe, House of Heroes, Michelle Branch and more, this is one aspect of the band you won’t want to miss.

General Info

Band Members
D, Mitch, Jeff & Jake
Artist Name
The effort
Profile Page
Active Since
Christian/Gospel / Christian Rock / Contemporary Christian

Contact Info

Grand Rapids, MI