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The Contemporary Christian band, Beyond Destiny, is comprised of band mates from West and Central Texas. "The music itself reflects original melodies which are both fresh and exciting." (Wally Moyer, producer of famed Maines Brothers). "Beyond Destiny has exciting groundbreaking rhythmic compositions of great sophistication." (News-Record) Nikki Heath, is a prolific singer/songwriter out of Lubbock, Texas. Nikki played basketball for the Texas Tech Lady Raiders and was a member of the 1993 National Championship team with teammate Sheryl Swoopes. Nikki wrote the theme song for the National Championship team "We Can Make It Happen" which became a local hit. While at Texas Tech she recorded and published a short album of self-penned tunes that received local air play and had great sales. Nikki plays guitar and piano. She won the Texas Tech Songwriter's Award in 1994 and the Lubbock Hall Search Competition. Nikki has performed all over Texas and New Mexico in various venues and has performed with Country recording artist, Daron Norwood. She also has performed at the famed Cactus Theater in Lubbock, Texas. Writing songs since the age of 6, Nikki released her debut CD: Nikki Heath, This Is The Time in 2003 on the independent label, Thrill Joy Records. "The album is compilation of her own original music. The guitar work moves from traditional folk finger picking and strumming thru rock that would play on any station in the US."(News-Record) Her debut CD has sold impressively since it's release. "Heath is a very talented singer and songwriter. Her talents are not limited to the court." (Bill Hart, Abilene Reporter News) Nikki is originally from Sweetwater, Texas, and is currently the Girls Coordinator/Head Girls Basketball Coach at Brownwood High School. Matt Cleveland, is a gifted composer and musician from Roswell, New Mexico. He plays the piano and keyboards. Matt received his Bachelors Degree in Music from New Mexico State University and his Masters Degree in Music from the University of Memphis. Matt is currently the band teacher at Sterling City High School. His bands have won numerous awards and accolades in Texas. He helped to form Beyond Destiny along with Nikki Heath and Kevin McSpadden. His love for music and composing is what brought him to Beyond Destiny. Kevin McSpadden, is a talented drummer from Rankin, Texas. While attending Angelo State University he continued to hone his skills on the drums until fate brought him together with Nikki Heath and Matt Cleveland. He helped to form Beyond Destiny. Kevin is currently the Tennis Coach at Sterling City High School.