All posts filed under: Music Band

Album Review ~ Scripture Songs By New Hope Oahu

Category/Genre Classic Contemporary Worship Release Date February 8, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review New Hope Oahu Worship presents its latest release, Scripture Songs, in the good ol’ classic contemporary praise and worship fashion that thrilled the churches of 80s & 90s, and with Scriptural lyrics that delight and nourish the soul. There’s a beautiful nostalgia to its sonic that brings a smile to the face and heart, the album couldn’t be more enjoyable and heartfelt. NHO’s new release is a refreshing and wonderful addition to the urban mixes currently available on the market, and a lovely reminder of the classic version of contemporary music that marked the Church’s anthem songs in the 80s/90s.     About New Hope Oahu DREAM Label Group Worship Band, New Hope Oahu Music, blazed onto the Worship scene in 2013 with the release of their debut album, Hope Is Alive, which premiered at #2 on the Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and featured the global hit song, How We Worship. New Hope Oahu has since released four albums: Victorious (2014), …

Album Review ~ The Ruins By The Ruins

Category/Genre Pop/Alternative Release Date February 1, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review The Ruins present an honest expression of human struggles in the journey of faith—one full of hope and faith in God’s promises, and with a positive spirit that reflects deep passion, in a soft, mature, and pleasant manner. The Ruins are a fresh voice with urban lyrics that speak with a unique flavor of metaphor which  is impressively interesting, and expressed with an eclectic blend of pop and alternative, which in itself, is also impressive. With this type of music, The Ruins look like they’re here to stay.   About The Ruins The Group’s debut EP on DREAM Records will be releasing on February 1st, 2019. It is their soul-stirring revelation of grace and redemption; their razor-sharp pop sensibilities, and the generosity of two artists who know how to ebb and flow, give and take, while balancing reality with hope. The debut radio single will be Deliverance. It is a pop-alternative gem that captures the essence of the duo—sonically and philosophically. Deliverance released on …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist Duo, Cliff & Antoinette Murray

Meet the Murrays! They are quite the amazing couple with a beautiful and inspiring story that mirrors the purpose of TBAP. They’ve been through so much individually and as a couple, and have come out together stronger with a testimony which displays the awesome goodness of God, the wonder of marriage, and the beauty of church community done right. Cliff and Antoinette released their album, self-titled, April 20th, this year (read the TBAP review here), and stopped by on TBAP to tell their amazing story—a story that could move anyone to tears, touching on love, redemption, healing, marriage, church, and family! Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourselves. Also, how did you become Christians? Tell us your story! Cliff: Greetings in Jesus’ mighty name. Thank you for reaching out and for your kind review of our album! I’m from Corona, CA, but was born in Ohio. A pastor’s kid, I grew up in church and my earliest memories include felt board bible …

Album Review ~ Before The Sun Goes Down By The New Respects

Category Religious/Gospel Genre Funky Pop/Soul/Jazz Release Date August 17, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Reviews An all-round-themed album that touches on the various aspects of life and faith in an elegant and eclectic fashion with deep lyrics and mind-blowing music. This breath of fresh air neatly weaves the original classic elements of traditional funky pop, jazz, and rock with a twist of urban flavor to birth something entirely and delightfully new and spontaneous. The New Respects are bold, fantastically talented, and a band to look out for!

Album Review ~ God’s Chosen (Self-titled)

Category Religious/Christian Genre Urban Worship Release Date June 22, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review There’s an atmosphere to the manner in which the first song opens, which invites the listener to pay attention and join the artists in opening their hearts to receive from the Lord. The vibe is so contagious, it spreads throughout the entire album; there couldn’t have been a better opening than the We’re Ready song for God’s Chosen album! The passion in their voices and hearts collides with the music—instrumentals, lyrics and all—to produce fantastically creative blends of melody that promise a classic nature which could last throughout time and be enjoyed by all ages and inspire all peoples! Indeed, as the opening track suggests, we’re ready for [more of] Jesus…and God’s Chosen! Smiles!… You can’t stop listening to the album without doing so, and nodding your head too. There’s something about the overall tempo—easy and pleasing!—just the right pace for a regular day, which makes it so soothing. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion …

Movie Review ~ I Can Only Imagine By Kevin Downes Production & Mission Pictures International

… a film by the Erwin Brothers The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Drama Release Date March 16, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review From a place of despair and depression, to a journey that would lead to the mountain top of renewed hope, faith, love, and forgiveness, as well as a destiny found in God alone—this is the inspiring but untold true story before now, of Bart Millard, lead vocal of Mercy Me music band. “How long did it take you to write this song,” Amy Grant asked. “Uhm…about ten minutes, I guess,” Bart replied. “No.” Amy shook her head. “It took a lifetime, Bart.” And you could see understanding dawn on Bart’s face as Amy’s words took hold and sunk in. As Bart’s story unfolds, it clear that in the place of surrender, God grinds Bart’s pain, makes a clay of worth out of it, and then builds …

Album Review ~ Cliff & Antoinette Murray

Category Religious/Christian Genre Urban Praise Release Date April 20, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review There’s a quintessential loveliness to the manner in which Cliff and Antoinette express their music, such that simple but deep melody marries the beautiful complexity of rich singing. As they aim to do one thing—bring down to earth the glory of God—their passionate voices ring to heights that are clear, true, and inspiring, accompanied by an organic ambiance from the sweet native sounds of the piano and semi-acoustics. This album—self-titled as Cliff & Antoinette Murray—is a classy combination of the ever dependable contemporary, the enchanting impressiveness of classic music, with a lovely twist of semi-Acapella tucked in all the right places, and in such a way that celebrates and showcases the striking progressive nature and journey of music from the past to present. This is what music is all about! And the Murrays—a dynamic duo—don’t hold back from start to finish, so that the soft smoothness with which Antoinette opens the album is rightly matched with a powerful close that would …