The Bright Expression

The Bright Expression

Boldly gaining momentum and exploring new genre bending concepts The Bright Expression blend syncopated beats, indietronica and cinematic scores to create fresh and exciting sound. 
 
After crashing into the indie music scene with their successful debut album ‘Bone by Bone’, The Bright Expression have gone from strength to strength touring the UK + Europe. 2018 saw the band release the stunning tracks ‘Cradle’ and ‘Tension’ which gained over a quarter of a million streams on Spotify and were covered by both Christian and mainstream media outlets. This marked an exciting change in creative direction for the three piece, leaving their fans eager for more; which they delivered in the form of an upbeat alt-pop track ‘Monochrome’. 
 
The Bright Expression have been featured on New Music Friday, placed on Spotify editorial playlists, gained airplay on BBC Introducing and reviewed in Our Culture Mag. 
 
Led by the poetic force of singer/songwriter Leigh Patching, their sonic experimentation invites bystanders to listen into conversations on life, love and spirituality – creating a truly intimate and immersive experience. 
 
With eclectic influences ranging from electronica, to hip hop the band name RY X, Daughter, Foals, Bon Ivor and Kate Tempest as some of their most listened to artists.

Danny O’Callaghan

Danny O'callaghan

Danny O’Callaghan is a worship leader, singer and songwriter living with his wife, Beth, in London, UK. He has been involved in leading worship in local church for over 17 years and for last 4 years has called Kings Cross Church (KXC) home. Danny has previously been featured in worship compilations and participated in multiple events around the UK and Europe, including David’s Tent, Big Church Day Out, Creation Fest and New Wine.

In September 2016 he released his first solo EP project ‘Son of My Father’ which is an honest account of man’s journey into becoming a son. Expect 80’s sonic sounds and soaring vocals! Danny carries a heart to see people sing their own song to God. For people to see the true full potential of worship not as a ritual but rather a rich discovery of the Father’s intention for humanity. An intimate connection with him that inspires us to live a full life.

Joe Hardy

Joe Hardy

Joe is a songwriter of great depth and variety and is a first class live performer whether solo or with his band. His emphasis on excellence is obvious to everyone. He has been playing stages of all sizes for over 10 years, and is at home in a church hall, a pub or a festival having honed his craft in all three…  

The end of 2016 saw the release of his debut album ‘Without Borders’ – a mixture of acoustic tracks through to Pop and all out Rock. He has a desire to tell a story and draw others into the process. Without Borders was the result of two years of writing, during this time Joe penned over 60 songs expressing different parts of his journey and telling the story of people he was meeting.

Since the release of Without Borders Joe has been leading worship and performing at churches and events all over the UK and into Europe. 2019 sees the release of his new EP ‘Hold Me Close’ – recorded live in a local Church, this is a collection of new and re-arranged songs in an acoustic format. As well as an ever-growing live schedule and further releases.

Lion of Judah

Lion & Judah

Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

We love God, and we love music. Our passion is to use the gifts God has given us to his glory. Our hope is to write music which comforts, encourages, and inspires.

We aim to write lyrics which talk honestly about living as a christian in a broken world. There is beauty, and there is struggle, but ultimately we can say ‘it is well with my soul’ no matter the circumstances we face. The astonishing beauty of the gospel, that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us; we think that’s worth singing about!

Pyramid Park

Pyramid Park

Pyramid Park is the artist name of alt pop songwriter Pete McAllen. In September 2017 Pyramid Park released his debut album Vulnerability seeing it reach number one in the UK iTunes Christian and Gospel Chart. Since the release of Vulnerability Pyramid Park has toured extensively in the UK and Europe.

During the summer of 2018 Pyramid Park appeared at 16 festivals including trips to New Zealand, Germany (3 festivals), The Netherlands (3), Austria (1), Belgium (1) and the UK (7).

Then in November Pyramid Park  headlined a seven date UK tour performing in venues of 200 – 350 capacity. On Spotify Pyramid Park hit a high of 10,000 monthly listeners with the song Lead Me currently having over 120,000 streams, and featuring on at least five official Spotify Playlist features.

BBC6 Music featured one of the singles Born To Be Brave with Vulnerability named album of the week on Life FM (Switzerland) and UCB radio (UK). Pyramid Park are now endorsed by Vocal Zone UK

Rivers & Robots

Rivers & Robots

Rivers & Robots started as a solo project of Jonathan Ogden from Manchester, with the aim of releasing worship songs with a creative sound, often based directly on Bible passages, and produced mostly at home with a laptop, keyboard and guitar. The name came from the mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments used in recording.

In 2012, Jonathan grew the project into a full live band, going on to record albums as a 4-piece. The band have since had the opportunity to lead worship and do mission trips in many different cities around the UK, Europe and Asia.

The band now live as missionaries, and spend their time leading worship in churches, clubs and festivals, hosting monthly worship nights in gig venues around Manchester and running a non-profit organisation called Set Sail, aiming to raise up creative worship and art in the UK.

