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08
The Longing @ TN Baptist Convention

Brentwood, Tennessee, USA

Brentwood, Tennessee, USA

Oct
07
The Longing @ TN Baptist Convention

Brentwood, Tennessee, USA

Brentwood, Tennessee, USA

Oct
07
The Longing @ TN Baptist Convention

Brentwood, Tennessee, USA

Brentwood, Tennessee, USA

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Contact: Mandy Collinger
Ph: 615.790.8034
Fax: 615.790.1051
mandy@savvymediasolutions.com


INDELIBLE CREATIVE GROUP SIGNS THE LONGING
Band to Release Debut Album in May


(FRANKLIN, Tenn.) Feb. 15, 2006—New entertainment company Indelible Creative Group announces its first artist signing, The Longing. The four-member band will release its national self-titled debut May 9.

Fronted by award-winning songwriter Jason Ingram, The Longing additionally comprises three accomplished musicians whose credits include a range of touring, production and studio work. Guitarist Dave May (ZoeGirl, Stacie Orrico, David Crowder Band), drummer Drew Lashock (Paul Colman), and bassist David Childress (Joy Williams, Rebecca St. James, 4Him) felt the corresponding call to bring their gifts home and serve the local church. Members of The Longing regularly provide music for Fellowship Bible Church in Franklin, Tenn.

Ingram comments, “Over the years, I’ve become more aware of my absolute inadequacy to approach God, much less lead others there. What’s amazing is how God accepts our worship, broken as it may be, and actually delights in it. That truth leaves me with a longing to create something beautiful for Him.”

It is out of this desire Ingram and his bandmates are recording an album which seeks to capture God’s life-transforming grace message on tape. Co-produced by Tom Laune (Phil Keaggy, Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith), the project is designed to offer listeners a vessel through which they may come to a place of complete submission before God.

President and co-founder of Indelible Creative Group, Chris Thomason elaborates, “There are few things more inspiring than music that compels us to live with passion and clarity. This is how The Longing draws us in—by creating powerful music that encourages us toward a lifestyle relationship with God.”

Additional information on The Longing’s May 9 release will be available in the coming weeks. The record will be distributed by Word Distribution at CBA retail and WEA Distribution in the general market. For more information, visit: www. TheLonging.org.

Indelible Creative Group seeks to help build God’s kingdom by creating remarkable experiences through media products that are culturally and spiritually relevant. Among its upcoming releases are a self-titled music debut from The Longing, and Velocity, a music experience that connects independent artists with their cause-driven mission to impact the world. Indelible Creative Group is distributed by Word Distribution at CBA retail and WEA Distribution in the general market. For more information, visit www.indelibleonline.com.

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- Mandy Collinger


Contact: Mandy Collinger
Ph: 615.790.8034
Fax: 615.790.1051
mandy@savvymediasolutions.com


THE LONGING PREPARES TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) April 13, 2006 – The Longing, a four-piece band signed as the first artist to Indelible Creative Group, is set to release its self-titled debut on May 9.

Co-produced by Dove Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Tom Laune (Passion, Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith), the project is designed to offer listeners a vehicle through which they may come to a place of complete submission before God. The Longing’s musical style has a raw and modern sound with European influences, and to preserve the emotional integrity of the songs, most tracks were cut live in the studio. Lyrically, the project focuses heavily on themes of brokenness and redemption.

“There’s a longing in every heart to push past daily life to that settled place where the most natural, instinctive thing is to sing love songs to God,” says frontman Jason Ingram. “The Bible is full of stories about people desperate for God’s presence, and it was in those moments that they sang. Nothing’s changed. This album, and the reason for The Longing, reflects a desire to live in that place where we can experience God in intimate, life-changing ways.”

The Longing is scheduled to tour with Watermark this spring, and the band’s first single “Heal This Land” goes for adds to AC and CHR radio formats on April 14.

