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.
Over the course of his career, Scott has worked with many well-known artists in the CCM industry: Donnie Boutwell (Chris Tomlin), Trey Hill (Sonicflood), Reggie Coates (Phil Keaggy), among others.
His desire was to put together a band in his native California that would be of the same calibre as those he had worked with in Nashville. 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; Nashville session bassist, Alex Cordrey (Luce); and songwriter, Scott Metcalf.
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.
"Without a doubt, Cede is setting a new standard in contemporary Christian music. They are consistently widening their bounds of styles, including their new foray into some truly phenomenal gospel."— Ruth Cotton, RDM Review