CHERYL SHEPHERD COLLABORATES WITH SPEAK, BROTHER FOR HER DEBUT WORSHIP RELEASE Worship leader Cheryl Shepherd has teamed up with songwriting husband Jonny Shepherd and brilliant indie folk band Speak, Brother on her debut worship EP titled ‘Bright Light’, due for release on 20th April 2017. The 4 track release is a beautifully recorded, acoustically charged recordingRead more about New EP Bright Light Coming Soon[…]
Whether you’re just starting out leading worship, or you’ve been leading for years, it can often be a daunting task. Sometimes you can feel uninspired and lacking in creativity, or frustrated and unqualified to do the job. Here’s three simple tips for starters to keep you on the ball, and help you when you lead:Read more about 3 Simple Tips For A Worship Leader[…]
In the famous clip above, Julia Roberts character (a super-famous rich actress) tells Hugh Grants character (essentially a nobody)… “The fame thing isn’t really real, you know. Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Worship leaders and musicians have so often gravitated to a rock-starRead more about What Notting Hill Taught Me About Worship[…]
1 – Worship leaders & musicians are human
Many people see those who minister from ‘the platform’ as kind of special. Surely they are super-spiritual? Maybe really in tune with God? They are chosen and the Holy Spirit has bestowed upon them special powers? Use the Force Redman, use the Force!
Nope. Worship leaders and musicians are real people, with real problems, feelings, and issues. They wake up in a bad mood like you. They sleep in like you. They forget to read their bible, like you. Read more about 4 Things I’ve Learned About Worship Leaders & Musicians …
Just had some thoughts about a see-saw. Thought I’d share.
It is always a difficult job ensuring the right people are on your worship team. You always seem to have that awesome guitarist who just wears band t-shirts with skulls on them, and listens to bands like Death March and I Hate My Mum. Then there’s the middle aged lady who sings – nobody remember her joining the team – she was just always there. The bassist…well, just smile would you. Etc. Etc. Who’s right for your team?
How did these people get on the worship team? What criteria do we use to bring them on? Did we get it right? Read more about The Worship See-Saw …
A bit of background on each song from the New Day album…
Take My Life
I always loved the old hymn by Frances R. Havergal, and sort of stumbled over this version almost by accident. I was just messing around with a simple chord structure on the piano (I don’t really play, I just make it up…!) and started singing the words. The new verses fell into place pretty quickly and the whole thing just felt right. In fact you may not know but this is one of 2 songs on the album, which the band didn’t actually play on (the other is The Call). The whole track came together over about two days, working with some loops and synth sounds, and tieing it up with that cool bass line. I had really wanted something fresh and original to start the album off, and I think this works well. Read more about New Day – Song by Song …
There he is. Yes you know him. Sitting at the back,peering over that tall desk. Giving dark glaring looks every time you ask for just a little more top end on your acoustic guitar. He’s snarling when you tell him it all sounds a bit muddy on the stage and foams at the mouth in response to ‘that look’ you give when that loud pop happens when you take you guitar lead out. What is that anyway?
He probably looks a bit like this: