VOW

VOW

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With a distinct ability to groove, VOW achieves authenticity and excellence by blending their varied musical influences with challenging lyrics about God and life with Him. Whether playing a large festival or a small venue, VOW offers unique songs that appeal to the masses.

Biography

VOW is an accomplished band of Christian musicians from Birmingham, AL. The band achieves authenticity and relevance by blending their varied musical influences with lyrics about God and life with Him. Often described as roots rock with a groove, VOW is one of the most unique bands in independent music.

VOW has been performing across the southeast since 2002, playing with bands like Big Daddy Weave and The Newsboys at major music festivals. After releasing the progress ep in early 2004, the band was selected as one of the Cornerstone North Carolina new band contest winners. VOW’s music has also been featured on the Steelroots tv show. Their single, "Let Your Light Shine," has recently charted at #2 on the American Christian Music Journal alternative charts. The band is currently recording with producer Barry Blair, Audio Adrenaline’s original lead guitarist, and will release a full length album in 2005.

VOW is often compared to popular Christian artists such as Caedmon’s Call and Waterdeep, but they definitely have a unique sound of their own. With a distinctive ability to groove, the band blends rock roots with reggae, jazz, and bluegrass influences. VOW hopes to expand their ministry by offering fans unique music with powerful lyrics. Whether playing a major music festival with national artists or leading worship for a handful of believers, VOW offers music that appeals to the masses with content firmly focused on Jesus Christ.


NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
-Cornerstone North Carolina 2004
-Showcased at Midpoint Music Festival
-Showcased at Rock N Ride Festival
-Performed with Audio Adrenaline at Lake Martin Ampitheater
-Gracefest 2003 & 2004 - opened for Derek Webb & Kristy Starling
-Big Spring Jam 2003 – opened for Warren Barfield

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
-"Let Your Light Shine" charted at #2 on the American Christian Music Journal alternative charts
-John Lennon Songwriting Contest finalists for the song "All He Wants"
Cornerstone North Carolina New Band Contest 2nd place Winners
-Christian Music Talent Search Finalists- CMTS (2003)
-Christian Music Talent Search Songwriting Finalist – (2003)

Lyrics

let your light shine

Written By: Brad McConnell

[1st Verse]
Children don’t you know that we’ve got so little time?
Don’t you want to show that you know the Father of Lights?
Push it under a bushel and the light grows dim
But you place it on the table, no-no go out again
Children don’t you know we’ve got so little time?

[Chorus]
So let your light shine among all men
Let your light shine and illumine them

[Repeating Tag]
For the love of Him, for the love of them, for the love of Him

[2nd verse]
Children take my hand and just take a stand for the truth
By our Lord’s command and by His hand push on through
Always ready, rockin’ steady to make a defense
Of the message, such a blessing that it don’t make sense
Children take my hand and just take a stand for the truth

[Chorus]
So let your light shine among all men
Let your light shine and illumine them

[Repeating Tag]
For the love of Him, for the love of them, for the love of Him

all He wants

Written By: Brad McConnell

[1st Verse]
Give me five, yeah it’s time to cheer
We killed religion with a New Wave spear
Tradition of man’s got no place in here
The freedom to move, the freedom to shout
“Relevant” form is our focus now
Does anyone remember what we’re singing about?

[2nd Verse]
Wait just a minute, nothing’s changed
The organ is gone, but its still the same
Just another people giving God the blame
Traded one religion for another boast
Since when does folk music praise God the most?
Orthodoxy’s dead and Truth is a ghost

[Chorus]
When will we learn? All that we are is all He wants
When will we learn to bring a broken heart?
It’s all He wants

[Bridge]
Don’t reject the men who brought you here
Don’t reflect the hatred through the years
Aimed at people rooted in the fear of your God
Don’t connect tradition to distrust
Don’t conform to feelings of disgust
Aim to glorify the God we trust, Amen

Rest

Written By: Brad McConnell

[1st Verse]
Complicated, the way I make it
Your words are fading into the crowd
Of the many voices, all the screams and noises
The din of choices, come drown it out

[Bridge]
Why? All my cries, beating the air
My Adonai, show me You’re there

[Chorus]
I need to feel Your hand
Rest upon my shoulder
Whisper in my ear, “I’m always near.”

I need to know Your love
Rest upon Your promise
Whisper in my ear, “I’m already here.”

[2nd Verse]
Frustrated, I cannot fake it
The faith to make it, I’ve been without
Got a will to seek, but my heart is weak
Yes, I’m a sheep, but I don’t hear a sound

[Bridge]
Why don’t my cries sweeten the air?
My Adonai, now are You there?

[Chorus]
I need to feel Your hand
Rest upon my shoulder
Whisper in my ear, “I’m always near.”

I need to know Your love
Rest upon Your promise
Whisper in my ear, “I’m already here.”

[Tag]
I need Your touch, I need Your love
I know You’re always near (already here)

Discography

VOW - the progress ep - 2004
- "Let Your Light Shine" charted at #2 on the American Christian Music Journal alternative charts
- "All He Wants" and "Glorious" are also receiving national radio airplay

VOW - VOW - 2002
- VOW's song, "teddy bear," has received national radio airplay -

VOW - reformation - 2000

Set List

VOW writes their own music and has a full concert of original material. Their repertoire also includes popular cover songs. VOW is willing to play any percentage of cover songs versus original music.