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SisterBrother

SisterBrother is made up of co-writers Suzanna Espamer and Nathan Horst. After playing music together for a couple of years and both being singer/songwriters, Nathan came up with the idea to put their creativity together instead of doing a solo album. That's when the journey began! Recording was about a year long process all taking place in Harrisburg, PA, at Nathan's very own Attic Recording Studio, and the debut album was released April 1, 2011. The album carries the theme of the Gospel, Christ's finished work, and what He's accomplished for us. Nathan and Suzanna produced the album with the help of outside producer Brandon Hampton of Brand On Productions.

Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright has shared the stage in concert ministry with Michael W. Smith, Lincoln Brewster, Jared Anderson, Newsboys, Chris Rice, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Michael Gungor, Andrew Peterson, and many others. Christopher’s songs, voice and guitar can be heard on his own indie projects as well as on major label recordings by Integrity Music, Maranatha! Music, CFNI Music, and Sovereign Grace Music.

As a father of five, who lost a baby daughter prematurely (in utero) and her severely disabled twin sister 15 years later, Christopher has lived what he sings about. His joy is to help people find the Hope that found him (2 Cor 1:3-4).

In worship ministry, Christopher has served as a Pastor of Worship in local church ministry for more than nine years and as a "lead worshiper" to the larger body of Christ for fifteen.

Brothers McClurg

From a legacy that now spans three generations of music and ministry comes the band Brothers McClurg. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship. Until recently, this six-piece band of worshippers from western New York were known as Relevant Worship, the name of their community-wide ministry. With their recent signing to Integrity Music, the band decided to embrace their musical heritage by taking the name Brothers McClurg, which was the name of a rock band formerly fronted by the Hoisingtons. The name also pays homage to Anthony and Chris’ greatest influence, their maternal grandfather Pastor Bill McClurg, who led the southern gospel group The McClurg Family Singers. “We see it as a way of continuing the legacy

and ministry while giving it a fresh vision,” says Chris. Hailing from Buffalo, the band has been

working to bring a bit of warmth and hope to an area known for its frigid winters and depressed economy. Their mission is to carry Jesus’ message of life, hope and forgiveness to a city that has been told for years that it is dead, hopeless and forgotten. The Brothers want to love their community through prayer and acts of service, blessing the Church and uniting the body of Christ in worship. Beginning with the Buffalo area, their goal is to break down denominational barriers, starting with themselves as each band member comes from a different church tradition.

“We want to spur one another on, lifting up the name of Christ inside the church, as well as in the streets,” adds Anthony. “Our goal is to rally the church to action, loving one another and also loving the 'unlovely’ and replicating this passion in every city and community we encounter.” Joining Chris and Anthony are Matt Poulsen (guitar), Dan Swain (bass), Justin Michau (guitar) and Peter Bordin (drums). That is not to say, that on occasion you will not see their sound technician Karl Maciag filling in on lead guitar or their friend Ed Chilungu on keys. Chris explains, “Brothers McClurg is a traveling version of your church’s worship team, with many players and faces each adding to what God is doing in times of worship.” Brothers McClurg will take their alt-rock, folk-influenced worship music

well beyond the northeast with Alive, a digital EP releasing through Integrity Music in August (2011).

Brad&Rebekah

Husband and wife worship leaders, Brad & Rebekah have been leading worship together since 2003. They travel within the US and abroad leading worship and teaching on worship. They met while both attending North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. Brad’s all boy worship team had wanted to lead a song that required a female lead... Rebekah walked by the dinner table at that moment and the consensus was unanimous that Rebekah should would be perfect. The rest is history.

Seven21

is the youth worship team from SALT youth ministry based out of Trinity Assembly of God in Lanham Maryland. The mission of Seven21 is to help students and young adults DO MORE for Christ, providing an avenue where they can express their love for Christ through music.

The worship team is led by Rev. James Boyce II, a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College. He has been in youth and music ministry for the past 18 years. His desire is to lead people into worship, and to connect with God.

The worship team is very diverse in culture with many nations represented. Fueled with this generations heart for worship, Seven21 desires to allow God to move through their music and touch lives.

Steve Bridgeman

It is difficult to neatly categorize guitarist Steve Bridgeman's music. The listener can find a good bit of jazz influence, sprinkled with country, folk, bluegrass, classic rock, classical, and fingerstyle acoustic. Some of his influences include Pat Metheny, Phil Keaggy, and Chet Atkins. One thing Steve knows is that music is a gift from God and he is grateful to participate in it and desires for his music to bring healing, laughter, moments of reflection, or just the soundtrack to a good conversation! He has been a member of Rainchildren, Steven Courtney band, the drama team Peculiar People out of Franklin, TN and currently is a member of Christopher Wright's band.

Al Alberici

Al Alberici is the Worship Pastor at Living Rock Bible Church in Elverson, PA. He believes that the best motivator to lead others to sing is to magnify the greatness of God. Since the early 1990s God has allowed Al to use music to minister to others. He has also been involved in evangelical outreaches and has been amazed to witness renewed and changed lives. Al enjoys sharing original songs that were birthed out of his private worship time with God. Al's style ranges from contemplative worship to Christian rock. Al's most recent CD, "Relax-n-Renew" is a biblically based relaxation CD that can be previewed on iTunes or Amazon. He has future plans to record a praise and worship CD, Lord willing.