Breakfast With Rend Collective

When I stumbled upon Rend Collective Experiment’s music video for “Build Your Kingdom Here,” I just sat there staring with my jaw open. It was so quirky. So raw. A breath of fresh air. Watch it here and be prepared to smile. (And yes, that is indeed an instrument that they MADE—using a pie pan. And enjoy the eclectic gypsy theme!) It’s not unusual for me to begin my morning with their Campfire album (which was recorded in their home of Northern Ireland. Around a campfire. On a beach. Doesn't get much better than that!) The album's worshipful mood helps set the tone for the day ahead of me, and I am so thankful for R.C. and their passion for God. Last week a friend invited me to a private R.C. concert at our local radio station this morning. At 7:30am, these four band members treated us to some spunky, meaningful tunes as we enjoyed a yummy breakfast with each other. The studio audience consisted of about 50 of us, but it was streamed live on the radio. The band had incredible, natural energy for that hour of the morning—they weren’t able to luxuriously sip coffee like the rest of us.

Gareth, Ali, Patrick, and Chris, thank you for encouraging our souls this morning. It was great chatting with you guys, and you are ALWAYS welcome back in Lancaster.

EDIT// I'm feeling spontaneous, so if you would like to win Rend Collective's "Campfire" album, enter this random contest: 1) Like my business page on Facebook 2) Leave a blog comment here, telling me your fav Rend Collective song or something of the sort...and include your email address. 3) Like this link on my FB page. I'll choose a random winner Wed evening and send the album via itunes.

RCAshcropblogstompThey're so ridiculously creative that they even turned old luggage into a drum. And the instrument Gareth is playing has a pie pan attached to it...2013-04-15_0002

2013-04-15_0001So much enthusiasm, despite the early morning!


"Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here

We pray"