Kutless is an American Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon. Since their formation, they have multiple albums studio and live album, Live from Portland>. They have three million albums sold internationally>.
The group is formed in Portland, Oregon, as a prayer group called Call Box. They play between 1999 and 2000 at Warner Pacific College. Their first guitarist, Andrew Morrison, decides to leave the band shortly before signing for BEC Records. James Mead replaces Andrew on solo guitar>. The band changed its name to Kutless in October 2001> before releasing a first EP of three tracks followed by a debut album in 2002 at BEC Recordings. Kutless takes his name from a verse of the Bible. Romans said: "The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Savior. .
Their first two singles from the first self-titled album are Your Touch and Run. Kutless runs between February and April 2003 before opening for Audio Adrenaline and MercyMe. In 2004, Kutless released his second album, Sea of Faces. The album reaches the 97> place of the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
In 2005, Kutless played a concert dedicated to the victims of Katrina in Portland, Oregon. They also publish their first prayer album, Strong Tower, which reaches 87> Billboard 200. After the recording, but before the release of Strong Tower, bassist Kyle Zeigler and drummer Kyle Mitchellquite the band to form Verbatim Records , a national label based in Portland. They are replaced by bassist Dave Luetkenhoelter and drummer Jeffrey Gilbert, former members of Seven Places. Kutless will be touring Strong Tower the same year.