The Steels write:
“In the year 2000, as a bunch of eager teenagers, we decided it might be fun to start a band. We never dreamt that The Steels would become such a big part of our lives and take us on a journey we will never forget. Over the years we have played almost 500 events throughout the UK, Europe, and as far as America and China; we have produced 4 albums, and worked for justice alongside International China Concern. We thank God for every twist and turn and pray our music and message has made a positive impact on people’s lives.
It now feels like the right time to step down and we are all excited about starting a new chapter in each of our lives. We would like to thank everyone who has supported and worked with us over the years. There are far too many to mention individually but we would never have come so far without you.
Over the next few months we hope to celebrate more than a decade of The Steels by sharing some of our favourite memories with you. We hope these highlights will make you laugh and smile, two things we spent most of our time doing!
However, we’re not finished just yet… We still have some fantastic shows planned over the next six months and we are taking further bookings. We would love to see you all one last time.”
If you would like to bring The Steels to your town or city one last time, then please email email@example.com.
As they draw closer to the release of their second live album – ‘Let It Be Known’ – WORSHIP CENTRAL have something to say. They want to talk about something that happened a couple of years ago: “We decided to collaborate much more with our songwriting, spending more time writing together,” explains Tim Hughes. “These songs are the fruit of that passion.”
These are not the words of someone interested in selling franchises. These are the words of someone who appreciates the value of team, of time well spent and of the need for church to be far service-oriented not performance-driven. And you can hear all that in the songs as well, from the intercession of The Constant, the rawest cries of Hallelujah to the outward-focus of the title track. Recorded live in London last autumn, Let It Be Known is not just the result of a growing UK team, but comes after a period of significant international growth. There are now Worship Central hubs in Honk Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa – each of them devoted to empowering, equipping and releasing others to strengthen their own church’s worship life.
NEIL ALTON, the former lead singer of Scotland’s Nervous Passenger, has formed new band The Fickle Few. Based in Northern Ireland The Fickle Few are set to release their first EP ‘We Started With Bricks.
London-based singer/songwriter TOM MOON has released an EP, ‘By The By’. Tom’s music has been likened to Ben Howard and Mumford & Sons. ‘By The By’ is available on iTunes.
GROK RADIO is currently accepting submissions from Christian bands of all genres for air play. Additionally, they would also add a listing of your band to their online music directory. For more information contact Program Director Minister Grok via firstname.lastname@example.org
TOTAL PRAISE is a relatively new gospel choir based in Hull. Since their conception, they have taken part in the Victory Concert in Leeds, last November and hope to build on what has become a firm foundation for them – to continue in fellowship and support withtheir sister choir in Leeds, and to grow with God’s blessing in a fun and friendly music ministry. Total Praise meet at St John’s Church, Rosemead Street each Thursday evening at 7.30pm, and will be holding an induction meeting for new members on 7th March. Contact 07967250591 for more details.
– 4K Records has announced that “Love Won’t Leave Me Alone” from The Greater Cause, the current CD from multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist JOHN SCHLITT, has been released to Christian radio. “‘Love Won’t Leave Me Alone’ is the third single we’re promoting off The Greater Cause,” says Jeff McLaughlin, president of A-Sides Radio Promotion. “We’ve received such positive feedback from stations throughout the United States with the first two singles, ‘Hope That Saves The World’ and ‘Take Me Home.’ Early comments from program directors for ‘Love Won’t Leave Me Alone’ indicate we have another song here that John Schlitt fans all over the country will love.”
“I love the message and the feel of this song,” Schlitt says about the new single. “I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I do.”
MARTIN SMITH has released the final part of his series of solo EPs this month. ‘God’s Great Dance Floor – Movement Four‘, was released on 1st February 2013, follows the former Delirious lead singer’s first three solo EPs which have been released over the past twelve months. Having released his solo EPs independently from his MartinSmith.tv website, Martin will release his first full-length album with Integrity Music later this year. ‘God’s Great Dance Floor‘, to be released on 15th April 2013, will feature the songs taken from his first two EPs, plus two previously unreleased tracks.
THE NEWSBOYS have announced plans to extend their popular God’s Not Dead Tour to hit 30 further dates this spring in the US. The tour kicks off on 15th February 2013, running through to 12th May. Building 429 will appear with Newsboys on the first half, while the second half will feature Britt Nicole. All Things New and duo CAMPBELL will appear on all the spring dates.
MARILYN BAKER and TRACY WILLIAMSON will be leading events at Green Pastures Christian Conference Centre, Poole, Dorset, from Monday 4th to Friday 8th March and at Lindors Country House Hotel, Wye Valley, Gloucestershire, from Monday 17th to Friday 22nd March and they would love for you to come along. If you are interested in joining Marilyn and Tracy or you know anyone else who may be interested in attending – please contact Green Pastures on 01202 764776, or email email@example.com and Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information re prices and availability, or to make a booking.