Frontman Jason Ingram is an award-winning songwriter who has composed hits for Joy Williams, Rebecca St. James, Building 429 and Avalon. Calling on three additional musicians whose credits include a range of touring, production and studio work, the band also comprises guitarist Dave May (ZoeGirl, Stacie Orrico, David Crowder Band), drummer Matt King (Watermark, Matt Redman, Passion ’06) and bassist Jono Brymer (Vicki Beeching). Members of The Longing regularly provide music for Fellowship Bible Church in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, visit www.TheLonging.org.

Indelible Creative Group seeks to help build God’s kingdom by creating remarkable experiences through media products that are culturally and spiritually relevant. Among its upcoming projects are the self-titled music album from The Longing, and Velocity, a music experience that connects independent artists with their cause-driven mission to impact the world. Indelible Creative Group is distributed by Word Distribution at CBA retail and WEA Distribution in the general market. For more information, visit www.indelibleonline.com.

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- Mandy Collinger


Contact: Mandy Collinger-Parsons
Ph: 615.790.8034
Fax: 615.790.1051
mandy@savvymediasolutions.com


THE LONGING TO BE FEATURED ON WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE RADIO
Album Launch Tour Includes Willow Creek, Moody, LifeWay Corp. and Graham Training Center

(FRANKLIN, Tenn.) June 30, 2006—Indelible Creative Group band The Longing will be featured on Walk Thru the Bible radio program “Living on the Edge” Friday, June 30. One of many stops along its album launch tour, The Longing has additionally made appearances at churches, retreats, and corporate events nationwide.

Hosted by Chip Ingram, renowned pastor and president of Walk Thru the Bible ministries, “Living on the Edge” focuses on topics like marriage, raising children, and overcoming painful emotions. Band members shared their thoughts on music and its place in worship with the show’s one million plus listeners who tune in daily.

“I was honored to be able to share my heart with my dad’s listeners,” comments The Longing’s frontman Jason Ingram. “I always cherish those moments when I get to share in ministry with the man who most influenced my heart for worship.”

As part of its extended album launch tour, The Longing has also performed at several well-known churches including Second Baptist Church of Houston, Chicago’s Moody Church and Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. The Longing additionally led worship for a national singles retreat at Billy Graham’s The Cove Training Center in Asheville, N.C. as well as for employees of LifeWay Christian Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.

The Longing’s frontman Jason Ingram is an award-winning songwriter who has composed hits for Joy Williams, Rebecca St. James, Building 429, Avalon, and who recently co-produced the forthcoming record from noted singer/songwriter Bebo Norman. Calling on three additional musicians whose credits include a range of touring, production and studio work, the band also comprises guitarist Dave May (ZoeGirl, Stacie Orrico, David Crowder Band), drummer Matt King (Watermark, Matt Redman, Passion ’06) and bassist Jono Brymer (Vicki Beeching). The Longing’s self-titled label debut, released May 9, was co-produced by Dove Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Tom Laune (Passion, Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith). The project is designed to offer listeners a vehicle through which they may come to a place of complete submission before God.

For more information on The Longing and upcoming concert dates, visit www.TheLonging.org.

Indelible Creative Group seeks to help build God’s kingdom by creating remarkable experiences through media products that are culturally and spiritually relevant. In addition to The Longing, its current projects include Velocity, a music experience that connects independent artists with their cause-driven mission to impact the world. Indelible Creative Group recordings are distributed by Word Distribution at CBA retail and WEA Distribution in the general market. For more information, visit www.indelibleonline.com.


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- Mandy Collinger-Parsons


Discography

The Longing -- Self-titled debut

Current Single -- Salvation Songs

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We’ll tell the world of you,
Your infinite grace, your furious love,
We’ll tell the world of you.
— The Longing

It’s a promise uttered from a heart bowed beneath the bigness of God. And on The Longing’s self-titled debut, accomplished songwriter Jason Ingram motions us to come forward and share those moments in a powerful one-on-one meeting with God.

