Joshua Nickolas Figueroa, was born on October 14, 1987, in Milwaukee, WI. Raised up on the mean streets of the south side of the city. He grew up in church and says, ‘it’s only by the grace of God that I’ve stayed, the atmosphere and the relationships that I’ve developed that have kept me’. Josh explained that DATALIT started due to all three band members having an interest in music and they all started learning to play around the same time. After being asked by Ryan (bandmate) to play bass on a song he had, he went for it. They practiced a few times then played in front of the school and from then on he knew that’s what he wanted to do.
Datalit? Where did the name come from? It’s a made up word, but over time they gave it their own definition. DATA =
info, LIT=illuminate, DATALIT, ‘like a revelation’.
Through DATALIT, Josh wants to bring hope to a dark world and to share experiences God has given them, the good and
the bad. He hopes for people to find comfort, inspiration, or whatever it is they need in that moment. The ultimate goal
of DATALIT is to point people to Christ, not only with their music, but by the way they live.
INSTRUMENTS: guitar, bass, drums
FAVE BANDS: August Burns Red, Thrice
FAVE FOOD: Gyros
FAVE SCRIPTURE: Joshua 1:9, Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid,
neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.