The six members of Eclipse originally met while performing in a public relations /ambassador-oriented group that was part of the department of Programs and Entertainment at Utah State University. They began by arranging their own vocal covers of popular songs and performing them on campus and in the Logan area. Increasing public interest and performance opportunities led to the recording of their first album, “Once,” which was released in April 2001.
In 2003, Eclipse was named “Best Vocal Group” in Utah’s Best of State awards and “Group Recording Artist of the Year” in the Faith Centered Music Association’s Pearl Awards. In 2004, Eclipse received three more Pearl Awards, including “ Holiday Album of the Year,” and were the runners-up for “Best Holiday Album” in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. They also received two Just Plain Folks Music Awards (the world’s largest music awards program, honoring independent musicians in over 85 countries).
After eight years of sharing their music, Eclipse felt very grateful for success and the opportunities they had to share their love of music around the world. So, it was with this gratefulness in mind that they released their fifth album, “Grateful Praise,” an album that could express the notion that worship through music transcends style and that, regardless of setting, there will always be a level of praise inherent in music that cannot be achieved by any other means.