Monday, June 30, 2014

Music Video Monday: God Is

Welcome Back to our regularly scheduled edition (though a bit late) of Music Video Monday. This is where we share the best and newest Music Videos in CCM.

We start off with a rising star, actually Starr, as in Holly Starr. This is God Is
Next up is Je'kob (aka Je'kob Washington of the Washington Projects). From his upcoming Solo album, which will be out in October, this is I Believe.

And finally, we go to Mali for our final video, as in Mali Music. It's simply Beautiful.
That concludes this edition of Music Video Monday. Until next Monday, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Friday, June 27, 2014

A Classic Replay: D&K

We continue our Classic Replays of Flashback Friday with this post on DeGarmo and Key, which later became affectionately known simply as D&K. They are, with very little argument, the epitome of Classic and Class Act Rock and Roll. The original post is here. Enjoy.

In Our Journey into CCM's past, we now come to one of the bands that I have more than a passing knowledge of. While I knew of Daniel Amos and had listened to plenty of REZ, D&K is one of the bands that I got to experience live on multiple occasions.

Of Course to the newbie a quick translation may be in order. D&K stands for DeGarmo and Key. Eddie DeGarmo & Dana Key were childhood friends with a love of music. The band started in 1972, but it was another six years before they would come out with an album. Though they made their success in the 80's, they were popular enough at the beginning of the decade to make the Jungle Music List.

S: But I did manage to get some DeGarmo & Key This Time Thru.

L: Splendid! This Ain't Hollywood you know. You can't get any decent rock and roll out here. It's a beastly jungle.

In this short exchange two of Degarmo and Key's albums were referenced. Their Debut This Time Thru (1978) and their third release This Ain't Hollywood (1980). The Classic lineup, which existed for most of their existence was Eddie DeGarmo (Keys, Vocals), Dana Key (Guitar, Lead Vocals), Greg Morrow (Drums) and Tommy Cathey (Bass). 1978 Was a good year in Christian Music, with REZ, Servant, D&K all crafting their debuts and Petra in the midst of recording their third album, though Stardom would be three years away for them.

D&K's rise to the top would begin via the most unexpected of sources, at least from a Rock and Roll perspective. Pat Boone. (Kids, ask your grandparents). It was Boone's Lamb and Lion Records which gave the two Memphis kids their big break, and their first four albums were recorded on the label.

Stardom came with Power (actually Power Discs, a label of Benson Music), which released D&K's next seven albums. During this time the band shed their blues/folk/rock style for Arena Synth-Rock. Their second album on Power Discs, Communication (1984) included their most controversial song, Six, Six, Six. Released during one of the Congressional Investigations of Violence and Sex in Popular Music, the music video has the privilege of being, I think, the only Christian Video banned by MTV because, in the original, the Antichrist is engulfed in fire. MTV said they didn't know it was Christian. Anyway the video was edited and allowed to air.

DeGarmo and Key would  record eleven more albums before hanging it up in 1994 with the release of To Extremes. In their free time they even managed to start their own Record Label. You may have heard of it. It's Called ForeFront. While Toby Mac and Abandon are about the only ones currently left on the label, most of the big guns such as Skillet are on the associated Arden Records label. I give you Classic Rock at its finest.

In the Summer of 2011 at the Cornerstone Festival the Jesus Rally brought back reunions of the Legends of Christian Rock. Alas, a D&K reunion was not to be. June 6, 2012 Will mark the 2 Year anniversary of the Heavengoing of Frontman Dana Key at the young age of 56. A reunion will have to wait until the beyond. I close this post with D&K live on their reunion concert in 2007. Eddie, Dana, Greg, and the impeccably dressed Tommy Cathey will always be Rock Solid. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Music Video Monday: Sway With Me

Welcome to an all new edition of Music Video Monday. We always strive to show you the best videos out there, and sometimes we can show you some inventive ones as well.

Take our first video for example +Archers Rise  is a new band which has taken the pop/dance world by storm. It has a pedigree as well, as one of its founding members came out of Falling Up, one of the best Alternative Bands out there. The video for Sway with me was shot on 30+ iPhones.

