REV21

REV21

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandRockChristian

With a fantabulous blend of pop/rock sounds and harmonies REV 21 deliver a lyrical message that is both upbeat & inspirational... cause that's how they roll. Billboard Magazine Songwriting contest has awarded REV21 4 songwriting awards.

Biography

With an fantabulous blend of pop/rock sounds and harmonies Nashville based REV21 serves up a message that is both upbeat and encouraging... cause that's how they roll.

REV21 is blessed with the production skills of Alan Shacklock (Jeff Beck, Phil Keaggy, Meat Loaf, The Alarm, Andrew Lloyde Webber), who was named one of Billboard Magazines top 500 producers in the world. Their new CD, "In The Twinkle Of An Eye" is armed with a fresh Nuevo/Retro rock sound a la Foo Fighters with an 80's twist.

REV21 appeared in a CCM Magazine spotlight on independent artists, and Christianity Today profiled them as one of Americas 10 Independent Artists You Should Know.

Over the past three years Billboard Magazine has presented the band with four songwriting awards. Their 1st radio single of 2007, "Who Better Than Our God" spent four weeks at #1 on TruelifeRadio.com. Dec 07 thru Feb 08 - REV21 has 2 songs charting at #1 & #2 on MyCrossFactor.com (New Zealand internet radio). July 08 REV21 has 4 songs in the top 20 on MyCrossFactor.com.

QUICK FACTS
- Feb 2008 - REV21's first video, PAIN peaked at #2 and stayed in the top 30 for 10 weeks at Famecast.com

- Feb 2008 - REV21 has 2 songs charting at #1 & #2 on MyCrossFactor.com (New Zealand Radio).

- REV21's 1st single of 2007, "Who Better Than Our God?" spent 4 weeks at #1 on TruelifeRadio.com

- Billboard Magazine presented REV21 with a Certificate Of Honorable Mention for the song "Forgiven" in Billboard's 12th Annual World Song Writing Contest, and for "In The Twinkle Of An Eye" & "Those With Ears" in Billboards's 14th Annual World Song Writing Contest in the Contemporary Christian category. The won the same honor for the song "Hush" in Billboards Pop category.

- Christianity Today profiled REV21 as one of America’s “10 Independent Artists You Should Know.”

- REV21 signed a national/international distribution contract with Spira Media (Red/Sony). Their CD “HOPE” was released under their own newly formed record label, Slingshot Records, LLC. It is being marketed in Christian bookstores and mainstream stores such as Walmart, Best Buy, FYE Music, Circuit City.

- REV21 was invited to play at World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany.

- REV21 followed God’s calling into prison ministry.

- Along with a vibrant church and prison music ministry, REV21 performs at numerous national festivals and conventions such as Atlanta Fest/Six Flags.

- REV21’s first single, Forgiven, charted at #29 on Christian Music Perspective magazine’s national Contemporary/INSPO chart. Two subsequent singles have also achieved heavy rotation on several national Christian radio networks - (He’s Alive, and SOS).

- Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to US troops overseas, added REV21’s ‘Hope’ CD to their shipments.

- REV21 appeared in CCM magazine in a spotlight on independent artists.

Lyrics

Forgiven

Written By: Rick/Tim Hammond

FORGIVEN Hammond 7/02
John 1:29, 2Peter 3:9, Ps. 19:15, Rev 21:6, 1Cor 2:9

VERSE 1

LORD, I’M SO GLAD - IT’S NOT YOUR WILL, THAT ANYONE BE LOST.

BUT THAT ALL REPENT - AND TAKE THE GIFT,

OFFERED AT THE CROSS, OUR SINS WERE WASHED, AT THE CROSS.

CHORUS

I HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN – (AND) I AM LOVED FOREVER,

I AM FILLED - WITH THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE.
(Alt) I BELIEVE – IN THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.

VERSE 2

LORD, MAY MY WORDS – AND MY THOUGHTS, BE PLEASING IN YOUR SIGHT.

OH LORD – BY YOUR SWEET GRACE,

I’LL TASTE THE FOUNT OF LIFE – I’LL DRINK WATER OF LIFE.
**CHORUS**

Bridge

& OUR EYES HAVE NOT SEEN - & OUR EARS HAVE NOT HEARD -

& OUR MINDS CAN’T CONCEIVE,

WHAT THE LORD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.

**CHORUS**

Holding Out For Better Days

Written By: Rick & Tim Hammond

My wife and I are both out of work,
The TV man says "everything is looking up."
When times are good you don't know your real friends.
When times are bad you stick together - you make amends.

(Chorus) I'm holding out for better days. Does your life seem out of control? In a race you just can't win? Wishing you could stop and start things over? I'm holding out for better days.

God above knows the venom in our tongues. Sometimes we act like that day will never come. There's too much power being abused too many ways. I'm holding out for better days.

( Repeat Chorus)

Renew Our Strength, Lord

Written By: W. Hammond/REV21

RENEW OUR STRENTH, LORD Rick Hammond C 2002
( Isaiah 40:31, 1 Cor. 2:9)

***Chorus***
Renew our strength, Lord - Renew our life.

We’ll soar on eagles wings - & not grow tired.

