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play hi-fi  Get Ready (take1)
play hi-fi  Walking With Jesus
play hi-fi  The Picture Unfolds
play hi-fi  I Sing To You
play hi-fi  Come To The Lord (live)
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play hi-fi  Im Free
play hi-fi  Get Ready
play hi-fi  Train Bound For Glory
play hi-fi  Stand On The Rock
John Likes a wide variety of music. So these songs he has written and composed are each different in their own way. Some soft worship, while others rock and are louder. We hope you enjoy the music. Please leave a comment if you have the time. Thanks for listening.
Why this name?
The name Soul Therapy was chosen because it is truly what we all need.
Our "Shrinks" name is Jesus. Let Him know all your problems, and how you have no way out except through Him. He doesn't charge anything, as a matter of fact, He paid for this meeting with you.
Check out his analyst manual: It's called the Bible (It's that dusty book sitting on your shelf. Start with the book of John.)

Everybody needs therapy. Only problem is, we don't need it for our head, but for our heart.
Do you play live?
Playing live is such a rush! When everything comes together: the lights, Sound crew and the buzz of the croud - nothing like it!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Music at your fingertips. Anything your hear desires!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Wow! Do what I love for a living? Hmm... ok.
Band History:
John grew up next door to Chuck Smith and went to the first Calvery Chapel on Church street in Costa Mesa. As the church grew he saw bands like Love Song and Darrel Mansfield. When he was twelve he decided to learn to play guitar.
John took lessons with Carl Verheyen when he used to live in Newport Beach. Carl showed John how to play lead guitar.
As a kid he liked to turn his amp up to get the desired tone. His mother always thought he was trying to torment her until he bought a distortion pedal. While he practiced his playing at lower volume, John was finally able to explain to his mom that the sound he was looking for was not intended to drive her crazy.

After high school he formed his first band called the Shreddin Eddies with Greg Helin on bass, Ned Wilson on guitar and vocals, Marcus Nelson vocals and John Doebke on drums, Mark Koch on guitar in the later years at the factory. They played Hendrix, Doors, and originals (John's brother Richard has the tapes somewhere). They played at parties and rain soaked garages. They graduated to some clubs like Madame Wongs in L.A.
They had alot of fun.

John played his guitar in the worship band at Olive Branch Community Church in Corona, California. Pastor Ike Riddle and his wife Sharon were a great encouragement to him.

Playing in many Christian worship bands; serving at New Life Fellowship in Hesperia, California, High Desert Church in Victorville, under the leadership of Jeff Crandall, and Adelanto Christian Fellowship with Pastor Allen Price.

He had a pretty fun band for Adelanto Christian Fellowship. With Wayne DeYoung on Drums and Kirk McFarland on bass, were free to jam for hours at Waynes house. The neighbors never complained. It was great! (And loud!)

Playing music is more fun than anything, just to know your music has touched the heart of someone you don't even know is mind blowing. To have that common thread, that passion of music, not in a rush, but to kick back and enjoy the feel of heart stopping, ground shaking sound that fills the air and ears of all who share in this passion!



Your influences?
Larry Norman, Keith green, Chuck Girard and Love Song, The Road Home, Oden Fong, Mustard Seed Faith, Darrell Mansfield,Sweet Comfort Band, Daniel Amos, Phil Keaggy, Resurrection Band, Randy Stonehill, Petra, U2, Third Day, DC Talk, Newsboys, Jars Of Clay, Audio Adrenaline, Kutless, The Kry, Creed,
Jimmi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Doors, The Beatles, Robert Johnson, BB King, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Taj Mahal, Jerry Garcia and the Greatful Dead, Little Feat, Carl Verheyen, Supertramp, Niel Young, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Kinks, Jefferson Starship, AC/DC, Boston, Santana, Van Halen, Journey, Steve Winwood, Traffic, Humble Pie, Jethro Tull, Foreigner, Yes, Queen, Billy Squire, The Cult, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steve Miller Band, Steppenwolf, Mountain, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Peter Frampton, Lou Reed, Blind Faith, The Cars, Cat Stevens, Foghat, Paul Simon, Scorpions, Great White, Steeley Dan, Ned Wilson, ...
Favorite spot?
Sitting on somebody's front wall on the boardwalk in Newport Beach, Ca. in the middle of August! No place to go nothing to do. Ya!
Equipment used:
Fender Vibroverb, Fender Teli, J-Station, N-Track Studio, DBX Mini Preamp for vocals. Bailing wire and Duct tape. Chewing gum.
Anything else...?
The bible says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him Might be saved".(John 3:16,17)

Jesus holds the keys to heaven.
We don't have to do anything to "earn" our way to heaven. Just accept what He has already done for us. Just ask Him into your heart, confess that you are a sinner in need of a savior, turn away from your sins (repent), and He will save you! It cost Him everything, but it's free to anyone who will believe, without cost!

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord". (Romans 6:23)


Follow your heart. Give Jesus a chance.
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