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About The Band

Identity Found

Identity Found (formerly known as Higher Frequency) was formed by Ian Wishnies on guitar, Tom Ellis on bass, Kevin Mattes on drums and Zachary Cope on vocals in 2012 as an opening and closing band covering mainstream Christian music for our regular youth group talent shows.

Ian started presenting his partially written original songs so we decided to move from being a cover band to playing original Christian rock, funk, pop and blues eventually working up to twelve original songs and playing in venues throughout the Tucson and Phoenix areas.

Kevin and Zach left the band to pursue other projects, Ian took on the role as lead vocalist and with a new drummer, we wrote additional original songs working up to fifteen original songs and continuing to play out in Tucson and Phoenix.

Our second drummer left to peruse other projects and the band was put on a brief hiatus. Ian and Tom got with Chris Goodwin to do some cover songs for a birthday party. Tom had worked with Chris on other projects in the past as well with worship at Calvary Christian Fellowship. We decided to move forward again with the band with Chris on drums and renamed the band Identity Found.

With Chris joining the band within a short time we wrote new material and increased our song list to twenty five original songs. We recently went into the studio to record our first EP.


Our Mission

To glorify God in all we do and to witness to people through our music. We are not a worship band but our songs definitely have a Christian message that we hope will get people thinking about God, Jesus and The Bible.

John 1:12-13, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.“