Intuitive melodies, compelling vocals and sophisticated musicianship set The Longing apart from other groups within its genre, introducing listeners to an expanded palette of reflective music. Woven throughout each song is an honesty that reflects Ingram’s desire to lead others to “the place” where brokenness brings grace, and humility makes way for God’s inconceivable goodness.

“Every song on this album grew from a broken and contrite heart,” says Ingram. “Over the years, I’ve become more aware of my absolute inadequacy to approach God, much less lead others there. What’s amazing is how God accepts our worship, broken as it may be, and actually delights in it. That truth leaves me with a longing to create something beautiful for Him.”

The Christian music industry knows Ingram well. In the past several years, he’s made his mark as a gifted songwriter composing dozens of hits for top artists such as Joy Williams, Rebecca St. James, Building 429, Salvador and Avalon, among others. He’s also served as a worship leader for more than 10 years, leading music at events, churches and conferences nationwide. Some know Jason as the son of Pastor Chip Ingram, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and CEO of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.

But in 2003, after years of performing and writing, God whispered and Ingram stopped. He pulled his life over, got quiet and listened. Internal struggle defined the season to come, but the metamorphosis that occurred while Ingram pursued God’s heart was redefining. Through a number of experiences, God lovingly taught Ingram to find his sole identity not in personal attributes but in Christ.

During that time, God’s grace hit shades of amazing that left Ingram speechless.

Ingram emerged stronger with new relationships and a band called The Longing. From day one, their hearts were in sync. Calling on three additional musicians whose credits include a range of touring, production and studio work, the band also comprises guitarist Dave May (ZoeGirl, Stacie Orrico, David Crowder Band), drummer Matt King (Watermark, Matt Redman, Passion ’06), and bassist Jono Brymer (Vicki Beeching). Each member felt a corresponding call to bring their gifts home and serve the local church.

“The vision of The Longing belongs to God,” says Ingram. “Our desire is to reach God’s ears — to please Him with our offering. If the music moves others to do the same, that too, will be God’s hand. Our dedication is not to the band, the music or any kind of vision. Our dedication is to Jesus; our vision, His vision.”

The Longing shares its vision with label home Indelible Creative Group, whose mission is to serve God through creating remarkable products. Ingram comments on the partnership, “In the music business, there is always this delicate balance between commerce and art. As Christians, we’ve added Jesus to the equation. However, Jesus must not be added as a third tier to the balancing act, but He should be the only point under which good art and commerce serve. Indelible gets this. I’m humbled to be in partnership with people who pursue Christ’s heart and use their resources, relationships, and expertise to draw as many as possible to that same end.”

Dove Award-winner and Grammy AwardTM nominee Tom Laune (Michael W. Smith, Nichole Nordeman, Rich Mullins, Matt Redman, Jeremy Camp, Chris Rice, Amy Grant) produced The Longing’s May 2006 debut. He, alongside Ingram, helped to define the band’s musical styling, a sound that is raw and modern with European influences. To temper the “slick” quotient and preserve emotional integrity of the songs, most tracks were cut live with everyone together in-studio.

Lyrically, the project contains a message to match its sonic candor. “Unleashed” reflects Ingram’s views of church culture in America as well as his own personal worship. He believes that with the powerful movement of congregations toward incorporating song into weekly gatherings has come a disconnect between the worshipper and to whom they sing. “Unleashed” begs the question: If God indeed inhabits the praise of His people, what does that look like?

“I don’t know,” says Ingram. “I only know I’ve become too comfortable. This song reminds me that engaging the King of the universe is not something I want to take lightly. It is a scary thing to request that God unleash Himself on us, but I pray that when we do, we will encounter Him in ways that will call us to a greater sense of reverence.”

“We’ll Tell the World” echoes the aforementioned sentiment of avoiding complacency and living whole-heartedly for Christ. Unabashe