Next up we have +Uncle Reece, who is billed as Hip Hop, but the album seems pretty straight up R&B to me. This is He Died & He Rose.
And finally we go to Metal. See, we like to mix things up here at +The WENC Night Beat. This is +wolvesatthegateband and Relief.
That does it for this edition of Music Video Monday. Keep it tuned here as we get the #PlatVnyl4 Season completed and keep tabs on 5. Until next time, I am  Awaiting Your Reply.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

#PlatVnyl4: The Nominees - Song of The Year, Part Two

Last time I presented the first six nominees for Song of The Year in this years Platinum Vinyl Awards, known simply as #PlatVnyl4. The songs were listed alphabetically by title, so there is no ranking of the nominees. We come to the final six nominees for the category.

Not For A Moment (After All), +Meredith Andrews 
The One That Got Away, +The Civil Wars 
Prodigal, +The Ember Days 
Skyfall feat Eshon Burgundy, Rekonciled
Unstable, +Anberlin 
That's it for the nominees, folks. Next up the voting, and then the awards. Back to our regular scheduled business. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

#PlatVnyl4: The Nominees - Song of The Year, Part One

This is it, fans, the final #PlatVnyl4 post, at least as far as the nomination process goes. From now on it will be all #PlatVnyl5 material except for Flashback Friday, which I have resurrected. The final category is that of Song of The Year. I usually go for mega anthems in this category, but the big requirement is that it has to be a song that makes you go WOW!. All of them qualify in the second respect, but not all make the first. A bunch of non-anthems in the mix. I have also suspended a lot of judging for this category, so there are a dozen nominees. And the nominees are:

Bombs Away, +Jonathan Thulin (Feat. Charmaine)
Dust to Dust, +The Civil Wars 
Fire and Fury, +skilletband 
Hope Will Rise, +Warr Acres 
Love Restores, +ShineBrightBaby 
Need You Now (How Many Times), Plumb
Considering the number of nominees, I have made a decision to make this a two post segment in order to let people listen and judge. I am considering adding a survey portion to the awards this year and this is one of the categories I am thinking of. Stay tuned for part two. I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Classic Replay: Flashback Friday - Daniel Amos

The following is a Classic Replay of a Flashback Friday Post. I have decided to repost these every Friday in order to give new listeners a primer on the early days of Christian Music. To read the original post, click on the link above.

We continue our journey into CCM history using Servant's Jungle Music skit as our guide. When we began our Journey with Stanley and Livingston we discussed their opening band, The Heavy Metal and Female Fronted Rock Band Resurrection Band (which is commonly known as REZ or REZ Band)

If you didn't read the Tribute to REZ, please, click on the link and check it out. This small 90 second or so is a name dropping treasure trove of CCM History. I will briefly mention that the reference is to Awaiting Your Reply (1978) the band's Major Label Debut on Star Song Records.
S: Dr. Livingston I presume!
L: Why Stanley Ole chap, did you bring those rock and roll tapes that I requested?
S: Yes I did Doctor, I brought some Resurrection Band
L: Capitol! I was Awaiting Your Reply.
We now join the conversation in progress.
S: However, I lost the Daniel Amos in the river. It was a pity.
L: How Alarming.
The band and album referenced this time is Daniel Amos, and more specifically, the album Alarma! (1981) the band's fourth album. Losing Daniel Amos in the river is more than alarming, it is quite the tragedy.

Christian music has always been a tale of two Taylors (and I don't mean Swift). In this case the two are Terry Scott Taylor of Daniel Amos (aka DA) and Clone (or is it Clown?) Prince and Political Skewerer (is that a word?) Steve Taylor. We shall eventually come round to Steve, but we shall stay with Terry Today.

