Avalon


Avalon, award-winning American Christian vocal quartet, was formed in 1995 by Grant Cunningham who was the Artist-and-Repertoire (A&R) Director for Sparrow Records at the time.


The Greatest Story” was performed live by Avalon, first by the original members, Nikki Hassman, Janna Potter, Jody McBrayer, and Michael Passons, then by the next group of Melissa Greene, Janna Potter-Long, Jody McBrayer, and Greg Long.

Testify To Love” was performed live by Avalon, first by the group of Michael Passons, Janna Potter, Jody McBrayer, and Melissa Greene, followed by the group of Greg Long, Jeremi Richardson, Janna Potter-Long, and Melissa Greene, and then by the group of Greg Long, Jody McBrayer, Janna Potter-Long, and Dani Rocca.

For the official website, see Avalon.


AVALON
News

In 1995, Michael Passons became the first member of Avalon, followed by Janna Potter, Jody McBrayer, and Nikki Hassman.

In 1998, Cherie Paliotta replaced Nikki Hassman-Anders who left to pursue a solo career.

In 2003, Greg Long, Janna Potter’s husband, replaced Michael Passons who left Avalon to pursue a solo career.

In 2007, Jeremi Richardson replaced Jody McBrayer who left Avalon due to a heart condition.

In 2009, Amy McBride, Jeremi Richardson’s wife, replaced Melissa Greene who left Avalon to work as a Pastor of Music and Arts for GracePointe Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2018, Jody McBrayer returned to replace Jeremi Richardson who left Avalon to be a Worship pastor, with his wife, at North Cleveland Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee.

In 2018, Dani Rocca replaced Amy McBride-Richardson who left Avalon to be a Worship Pastor, with her husband, at North Cleveland Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee.


Here are Avalon vocalists, past and present.

CURRENT MEMBERS:
Dani Rocca
Greg Long
Janna Potter-Long
Jody McBrayer

FORMER MEMBERS:
Amy McBride-Richardson
Cherie Paliotta-Adams
Jeremi Richardson
Melissa McLellan-Greene
Nicole Ann “Nikki” Hassman-Anders

ORIGINAL MEMBERS:
Janna Potter-Long
Jody McBrayer
Michael Passons
Nicole Ann “Nikki” Hassman-Anders


AVALON
Songs

DISCOGRAPHY
1996: Avalon
1997: A Maze Of Grace
1999: In A Different Light
2000: Joy
2001: Oxygen
2002: O2
2003: Testify To Love
2004: The Creed
2006: Stand
2006: Faith
2008: Another Time, Another Place
2009: The Greatest Hits
2009: Reborn
2020: Called

VIDEOGRAPHY
2003: Testify To Love
2008: Live

COMPENDIUM
Greg Long
Janna Long
Jody McBrayer
Michael Passons

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