About

4th Point is an American alternative christian rock band from the Chicago area. In 2011, the band formed with the hope of creating honest music that they believe in. Influenced by the sounds and styles of artists like Switchfoot and Skillet, 4th Point brings passion to their performances through endless energy, sincerity, and crowd interaction. The band’s relatable lyrics and upbeat music are undeniable on the stage and reflected in their three full-length albums. 4th Point has shared the stage with national touring artists Switchfoot, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Red, Big Daddy Weave, NF, Colton Dixon, and many more.

Early on, the band started as a youth worship band at a local church’s weekly youth group. From this experience stemmed a new passion for the band to take their message beyond the walls of their own church. In 2011 the band began playing at local events. They soon started traveling the state and eventually expanded farther. 4th Point's experience spans a wide variety of venues and events, including Christian festivals, town festivals, youth camps and retreats, church events, as well as the national stage. 4th Point has performed at several Christian Festival Association (CFA) festivals including Big Ticket Festival (Gaylord, MI), Lifest (Oshkosh, WI), Unity Christian Music Festival (Muskegon, MI), and Sonshine Festival (Somerset, WI). 4th Point is striving to spread their music, seeking new platforms to bring their message of hope and inspiration to audiences nationwide.  

Matt Ellis – Lead vocals and rhythm guitar
Bryce Knight – Bass
Bradley Kus – Drums

• 2017 - Second place in the nationwide talent search at Unity Christian Music Festival (Muskegon, MI), a member festival of the national Christian Festival Association (CFA)

• 2016 - Second place in the nationwide talent search at Unity Christian Music Festival (Muskegon, MI), a member festival of the national CFA

• 2016 - Top three finalist in the nationwide talent search at Sonshine Festival (Somerset, WI), a member festival of the national CFA

• 2015 - Winner of the nationwide talent search at Lifest (Oshkosh, WI), a member festival of the national CFA

• 2013 - State champion of the Illinois Battle of the Bands, competing against more than 100 talented bands across the state in numerous local and regional competitions.

• 2013 - Top four finalist in the nationwide talent search competition at SpiritSong Fest (Cincinnati, OH), a member festival of the national CFA

4th Point has released three full-length CDs.
• Jun 1, 2018 - Fault Lines
• Jul 10, 2015 - Battlefields
• Feb 24, 2013 - The Search and the Find

 

New Horizons EP  (April 8, 2021)

In April, 2021, 4th Point released their first ever fully self-produced EP entitled "New Horizons". Recorded in their own studio, the EP embraces a new season for the band. Amongst the on-going changes in the world post 2020 and changes within the band itself. New Horizons embodies a familiar but also new sound in the bands catalog. 

 

Fault Lines  (June 1, 2018)
In June, 2018, 4th Point released their third album, Fault Lines, which was recorded and engineered at Moody Bible Institute by Ryan McConnaughay. Fault Lines represents the division between who the world says we should be and who we were created to be, challenging us to make a conscious choice and embrace the path we believe in. This collection of 12 original songs manifests the idea that we are in pursuit of the truest version of ourselves and are not altered by the voices that surround us.

 

Battlefields  (July 12, 2015)
In July, 2015, 4th Point released their second album, Battlefields, which was recorded and engineered at Moody Bible Institute by Ryan McConnaughay. While still encapsulating the band’s unending passion and energy, this new album unveiled a new sound and personality. Consisting of 14 original songs, Battlefields represents the journey of humanity seeking victory in the conflict within ourselves, raising questions, examining our intentions, and inspiring us to search for something much greater.

The Search and the Find  (February 24, 2013)
4th Point worked with Pumpkin Studios and two-time Grammy-nominated recording engineer Gary Loizzo (Styx, REO Speedwagon, Liza Minnelli, etc.), who engineered, recorded, and mastered their debut album, The Search and the Find.  Released in February, 2013, the album consists of 12 original songs that represent a journey of discovery in the search for truth, hope, unconditional love, and the security of redemption.

2020
Jul 11-15         Geneva, IL
Feb 19-21      Baraboo, WI
​Feb 12-13       Geneva, IL

2020
Aug 29          Wheaton, IL (canceled - covid-19)
Aug 18           Dyer, IN
Jul 31             Aurora, IL
May 22          Chicago, IL (canceled - covid-19)
Apr 25           Glendale Heights, IL (canceled - covid-19)
Apr 24           Oswego, IL (canceled - covid-19)
Apr 17-19       Aurora, IL (canceled - covid-19)
Mar 13           Barrington, IL (canceled - covid-19)
Feb 28          Aurora, IL
Jan 10-12      Tustin, MI

2019
Dec 6            Glendale Heights, IL
Oct 12            Manistee, MI
Sep 21           West Chicago, iL
Jul 13             West Chicago, IL
Jul 6              Bartlett, IL
Jun 26          West Chicago, IL
Jun 6             Mokena, IL
May 1             Lombard, IL
Apr 26           Bourbon, MO
Mar 1              Greenfield, IL
Feb 22           Schaumburg, IL
Jan 25-27     Newark, IL
Jan 11-13        Tustin, MI

