Presence

Presence

 Taos, New Mexico, USA
BandChristianNew Age

From a life of prayer, traveling in Heaven, and dwelling in the Heart of God, our music reflects His presence, and the landscapes of Heaven. Prophetic, passionate, encouraging, the Bride to fall into His embrace...He waits for each and every soul, who He loves deeply, unconditionally & tenderly.

Biography

Originally inspired by John Michael Talbot, Eden's Bridge and Brian Dunning, Jeff Johnson, (Clare's) and Phil Keaggy, Michael Hedges, Windham Hills (Ezekiel's)

As a husband and wife team, our life of solitary prayer has been the main factor in forming our musical style. 30 years of Christian experience, from Russian Orthodox, Eastern Catholic, and Monastic life, to non denominational-ism has brought us back to basics, as simply followers of Jesus. Our music can be contemplative or contemporary, with a focus on the intimate life - very personal - one on one- dialog with Jesus, and radical abandonment to His tender love for us.

Clare uses a Roland Phantom S88 with ProTools and sings vocals, composes, arranges and runs the studio production while Ezekiel, also a vocalist, plays classical guitar, guitar synth, mandolin, drums and some keyboard.

We usually play/minister in a small intimate setting but also have worked with churches. The nature of our music lends itself more to deep personal devotion than entertainment.

Lyrics

Divine Mercy Chaplet, Faustina's Decade

Written By: St. Faustina Kowalska

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins the the sins of the whole world.

X10 For the Sake of His sorrowful passion, Have mercy on us and on the whole world.

X3Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal ONe, Have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Discography

In the works: Dwelling in Heaven, so far 5 tracks reflecting the beauty of Heaven, Endless Embrace, Around the Bend, Liberation, Healing Waters

The Consecration of Brigid: a short collection written on the fly before an ordination, has a rather Celtic flavor.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet, Contemplative Version, includes bonus tracks for those who want to have a contemplative rosary. Published in Album form.

Exodus: Several Tracks telling the story of the Exodus up to the third plague inflicted by God on Pharaoh.

Tethered: An album, almost completed about the Rapture: Swift Away, Empty Fears, Circle Me, Turn To The Lord, Under His Pinions, the Wedding Song. These are all on backing tracks none have the vocals recorded on them yet.

Singles: Come to Me (The Father inviting the Bride into Heaven and His arms) My Love Will Not Be Shaken In The Storm, Psalm 15,

Ezekiel's compositions span over 20 years and he has quite a collection that has not yet been made into an album, Carosel, Kind and Gentle Jesus, Trust Me Child, Round the Three (an angel song) to name a few, there are so many we have not been using. Also instrumental albums, Childhood, Wayfarer.

Song of Songs: An album, lyrics taken directly from the Bible, Ezekiel Sings, Clare replies as the bride. It is a vintage recording done in a church loft, lasts about 28 min. and is published in album form.

Set List

Since we work with small groups, thus far, our set is very simple, low lighting on both of us, a seven foot banner of Jesus Holding His Bride, a few plants and lots of cushions on the floor, setting a relaxed atmosphere.