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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Artist Spotlight - Deborah Glenister

Deborah Glenister is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who had the vision to branch out into jazz after A levels, completing a BA hons degree in Jazz studies at Leeds College of music in 2005. Her study of jazz not only allowed her to play jazz and popular music, it changed the way she viewed Music and helped her unleash her creativity.

Deborah is a committed Christian who always had a heart for playing music to bless her local congregation. The study of jazz with vocals allowed her to understand the relationship between vocals and saxophone in the music. What she found was that in most cases the music was better enhanced by the saxophone playing fills during the gaps and the long notes or playing a harmony line rather than doubling the melody. During worship time she experimented with this on flute and saxophone, which was much appreciated by the congregation as she found certain fills could bring to life the words being sung.

Her creativity didn't end with playing fills to enhance the music other people had written. In 2011 she had a strong feeling that God wanted her to use her creativity to write more worship songs to add to the 5 she'd already composed, to create an album for Him. She followed this vision, being fortunate enough to enlist her friend, vocalist Amy Sinha, to sing lead vocals, while Deborah played to her strengths by adding saxophones, clarinet and flute to the mix. Her band Back to the Beat provided the rhythm. The musical styles on the album range from pop to rock to blues to swing to calypso to rhumba but the glue that holds it all together is the theme of Jesus' love for us. It is her prayer that the songs on the album will support and encourage faith in an uplifting way as she feels God uplifting her through the songs when she listens to them.



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If you would like to be considered for our Artist Spotlight feature please get in touch by dropping an email to:

phil@worshiptherock.com

If approved - here's what you'll get:
  1. A dedicated email send out about you to our 8,000+ members on Worship The Rock
  2. Your album appearing on the homepage (and almost every page) on WTR for 1 month
  3. 2 Tweets sent out to our 12,000+ Twitter followers
  4. 2 Facebook posts send out to our 4000+ Facebook fans
  5. A blog posted about you on the WTR blog

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Artist Spotlight - Jasmine Hurtado

A fresh and youthful voice are just two of the characteristics that describe Jasmine Hurtado. At an early age she showed a passion to serve God through singing and music. Jasmine Hurtado rises up as a pioneer of a new generation that dares to shine with her gifts for Jesus. Her energy and radiating face show a joy that, along with her youth, impact thousands around the world with her music and example! There is no doubt that Jasmine has an incredible potential, her desire to minister to the youth of her generation is eminent in every aspect of her life. Jasmine has an extraordinary talent that inspires a deep feeling of a tender love for God.
Jasmine is now 15 years old and a native of Grand Rapids, MI. She is the youngest of four siblings. Her interest for music began at age 3. Her parents saw her love for the music, and guided her to pursue it. They enrolled her in the Grand Rapids Choir Academy and as she grew older, she got more involved with the Kids Choir at her church. She later became a worship leader of the Youth and the Adult Worship Team at Resurrection Life Church. When she was 12 she won first place for her School Talent Show. She always kept herself busy doing auditions within her church. Jasmine is bilingual and enjoys playing the piano and clarinet.

At the age of 11, she recorded her first “Pop” album in Spanish, “Limpiame Con Tu Vida” (Cleanse Me With Your Life). She then started touring around Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Alabama, Michigan, California, and the borders of Mexico, presenting her music. She also, recorded two music videos for her two singles, “No Hay Mas Que Tu” (There Is No One Like You) and “Dueno De Mi Vida” (Owner Of My Life). “Limpiame Con Tu Vida” was produced by Steven Monarrez, who has worked with Spanish singers Marcos Witt, Danilo Montero and others. “Dueno De Mi Vida” is the first single for this album, and was written by a three-time Grammy Award winner Juan Salinas.

In November 2012, Jasmine released her first English Christmas single “Celebrate”.

In February of 2013, she released her Spanish single and music video “Nuestro Dios Es Grande” (Our God Is Great). The single was a huge success and was chosen to be a part of two different projects, Vizion Jesus Vol #1, (Jesus Vizion) and Nuhbe Hits 2013. “Nuestro Dios Es Grande” was also nominated “Best Youth Song Of 2013” for AMCL Awards.

Jasmine has participated in different Benefit and Community Concerts. She also travels every year to different countries on mission trips to visit churches for work and to sing.

Jasmine has participated and has shared the stage with different artists including Ken Reynolds, Daniel Calvetti, Coalo Zamorano, Alex Campos, Olga Breeskin, Jairo Torres, Miguel Balboa and has opened concerts for Rojo Band and more...

