Christian Praise & Worship - originals and covers, upbeat Praise and majestic Worship!
Price Range: Very Reasonable!
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
I'll come to your event mostly self-contained, either alone or possibly with one or more musician friends, and will focus on bringing forth beautiful Praise and Worship music so as to worship God and hopefully so as to inspire audience members to do likewise!
If I don't have a bass player with me, I'll probably split my keyboard and play piano and bass at the same time. And if the "playing time" allotted to me is at least 45 minutes, I'll typically prepare background "Drum Tracks" on my computer which I'll also add into the mix. For shorter sets, I typically do not use Drum Tracks, because it's too much added fuss for short sets.
I can also bring a PA System for your event and can run it for your event, if you'd like, all for no extra charge. I have two PA systems - a "small" one and a "large" one.
I've been a Worship Leader for over 30 years. Most of the time I'm playing before audiences which are a mix of Christian and non-Christian people. I'd estimate that 95% of my "shows" have been outside of the local church. Yet, I play only Christian Praise and Worship music, and that is all that I play. It's usually gone over well with both Christians and non-Christians.
I do this as a ministry, not as a "job". In other words, I do it solely because I love God and I love people. What this means to you is that I'll probably quote the lowest price that Gig Salad will allow me to quote. (Gig Salad does *not* permit its members to submit quotes for $0 ... just so that you know.)
I am professional, responsible, diligent and courteous. I'm not going to mess with you.
I have played for years with a full band and for years as a solo artist as well. Currently, I am playing mostly as a solo artist. I also have other musicians who occasionally play with me. However, if you want a quote from me, it will be "guaranteeing" myself only. Nevertheless, if I can manage to get another musician and/or singer to come along with me, I'll do so, and it won't cost you anything more than what I quote you for myself alone.
People who hear me often give me uplifting feedback. I don't think you'll be disappointed with my music.
I play mostly "cover" songs of the Praise and Worship genre. I also play some originals. I play both upbeat praise and slow worship songs. As far as cover songs, my repertoire includes Hillsong, Vineyard, Integrity Hosanna, Gateway Worship, Elevation Worship, Bethel, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and more. As far as originals, I've attached four of my original Praise and Worship songs in my profile here; these were recorded with a band I used to play with.
Currently, I lead worship for 4 separate outreach ministries in the greater Austin, TX area. But I've got more energy, more time, and more drive to play more!
Additional Booking Notes
I'll typically bring a keyboard, a microphone, and a box or two of rack-mounted electronic equipment. Depending on your needs, I can also bring either of my PA systems (small or large) for no additional charge. And, if your event is outdoors, I can also bring a power generator (for no charge) which is big enough to power my small PA system.
If I'm just bringing my keyboard without a PA system, I'll only need about 1/2 hour to set up. If I'm bringing my small PA, it'll be about an hour, and if I bring my large PA, it'll be about and hour and a half.
I can play indoors or outside. Please note that if your event is outdoors, I'll only be able to play if the ground is completely dry. Additionally, if the event is outdoors and at night, I'll only be able to play if the lighting is exceptionally bright.
I have over 100 songs in my repertoire -- all Praise and Worship in style and message.
Influences & Inspiration
Modern day Praise and Worship bands.
Many Rock Bands and Jazz-Rock bands from the past 40 years.
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