***Verses***
Lord – Grant that we might – keep our minds set - on your Heavenly promises.

& Through the pain and struggles – all our needs are met –
When we stand on all you’ve said.

**Repeat CHORUS & Verse**

**Bridge**
You mercy's new - Every Morning

And your love - Is ever-la-sting. (repeat)

(2 X) And, your love will never fail.

Those With Ears

Written By: T. Hammond/Rev21

THOSE WITH EARS, THEY OUGHT TO HEAR (Psalm 78:1-2, and Matthew 13:1-29)

**Refrain
Oh my people hear Christ’s teaching, listen to the words of his mouth.

The Lord will open his mouth in story, drawing wisdom from of old.

**Verse 1
On that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat down by the lake.
The crowd was so large that gathered, he climbed into a boat,
while the people listened from the shore.

(Refrain 1x)

**Verse 2
(He said) Once a farmer was sowing seed and some fell along the path.
Birds came and ate it, and some fell on rocky soil, they were scorched by the sun. And other seeds were choked off by the thorns, but some fell on rich soil. The crop produced good fruit, a hundred, or sixty, or thirty fold.

(Refrain 1x) (Title hook 1 or more).

**(Bridge)
The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
While everyone slept the enemy planted weeds. The servents asked “Master who did this?” the Master said “my enemy, but don’t pull the weeds, you might uproot the wheat.”

(Title hook 4x) (Refrain) (Then mix title and refrain)

At Christmastime

Written By: Rick Hammond/Tim Hammond

At Christmastime
C) 1999 & 2007 (HAMFAM Music, ASCAP)

Why don’t we act like we do at Christmastime?

1st vrs:
Toys and games and children’s wishes. Spending time with family and friends.
Giving gifts of love and kindness. Helping folks we never met.

**Repeat Chorus

2nd vrs:
Snowy streets and sleighs and horses. Rosey cheeks all singing carols.

Candy cane’s the good shepherds crook. Sharing the love of Emmanuel.

**Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Every day can be just like Christmastime.

The light of the world has come and lit the path of life.

A Better Place

Written By: Rick Hammond/Jim Hayslett/REV21

A Better Place J. Hayslett/R. Hammond/REV21 06/03
(aka: The 12 step 2 step) I numb the pain -- But it all remains.
I’m trying to drown out - my history.
I’m lost in time – And caught in the web.
That my sins – have spun around me.

**CHORUS**

(1st) I always have the answers and I know it all.
(2nd) I used to have the answers -- I thought I knew it all

(1st) I’m flying way too high – to hell with the fall.
(2nd) Was moving way too fast for the writing on the wall

Now wisdom’s at my gate -- & I have heard her call.

(1st) Am I in a better place?
(2nd) Now, I’m in a better place-----.

My closet friends – left me for dead.
As I’ve grown sick, and weak, and frail.
In my brokenness – I gave up my will.
To a hope – that’s far beyond pale.

*** Repeat Chorus****

Bridge:
I thought - I was guarding myself (repeat)
But I was really just destroying myself.

*** Repeat Chorus****

I Wanna Sing

Written By: William (Rick) Hammond

I Wanna Sing

Rick Hammond C 6/07 HAMFAM Music, ASCAP

1st Verse:
I got a brand new heart – I’m on the right track.

I made of solid gold – as a matter of fact.

A 1,000 horses, couldn’t hold me back. I wanna sing.

Up from the dust – I’m waivin’ my flag.

All was lost – But now I’m back.

Goodness gracious, nothing wrong with that. I wanna sing. I wanna sing.

Chorus:

I’ve given up on my despair.

It hasn’t got me anywhere.

I’m gonna rise up off my knees.

‘Cause I can taste my victory.

2ND VRS:

There’s no more my living life in fear.

There’s no more sheddin’ even one more tear.

I can’t wait to see – where we go from here.

Repeat Chorus

This Ring

Written By: Timothy J Hammond

THIS RING C 1999 T. HAMMOND

Waited at the alter, worried I might be left there, then the march began to play. I thought I might be dreaming, just like an angel descending, she took my breath away.

**********************
This ring’s- my promise, I’ll always do my best.
When that’s not- good enough, I’ll look for help above.
***********************

Like a summer shower, the kiss was over, and the final toast was made.
Yeah, our day was ending but a new life beginning, now we share the same last name.

******************************
This ring’s- my promise, I’ll always do my best.
When that’s not- good enough, I’ll look for help above.
There’s nothing- I won’t do for you, cause I know our love is true.
And there’s no one- who can separate, the two God joined today.
********************************

In the days that follow, happiness or sorrow, & all that’s in between.
I will never leave you, & I will always love you, because you make my life
complete.

**********************
This ring’s- my promise, our love will always grow.
With each day-that passes by, and even when we’re old.
In a letter -everyday, I’ll beg you come away.
And marry- me again my lover and my friend.
This ring’s- my promise I’ll always do my best.
***********************

Discography

2008 In The Twinkle Of An Eye (Full length CD).

2003 Hope (Full length CD).

Set List

1 hour set consisting of approximately 10 orginal songs. (An occational cover songs will be played).
List:
Who better than our God?
Holding out for better days
Those with ears
The captives are all free
In the twinkle of an eye
Mighty Sword
Forgiven
Renew our strength, Lord
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