Dave LeMieux and House of Soul

Dave LeMieux and House of Soul

 Denver, Colorado, USA
BandR&BGospel

Though from different backgrounds and musical experience, the residents of Dave LeMieux & House of Soul come together in a common love of God, His people and toe-tappin’ and head-noddin’ rhythms to celebrate and share the joy, freedom and intimacy found in worship, and have fun!

Biography

With a heart for worship and an appreciation for good music, Dave LeMieux and House of Soul bring their own expression of funk, soul, swing, Gospel, jazz and fun to God music. Driven by the sincere desire to craft embraceable songs, the band is committed to reflect this pursuit through melodies, lyrics, arrangements and accompaniment that mirror God’s universal love for His people, to promote worship, unity and community within His universal Church. Led by Dave LeMieux, Worship Pastor of Colorado Community Church of Aurora of 10 years, House of Soul consists of a sometimes revolving array of accomplished musicians and vocalists from diverse backgrounds whose individual influences, including R&B, Classical, Jazz and Latin to name a few, are evident in the band’s eclectic style of music. “For the past year, Nicole Walters and I, with the occasional random but sheer genius visit from Chris Lang, have met on Friday mornings solely to write music,” says Dave LeMieux. “I believe we have, at least for now, captured the ‘sound’ of House of Soul, which I define as free with regards to genre, broad with regards to style, and wide regarding its message and appeal. Not that we’re trying to be all things to all people, but our band itself is full of racial, ecclesiastical and musical diversity. Our music is a deliberate extension of that.” Dave LeMieux and House of Soul is as comfortable playing grassroots Gospel like that of The Blind Boys of Alabama as they are the contemporary worship of Keith Getty and Stuart Townend.

Though from different backgrounds and musical experience, the residents of House of Soul are brought together by a common love of God, His people and toe-tappin’ and head-noddin’ rhythms to celebrate and share the joy, freedom and intimacy found in worship, and to simply have a funky good time.

Dave LeMieux & House of Soul completed their first live CD, Live in the Spirit, in June, 2007. The CD, produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dom Camardella, features the winning song from Integrity Music’s Worship Songwriting Workshop song competition held in Estes Park, Colorado in 2007, More. “We’re excited to share this season that we’re in with God’s church, and what better way to do that than through a live recording? After all, a live record is much better than a dead one.”

Lyrics

More

Written By: Dave LeMieux and Nicole Walters

More
The Lord, our God is strong and mighty
The Lord, our God is mighty to save
The Lord, our God is more than able
The Lord, our God is able to do

More…than I can ask or imagine
More…than I can dream or even comprehend,
Again and again He surprises me,
immeasurably more…

The Lord, our God is rich in wisdom
The Lord, our God is wise above all
The Lord, our God works good in all things
For those who love Him, He’s able to do

More…than I can ask or imagine
More…than I can dream or even comprehend,
Again and again He surprises me,
immeasurably more…

Who of us, by worrying can add a day to his life?
Who of us, knows better than our Father in heaven?
We can lay our burdens down at the feet of the One
Who is strong and mighty
More than able
The Lord, our God! The Lord, our God!

The Lord, our God is strong and mighty
The Lord, our God is mighty to save
The Lord, our God is more than able
The Lord, our God is able to do

More…than I can ask or imagine
More…than I can dream or even comprehend,
Again and again He surprises me,
immeasurably more…

Who of us, by worrying can add a day to his life?
Who of us, knows better than our Father in heaven?
We can lay our burdens down at the feet of the One
Who is strong and mighty
More than able
The Lord, our God! The Lord, our God!

In the Spirit

Written By: Dave LeMieux, Nicole Walters, Chris Lang

In the Spirit

May the Spirit of the Lord come
With the power that allowed Bartemeus
To see when He was blind; power of that kind

May the Spirit of the Lord come
With the peace that seized the mighty tempest
And brought it under control; bring it to my soul (I want to live…)

Live life! Live life in the Spirit!
Live life! Live life in the Spirit!

May the Spirit of the Lord come
When sin starts whispering to the wicked
The devil seeks to devour, even at this hour

May the Spirit of the Lord come
When it’s time to remind us of the victory
Jesus died and rose again; Now He tells His children…

Live life! Live life in the Spirit! (Holy Spirit, come so we can…)
Live life! Live life in the Spirit!

Live life! Live life in the Spirit! (Holy Spirit, come so we can…)
Live life! Live life in the Spirit!

Lord, You plead for us; intercede for us
At the right hand of our Father in heaven

Send the counselor! Send the comforter!
And lead us into all truth!

Send Your fire!
Holy fire!
We desire!
To Live life in the Spirit!
(repeat three times)

Send Your fire down!
Holy fire down!
We desire now, to live life in the Spirit!
(repeat twice)

live life in the Spirit!
live life in the Spirit!
live life in the Spirit!

God, Make Something Beautiful

Written By: Dave LeMieux and Nicole Walters


I place my life in the hands of the Father. In the hands of the Father; I place my life
I place my life in the hands of the Father. In the hands of the Father; I place my life
God, make something beautiful. God, make something beautiful
God, make something beautiful. God, make something beautiful

I bring my gifts and my offerings to Jesus. In the presence of Jesus, I bring my gifts
I bring my gifts and my offerings to Jesus. In the presence of Jesus, I bring my gifts
God, make something beautiful. God, make something beautiful
God, make something beautiful. God, make something beautiful

All that I have is Yours (echo)
All that I am is Yours (echo)
All that I do (echo)
I do for You (echo)
Make something beautiful

I sing my song and I wait for the Spirit. By the power of the Spirit, I sing my song
I sing my song and I wait for the Spirit. By the power of the Spirit, I sing my song
God, make something beautiful. God, make something beautiful

Discography

Dave LeMieux & House of Soul, Live in the Spirit, 2007

Set List

Mostly originals, including the 2007 winning song at the Integrity Worship Songwriting Workshop; Estes Park, Colorado.