Daniel Amos started out as a Country-Rock group at the Prime of the Jesus Music Era, though they were called Jubal's Last Band at the time. They Changed their name to Daniel Amos and released their eponymous debut in 1976. Yes, that's early but even Petra was earlier. By the time their third album Horrendous Disc (1978) they had seen the light and ditched country, becoming the Father of Alternative Rock (though some would attribute that to The Choir, which came along several years later. By the time Vox Humana came out in 1984, the band had a slight complaint.
I thought by now I'd walk the moon
And ride a car without no tires
And have a robot run the vacuum
And date a girl made out of wires
No thing's don't change that much, do they?
We are still out of touch, by now we should discover
Just how to love each other, like Klattus' robot man
Your looks have killed again
The Song was titled "It's the eighties, where's our rocket packs". Well we didn't get rocket packs yet, at least not commercially available ones, but in the midst of break-ups and reunions, Daniel Amos is amazingly, still together and working on new material. A 2011 planned new album didn't pan out, but there is 2012 to hope for.

I finish this edition of Flashback Friday with Sanctuary from the Cornerstone Jesus Rally. Watch and enjoy. Until Next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

#PlatVnyl4: The Nominees - Artist of The Year

Next up among our nomination announcements, of which the entire list is already up at the nomination page, is that of Artist of The Year. These are the artists or duos, not bands, which stood out above the rest. The seven nominees are:
  • +The Civil Wars Even though they have a band like name, the team of Joy Williams and John Paul White is merely a duo. With two nominated albums now under their belt, and a win for Barton Hollow, the hope is that this isn't a lifetime achievement nomination for a band that has passed on.
  • +Caroline Cobb Big gambles can lead to bigger rewards. The gamble: Writing a song for every book of the Bible. Though the project needed to be scaled down (a 66 song collection would be unfeasible) Caroline takes us on a 12 song through the Bible journey and uses pop, folk and a bit of country in an enjoyable mix.
  • +JJHellermusic If we can be accused of bias here at Night Beat HQ, JJ is one of the reasons. She is consistent in her excellence.
  • Json
  • +Charlie Peacock The Civil Wars producer took some time out to put out a Jazz work that just boggles the imagination. Going down to Mystic indeed.
  • Plumb
  • +Jonathan Thulin 
There are two more to announce. Album and Song of The Year. I am Awaiting Your Reply.

#PlatVnyl4: The Nominees - Album of The Year

We are down to the last two, and we are switching the order in order to be in line with the other awards. We will go album song instead of song album. The nominees for Album of The Year are.

  • The Blood + The Breath: Songs That Tell The Story of Redemption by +Caroline Cobb Smith - When I discovered this album I was skeptical to say the least. Songs based on the Bible? This is gonna be boring. Boy was I wrong. Cobb Mixes it up and uses country, pop, folk, and whatever else comes to mind at the time and pulls it all off seamlessly.
  • The Civil Wars by +The Civil Wars - The Platinum follow up to the Platinum Award Winning Barton Hollow, and quite possibly the duo's swan song. We hope that they aren't the one that got away. I mean, Joy Williams even pulls of a little ditty in French on this album
  • Kings and Queens by Audio Adrenaline - If I was skeptical with Caroline Cobb, what was I here. Kevin Max was not a rocker, he would never be able to be a lead singer for Audio Adrenaline. The band members understood it, and the band was rebuilt from the ground up as an Alternative-Pop band, with stellar results. Unfortunately there seems to be a little tarnish on this nomination as the band members, in the midst of a great experiment, ditched Kevin to become a worship band, a move destined to plunge the name Audio Adrenaline into obscurity.
  • Old Soul by Wayne Haun - Can a cover album be perfect. I think so. Knowing that Haun works with Southern Gospel made me extremely reluctant to even hear this album, but I did take a chance and was rewarded with some sweet jazz. Definitely on the Clean Secular list of things, but hey, so is The Civil Wars.
  • Patterns by +Cloverton Music Now if this is what Audio
    Adrenaline is aiming at, they should just give it up. Cloverton makes vertical music, almost worship music, and keeps an alternative edge while doing it.
  • Rise by +skilletband The band, for its long awaited follow up to Awake, decides to do a concept album about the evil of society, and pulls it off. Jen Ledger even steps into a co-lead at times on the album. About the only thing I can say about Skillet that is bad is Korey has got to go back to being a Brunette. That new look of hers is not flattering.
  • Still Believe by Kim Walker Smith Live albums typically sound flat and worship albums sound polished like they're done in a studio. So a live worship album. What should have been blah became instead wow, and songs like Spirit Break out transport you to the throne of God. A rare Perfect Worship Album
Those are the Album of The Year Nominees. The Song of The Year nominees are all that is left. Of Course you can still see all the nominees on the nomination page. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

