Formed in Adelaide for the first Planetshakers Conference in 1997, the band has a goal to spread contemporary worship music worldwide. They are now based in Melbourne at Planetshakers Church, under the leadership of Senior Pastors Russell and Sam Evans.
The 2002 Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian is a former member of the band, taking both lead and backup vocal parts on the 2002 and 2003 albums and conferences.
It was reported in 2008 that Michael Guglielmucci, former bass player in the Planetshakers band, had fraudulently claimed he was dying of cancer. During this time Guglielmucci received money from supporters who believed his illness was real. Guglielmucci wrote the “Healer” song for the album “Savior of the World” was released in June 2006. “Healer” is a song of encouragement for believers who were suffering from cancer. Guglielmucci explained his actions as being a result of a long-term pornography addiction.
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