2018
Nov 2-4        Jacksonville, IL
Sep 20          Deerfield, IL
Sep 5             Geneva, IL
​Aug 11             West Chicago, IL
Aug 5             Roselle, IL
Jul 14             Lemont, IL
Jul 8-13          West Chicago, IL
Jul 8               Rosemont, IL
Jul 7               Bartlett, IL
Jun 30           Assumption, IL
Jun 24-29     Chicago, IL
Jan 26-28     Baraboo, WI
Jan 19-21       Baraboo, WI

2017
Dec 12           St. Charles, IL
Oct 14-15       New Windsor, IL
Aug 12           Muskegon, MI
Aug 3             Hampshire, IL
Jul 30            Sugar Grove, IL
Jul 26            Chicago, IL
​Jul 21             Streator, IL
Jul 20            DeKalb, IL
Jul 16             McHenry, IL
Jul 9-14          West Chicago, IL
Jul 6               West Chicago, IL
Jul 1                Bartlett, IL
Jun 30            Potosi, WI
Jun 25-30      Polo, IL
May 27           Madison, WI
May 26           Madison, WI
Apr 29            Potosi, WI
Apr 21             West Chicago, IL
Jan 27-29      Baraboo, WI
Jan 20-22      Baraboo, WI
Jan 13-15        Tustin, MI

2016
Nov 17            West Chicago, IL
Nov 4-6          St. Louis, MO
Oct 8-9           New Windsor, IL
Aug 27            South Elgin, IL
Aug 18            Winfield, IL
Aug 12            Muskegon, MI
Aug 9             Barrington, IL
Aug 4-8          Aledo, IL
Jul 30             Streamwood, IL
Jul 27             Chicago, IL
Jul 21              Somerset, WI
Jul 16              Durand, IL
Jul 10-14         West Chicago, IL
Jul 3               Bartlett, IL
Jun 26-Jul 1   Polo, IL
May 27           Madison, WI
May 12            West Chicago, IL
Apr 8              Huntley, IL
Mar 13            West Chicago, IL
Mar 11             Glen Ellyn, IL
Feb 26-28      Newark, IL
Jan 29-31       Baraboo, WI
Jan 22-24      Newark, IL

2015
Dec 16            Glen Ellyn, IL
Nov 7-8          Bloomington, IL
Oct 10-11         New Windsor, IL
Sep 26            Streamwood, IL
Aug 29           South Elgin, IL
Aug 7             Muskegon, MI
Aug 1              Hampshire, IL
Jul 20             Wheaton, IL
Jul 12-16         West Chicago, IL
Jul 11              Oshkosh, WI
Jul 5-10          Polo, IL
Jul 4               McHenry, IL
Jul 1                Mt. Prospect, IL
Jun 27            Chicago, IL
Jun 26            Gaylord, MI
Jun 14-19        Nashville, TN
Mar 20            Geneva, IL
Mar 8              West Chicago, IL
Feb 26            West Chicago, IL
Jan 23-25       Williams Bay, WI
Jan 16-18         Wyoming, IA
Jan 11              Addison, IL

2014
Dec 21            West Chicago, IL
Dec 10            Glen Ellyn, IL
Dec 7              West Chicago, IL
Nov 7-9          Jerseyville, IL
Oct 24            Bartlett, IL
Oct 19             McHenry, IL
Oct 11-12         New Windsor, IL
Sep 27            Streamwood, IL
Sep 7              West Chicago, IL
Aug 27           South Barrington, IL
Aug 23           South Elgin, IL
Aug 17            McHenry, IL
Aug 16            Addison, IL
Aug 12            West Chicago, IL
Aug 8             Crystal Lake, IL
Aug 2             Hampshire, IL
Jul 27             Sugar Grove, IL
Jul 25             Wheaton, IL
Jul 18              Chatham, IL
Jul 13-17         West Chicago, IL
Jul 12              West Chicago, IL
Jul 5               McHenry, IL
Jun 22-27      Williams Bay, WI
Jun 4              Glen Ellyn, IL
Jun 1               West Chicago, IL
May 9             Streamwood, IL
May 2-3          Aledo, IL
Apr 6               West Chicago, IL
Mar 23            West Chicago, IL
Mar 7              Orland Park, IL
Feb 23            West Chicago, IL
Feb 21             Virden, IL
Feb 16             West Chicago, IL
Jan 17-20       Williams Bay, WI

2013
Dec 18            West Chicago, IL
Dec 8             West Chicago, IL
Nov 27           West Chicago, IL
Oct 27            West Chicago, IL
Oct 12-13        New Windsor, IL
Sep 21            Belvidere, IL
Sep 14            West Chicago, IL
Sep 13            Orland Park, IL
Aug 24           South Elgin, IL
Aug 22           West Chicago, IL
Aug 17            Springfield, IL
Jul 28             Sugar Grove, IL
Jul 27             Wheaton, IL
Jul 19              Chatham, IL
Jul 17              Palatine, IL
Jul 12              West Chicago, IL
Jun 10            Palatine, IL
Jun 7              Wheaton, IL
May 17            West Chicago, IL
May 3             Lisle, IL
Mar 23           West Chicago, IL
Mar 21            West Chicago, IL
Mar 1-2           Indianapolis, IN
Feb 24           West Chicago, IL
Feb 15            Virden, IL