Hope in Anguish (2003)
East West was an American Christian rock band from Irvine, California, United States, who later re-located to Corona. The band takes its name from the Bible verse Psalms 103:12.
While many members were replaced during East West’s timeline, the best-known line-up included Mike Tubbs (vocals, guitar), Mike "House" Housen (guitar, vocals), James "JJ" Jenkins (electric bass, vocals), Bobby "Vee" Vegura (drums, percussion, vocals). In 2002, prior to the band’s first US Tour, Housen departed and was replaced by Jon Druse.
In the May–June 2003 issue of HM Magazine, Mike Tubbs said, "We have been writing and taking time off to enjoy the more important things in life, our families. We really spent the three years traveling the world and the States and now it’s time to focus on home. So, we are going to work on writing new songs, re-connecting with our fans and, like I said, our families."