Tom Read

Tom Read

Tom Read is a singer-songwriter who grew up in the fast-paced city of Hong Kong, and now resides in Oxford, UK. The eclectic and international flavours of his upbringing are evident in his music, resulting in a unique, yet accessible sound that you can’t quite put your finger on.

A big believer in songs of substance, Tom weaves elements of love, pain, faith, and honesty into his music, perhaps best described as “indie-pop songs that tell stories”.

No stranger to the live stage, Tom has performed across Asia and Europe andloves every opportunity he has to share his life and music.

Verra Cruz

Verra Cruz

Verra Cruz are three hard-rocking bluesmen from England. The trio is made up of Marc James (guitar/lapsteel/vocals), Henry Cross (bass) & Jimmy Cooke (drums).
 
A significant preface to the Verra Cruz story took place in June 2002 when Marc and Jimmy chanced upon an original 1920’s lapsteel guitar in a small boutique guitar shop in Memphis. The lapsteel had been found in the back of a Tennessee church and was to become a significant part of the Verra Cruz sound over the next few years.
 
Seattle bands and artists have always been a heavy influence on Verra Cruz and run deeper than just the grunge scene; Hendrix has always been a big band favourite. The Experience were arguably one of the first great rock trios and as a band VC have always loved the powerful interplay and space between just one guitar, bass and drums.
 
Verra Cruz have played all over Europe and North America and highlights include The Viper Room, the 100 Club, Download Festival and Shepherds Bush Empire opening for Switchfoot on their 2007 European tour. 
 
The band’s first album ‘Emancipation Day’ was released on Delirious? imprint label Fierce! In 2006. Their second full-length studio record ‘Innocence’ followed in 2008 on the same label and then in 2011 Fierce! was wound down and the band  self-released their 2016 ‘Violent Sun EP’ through crowd funding platform PledgeMusic.
 
The band are currently working on new material to release as singles in 2019.

Tina Boonstra

Tina Boonstra

Growing up as a songwriter in a missionary family, Tina expected her songs to find their home in the church halls she was so familiar with. It wasn’t until she began performing on the London open mic circuit that she cut her teeth as a performer and honed her craft into a treasure trove of songs with a depth and emotional intensity reminiscent of PJ Harvey, Wolf Alice and John Mark McMillan. Featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Mellow Pop playlists, BBC Introducing London, Hoxton Radio and Sounds Magazine, her latest EP is described as ‘a collection of moving, honest, brave songs that will school its listeners in empathy and introspection.’ (Get In Her Ears)

Praise for ‘Find You’

‘A confessional song of courageous honesty and heart breaking imagery. A masterly piece of pop art.’ (Listen With Monger)

‘The London based artist is an arch manipulator of minimalist music to create emotional and stirring music that speaks right to your soul.’ (Cross Rhythms)

Praise for ‘My Concrete Heart (Will Beat Again)’ EP

‘Inspired by the likes of Wolf Alice and Arcade Fire, London-based artist Tina Boonstra writes in a vulnerable, yet determined vein. Her debut EP ‘My Concrete Heart (Will Beat Again)’ – is a collection of moving, honest, brave songs that will school its listeners in empathy and introspection.’ (Get In Her Ears)

‘On the one hand, an earthy folk record basking in melancholy whilst on the other, it takes an alternative rock and indie venture. That the EP blends together these elements so well is the mark of a truly talented artist.’ (Mirrors We Are)

‘A meticulously crafted and developed release and among the best of this year thus far. It’s hopefully only a taste of what’s to come. With a strong voice and a firm hold of her craft, Tina Boonstra is an artist to watch.’ (A Diverse Sound)

‘The open weave and simplicity of the architecture of ‘I Think I See You Now’. surrounding the fragile vocal, which threatens to splinter as it emerges from the speakers, finds the audience hushed in unwavering attention as the emotionally charged composition floats through the room.’ (Emerging Indie Bands)

Josh Gauton

JOSH GAUTON

A song can transport the listener into an alternative reality of a narrative, or communicate the heartbeat of a perspective contained within it; notes and cadences unlocking untapped emotions and sounds resonating deeper than articulated words could. This idea has captivated Josh Gauton, who strives to create music that inspires, challenges and excites, with his songs balancing beautiful and diverse melodies with lyrical themes that articulate the complexities of life, faith and emotion. Originally hailing from Canterbury, UK, Josh is now based in Birmingham, having moved from London in 2015.

In 2016 Josh released his independent debut EP, ‘As the Waters Rise’ – a sonic landscape ranging from minimalist electronic beats through to anthemic guitar riffs, paired with deep lyrical content and haunting vocals throughout. Since then, he released the Nativity-themed single ‘The Squalor and the Saviour’ in 2017, and in 2018, Josh started releasing new tracks building towards the release of his first full-length record. ‘O, Peace’ debuted in February 2019 – his most complex and varied to date.