The boys' full names:
Sergio Miguel Andrade
Jason Michael Wade
Rick Robert Woolstenhulme
At the Vineyard, Lifehouse played some of the same songs they play today, including "Hanging by a Moment" and "Everything." "They were probably some of the most amazing worship experiences I've ever had, listening to him and the band," says Owen. "People were like, 'How could a kid that age be writing these songs?"
Lifehouse, during an interview:
Rick was the last to join and make up the trio, "Yeah, the original drummer left the band. I joined the band a little over a year ago. I was rehearsing with another band next door to these guys. Me and J used to pass each other all the time in the hallway. So we never
properly met. And then I ended up being fired from the band I was playing in. I don't know why I got fired. I sucked, I guess!" Jason is quick to add that "Our original drummer was so bad, that when Rick joined he was bad, but not that bad!", to which Rick retorts, "I'm actually getting worse and worse as the tours go on!". [Jason] "As he gets more and more into Frank Zappa" [Rick] "It gets more far out!"
But when Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade croons those lyrics, from the band's current huge hit, ``Hanging by a Moment,'' he's not singing about his girl, he's singing about his God. However, any way you want to interpret it is fine with him. Wade deliberately writes his songs so nonbelievers will be comfortable but devout worshipers can apply the lyrics to their faith. ``A lot of kids will come up to me and ask if `Hanging by a Moment' is about God,'' says Wade on the phone from Philadelphia. When he tells them yes, ``it's like a relief to them.''
Jason on performing for audiences at an elementary school auditorium:
Jason: At that point we had never played a club, so when DreamWorks [Records] was [thinking about signing] us, they had to come down to see us play at Webster Elementary. That's pretty much where we got discovered.