Project Salt - The Band

What We Do

We are an eclectic group of musicians from across America now located in and around the Charlotte Metro Area. We are based out of The Journey Church, Relevant Church & Impact Church and have a long list of other bands & projects we've been involved in over the years. Seasoned. Fresh ideas! Providing a musical experience based on the FLOW of their show to ensure you get a seamless professional night of entertainment.

We are worship leaders that LOVE & PLAY ALL MUSIC! Rock, 80's rock, R&B, pop, country, classic rock, great playlist between sets. Pro sound. Pro attitudes.

"A sound and taste that makes you thirsty for more...that’s Project SALT. This group of friends are salt-of-the-earth musicians, who have a unique sound that can make any crowd or congregation clap, sing, laugh or cry. The heart and soul of Project SALT is the shared passion for Jesus and the mutual joy of using their gifting, which Christ has entrusted to each band member. Whether they are leading worship or rocking a concert, Project SALT is always the right season!"
-Matt McGarity, Lead Pastor Relevant Church


"If you are looking for a great band for your event Project Salt is one of the best bands in North Carolina. They have a large diversity of genres in their repertoire, from classic rock to pop music they can cover top popular songs with quality and great performance"
-Nelson Rios, Artist and Music Director at Forest Hill Church


" Project Salt Rocks! The Sylvia Theater can not wait to have you back! LA has pipes! Professional start to finish. "
-Tracy - The Sylvia Theater


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Bass Guitar
Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley has been a bassist and occasional guitarist since age of eleven, but his passion has always been the bass guitar. He enjoys collecting various basses and amps of all kinds.

Bill has played in various bands in the Charlotte Metro area from Top 40/Rock to worship praise teams. Through Project Salt he helped put together teams to work with other churches and events to share God’s love with our world.

In high school and college Bill owned and managed a DJ business to help pay the bills. In 1982 he was President of Dinkins Student Center at Winthrop University where he managed a team of committees to develop all of the campus entertainment from large concerts to coffee house acts. Bill has also worked as a professional in the music industry with national and regional acts. First, for Fisher and Associates Entertainment in Charlotte, NC he worked with colleges and universities in the south east. Then with Talieyson Entertainment which was geared to promoting events at the university level and club events on Beale Street in Memphis, TN.

As a musician Bill believes you can never stop learning and growing. Currently, he is studying with Nelson Rios a renowned bassist from Brazil. Nelson produces and plays on tracks with many great artists from Los Angeles to Brazil. Bill is so thankful that God has brought them together as great friends and musicians who study together.

Also, a huge THANK YOU to my wife Debbie . She he has put up with many late night rehearsals , gigs and time away from the house over the years . Also , all the early AM Journey Church rehearsals on Sundays and afternoon tear downs . You're the best !!

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Lead Vocals
L.A. Thompson

L.A. Thompson

Hot & cool vocal chops come from Minneapolis based singer/songwriter born by the shores of the grand lake superior in Duluth MN to Ray & Marie Anderson with sisters Lisa Marie & Sherry Lynn.

L.A. Comes from an influential, music loving family where she learned to sing spinning her parents stack of 45's over and over again! L.A.'s love of music exploded into the public eye starting as the original Glee Kid in high school winning a spot in the coveted small song/dance group Solid Gold Company. She auditioned and got singing rolls is several musicals. Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie & Finian's Rainbow. When asked by the school counselor what she wanted to do after graduation, much to the counselor's disappointment L.A. simply said, “I wanna sing!” That she does.

Projects include:

  • Missing Peace
  • Dirty Work
  • The L.A. Thompson Project
  • The Journey Music Dept. Relevant Church
  • New Beginnings Praise & Worship
  • Project Salt

    • She has sung with members of:
    • Prince & the Revolution
    • Steve Miller Band
    • Kid Johnny Lang
    • The Legendary Combo
    • In town musicians for Aretha Franklin

L.A.'s eclectic singing styles cover several genres of music featuring her love of R&B, soul, funk, Americana, pop, classic country & rock .

Musical influences: Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Brandi Carlile, KD Lang, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Susan Tedeschi, Annie Lennox, Adele, Pink, Tina Turner, Led Zepplin, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, and so many more.

"With me, what you see is what you get." It's a privilege to be on a stage of any kind and so I'm going to give you everything I've got the best way I know how. I'm humbled to have an opportunity to be on a stage with these talented gentlemen of Project-Salt. They want to supply a great product for people while creating a Fun environment. More importantly, we love The Lord and we all agree that our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ is our foundation. Our way, our truth, our life. We love God by loving people.

