The Ineloquent Is:
Georgiana Eakins - Vocals, Piano
Daniel Eakins - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Pablo Calderon - Everything Else
The Ineloquent exists to give glory to God, to encourage and challenge the universal church and to share the Gospel of God’s love with a world in need. The Ineloquent believes that any abilities they have or messages they bring forth are not their own, but come from God and are to be used for His glory. Without God in their lives, they have nothing to say. That is why they call themselves "Ineloquent". The name was inspired by the story of Moses and his encounter with God in Exodus 3-4. When told to go speak before Pharaoh, Moses said "Who am I?" (3:11) and later "I am ineloquent" (4:10) but God said "I will be with you" (3:12) and "I will help you speak" (4:12). That is the heart behind The Ineloquent. They recognize their weaknesses and shortcomings but take God at His word that He will be with them and will help them proclaim His message through their music.
Over the last few years, The Ineloquent has played at churches, colleges, festivals, youth groups, youth camps and coffee houses across the country. They have even had the opportunity to share their music ministry overseas in Romania. This is how it all came to be: Daniel Eakins was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He grew up with a passion for music and started playing the French Horn at a young age. In high school he began writing and singing, and it didn’t take long for him to realize that playing the French Horn and singing didn’t go together very well so he picked up a guitar and hasn’t looked back since. He continued to write and perform occasionally as a solo artist, but it wasn’t until 2002 that he found his missing piece – in a girl named Georgiana Dobrovat from Concord, California. Georgiana was born in Bacau, Romania and moved to California when she was 5 years old. She grew up playing the piano and singing in the shower but never imagined she’d be making a life of it. Daniel and Georgiana met at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa and immediately saw something in each other. They both shared a passion for music and a passion for serving Jesus, so they began writing music and leading worship together.
In 2003, Daniel and Georgiana released their first EP, Comfortable, under the band name Contrite with pianist Luke Gray. Two years later, the band joined forces with Gregory Tanacea (bass) and Chris Peterson (drums) and Contrite released a second EP, entitled Gravity.
2006 brought many changes, including a name change from Contrite to Ineloquent and the addition of guitar player Pablo Calderon, a Puerto Rico native who came to Dubuque from Houston, TX . Pablo, a bass player by trade, originally joined the band to play drums but at a rehearsal, Pablo picked up the electric guitar and began playing. It sounded good to the rest of the group so they told him he should try playing guitar for the band. He responded with a statement like “I don’t know how to play the guitar” to which the band replied, “You’ll learn”. He did. Pablo recorded a few new songs with the band and they released their first CD under the name Ineloquent, also entitled Gravity. 2006 also brought opportunities to play with Caedmon’s Call and to compete as finalists in the Exalting Him national talent search.
In the spring of 2008 The Ineloquent embarked on their first major tour and had some amazing opportunities to share their concert ministry in the Eastern US. The rest of the year was filled with Youth Camps, working hard on recording and another major tour to the West. The new CD, a 13 song album entitled Seeing Things Your Way, released in October and is now available for purchase on iTunes or through cdbaby.com. In November, Daniel and Georgiana moved to Boulder, Colorado to continue ministry there. Daniel, Georgiana and Pablo are currently the active members of The Ineloquent and plan to spend most of 2009 touring. Ministry, encouragement, challenge and evangelism remain at the heart of what they hope to accomplish in the future.
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