In November 2013, she released her Christmas EP “A Sparkling Christmas”.

She was also invited to be a part of a Live Recording for Ken Reynolds and his latest album “Higher”, which was recorded in Grand Rapids, MI. on November 3, 2013.
Facebook: jasminehurtado
Instagram: @JasmineHurtado_

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If you would like to be considered for our Artist Spotlight feature please get in touch by dropping an email to:

phil@worshiptherock.com

If approved - here's what you'll get:
  1. A dedicated email send out about you to our 8,000+ members on Worship The Rock
  2. Your album appearing on the homepage (and almost every page) on WTR for 1 month
  3. 2 Tweets sent out to our 12,000+ Twitter followers
  4. 2 Facebook posts send out to our 4000+ Facebook fans
  5. A blog posted about you on the WTR blog

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Artist Spotlight - Kathie Phillips

Kathie Phillips, writer/worship leader, wrote her first song five years ago and has completed two CD projects. She has always loved worshiping and feels it is the most intimate moment where we exchange “our” stuff for God's love and presence. She had never thought about writing and producing her own music.



She is the wife of Pastor Joel Phillips at Escondido Christian Center and mother of four. After a few hurtful situations, in her personal worship time she started to sing, “You are faithful,” which became her first song. The Lord continued to give Kathie numerous songs, which she has taught to her choir and congregation. Her songs through the two CD projects, “You are Faithful,” and “Songs from the Center,” have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese, which have been blessing people in Brazil, Paraguay, and Africa.

Kathie's influences include Papa Morris Chapman, Caleb Collins, Stan Endicot, Elizabeth Goodine, Second Chapter of Acts, and publisher Mark McClure.





Kathie Phillips on iTunes


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If you would like to be considered for our Artist Spotlight feature please get in touch by dropping an email to:

phil@worshiptherock.com

If approved - here's what you'll get:
  1. A dedicated email send out about you to our 8,000+ members on Worship The Rock
  2. Your album appearing on the homepage (and almost every page) on WTR for 1 month
  3. 2 Tweets sent out to our 12,000+ Twitter followers
  4. 2 Facebook posts send out to our 4000+ Facebook fans
  5. A blog posted about you on the WTR blog

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Artist Spotlight - Lil' Nate

Having traveled all around the world since he was a little boy, this Christian singer / songwriter has already made an impact on the lives of many. Only 18 years of age, Lil' Nate has ministered all around the United States and overseas. He is a singer, rapper, and worship leader.

Nate says, "Jesus Christ gave me every talent that I possess. I choose to use them for Him and Him alone." Who is Lil' Nate? Someone who can not only get the crowd moving and motivated, but is truly anointed in what he does.








Lil' Nate's Website: http://www.lilnate.net
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lilnate2



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If you would like to be considered for our Artist Spotlight feature please get in touch by dropping an email to:

phil@worshiptherock.com

If approved - here's what you'll get:
  1. A dedicated email send out about you to our 8,000+ members on Worship The Rock
  2. Your album appearing on the homepage (and almost every page) on WTR for 1 month
  3. 2 Tweets sent out to our 12,000+ Twitter followers
  4. 2 Facebook posts send out to our 4000+ Facebook fans
  5. A blog posted about you on the WTR blog

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Looking for 8 Christian Artists to Spotlight over November & December 2013

We're looking for 8 artists to spotlight over the next two months!
The plan is to spotlight one artist each week through November and December and we're offering a 10% discount off our usual rate.
(Please note this will be on a first come, first served basis).
We have several goals in mind when running an artist spotlight feature - two of the main ones are:
  • Resource the Church with fresh music which can be used to magnify God and encourage the body
  • Provide a low cost way for Christian artists to get a significant level of exposure to their music

As a reminder, if you're selected as an artist spotlight you'll get the following:
  1. A dedicated email sent out about you to our 8,000+ members on Worship The Rock
  2. Your album appearing on the homepage (and almost every page) on WTR for at least 2 months
  3. 2 Tweets sent out to our 12,000+ Twitter followers
  4. 2 Facebook posts send out to our 4000+ Facebook fans
  5. A blog posted about you on the WTR blog
If you'd like to be considered for this feature please get in touch by sending an email to: phil@worshiptherock.com
We look forward to hearing from you!