Risen From The Ashes

Risen From The Ashes

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Pop, Country, and Rock tossed into a blender at high speed , writes one fan, and he hit the nail on the head.

Biography

Risen From The Ashes

Risen From The Ashes are Pop, Country, and Rock tossed into a blender at high speed , writes one fan, and he hit the nail on the head. Risen From The Ashes cranks out powerful, and inspired "Contemporary Christian Music." You know, blistering ballads and micro-anthems that embody the basic Pop Rock, with a Rock and Roll aesthetic face lift. Ultimately, it is Risen From The Ashes’ live show that generates the most enthusiastic reviews. "Like your best friend's older brother's cool band . . . It’s a blast, the difference is in experiencing the raw emotion and feeling the presence of the spirit move with the message within their songs."

Risen From The Ashes is an Edmonton, AB based band with a close affinity to walking alongside those who struggle with addictions and recovery issues with a message of hope and restoration. Understanding first hand the devastating effects of addictions, experiencing the gift of salvation, they continue to work as pastors, counsellors, and teachers. The band originally formed in 2000, as a praise and worship band for Edmonton Crossroads Community Church (an inner city church plant assisting many who struggle with addictions and recovery issues), and consists of Murray Jaster (vocal/acoustic guitar); Ray Mailman (vocals/lead guitar); Larry Brown (keyboards); Dean Jaster(bass/piano); Dawn Jaster (percussion) and Joseph Jenkins (drums).

Their music and songs are impacting congregations across the world since their award winning debut release in 2004. As Risen From The Ashes’ continues to be an inspiration in worship and concert settings, they are committed to the role God has placed on their lives. Whether it's providing new songs for praise & worship or mentoring those in addictions, they are quickly becoming one of the defining artists of this generation.

"We can look back on the past few years of writing and performing songs and see what God has been doing in our lives," says Jenkins. "It's just like journaling. It's a part of us and it is how God speaks to not only us, but those we share that message and purpose with. But on top of that, when you've poured out your heart to God in a little church somewhere, and then one day you hear how something you did impacted someone’s life, it's a great encouragement, but even more so it’s evident how God uses us in His time.

We are becoming more confident and even more passionate about trying to write songs in a way that many different people can identify with. It’s not about any one individual, it is having our eyes towards God - letting all that we do be an inspired heartfelt response to God, and using His inspiration that may help others in their lives to find peace and joy."

Highlights:

2005 MAJA Award Alternative / Rock Recording
2005 MAJA Awards feature Performer
2005 MAJA Award Nominations for Best New Artist and Group of the Year
Faces of Recovery – Benefit Concert Series
2000 – 2005 Salvation Army Festival of Carols
2006 Salvation Army FORWARD ’06 Congress
2006 MAJA Award Nominee for Group of the Year
2006 LA Music Award Nominee “Single of the Year” – Hold On Tight
2006 LA Music Award for “Single of the Year” – Misunderstood

Lyrics

Misunderstood

Written By: Risen From The Ashes

Misunderstood
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So much suffering / so much non-caring / so much heartache and strife / people lose their dreams / and resort to schemes that snuff out their lives / / (pre-chorus) Is anyone really listening to me / Why oh why does life have to be / / (chorus) Misunderstood / life isn’t good / when you’re misunderstood (repeat) / / What am I gonna do / I‘m so confused/ at the end of my race / then quite suddenly / Jesus came to me / said I’ve been in your place / / (pre-chorus) Now I know that God is listening to me / because of Jesus I don’t have to be / / (chorus) Misunderstood / life isn’t good / when you’re misunderstood (repeat) / / (instrumental) / / (pre-chorus) Now I know that God is listening to me / because of Jesus I don’t have to be / / (chorus) Misunderstood / life isn’t good / when you’re misunderstood (repeat x 4)

Antifreeze

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Antifreeze
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Lord Your Spirit is the only thing / that keeps my mind at ease / Lord Your Spirit is the only thing / that comforts me and gives me peace / / (chorus) So don’t let / Don’t let my heart be hardened / Don’t let my love grow cold / Make my heart warm and loving / Make it soft and pure as gold / / Lord Your Spirit is the only thing / that comforts me when I grow weak / Lord Your Spirit is the only thing / that covers me and helps me speak / / (chorus) So don’t let / Don’t let my heart be hardened / Don’t let my love grow cold / Make my heart warm and loving / Make it soft and pure as gold / / Lord Your Spirit is the only thing / that brings my heart to it’s knees / Lord Your Spirit is the only thing / that warms my heart so it won’t freeze / So don’t let / / (instrumental) / Don’t let my heart be hardened / Don’t let my love grow cold / Make my heart warm and loving / Make it soft and pure as gold / make it soft and pure as gold.

