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Elias Dummer

Elias Dummer

Canadian musician
Elias Dummer
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Intro Canadian musician
Is Singer Songwriter
From Canada
Type Music
Gender male
Peoplepill ID elias-dummer
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Biography

Elias Elton Dummer (born March 3, 1983) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and writer now based in Tennessee. He was the principal songwriter, founding member, lead singer, and pianist in the contemporary Christian band The City Harmonic, from 2009 until 2017, and released his first solo music in over a decade in 2019.

Early life and education

Dummer was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He attended Westmount High School.

Career

Dummer started The City Harmonic with guitarist Aaron Powell, bassist Eric Fusilier, and drummer Joshua Vanderlaan in 2009 after they served together as the house worship band for an inter-denominational event for students focused on "worship and mission" called CrossCulture. The band was then commissioned by the TrueCity movement of churches in Hamilton, Ontario. The band released an EP, Introducing the City Harmonic in 2010.

Dummer's his song "Manifesto" became the walkup song for baseball player Seth Smith, and served as the theme song for 2011's National Day of Prayer, in addition to being performed live at Passion 2013 by Charlie Hall.

In 2015, Dummer co-produced "We Are The City Harmonic" , a documentary about the social impact of churches working together in Hamilton, with Jesse Hunt and Eric Fusilier.

The City Harmonic disbanded in 2017. Dummer and his family moved to Tennessee; after first releasing a series of singles to streaming platforms beginning in November of 2018, Dummer released his debut album as solo artist, The Work Vol. 1, on February 8th 2019; his debut single "Enough" received sufficient radio play to appear for 26 weeks on the Billboard charts.

Songwriting

Dummer's career began as a songwriter, with songs like "Honestly" and "Do You Hear The Sound" released under Spring Hill Worship in 2005, and his independently released "Faithful Forever" winning a Covenant Award in 2008. In addition to his releases as a solo artist and with The City Harmonic, Dummer has contributed to a number of projects for other artists. Dummer has written with Building 429 Newsong, Zealand Worship, Big Daddy Weave, Dan Bremnes, and Todd Smith.

Writing

Dummer has contributed to The Huffington Post and ChurchLeaders.com on faith and culture.

Recognition

As a solo artist and as the founding member of The City Harmonic, Dummer has received a Juno Award (and two additional nominations), 12 Covenant Awards (with 26 more nominations), and a Dove Awards nomination.

Personal

Dummer and his wife Meaghan have five children. Together with Travis Garner, they helped to plant a church called The Village Nashville in Nolensville, Tenn., in 2016.

Discography


As frontman in The City Harmonic

Year Album Peak Chart Position Weeks
2011 Introducing The City Harmonic (EP) #26 Billboard Top Christian Albums 18
2011 I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home) #34 Billboard Top Christian Albums 2
2013 Heart #24 Billboard Top Christian Albums 3
2015 We Are #40 Billboard Top Christian Albums
2-17 Benediction (Live)

Singles with The City Harmonic

Year Single Peak Chart Positions Weeks Album
2011 Manifesto #24 Billboard Christian Songs

#19 Billboard Hot Christian Songs

#15 Billboard Christian Song Sales

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30

Introducing The City Harmonic
2011 Mountaintop #28 Billboard Christian Songs 4 I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)
2011 I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home) #5 Billboard Hot Christian Songs 16 I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)
2012 Mountaintaop #27 Billboard Hot Christian Songs 12 I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)
2013 Holy (Wedding Day) #36 Billboard Hot Christian Songs 8 I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)
2014 Praise The Lord #46 Billboard Christian Airplay 6 Heart

Solo Albums

  • The Work Vol. 1 (2019) February 8th 2019
Year Album Peak Chart Position Weeks
2019 The Work Vol. 1 #10 Billboard Heatseekers 1

Singles as a Solo Artist

Year Single Peak Chart Position Weeks Album
2019 Enough #25 Billboard Christian Airplay 26 The Work Vol. 1
2019 Enough #42 Billboard Hot Christian Songs 7 The Work Vol. 1

Awards

GMA Canada Covenant Awards

Year Award Result
2008 Modern Worship Song of the Year: "Faithful Forever" Won
2019 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won
2019 Song of the Year Nominee
2019 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee
2019 Artist of the Year Nominee
2019 Praise & Worship Album of the Year Nominee
2019 Album of the Year Nominee
2019 Praise & Worship Song of the Year Nominee
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.ccmmagazine.com/reviews/elias-dummer-the-work-vol-1-review/
https://www.waterloochronicle.ca/whatson-story/7378351-rockingham-the-city-harmonic-calls-it-quits-with-benediction-live-/
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-city-harmonic-mn0002570461/biography
http://www.breathecast.com/articles/interview-city-harmonics-elias-dummer-discusses-new-10622/
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http://blogs.denverpost.com/highernote/2011/11/03/seth-smith-picks-winner-in-the-city-harmonic/2665/
https://hmmagazine.com/the-city-harmonic-song-used-on-national-day-of-prayer/
http://www.hallels.com/articles/20717/20190127/elias-dummer-speaks-about-life-after-the-city-harmonic-his-new-solo-album.htm
https://www.ccmmagazine.com/tag/elias-dummer/
https://www.allmusic.com/song/speak-to-me-mt0055288815
https://williamsonsource.com/about-elias-dummer-village-church/
https://www.billboard.com/music/the-city-harmonic
https://www.billboard.com/charts/christian-albums
https://www.billboard.com/music/elias-dummer
https://www.billboard.com/charts/christian-airplay
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