RUN2GOD

RUN2GOD

BandChristianGospel

RUN2GOD,is an intense praise & worship band, that offers up intimate love songs to the MOST HIGH. We believe God has called us to "usher" people into His holy presence. Most of our music is vertical/up to God...

Biography

PASSIONATE! BURNING ZEAL! HOLY DEVOTED!
Every member of RUN2GOD, has a heart on fire for
God... we don't waste time on "filler songs", not in
concert, and not in our recordings; every song has
a divine purpose/destiny - or we wouldn't bother to
do them.

All of the members of R2G, have been individually
involved in various aspects of Christian music minis-
try, before joining together for a season of intense
"spiritual warfare". We are well aware that satan
does not want anyone to experience coming into
God's holy presence... so we treat this as a holy
calling, a battle as real as any struggle that can be
waged in the earth; only ours is in the "spiritual"
realm...

*Michael D'Aigle: Is the bassist/co-lead singer and
songwriter for R2G. He has been involved in nearly
every phase of Christian ministry, from Talk-show
host, to Coffeehouse director... Michael was the
frontman/lead singer for the Christian Rock band/
LAZARUS, and more recently released a solo CD/
HE'S COMING BACK. Michael has just opened a new
Christian Recording Studio/DIVINE DESIGN RECORD-
ING, in Michigan; along with a Publishing Co. -
RUN2GODMUSIC/SESAC... At this time Michael is ac-
tively involved in marketing his songs within the
CCM industry worldwide.(sonicbids.com/MICHAEL)

*Virginia Hobbs: Virginia has been singing gospel
music since the age of "three"... yes, you read that
right... just "3 yrs old! Her family sang in the Mich-
igan area on radio and Church events. Later she
worked with several secular bands, and went on
to win several competitive singing contests. She
has appeared with Billie Dean, Steve Holey, Tammy
Cochran, and Randy Travis. Virginia was involved in
a life changing car accident that has led her to com-
mit her singing and life to serving God; wherever
God opens doors.

*Bruce Stepanik: Born into a large farming family in
Iowa, Bruce(at age eight)and three of his brothers
taught themselves how to play the guitar and key-
boards... they went on to play in the school band,
and formed a Christian band that played at various
local events. Bruce minored in music at U of M-Flint.
After several years of performing secular music, he
went through a major trial(the breakup of his mar-
riage and family); but has since found a renewed
relationship with God... he now plays for Jesus with
joy and passion!

*Daryl Demerly: Daryl is the drummer/percussionist
for R2G, and has been actively involved in Christian
Music Ministry for many years, both within the local
Church as well as professionally in concert settings.
Before coming to R2G, Daryl was the drummer for
Lisa Ann & Common Ground/a Gospel Band that has
appeared regularly throughout the Michigan area.

*David Keeth: David is the rhythm/lead guitarist for
the band, and also does background vocals. David
has played with numerous Christian Bands over the
years, more recently with a contemporary group -
FisherKing, and previous to that/LAZARUS. David's
ability to do nearly every style/genre of music-adds
to the distinct and colorful blend of sounds that
one can hear in R2G songs...

*R2G clearly has an "international" flavor heard in
it's songs... borrowing from nearly everyone imagi-
nable- you can hear Pop, Spanish, even Country
and Jewish "sounds" within many of their songs.

You might say East meets West, is a good way to
describe some of the music R2G creates... Latin,
Rock, Folk, and European ideas all can be heard
within the songs we create. While our basic mix
is heavily influenced by American/Western music;
we go out of our way to "sprinkle in" many differ-
ent sounds from music throughout the world.

The biggest difference between us and almost
every other band out there is simple: Most of our
music/songs are "Vertical", that is - directly up to
God... our songs/music are mainly focused on Praise
& Worship to God... some of our songs are " Hori-
zontal", towards the audience. These songs are
either songs of "salvation, healing, or deliver-
ance", and possibly a song of "personal testimony".

While most bands prepare their music/set for an
"audience"; our main focus isn't on them/people;
but instead on Him- the Supreme Lord of All... the
audience is really attending/witnessing a "Live
Church Service"; where a few believers(R2G)ex-
presses their deepest love and devotion for God
in songs of Praise & Worship... You might say our
motto is: Have Church - will travel

Lyrics

WHISPER A PRAYER

Written By: Michael C D'Aigle

WHISPER A PRAYER PG.1


Verse One
I SEE THE DARK CLOUDS - ALL AROUND US I HEAR THE SOUND OF ANOTHER CRAZY WAR
CAUSE AFTER 9/11 - THINGS JUST HAVEN'T BEEN THE SAME
WEV'E SEEN THE FACE OF EVIL, RIGHT AT OUR FRONT DOOR

Verse Two
ANOTHER SUICIDE BOMBER - ANOTHER MURDER IN OUR STREETS
ANOTHER HURRICANE FLASHES - ACROSS OUR TV SCREENS IT SEEMS LIKE - FEAR & TERROR - HAS THIS OL WORLD IN CHAINS
THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO STOP THIS SEA OF PAIN...

