Chris Belaney: Here's a boring answer: A friend of ours came up with it because we got frustrated looking for a name. He said that since we were trying to cause a reality check why not call ourselves "Reality Check".
Chris: Rod, Nathan, and myself met in college at Liberty University in 1992 and decided to bring our talents together to try to reach youth.
Chris: Toughest question you could ask!! For lack of a better name we call it Alternafunk. There are elements of Rock, Rap, Funk and probably 20 influences in our sound.
Chris: I grew up listening to the Beastie Boys, Tribe Called Quest, and anything cool to listen to while on my skateboard. More recently I like such bands as Soul Coughing, Grits, and Stone Temple Pilots. Nathan has always enjoyed European rock and Rod enjoyes soul and hip-hop.
Chris: A band that fulfilled the Great Commission. It wouldn't hurt if people thought that we wrote a couple good songs!
Chris: To avoid sounding like anybody else and make a record that is not just a good Christian album, but a good album, period.
Chris: Most of the ideas come from God. We try to share our personal experiences and the things that God is dealing with right now. That way when we sing our songs they are real to us and sometimes they even convict us.
Chris: Those times in our lives that we try to hide from God. It seems no matter how much I try, there are things that I feel uncomfortable giving to God. I know that He is in control, but yet I hide things from Him.
Chris: Again, times in our lives where we've messed up. Sex is a major temptation to all of us. Society paints a picture that is clearly opposite of Scripture. Sometimes our "carnal desires" are put ahead of Christ and therefore become sin.
Chris: I think the major thing was seeing some things after moving to Nashville. We just really thought, man, people are different here. Not everybody, but a lot are here only to "make it" in the music business. Will they really be there when I need them or are they just "plastic friends?"
Chris: I really like "The Way I Am" because I like what it says. There have been times when I've questioned God. "Can You really love me the way I am?" I'm here to say that yes, He loves each and every one of us the way we are!
Chris: We are writing for a new record which should be out sometime in the fall. We're doing just about every festival in the summer of '98. Check out our website, www.realcheck.com, for all of our tour info.
Chris: My favorite movie right now is Mr. Holland's Opus.
Chris: I really like Grits, Erace, Switchfoot, Sarah Jahn. I love the guys in Smalltown Poets and Big Tent Revival.
Chris: We've just released "Plastic" to radio so call and request it. PLEASE!! Check out our website, www.realcheck.com for tour info. Remember that Jesus Christ loves you just the way you are!
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