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Two Empty Chairs
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That some might be saved…
For these guys, this is what it’s all about. The last several years have been filled with hard work, paying dues, having their faith stretched in ways that would bring anyone to their knees. But the late nights and the long days of being tested as an independent Christian band have taught these four young men to live lives fully surrendered to God, to abandon everything for one purpose: to go wherever He leads… that some might be saved.

After three years of grassroots touring as One Way and One Way Home, this road-tested band with a hard-work ethic is taking things to the next level. Cliff Preston (lead vocals & guitars), Wes Hymer (bass & vocals), Seth Bradham (drums & vocals), and Josh Bryant (guitars) have been given some incredible opportunities and felt it was time to make some changes that will marry their ministry efforts to the road that lies ahead.

One such change was renaming the band to better reflect their hearts. The name Two Empty Chairs speaks of the band's desire to put others first. Figuratively standing to allow others to take their place at the table; just as they have tasted the blessings of God, they want to share what they have found with others. Since the band’s inception in 2002 they have traveled under various names, recorded a number of independent projects and developed themselves as musicians. This has given them the experience and maturity they needed to bring Two Empty Chairs to a larger audience.

The music…
Along with the adoption of a new identity, Two Empty Chairs entered the studio again and their new album Brighter Day was recorded utilizing the masterful production skills of Barry Blair (formerly of Audio Adrenaline) alongside the mixing talents of Skid Mills (Third Day, Jennifer Knapp, Sister Hazel). The result is a very memorable rock album with hook-driven pop sensibilities and intelligent lyrics. Drawing from influences like David Crowder, U2, Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20, and Sister Hazel; Two Empty Chairs crafts a dynamic musicality that is uniquely their own.

Perhaps the most impressive thing, musically speaking, about Two Empty Chairs is that they manage to put out music that is diverse in substance, theme and style. From rockers like Lifelight to ethereal drifting tracks like Breakaway that take a worshipful tone, to well-crafted songs with emotion like the title cut; each of the songs on Brighter Day will stand the test of time. Two Empty Chairs delivers the goods; these guys are exactly what a rock band should be: musicians that put on their hard hats, grab their lunch pails, and go to work every day; the result is a wonderfully multifaceted album that spans the genres of modern rock, soul, and worship.

Beyond the music…
The songs from their forthcoming national debut album Brighter Day came together over the course of several months of writing. “Our hearts have been heavy for young people”, says Cliff Preston “and people in general, who have a feeling of hopelessness and despair.” The songs deal with real life problems in a compelling and relatable way without attempting to answer all of the listener’s questions, but rather point them to the One who has the answers.

“Each of us loves music, and we love ministry. We are so thankful that the Lord has blessed us with the opportunities to be able to work with the people that we have. We see God growing this ministry, and we are very excited about the direction He is leading us in.” Cliff continues, “We are doing this album to take our place on the front lines of the battle that is raging today. The Devil is lying to our young people. He is telling them that they are worthless. We are taking a stand to tell them that in God’s eyes, they are His dearly loved children.”

A special burden…
“We’re also trying to bring awareness to the epidemic of Teen Suicide. We are finding that young people battling depression, insecurity, peer pressure, low self-esteem and a host of difficult issues often contemplate suicide and feel there is no way out and no one to talk to. We want to be there for those people, we feel a special burden to reach out to those who feel hopeless and feel that there is no one to turn to. This is a problem that has hit too close to home, as we have lost someone just recently to suicide. The name Two Empty Chairs is a constant reminder to always be there. I will take a seat and you take a seat, and together we will get the help you need.”


Traveling the last several years, Two Empty Chairs has touched many lives and formed lasting friendships with people all over the country. Their commitment to their Savior and to their fans grows stronger with each passing day. On the surface one might wonder what these young men could possibly know about life, but at the end of a concert or even a casual chat, it doesn’t take long to figure out what drives them. It isn't about the trappings of fame, money, or any ro