LOUISE GREGG, a worship leader, songwriter, and musician based in Manchester, UK, released her debut EP ‘Constant’ on 15th September. “Constant is my debut EP and it’s been a long time in the making”, explains Louise. “Each track was birthed out of significant moments in my journey over the last few years and have all played a massive part in my processing. Every song is filled with victories won and freedom that I’ve journeyed into. I hope that as you listen to it you are accelerated into ever increasing freedom and encounter with Jesus. If I can give you the keys I have won so that you don’t have to fight for them then this will have been worth it.”
Legacy Five has announced the addition of 19-year-old pianist JOSH TOWNSEND. JT is from Dallas, Texas and is a brilliant piano player. Some of you may recognize JT from his time with The Old Paths or the Lefevre Quartet. Scott Fowler said, “It’s always an adventure when looking for a new member. God has always taken care of us and he has done so, yet again.” In his typical humorous fashion, charter Legacy Five member Scott Howard commented that, “we have never had a teen-ager in the group. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find a car seat that is fitted for a bus!”
StowTown Records is pleased to announce exciting news about a brand new chapter for multi-talented artist TREY IVEY and his family. This month, Trey began his new role as Staff Pianist and Arranger/Orchestrator.
“First Baptist Indian Trail, North Carolina, is thrilled to have Trey Ivey join our staff as our Staff Pianist and Arranger/Orchestrator. Trey is one of the finest young musicians in the country, and we look forward to having him on our Music Ministry team,” said Rev. Sammy Thomas, Executive Pastor. “He has great talent and abilities, combined with the heart of a servant. I look forward to seeing God use him here in a great way in the years ahead.”
At 27, Trey already has an impressive resume. In Southern Gospel circles, he is probably best known for the more than six years he spent traveling with Legacy Five as their pianist. But many fans might not know that Trey is also a permanent member of the Blue Jean Band on the nationally syndicated television hit The Music City Show. Additionally, he has been working these last couple of years as a producer and arranger for various artists. While he intends to continue with these most recent opportunities, Ivey is pleased to settle into this church position at Indian Trail.
PLANKTON RECORDS are pleased to announce the release of the brand new album from Motown and Soul Music specialists, ECHO. “Soul Proprietor” features 14 new studio recordings. It’s been a labour of love since last October for the 9 piece band who have employed the genius of producer/musician/ arranger Richard Cottle to realise their own arrangements to the songs and use his expertise on the keys. Richard‘s vast experience comes from working with the best; from Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie in the 70’s, to Seal and Wham in the 80’s/90’s to arrangements for the likes of the RPO and he is MD for many tv shows, most recently including ‘The Voice’. www.planktonrecords.co.uk
Singer/Songwriter DARYL BOYER is excited to announce the release of his new single, “Never Looking Back” through the global distribution giant, PlayMPE. The stirring “Never Looking Back” video, full of powerful, poignant images has also being released on YouTube https://youtu.be/psz0byT4wvc
“Never Looking Back” expresses the themes of “knowing that God can take your pain and redeem it with His perfect love and calming Presence, and surrendering yesterday to Christ opens a door to a brighter tomorrow” reflects Boyer, who both penned and performed the song.
Boyer, whose sound has been compared to Third Day, Zach Williams, and Jason Gray released his previous 2016 album, The Cleansing to glowing reviews and media coverage in such outlets as Breathecast, Hallels, UK’s Crossrhythms and Never For Nothing, is currently prepping for the release of his next album, Love Reigns in 2018.
For more information on Daryl Boyer visit his website at http://www.darylboyer.com
OPEN HEAVEN is a passionate group of singers, songwriters, and musicians based out of the worship ministry of Faith Life Church, located in Columbus, Ohio. With progressive and ambient pop sounds mixed with the power of live worship, Open Heaven brings an upbeat, encouraging experience in their new album, “Miracle Maker,” releasing Sept. 22, 2017 through Dream Label Group.
Celebrating 22 years of ministry and with over three thousand people now calling Faith Life Church home, the ministry has grown to include several international media outreaches, two daily television programs, a missions organization, and homes for the underprivileged.
Worship Pastor, Amy Keesee Freudiger says of their mission, “This music is meant to bring a prophetic voice to churches, inspiring us all to believe for the impossible in our own lives. We believe that God has already given us an open heaven, and we are simply saying yes to what He wants to pour out. As we worship the Miracle Maker, we know the miraculous WILL happen!”
Not many artists can claim they’ve sung into the same microphone as Frank Sinatra. But JORDAN FELIZ isn’t most artists. Earlier this year the Dove-winning singer-songwriter recorded an acoustic session at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, as part of its One Mic One Take series. Now Centricity Music will release those recordings as an EP September 8.
Filmed in March, Feliz performed acoustic renditions of his popular songs “The River,” “Beloved,” “Never Too Far Gone,” and “Satisfied,” as well as Starley’s “Call On Me.” Backed only by a couple instruments and vocalists, each song is taken from a live, single take.
Feliz is one of only a few musicians from the Christian genre who have been given the opportunity to participate in One Mic One Take. Recorded in the historic Studio A of Capitol Records, other recent One Mic One Take performers include Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Halsey, and One Direction’s Niall Horan.
“Today will go down as one of the coolest days I have ever had in my life,” Feliz described of the experience on his Instagram account. “[I’m] on cloud nine and am feeling so honoured with what the Lord is doing. Just so much WOW.”