elsewhere

elsewhere

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elsewhere touts modern contemporary Christian worship with an edge as sharp as the message they bring. Few bands can bring this much Rock, Intensity, Worship and Excitement at the same time. However, being off-stage, meeting with people, is more important to them than anything happening on-stage!

Biography

News Update:

March 2007 - elsewhere ends 6 month break and prepares to release upcoming cd entitled "elsewhere".

November 2006 - After over 3 years of constant touring, elsewhere takes 6 month break following final 2006 dates in Seattle, Washington.

July 2006 - elsewhere completes studio recording of full length cd project to be released in Summer 2007.

June 2006- elsewhere featured in Worship Leader Magazine (see Press link above for copy of article).

April 2006 - elsewhere to lead Georgia YMCA State-wide Rally. This will be the first time in 18 years that all of the YMCA clubs across Georgia have come together. This was an awesome weekend @ Rock Eagle!

March 2006 - elsewhere completes 9 stop short tour over southern and north Georgia seeing many come to faith.

January 2006 - elsewhere attends the World Vision Artists' Retreat.

December 29, 2005 - elsewhere leads over 5,000 young and adult men during Rush Rally, Georgia Baptist Youth Evangelism Conference, in Macon, Georgia

elsewhere's collective style is fueled by deep and broad individual musical talents and their passion for God and His presence.

Seeking to glorify the name of Jesus through relevant worship, pointing people to the hope found in Jesus Christ. With these guys from Georgia, the "e" is lower case to remind us all that the focus is not on the music or a band, but God alone deserves our attention.

Chad Elliott- comes from a background of ministry, which spans from staff coordinator at Super Wow to working with youth in a small Baptist church. His musical influences include worship leaders such as David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, and Shane Barnard and so on... His love to see people worship drives him to minister through his musical talent. Chad is connected to the local church and is the Worship Leader for Morning Star Baptist Church in Canton, Georgia.

Jimmy Bell - began musical training on piano and trumpet at an early age. As a thirteen-year old, he picked up a guitar and life changed. From acoustic folk to rock and bluegrass gospel to R&B his musical preferences are diverse and unique. His musical influences include U2, Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Four Tops, Willie Nelson and Caedmon's Call. His goal is, "for each person to seize the opportunities that God lays before them." Jimmy's previous church staff assignments include Youth Minister, Worship Leader and Director of Christian Education. Jimmy has served as a local area Young Life Leader and was a Co-Editor for the most recent musical songbook published by Young Life in 2002. Jimmy recently served as the Worship Arts Director at Lake Ridge Church in Cumming, Georgia. When not traveling with elsewhere, he assists area church worship teams on guitar and vocals.

In addition to traveling extensively as a band, each member is rooted in the local church for discipleship and accountability.

elsewhere is also part of the Independent Artist Associates program of World Vision, seeking to aid the world's poor and marginalized through relief efforts and child sponsorship.

Lyrics

The Offering

Written By: Chad Elliott and Andy HighSmith

Verse 1:
We gather in the streets with bloody hands and dirty feet
we sing a song of love that we knew before
the sacrifice we bring of broken lives and worthless dreams
to the king we once adored

Chorus:
He stands up on His throne the insense rises from below yeah
though the blood he sees an offering and offering
and with His glass raised high and a tear in His eye he calls out to his bride you are an offering of broken dreams fit for this king yeah

Verse 2:
Born again again the run away child ren let back in
out we were cold and alone with no strength left to roam
prodigal daughters and sons back in his arms the warming son
In the fathers love made whole

Bridge: You are an offering, You were an offering, we are an offering, you are an offering, you are an offering, you were the offering.

Discography

May 2007 - pending release of third cd to be titled "elsewhere". Project produced by Steve Thomason of 7:22.

February 2005 - "Songs Of A Generation", Mixed by Andy Highsmith @ Due South Studios and Mastered by the legendary Rodney Mills.

November 2003- Full Length CD "I Need You" recorded at Number 9 Studio.

Set List

Make no mistake, elsewhere is a live band. Their concerts are energy-filled and passionate. Unique worship is sure when you rock with a purpose.

Typical sets last 1 hour.
Full concerts are 90 minutes plus.

Concert Set List:
Where the Streets Have No Name (U2)
Friend of God - (Israel Houghton & Michael Gungor)
Welcome Home (elsewhere)
Salvation is Here (Hillsong United)
Like Eagles (elsewhere)
My Glorious (delerious)
Marvelous Light (Charlie Hall)
Offering (elsewhere)
How Great Thou Art (Traditional)
Wait (elsewhere)
Awesome God (Rich Mullins)
Psalm 145 (King David -Shane Barnard, arranged by elsewhere)

Praise and Worship Set includes songs from concert set plus other songs not limited to these listed below:
Back in Your Arms - (elsewhere)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Be Glorified (Chris Tomlin / Louie Giglio)
Between Me and You (elsewhere)
Carry Away (Shane Barnhard/ Shane Everett)
Dare You to Move (Switchfoot)
Everyday (Joel Houston)
God of Wonders (Caedmon's C