Our Story: Empowered has taken its ministry to the next level with the newest CD release of "Soul Cry." Empowered is a Christian rock band that that wants to empower others with His message!
Empowered is an all-original Christian rock band that will play any Christian event. All you have to do get in touch with us with your gig date and costs, and let us know. Blessings to you, and remember - Jesus IS the Rock!
Price Range: $500 - $2000
Gig Length: 30 - 70 minutes
What to Expect
An energetic and Christ-filled, passionate Christian rock band with a classic rock sound for THE Classic Rock!
Our Story: It all began after having played the rock circuit in New Orleans for years in a secular rock band. Years later, DiChiara was born again and a member of then, Trinity Christian Center. Therein lay a quandary? What to do with the music that was still burgeoning within? Empowered was originally born in 1998 by DiChiara. After a first recording and changes of band members, and a long hiatus, Empowered has taken its ministry to the next level with the 2011 CD release of "Soul Cry." Adding members Mark Bordelon, Tony Fresina, and Don Winters, Empowered is a Christian rock band that is based out of Healing Place Church located in Baton Rouge, LA, that wants to empower others with His message. After all, Jesus is the Rock!
After pulling together new material from the past couple of years, the band got in touch with Jason Wall at Angel on the Wall Music in Nashville, TN. Studio time was booked, and multi-Grammy Award winner for producing, Jim Dineen of Nashville was added to the mix. The disc was mastered by Erik Wolf at Wolf Mastering in Nashville as well. The Soul Cry disc has tracks that range from guitar-driven rock styles to soft ballads that will stir the soul. The band has made a pledge to the Lord to play Christian music in His honor, and to "empower" people with God's message. If one life is saved for eternity, this band has done its job. The stage is set for music with passion. Let His message be heard!
Most have described Empowered as sounding like Journey, Boston, and Styx, with the lyrical content and stylings of Third Day, Stryper, Petra, and John Elafonte. Event [planners can expect an energetic and passionate outreach to the concert goer for a God-filled experience.
Additional Booking Notes
Lighting and staging would have to be in-house for event planner, as well as sound if built in on premise. Empowered does have the capacity to bring in sound with the band for spaces up to 2000 people. We do have a small rider available upon request.
Our basic set list is from our latest CD - Soul Cry. Set list is as follows, with the "feel" of each track:
Soul Cry - Med Rock
I'm A Messenger - Med Rock
Throw It Down - Rock
Remember You - Rock
Heal My Heart - Ballad
Raise Your hand - Rock
Whatcha Gonna Do - Med Rock
Don't Lose the Fire - Southern Rock
Sow the Seed - Southern Rock
Faith! Not Fear - Rock
The Loner - Southern Rock
1995 - Ballad
|Benny DiChiara||Lead Vocals, Keys|
|Shane Madere||Lead Guitar/BGV|
|Shane Madere||Lead Guitar/BGV|
Influences & Inspiration
Boston, Journey, Styx, Stryper, Petra, Third Day, Building 429
Stage Plot available
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