Full of energy and passion is what describes Melbourne based Electronic Pop artist Radiate.

Founded in 2010 by lead singer James Peden. He has been involved in the Christian music industry for well over 10yrs, with a dynamic, melodic and uplifting sound. Radiate’s live performance is full of energy and passion. James teams up with various musicians and producers to create Radiate’s sound.

Synth player, singer and song writer James started Radiate with the focus to reach and encourage people in all walks of life. Radiate’s lyrics are full of themes of purpose, never giving up & forgiveness.

Apology & Lets Make It Count are Radiate’s latest songs recorded by producer Daniel Kelaart of Grafete Studios.

Available online through Halo Music & iTunes.

Radiate came 3rd place at the Forest Edge Music Festival's Got Talent  competition in Victoria in 2014. Radiate also featured at Blackstump Music Festival in 2011. Played at Easterfest as a soloist (James Peden) in 2008.

Radiate's lyrics have depth and meaning which can be attributed to his desire too “encourage people to find something to believe in, something positive. I know there is a real meaning to life and I try to explore that in my music.”

Radiate makes the perfect artist for any festival, youth, church service or outreach event.


It all started in 2005, performing under the solo name James A Peden. In 2008 he played gigs in Albania, 2009 saw him join Sydney band Destination Life on tour and 2010 completed a successful tour of New Zealand.

2007- The release of James’ debut EP, “ONE”, garnered Australian radio airplay for the single “Tired” resulting in a Top 30 TRAA Chart entry. One EP was recorded by Daniel Kelaart (Remission Theory) and Mixed by Joth Hunt (Planetshakers).

2010- Radiate was birthed firstly as a youth outreach ministry and then expanded over the years. Using music to reach and encourage young people. He started to perform solo under the name Radiate and also lead worship under the same name with the Radiate Worship Band.

2013- Radiate records Lets Make It Count & Apology with Producer Daniel Kelaart from Grafete Studio.

Radiate performs solo and also with a band depending on the performance.



2014- APOLOGY- releases on iTunes

2013- APOLOGY- Special Edition CD

2013- Lets Make It Count- Single

2012- Speed of Sound- Single

James Peden-

2010- Exploding Now EP

2009- Real- Single

2007- Tired hits Christian Radio charts- hits top 30

2006- One EP



2014- Apology TOUR

2013- Never Give Up TOUR

2013- Devine Restoration Church- Open Ceremony

2012- Fundraiser for Matt Lewis

2011- Radiate Victoria School Tour & Blackstump NSW

2010- Radiate Ministries is launched

June 2010- New Zealand (Gisborne)

May 2009- Sydney Tour (with Destination Life)

November 2008- Revive Event (Melbourne)

October 2008- Blackstump Music Festival (Sydney)

May 2008- Albania (Europe Tour)

March 2008- Easterfest (Toowoomba QLD)

2007- James toured to QLD, NSW and ACT (Australia)

2006- New Zealand (Auckland, Rotarua, Gisbourne)

List of some places performed-

-Churches- Hope Christian Church, Pakenham Christian Church, Devine Restoration Church, Church on the Rock, Winepress,  Rescue Australia. (VIC)

-Schools- Hillcrest CC, Wavereley CC, Flinders CC, Donvale CC, Warragul Regional College, NSW Tour in Schools.

-Festivals- Blackstump (NSW), Easterfest (QLD)