Wait Patiently

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Wait Patiently
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I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, / heard my cry, brought me out of the pit, / out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, / established my steps put a new song in my mouth, / / (chorus) praise to our God: / many will see it, and trust in the LORD. / praise to our God: / many shall see it, and trust in the LORD. / our God / / Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, / and doesn't respect the proud, nor turn aside to lies. / Many, O LORD my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, / Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted / / (chorus) praise to our God: / many will see it, and trust in the LORD. / praise to our God: / many shall see it, and trust in the LORD. / our God / / (bridge) Sacrifice and offering You did not require; / but I will look upon Your Word / I delight to do Your will, O my God: / Your truth is written in my heart. / / (chorus) praise to our God: / many will see it, and trust in the LORD. / praise to our God: / many shall see it, and trust in the LORD. / praise to our God: / many will see it, and trust in the LORD. / praise to our God: / many shall see it, and trust in the LORD. / our God / Wait patiently for our God

Hold On Tight

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Hold On Tight
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I built my home on the fence / On the border of innocence and something vile / I exhaust my defense / As I sink deeper into the pile / / (pre-chorus) I really need a saviour / And I really need a friend / / (chorus) Hold on tight / Truth and life / Never let me go / Hold on tight / Living Light / I need you! / I need you! / / Who will come to my defense / For every little inch that took a mile? / Who will rinse off the stench / Of every pestilence that made me smile? / / (pre-chorus) I really need a saviour / And I really need a friend / / (bridge) When I’m back / Backed up against the wall / You will never let me fall / I know that You’ll be right there when I call / I need You! / I need You! / / (chorus) Hold on tight / Truth and life / Never let me go / Hold on tight / Living Light / I need you! / I need you...to… / Hold on tight / Truth and life / Never let me go / Hold on tight / Living Light / I need you! / I need you! / / (outro) Never let … / Never let me go / Never let … / Never let me go / Never let … / Never let me go / I need You! / I need You!

Transformed

Written By: Risen From The Ashes

Transformed
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I think back to the day ... You remember the day
Hiding in my shame ... Tried to hide the shame
That I walked away
Running from the pain

Life’s lessons that were taught ... Lessons that were taught
And I couldn’t define
It seems like I forgot
What You said was mine

(pre-chorus)
And as the scales fell from eyes
And in blindness realized
One had walked along the road
Gently, You did hold
‘Til his hardened heart, it came apart
And before You stood transformed
Reborn, renewed in You
So I claim that victory

(chorus x2)
And today I stand transformed
I am alive, I am reborn
My life renewed
And it’s all because of You

(bridge)
Today I am assured ... Today I’m reassured
Though I struggle, never cured
Filled by Your loving grace
Held tight in Your embrace

(pre-chorus)

(chorus x2)

Discography

RISEN FROM THE ASHES - Risen From The Ashes (RFTA-12801)-2004 (10 Tracks)
Misunderstood - (Demo) (RFTA-12802)
Hold On Tight - (Demo) (RFTA-12803)
TRANSFORMED - Risen From The Ashes (RFTA-12804) (To be released August 2008)

Canadian Radio Airplay
Internet Radio Airplay

Misunderstood - AC, Christian AC, Country
Hold On Tight - AC, Christian AC

I Need To Be Still - Christian AC
Your Beloved - Christian AC
I Walk By Faith - Christian AC
Liberty - Christian AC
Risen From The Ashes - Christian AC
Champion of Love - Christian AC

Set List

Risen From The Ashes passionate, heart felt show is a mix of original CCM, praise and worship, and popular covers from Contemporary Christian Music artists with a current catalogue of over 200 songs. Each show is tailored to the venue.

Able to play headlining or opening sets, the show is ideal for keeping a diverse audience, young and old alike, entertained from 1-3 hours, indoors or outside.

Our rates are negotiable according to venue, occasion and budget. When booking, please specify demographics of audience.

ORIGINAL MUSIC:
Sets are tailored to the venue to include up to 2 hours of all original music, and include the group's radio singles, "Champion of Love", "Risen From The Ashes" and the upcoming “Hold On Tight” and “Misunderstood”.

COVER SONGS:
In addition to the group's original music, RFTA’s diverse repertoire can accommodate up to two or more additional hours of covers, including crowd favorites from Michael W Smith, MercyMe, Third Day, Hillsong, Delirious?,