Dear Friends and Supporters,
It is that time once more to give you an update on Flyingbow Music Ministry. As I write, we are gearing up for the 2009 “Glory and Peace” Christmas Tour which will stay closer to home this time around in beautiful Ontario. We will be playing in the following city centers: Guelph, London, Port Perry, Burlington, Belleville, Parry Sound, Sudbury, Ottawa and Kitchener. We have great memories of our tour last year to New Brunswick and P.E.I. We hope to take it to western Canada perhaps in 2010.
Here are a few important bullet updates on Flyingbow:
PARTNERSHIP WITH COMPASSION …
• I joined fellow Compassion Music Artist, Geoff Moore at my home church of Lakeside in Guelph last weekend (Nov. 15/09) for an exciting Compassion Sunday Event. It was an awesome day. You can view the video footage of the full service below. Over 180 children were sponsored at this special event – a great morning!
I want to thank all of you who have made the sacrifices this year to sponsor a child through Compassion Canada. You are making an incredible difference in your “adopted” child’s life not only now, but for eternity. Remember to take the time to write letters to your child. They are treasured. As a Compassion Artist, Compassion is a big part of what I do in this Music Missionary Ministry. To sponsor a child today, link to: http://www.compassion.ca
NEW CD UPDATE …
• As many of you know, this Fall the Band and I entered Phase One Recording Studio A, one of Canada’s finest recording facilities, for a week of tracking the next Flyingbow CD Project entitled “Yahweh”, engineered by Richard Cleaver. Hundreds of hours have been spent thus far on recording, mixing and editing. A mastering date has been set for Dec. 11 (also at Phase One – Studio C ) with George Seara whose recent clients include Rihanna, Mos Def, Holly Cole, 50 Cent, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Finger Eleven. We have certainly raised the bar on the quality of this album. Again, I am blessed to work with some of the finest musicians in the country: Steve Heathcote (Drums and Percussion), Will Jarvis (acoustic and electric Bass), Corey Lacey (acoustic and electric Guitar) and Brad Toews (Piano and Keyboards).
• We are very excited about the imminent release of the “Yahweh” CD Project – it is coming together very nicely but has taken a little longer to complete than first anticipated … as someone said, “you just can’t rush a good thing” … So, we are anticipate a CD release date of the first week of January with coinciding “Yahweh” Concert Tour Dates through 2010.
* For a rare preview of the fresh “Yahweh” arrangements, we encourage you to attend the “Yahweh” CD preview Concert this coming Friday, Nov. 27/09 at Lakeside Church in support of International Missions. Details on the Flyingbow Event Calendar.
2009 GLORY AND PEACE TOUR …
• Also listed on the Event Calendar are the 2009 Glory and Peace Ontario Tour dates in the following cities/venues this year:
Saturday, November 28/09 at 5:30 p.m.
Forest City Bible Church – Christmas Banquet and “Glory and Peace” Duo Concert
Sunday, Nov. 29/09 at 10 a.m.
Summerside Community Church – Morning Service
1447 Commissioners Rd. E.
Friday, Dec. 4/09 at 5:30 p.m.
Port Perry Baptist Church – Christmas Banquet and “Glory and Peace” Solo Concert
Port Perry, ON
Saturday, Dec. 5/09 at 7 p.m.
Compass Point Bible Church – “Glory and Peace” Full Band Concert Production
Sunday Dec. 6/09 – 10:00 a.m.
Maranatha Church – Morning Service
Sunday Dec. 6/09 – 7:00 p.m.
Maranatha Church – “Glory and Peace” Full Band Concert Production
Saturday, Dec. 12/09 at 7 p.m.
Parry Sound Pentecostal Tabernacle – “Glory and Peace” Full Band Concert Production
Parry Sound, ON
Sunday Dec. 13/09 – 10:00 a.m.
All Nations Church – Carols and Communion Extravaganza
Sunday Dec. 13/09 – 7:00 p.m.
All Nations Church – “Glory and Peace” Full Band Concert Production
Sunday Dec. 20/09 – 9:30 a.m.
Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church – Morning Service
Sunday Dec. 27/09 – 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church
SPECIAL GUESTS …
• We are pleased to announce that Hannah Briggs (Ballet & Modern Dancer) and Tina Newlove ( Artist and Live Performance Painter) will be special guests at a number of these concert productions. They will add another level of artistic beauty. I am also thrilled to partner with Compassion Canada for many of these events.
RADIO PLAY …
• LISTEN TO TREVOR AND THE BAND ON CBC RADIO this Christmas. CBC Radio has placed the “Glory and Peace” album in all their libraries across Canada and have played a cut or two but rely on listeners like you to request your favorite artists. Please help us by simply calling or emailing your local CBC radio station and requesting your favorite “Glory and Peace” music. For the email or phone number of the CBC station in your area link here. Thanks in advance!
HOME CONCERTS, ANYONE? …
• A new phenomenon has started in recent years with fans & supporters of music artists to develop a closer connection called HOME CONCERTS. We would like to join the party and offer the 5th String BLVD. Band for an evening of music in the comfort of YOUR HOME for friends, family and neighbors. If you are interested in booking a HOME CONCERT TOUR in your city send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancer, Hannah Briggs and performance painter, Tina Newlove in action during the inaugural 2007 “Glory & Peace” Concert Tour.
PURCHASE OR DOWNLOAD A CD …
We encourage you to PURCHASE a copy of the popular “Glory & Peace” Christmas album for friends and family this holiday season. It is a double Christmas CD featuring electric and acoustic violin and viola: a fresh fusion of pop, urban, jazz, classical and even a bit of Celtic fiddling. Thank you in advance for your continued support.
The popular “Glory & Peace” Double CD set
Online ordering and digital downloads of this and our other CD’s are available through CD Baby (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or PAYPAL accepted). All the songs can be previewed there as well. Our music is also available from multiple downloading sites including Napster and iTunes. Phone orders will be processed at 519-837-3571.
KEEP IN TOUCH …
I love keeping in touch with each of you. If you are a Facebook, Myspace or Youtube user, I would be happy to be your friend. This Blog is, however, the BEST PLACE to interact with me directly … a place where I post regular updates, ponderings, pictures, video clips and more … and a place where you can post your thoughts and comments as well below.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a wonderful Christmas season. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at a concert soon. More details on the new “Yahweh” CD Release will be posted very soon so stay tuned.