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Album Review ~ Rococo By The Royal Royal

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary/Rock Release Date September 22, 2017. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Rococo softly but intently emphasizes praise and worship of God with heart and lyrics that show deep and intense surrender. The music is a beautiful harmonious arrangement that overall compliments the atmosphere of worship, so that a unique blend borne of pop, rock, and contemporary worship, which softly inspires the soul of a music lover that is a fan of all three genres. Look out for track #3, Neon Sign; it is sure to uplift and entertainment, and when a number can do both, then it is quite impressive. Other great ones are God Who Saves, Everything, and Afterlife. About The Royal Royal The Royal Royal is comprised of Gabriel and Nathan Finocchio. The brothers began writing music in their father’s church in Ontario, Canada. Their songwriting skills inspired a unique and powerful worship experience, prompting them to pursue their vision to create a worship band. “Worship is this beautiful gateway into the presence of God,” explains Gabriel. “All we want our …

Album Review ~ Miracle Maker By Open Heaven Band

Genre Contemporary Praise/Worship Release Date September 22, 2017 Rating 4 Stars Review The Miracle Maker album is softly energetic and fun, but doesn’t in any way take away from the exhilarating and soul-lifting nature of the songs. There’s a freshness to this worship album that is sweetly electrifying in a way that inspires one in the continued belief that contemporary music—no matter how many artists/churches and albums are out there—it will never grow old. It’s uplifting to note how remarkably the worship draws one into an atmosphere where the heart and love of God is not only truly felt, but it also causes the listener to surrender with heartfelt worship and awe to God. About Open Heaven Band 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. …

Artist Scoop! ~ Interview with Music Artist Carmen Justice

Carmen Justice was the front-woman for the Christian music girl band, One Girl Nation. After a good run of about five years, the group disbanded, and Carmen went solo. This year has seen her release some singles such as Flaming Arrows and Red & Yellow Black & White (feat. GabeReal). Carmen took the time to share a bit about her life with us on TBAP. Take a look below! Miranda ~ Hello Carmen! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Carmen: So excited to do this interview and glad to answer any questions you may have! Thanks for supporting my music! I am a native Nashvillian who grew up dancing and singing. I studied music at Belmont University and I love traveling, dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joes, and Pinterest. A fun fact about me is that I can walk on my hands. Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? Is there a story? Carmen: I have been a follower of Jesus since I was …

Album Review ~ Like No Other By Inspire Church Worship

Genre Contemporary Praise/Worship Release Date September 15, 2017. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Clearly, Inspire Church’s worship crew aim, through this magnificent piece, to testify of our wonderful God as good, faithful, majestic etc., encouraging the children of God to indeed praise His majesty, as well as pledge allegiance to Him, take their place in Him, and stand firm in His grace and power, for God is indeed faithful—this theme resonates generally throughout the Like No Other album, a message that is most timely and needed in today’s world. There’s a heartfelt cry of love toward God, and also a cry for His presence and mercy to rain down on God’s children and the earth as a whole—a uniting and harmonious prayer that not only rings deep in the hearts of all of God’s children all over the world, but also inspires complete surrender to God. About Inspire Church Worship From humble beginnings in 2001 to a thriving multi-site congregation, Pastor Mike and Lisa Kai are passionate about building the Church. They are visionary leaders with …

Album Review ~ Kingdom By New Hope Oahu

Genre Contemporary Praise/Worship Release Date August 9, 2017 Rating 5 Stars Review New Hope Oahu doesn’t disappoint with the number, Kingdom, the song by which the album is titled, as its head-nodding and hands-lifting attribute easily take over the atmosphere so that God’s presence reigns. An uplifting song that inspires pure worship and complete surrender to the will and sovereignty of God, the Kingdom song, as well as the album as a whole, is what any child of God needs to be reminded of God’s awesome power and majesty. The spirit of joy, faith, hope, and love rings deep and is felt and experienced as New Hope Oahu leads with the truly inspiring and joyful songs of the Kingdom album.   About New Hope Oahu New Hope Oahu is listed as one of the top ten most innovative churches in America with Outreach Magazine listing them as one of the “top five churches to learn from.” New Hope Oahu is known for redeeming the arts and technology with thousands attending services each week between their 5 …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist Andy Garcia

With a heart clearly sold out for God, music artist, Andy Garcia, sings with such passion, it’s contagious. He released his debut album, Forever We Sing, July 14th (read the TBAP review here), and the music was as fresh as it was impressive. With the profound belief that his life is nothing short of God’s miracle, Andy, in turn, has developed a love for people that runs deep and will sing to an audience of one or a million. Andy took some time to tell us a bit about himself, sharing a testimony about his life that is both moving and inspiring. Follow our conversation! Miranda ~ Hello Andy! Happy to have you here on TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Andy: Well, let’s see.  I want to do crazy things.  I love people.  I love to laugh, and I love to travel the world!  I grew up in Dallas, TX, as a kid with a large extended family.  I lived in a bad area of town, and with my …

Song Review ~ I Look To You By Manny Benton

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship/Rock/R&B Release Date July 28, 2017 Rating 4 Stars Review I Look To You by Manny Benton is a prayer and a word of encouragement that is deeply personal, yet inspiring. It is an expression of worship to God from a heart profoundly sincere and motivated by God’s goodness and faithfulness. Though, softly sung, the strength and depth of the lyrics, the unmistakable passion in Benton’s voice, combined with the soothingly powerful instrumentals, carry the full power of a song uniquely equipped to both glorify God and edify the listener, as well as soulfully entertain, as the case may be. I Look To You, another wonderful production by Sean Hill (read Hill’s interview with TBAP here), is due for release this July 28th.   Manny’s Story New pop/worship artist, Manny Benton, is set to release his debut single, I Look To You, July 28 with pre-orders starting July 17. The single will be released under Benton’s independent label, Noisemakers Music Group, LLC. Benton spent several days studying the book of Hebrews, which helped birth the song. …