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Percussion Vocals Sound
Jim Schultheis, II

Jim Schultheis, II

Born: Washington DC, 1957.
In 1969, he bought his 1st drum for 3 bucks borrowed from Mom – paid her back, but cut the rods out of her laundry rack to make drumsticks and carved them with a pocketknife. Boys will always be boys.

Spanning five decades, Jim’s played with a bunch of great bands almost unheard of: Public Defender, Gene’s True Country, Franklinn-Hammerr and Life After Dark to name a few. All genres: Top 40, Metal, Beach, Jazz, and Funk… great learning experiences.

Music empowers youth: teaching drums to kids who went on to get something he never had: a music degree. His “ex” stepsons, Eric and Adam Turner, had the freedom to annihilate his cymbals during their formative years which helped give rise to their professional music careers. And Jim’s teenage sons, Evan, 18, and Calvin, 15, are the best drum techs anywhere.

In 1994, Jesus overthrew his atheism, introducing him to opportunities making music with folks he’ll jam with in Eternity: Carl Cartee, Day One, and Colorblind, plus folks at Horizon, Mecklenburg, Relevant, Journey, River Hills, Impact, New River Community and Western Avenue Baptist Churches.

Says Jim, “There’s enough Christian music in the world. We need more musicians who happen to be Christian”.

His diagnosis with multiple sclerosis in 2011 has driven a desire in him to be a positive ambassador for all people stricken with chronic terminal diseases. Keep moving, keep doing. Trust God.

Influences:

  • Drummers:
    • Nicko McBrain
    • Bill Hack
    • Neil Peart
    • Dave Garibaldi
    • Gerry Jones
  • Bands
    • Pat Travers
    • Grand Funk
    • Rush
    • Tower of Power
    • Yes
    • and his parents’ record collection
  • Bassists:
    • John Schultheis
    • Mars Cowling
    • Geddy Lee
    • Chris Squire
  • Favorite Guitar and Keyboard Playas:
    • The ones who help drummers load in and out, of course.
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Guitar Sax Vocals
James Jones

James Jones

James Jones is an Musical artist, pastor, teacher and writer whose mission is to use every expressive tool he has been given and developed to passionately worship God and inspire others to do the same.

James received a degree in both Biblical Studies and Music Performance from Lipscomb University in Nashville Tn. and has served as a worship pastor for almost 15 years in four states. He has extensive experience as a professional musician and performer.

With musical focus on woodwinds (sax, flute), Guitar and vocals, james has a broad array of experience with a diverse genre of music including rock, pop, jazz, blues, latin and classical.

But most of all his passion is to use that gift, regardless of the genre or environment, to inspire others.

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Keyboards Vocals
Tim Gunter

Tim Gunter

Grew up in Gastonia, began playing piano at age 10, played percussion in School band.

Played in church. Put together a praise band in HS and played churches all around central NC.

While at UNC, played in a house band for a club--pop, rock, dance. Started career in ATL and began playing in contemporary services.

Formed a band Flock in 2000's playing praise and pop throughout Charlotte area. Founding member of SALT in 2012. Lives in Belmont with wife and 4 children .

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Our Requirments

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Our equipment allows us the luxury of preforming for most all venues. Our powerful 7500 watt system works great for large indoor or outdoor performances. For smaller events our lower powered equipment - 1500 watts works well. Regardless of your event's size and location we can provide the equipment to handle the occasion without sacrificing sound quality. In other words, yes we can and have been known to get loud!

We do have specific power requirments typical standard requirments are two dedicated 20 amp 125 volt circuits - one for lights, the other for sound amplifiers.

As with most audio equipment we request that no ground fault (outdoor) circuits be utilized.

A graphical representation of our typical stage set up is available - stage requirments 92kb PDF file

Our ever expanding song list - Song List 104kb PDF file

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​Every human being is on a Journey to discover meaning and purpose in life. At our church, The Journey at Lake Wylie, we believe God's purpose for every one of us is to let Him love us, to love Him in return and then to love one another. ​The Journey

We are a body of believers who come together to change the hearts & lives of our people. We revolve & respond to God's Word. We are all about connecting a changing world to an unchanging Word. Relevant Church

Whether you are beginning your spiritual journey or are already a Christ follower eager to find a new church family – there is an exciting place for you at Impact. Our worship services are designed to uplift, encourage, and convey teachings that can be easily applied to everyday life. Impact Church

We are a fully-functioning recording studio supplying High-Quality ProTools HD surround-sound if needed audio. World-Class high-resolution audio interfaces, each offering a wealth of digital and analog connections. Oliver Recording

I am an empty vessel to become all things to all men that I might win some. God blessed me with a unique gift to play all styles of music by His spirit which gives me more opportunities to meet and love people where they are. John Fitzgerald McGill