Cede was founded in 2010 by San Francisco Bay Area songwriter and worship music leader, Scott Metcalf, along with Neil MacPherson, Aaron Nuss, Alex Cordrey, and Stewart Burr. They were soon joined by Grammy nominee Tammi Brown, singer William Russ Jr., guitarist Ryan Avellone, and worship music leader Reggie Coates.
Over the course of their careers, the members of Cede have worked with many well-known artists in the CCM industry such as Sonicflood, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, and Caedmon's Call, to name just a few.
Their desire was to put together a band in their native California that would be of the same calibre as those they had worked with in Nashville and other parts of the U.S. That dream was realized in Cede.
This band of top performers includes music director and keyboardist Neil MacPherson (Bobby McFerrin, John Popper, Marc Ford); vocalist Tammi Brown (Coldplay and Stanley Jordan); vocalist Will Russ (Bill Hopkins Orchestra); drummer Stuart Burr (Chubby Checker, John Lucas); vocalist Aaron Nuss; master acoustic guitarist Reggie Coates; and Nashville session bassist, Alex Cordrey (Luce).
Together, they bring a high-energy mix of original and familiar worship and praise songs, sprinkled with a few mainstream hits. It's a show and a sound you won't forget.