Shadowlands recording artist JEAN WATSON is set to unveil her Celtic-infused holiday project, Christmas…Not The Way It Seems, on October 14. The singer/songwriter/violinist, the first artist signed to the indie Shadowlands label, brought in Grammy Award-nominated producer Billy Smiley to produce the 11-song collection of angelic and classic Christmas favorites, along with enlisting the talents of Gospel Music Hall of Fame and guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy. Destined to become a Yuletide classic, Christmas…Not the Way It Seems blends time-honored, beloved carols like “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Angels We Have Heard On High” and “The First Noel,” with melodic renditions of less familiar holiday songs like “Pat A Pan,” “Coventry Carol” and “Lo How A Rose,” along with Watson’s newly-penned Christmas hymn, “Not The Way It Seems.”
St John’s Church Bransholme in Hull is starting a new venture in holding a series of guest worship nights. The first evening is to be held on 6th September, when GODFREY BIRTILL will be leading. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, and tickets cost just £1. To book in advance, please call 01482 828169.
Multiple Dove Award recipient, as well as Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated recording artist, ANTONIO NEAL is set to release his new project, Welcome Home, on Madison Line Records, the label where he serves as chief operating officer. The project will be available at all digital retailers on October 21. Neal co-produced the seven-song EP with Kirk Kienzle of Kienzle Music, and utilized the talents of Visible Music College staff and students, among others, on many of the tracks. The music encompasses a variety of genres, from pop to calypso to gospel to what Neal calls “cafe Caribbean cool.”
If you’re looking to book an artist for your event in the UK, perhaps Noel Donaldson from the Huddersfield Elim Church can help. He writes: “I organise concerts/music tours for Christian musicians and occasionally speakers. I am currently organising a tour for Michael Farley www.michaelfarleymusic.com and there are still a few dates left. Currently we have availability for Sunday morning 19/10/14, we are in Braintree in the evening travelling from Yorkshire. If you would like Michael to minister please contact me. He is also available Monday 20/10 and Thursday 23/10.
Jean Watson www.jeanwatson.com from Michigan has also intimated she could be over in late autumn. Jean has an amazing ministry, singer, violinist, worship leader, speaker and her own radio show on UCB. If you are wanting Jean to minister please contact me, her visits are all to infrequent. I have witnessed the power of God through her ministry on many occasions, I can thoroughly recommend Jean.
Paul Poulton www.paulpoulton.com Paul is taking bookings now for the Christmas tour, if you haven’t heard Paul before, he plays all your favourite carols with the band in his own style, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz, funk … … a truly gifted guitarist. Up to 2 hours of Christmas joy.
For the older audience (not exclusively) Michael Ramplin and Friends are a Gospel Country trio who have toured extensively for many years. Michael gives a clear Gospel message, the story of how Jesus changed his life and brought him back alcohol addiction. If you like your country Johnny Cash style, Michael Ramplin and Friends is who you need. If Noel can help, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williamson will be leading an event at Green Pastures, Poole, Dorset, from Monday 13th to Friday 17th October and they would love for you to come along. Marilyn’s gentle music and worship will lead you into the loving presence of God and Tracy’s practical teaching will inspire you to hear His voice and receive His transforming love. There will be optional creative and reflective sessions and opportunity for personal prayer appointments, while still giving you plenty of time alone with God or enjoying the local area. Sample the delicious meals and have the fun of meeting with old friends or making new ones. A highlight of the week will be Marilyn’s concert on Wednesday evening. If you are interested in joining Marilyn and Tracy or you know anyone else who may be interested in coming along, please contact Green Pastures on 01202 764776, email email@example.com, or visit www.green-pastures.org for information re prices and availability, or to make a booking.
Sheffield’s PHILIPPA HANNA is to support this years Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro on their 2015 31 date UK tour. Providing support for the quartet, and fellow BGT artist Lucy Kay, Philippa will kick off the tour in Southend on 29th January 2015. Following on from this tour, Philippa will be embarking on the Off The Wagon Tour in May and June 2015.
Dove-winning singer/songwriter AARON SHUST is set to release his first Christmas album on 14th October, called ‘Unto Us’. Shust travelled to the Czech Republic last February to record the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Said Aaron, “”I’ve had my entire life to write this Christmas record. Every year in November and December, I would sit down in front of the piano, open up a hymnal and read some words that might inspire. I wanted every second of every track to feel like Christmas and to give people something familiar, yet also to gift them with something else, a new experience. We’re not just celebrating ‘He was born and he was God.’ We’re celebrating the fact that God is coming on a rescue mission and that’s exciting!
THE ZEPHANIAH TRUST is holding a Fundraising Awards Dinner on October 11th, which includes the launch of John Froud and Cath’s new album ‘Froud & Daughter’. The evening begins at 7.30pm and will be held at St Cuthberts Church, Wrose. Tickets are £15 and are available from 01274 533732 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most most eagerly awaited albums of recent times – the comeback project by one-time CCM star and top producer STEVE TAYLOR has now been scheduled. The release of ‘Goliath’ by Steve Taylor And The Perfect Foil will take place on 18th November. The first single, along with a music video, is set for release on 16th September.