Bridge
I JUST CLOSE MY EYES
FOLD MY HANDS TOGETHER
WHISPER THE NAME - ABOVE ALL OTHERS

I JUST BOW MY HEAD
FALL ON MY KNEES
PRAY TO THE ONE - I KNOW HE HEARS ME...


CHORUS

I PRAY TO THE FATHER - PRAY TO THE ONE
WHISPER A PRAYER - IN THE NAME OF HIS SON
YES I PRAY TO THE FATHER - PRAY TO THE ONE
WHISPER A PRAYER - IN THE NAME
OF HIS SON...

INSTRUMENTAL

PRAYER/con't PG.2
Verse Three
AND THERE ARE SEASONS
WHEN YOU MAY - FEEL ALL ALONE
TIMES WHEN YOU THINK - YOU JUST CAN'T BEAR THE LOAD
AND WHEN LIFE HAS NO EASY ANSWERS
SOMETIMES - THERE NEVER IS
THE ONE THING I KNOW FOR SURE - IS THIS...

Bridge I JUST CLOSE MY EYES
FOLD MY HANDS TOGETHER
WHISPER THE NAME - ABOVE ALL OTHERS

I JUST BOW MY HEAD
FALL ON MY KNEES
AND PRAY TO THE ONE - I KNOW HE HEARS ME

CHORUS

AND I PRAY TO THE FATHER - PRAY TO THE ONE
WHISPER A PRAYER - IN THE NAME OF HIS SON
YES I PRAY TO THE FATHER - PRAY TO THE ONE
WHISPER A PRAYER - IN THE NAME
IN THE NAME OF HIS SON...

COPYRIGHT: WORDS & MUSIC/Michael D'Aigle,Feb.2006

HOLY

Written By: Michael C D'Aigle

Dm/2 HOLY

(VERSE ONE)
SITTING ON HIS THRONE, SO HIGH ABOVE THE EARTH
ARRAYED IN ROYAL SPLENDOR, SITS THE ANCIENT OF DAYS
AND ALL THE ANGELS, SING THEIR PRAISE
O HEAR THE HEAVENLY HOST PROCLAIM
CHERUBIMS AND SERAPHIMS, O HEAR THE HEAVENLY SOUND...

(CHORUS)
THEY CRY HOLY, THEY CRY HOLY, THEY CRY HOLY
HOLY IS THE LORD OUR GOD (2X)

(VERSE TWO)
AND STANDING AT HIS RIGHT HAND, WITH HAIR WHITE AS SNOW
HIS EYES LIKE FLAMES OF FIRE, THE PRECIOUS LAMB OF GOD
AND ALL THE SAINTS, SING THEIR PRAISE
O HEAR THE RANSOMED SOULS PROCLAIM
ALL THOSE WASHED IN HIS BLOOD, O HEAR THE HEAVENLY SOUND...

(CHORUS)
THEY CRY HOLY, THEY CRY HOLY, THEY CRY HOLY
HOLY IS THE LORD OUR GOD (2X)


(BRIDGE)
AND EVERY CREATURE HE HAS MADE, IN HEAVEN AND THE EARTH
SHALL STAND BEFORE THE THRONE, AND SING HIS PRAISE

(MODULATE)
WE CRY HOLY, WE CRY HOLY, WE CRY HOLY
HOLY IS THE LORD OUR GOD (2X)

(LEAD VOICE) SING LAST CHORUS WITH GUITAR/LIGHT KEYS...

COPYRIGHT:JULY,2003/WORDS & MUSIC: MICHAEL D'AIGLE

THANKS

Written By: Michael C D'Aigle

THANKS


VERSE ONE
O HOW WORTHY IS THE ONE
WHO DIED UPON THAT TREE
O HOW WORTHY IS THE SON
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE - WILLINGLY

O HOW HOLY IS THE ONE
WHO ROSE UP FROM THE GRAVE
O HOW HOLY IS THE SON
WHO LIVES FOREVER MORE...

CHORUS
LORD WE GIVE THANKS TO YOU
RAISE OUR HANDS TO YOU
GOD, FOR ALL YOUR WONDROUS DEEDS
LORD WE GIVE THANKS TO YOU
BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE

BRIDGE
O LORD IN ALL THE EARTH
THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU
O GOD IN ALL OF HEAVEN
THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU (2X)

INSTRUMENTAL

REPEAT VERSE 1 & 2
REPEAT CHORUS/END COPYRIGHT/WORDS & MUSIC: Michael D'Aigle/FEB,2006

Discography

Currently preparing to release our 1st CD:

THANKS

Set List

We do a "mixed" set of both original and standards
when in concert... we are big on having peope join
in when we sing Praise & Worship to God... just
watching us sing/minister to God is not what we
are about; we feel called to "lead" people into
Praise & Worship for themselves, not just sit there
and watch us doing it.

A typical set, will open with upbeat-Praise songs,
both cover/standards that are easily recognizible;
and a few of our own as well. We slowly make a
transition over to more intense songs of Worship
and devotion... with more time usually being given
to this part of our set. We believe entering God's
holy presence is the most important/sacred aspect
of our entire concert/ministry-so we don't try to
force it, or make it happen... we allow God to slowly
move all of us through the songs and worship more
fully into His holy presence.

Occasionally, we offer up a few songs of salvation, healing, or personal tes