The Shine Effect is a full-time, ministry minded, 4-piece energetic Christian rock/worship band from Jacksboro, TN striving to answer the call God has placed on their lives to serve Him and minister to others through music and testimonies. The band is made up of Josh Roberts (Vocals/Guitar), wife Christa Roberts (Drums), Josh’s brother Ben Roberts (Bass/Backup Vocals), and Ben’s wife Maria Roberts (Keyboard/Vocals). The band was a 3-piece from 2011-2016 until Maria joined the stage in 2017.
In May 2011, The Shine Effect released their first full-length, self-recorded album, “The Life. The Hope. The Journey.”. In March 2013, the band released their 6-song EP, “With Open Eyes“, which was recorded at The Sound Lair with producer Miah Lajeunesse in Knoxville, TN. They released 2 singles, “Stronger (Hallelujah)” and “Your Beautiful Name”, from their “With Open Eyes” EP, and received radio airplay. In June 2021, The Shine Effect released their 5-song EP, “The Struggle and the Victory”, recorded at The Sound Lair again with producer Miah Lajeunesse.
Since May 2011, The Shine Effect has played over 900 concerts in 30 different states across the US and also in Canada. The band has played and ministered at many different churches, youth groups, Celebrate Recovery groups, festivals, revivals, Vacation Bible Schools, Christian camps, Christian and secular venues, community events, fundraisers, public and private schools, county and state fairs, non-profit organizations, etc. Celebrate Recovery is a HUGE passion of theirs as they all work the program themselves! They have played, ministered, and shared their testimonies at almost 300 different Celebrate Recovery groups.
The Shine Effect gets their name from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
The Shine Effect has taken this verse to heart and truly strives to be that shining light in a dark world. All of the members have committed their lives to Jesus Christ and His call on their lives as musicianaries (music missionaries). Their calling is to encourage, challenge, and grow the church, as well as reach out to the lost through their music and testimonies, while building relationships along the way. Their mission is to love people, on and off stage, with the incredible love of Jesus Christ. Their passion and desire is to clearly share the Gospel through their music, testimonies, and conversations.
The Shine Effect has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many great bands and artists including: Sanctus Real, NF, Disciple, 7eventh Time Down, Ashes Remain, Manic Drive, Seventh Day Slumber, Decyfer Down, Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb, Gerald Crabb, The Freemans, Soul’d Out Quartet, Jason Fowler, Rhett Walker Band, Remedy Drive, DecembeRadio, Calling Glory, The Birdsongs, Jim Sonefeld (of Hootie and the Blowfish), Mitch McVicker, Jonas Woods, GFM, Relent, and numerous other emerging bands and artists. The Shine Effect has played and ministered at many different churches, youth groups, Celebrate Recovery groups, festivals, revivals, Vacation Bible Schools, Christian camps, Christian and secular venues, community events, fundraisers, public and private schools, county and state fairs, non-profit organizations, etc.
“The Struggle and the Victory” and “With Open Eyes” are available in their online store and everywhere digital music is sold (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc.). The Shine Effect offers a wide array of merchandise in their online store as well (Shirts, Hoodies, Drumsticks, Posters, Bracelets, Necklaces, Stickers, Buttons, Wristbands, and Guitar Picks).