Bestowed is an alternative Christian rock band based in Waynesville, NC. Their objective is to connect to and communicate Christ through music on a deep and intimate level, sending a message of hope and guidance to a lost world. The original music offers inspiration and identification for those struggling to understand their purpose in life.
Formed in 2007 by Ty and Lilly Carnes, Bestowed has quickly grown into a band of committed and passionate musicians. With the addition of drummer David Baiera, bassist Jessica Hensley, and Kristin Dodd on keyboard and vocals, Bestowed found the momentum they had been looking for.
Bestowed has ministered, led worship, and entertained at a variety of churches and venues. They have spent the past year recording their first studio album, ALIVE (Billy Seals-Deaf Ear Studios), fine-tuning their unique sound, and perfecting an energetic live show.
In the spring of 2010, Bestowed won the First Annual Asheville Christian Artist Showcase and opened for Grammy-nominated group Decyfer Down. From there, Bestowed went on to win the Battle for Christ semifinals, hosted by Legacy Productions, which secured the band a spot competing in the Ascenxion Scout Showcase at the Ichthus Music Festival in Wilmore, Kentucky . Legacy Productions owner Mark Hutchinson said, "From the first battle, Bestowed demonstrated a level of talent that was at the top level. Their unique band make-up, harmony, and musical style show them as a truly marketable group."
While at Ichthus, Bestowed won Ascenxion Scout, and shared the main stage with Fireflight, Red, and Skillet and were invited played on three other Ichthus stages.
Since winning these competitions, Bestowed continues to book shows in Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. In June 2011, they will continue to Atlanta Fest to compete in the annual talent competition.
Strong beats, heavy guitar, melodic harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics are what characterize Bestowed. The main desire of their hearts is to minister, and each performance allows them the opportunity to do so. They are an up-and-coming band you don't want to miss.
Lilly Carnes - Lead Vocals
Ty Carnes - Lead Guitar
David Baiera - Drums
Joel Sellers - Bass
Bestowed Set List: (all original)
Never Too Late
Speak to Me
Walk on Water
My Heart Will Sing
Worship Set List:
Never Alone (cover)
Beautiful Beautiful (cover)
Here I Am To Worship
Take Me In
More Love More Power
How He Loves
You Won't Relent
There are no upcoming dates at this time.