Constant Recourse
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Constant Recourse

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
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"Christian Music for the 21st Century’s thinking people"

Clearly, this band oozes potential. Don’t miss this! Ideal for contemp-radio if circulated fully. These songs tackle issues ranging from youth depression to endless conflicts with common themes of truth, faith justice and freedom. Constant Recourse’s sound benefits from able production-innovation as well as the singing and instrumental abilities displayed in songs brimful of high expectations. A new name to me, this is highly recommended. From the talented Constant Recourse, here’s a great pop-rock CCM sound reminiscent of Switchfoot. Recorded near Philadelphia, all is paraded and judged in terms of energy-rock and electronic excitement. Penned by Ben Mell, this repertoire is unapologetic yet never sounds trite, commercial yet never over-sentimental! This is Christian Music for the 21st Century’s thinking people targeting young, mainstream markets with positive resolutions promoting clean cut, wholesome, Christian values in contemporary culture.
PAUL DAVIS - Paul Davis

"A heart for ministry and love of music"

"Constant Recourse is a great group of guys/gal who have a very evident love for Jesus and the people they minister to. They have a great heart for ministry and love music. I would recommend them to any church looking for a band to lead worship or play a concert of original music… I could write a novel about how nice [these] guys are."

Derek Studt, Technical Director
First Christian Church
Trinity, Florida
Former Music Director at First Christian Church of Canton, Ohio and
Talent Buyer at Edgewood Community Center in Canton, Ohio - First Christian Church of Canton

"A high energy band with very original and unique music"

"Constant Recourse is a high energy band with some very original and unique music. Every member of the band has a heart for worship and for serving the church they visit. Our students had an awesome time getting to know the band and hearing them play. As the worship leader of Real Life Student Ministries, I believe the most important aspect of a band is their heart for Christ.

Constant Recourse demonstrated their love for God through their music and their actions while they were guests at our church… and they put on a good show! They also put together a good mix of originals and praise and worship songs our students knew and seemed to be very flexible concerning set lists."

Chris Ochterbeck, RLSM Campus Pastor and Worship Leader
New Life Church
Maumelle & Conway, Arkansas - New Life Church

"Surprised by humility and talent"

"As a youth pastor, I have had the opportunity to both hear and meet a lot of bands both big and small. With Constant Recourse I have to admit I was very surprised. I don't think I have ever met a band as humble as CR and yet as talented. God has gifted Constant Recourse with talent and maturity that make this band not only a benefit to any ministry but a blessing as well."

Ryan Smith, Pastor of Student Ministries
Grace Point Community Church
Lewis Center, Ohio - Grace Point Community Church

"Fresh, engaging and orthodox"

"We are delighted to recommend, without hesitation, Constant Recourse… Constant Recourse has played for our middle school and high school retreats over the past three years. We find the lyrics are both orthodox in content yet relevant to today's youth. The music itself is engaging and fresh. Beyond the music, the band members are great folks with big hearts. Bring Constant Recourse to your retreat or event and you are sure to get great music, sound messages and committed Christians you'll soon call friends."

David Bellamy, Elder
Minister to Youth and their Families
Narberth Presbyterian Church
Narberth, Pennsylvania - Narberth Presbyterian Church

"Helps an audience lend an ear to the Lord"

"Constant Recourse provides a worship atmosphere that helps the audience lend their ear to the Lord. They consistently overwhelm expectations and their love for the Lord shines through the music and words they offer as living sacrifices."

Mark Boyd, Pastor of Student Ministries
Media Presbyterian Church
Media, Pennsylvania - Media Presbyterian Church


Remain (2009) - full length album
Philly Rockers for Life (2007) - compilation
Something Brighter (2006) - full length album



“Are you ready to go back to real life?” Wrapping up nine months of missions work in Australia, this was a common question for Ben Mell, songwriter for Philadelphia-based Constant Recourse. His time in missions emphasized giving and sharing life, discovering truth, and challenging self-centeredness. In a way, that life seemed more real than the often superficial life at home. “I don't think that's the right question” he responded. “Instead, I more often wonder: How can I bring this real life to the stagnant life I’m used to?”

Since 2006, Constant Recourse has created and performed dynamic music for churches, universities, conferences and retreats, encouraging people to bring real life to their own lives. With much of American culture devoted to attention-capturing television and unrelenting headlines, our senses can become calloused towards the people around us and matters of true importance. An engaging concert can sharpen and encourage those who feel dulled or weary.

Constant Recourse layers electronic elements and inventively rhythmic drumbeats onto a solid acoustic-pop-rock backdrop, complimented by thoughtful, punchy lyrics and tight harmonies. This five-piece group develops music from earnest, vulnerable faith reflections.

While on the road, they at times lead worship just as they would back home, playing well-known songs by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder, Hillsong United, and others. All of their songs can be heard in their entirety at If you would be interested in having the group play at your venue, please contact Ben at or 484-995-7800.

Radio Stations at which CR has had singles Hold On and/or Nightly Amnesia played in 2009/2010:

Canada: CHSB (Bedford/Sackville, Nova Scotia); CJOA (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

USA: WAUF-LP (Auburn/Opelika, AL); KLUH-FM (AR); KJAY (Sacramento, CA); WVOF (Bridgeport, CT); WCSE & WNLN (New London County, CT); WBEL/WGCF (Paducah, KY); WSNL (Flint, MI); KLUH-FM (Poplar Bluff, MO); WGNU (St. Louis, MO); KGNM (St. Joseph, MO); KROZ (Hobbs, NM); WLIX (Long Island, NY); WCSE & WNLN (Long Island, NY); WGWG (Boiling Springs, NC); KAZRadio (Cleveland, OH); WFKJ (Gettysburg, PA); WSWV (Pennington Gap, VA); WWIP (Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA)WJWD (Madison, WI); WDOV (WV); WEMM (Huntington, WV)

Online: Life Radio; Live 365 (Christian Originals Radio & Oikeo Grassroots); Cross Driven Radio (Washington, DC); Apostle Internet Radio ( Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX); Real Country RCR (Japan); Warriors of the Cross (Natchitoches, LA); Bethel Radio (Dayton, OH); Radio for Life;;

UK: Branch FM 101.8 (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire); World Outreach Radio; Northern Ireland (

Peru: Z Station (Lima)

Samoa: KNWJ (Showers of Blessing FM)

CR was selected in the nationwide Band With A Mission Competition and showcased at Nashville’s Rocketown. The band then released its first album, Something Brighter, in July 2006 and played shows locally through the fall to promote it. The following year, Constant Recourse participated in the 2007 Emergenza International Music Competition and finished in 5th place among the 180 participating bands in the Philadelphia area. Immediately following Emergenza, the band played venues in the summer 2007 Extreme Tour, which took them as far West as New Mexico.

Constant Recourse released their second album, REMAIN, in 2009. The band is currently booking and playing many local venues. Recently, one new song, “Nothing to Live For,” was featured on a special edition compilation album called “Philly Rockers For Life” featuring 25 local Philadelphia bands.

To contact Constant Recourse, please e-mail Ben Mell at or call (484)-995-7800.

Band Members