#PlatVnyl4: The Nominees - New Artist of The Year

I promised these posts and I am finally getting around to it. Things have been pretty interesting around here. You know, as in, "may you live in interesting times". I think that is a curse. We are going to do the big four, as far as I am considered. We begin with the nominees for New Artist of The Year. And the nominees are:

  • Julie Elias
  • +Everfound The Ordnorolov Brothers, though residing in Colorado, emigrated from Russia with their parents. Their nomination makes the farthest East the Night Beat family stretches.
  • +Farah Loux  These Kiwis (New Zealand) are the latest addition to The Commonwealth of CCM. There are barely any Flaws with their newest release, which in the tradition of fellow commonwealth member IONA, is filled with non-traditional rock instruments such as a harp.
  • +ShineBrightBaby The latest discovery by the Tooth and Nail empire, the Orville, OH band really knows how to jam, and songs like Love Endures and Made to Glow will not be forgotten very soon.
  • +Jenny Simmons The former Addison Road frontwoman makes a strong debut as a solo artist.
  • +We As Human Being discovered by John Cooper of Skillet is a strong point in this bands favor, and while they are not technically new (having formed in 2006 and released 2 EPs and 2 full length albums), their current eponymous release marks their Major Label Debut with Atlantic Records, all of the previous releases were Independent).
  • +WHOSOEVER SOUTH The most unique rap/hip hop band out there. They blend the hip hop with Bluegrass instead of the traditional dance. I don't believe that anyone will be attempting to imitate them anytime soon. They are truly in a class by themselves.
That concludes the nominees. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Music Video Monday: Get Your Feet Up Off The Floor

Welcome back to our regularly scheduled edition of Music Video Monday. We've been mixing things up here as new videos become available, so let's keep things moving. New to The Night Beat is +Fight The Fade. I've recently found out about this band, though they recently released their second album, entitled Second Horizon. It's a powerful band, and it reminds me a lot of  Red. This is the lyric video for Rise.
Another new to The Night Beat band is +Relentless Flood. They released The Time is Now back on May 27, but things fall through the cracks once in a while. They are also on their Sophomore release. Even so, I heard it and wow. Even though fan ratings are notoriously over hyped, I have to agree with the 5 Emeralds that got handed out like candy. Their first music video ever knocks it out of the park as well. This is Come Home.

Finally, we continue in the rock/metal mode. +Memphis May Fire came out with Unconditional back in March, and this is the music video for No Ordinary Love. I love the clean vocals on this band.

That does it for this edition of Music Video Monday. We will return next week with a new bunch of videos. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Classic Replay: Flashback Friday - Rez

In my continuing pursuit of audio excellence here at The Night Beat, I am introducing a few regular "columns" to my Blog. The first one to appear will be known as Flashback Friday and will bring my loyal readers up to speed on the "Pioneers" of "Founders" of the Christian Contemporary Music industry. For a quick cliff-notes on the Jesus Music/Early CCM era a great source is the Skit at the end of Servants Jungle Music

S: Dr. Livingston I presume!
L: Why Stanly Ole chap, did you bring those rock and roll tapes that I requested?
S: Yes I did Doctor, I brought some Resurrection Band
L: Capitol! I was Awaiting Your Reply.
S: However, I lost the Daniel Amos in the river. It was a pity.
L: How Alarming.
S: But I did manage to get some DeGarmo & Key This Time Thru.
L: Splendid! This Ain't Hollywood you know. You can't get any decent rock and roll out here. It's a beastly jungle. I say, how's your old colleague Barnabas?
S: Oh, you know Barnabas. Never Say Die type that. I left him in Egypt studying Petra glyphs.
L: Jolly good. Jolly good.
S: I say, do you fancy Fireworks?
L: Why they're strictly forbidden. It Shatters the Darkness. One shot and the animals go quite crackers. The rockets red glare and all that.
S: Steady on. Steady on old boy. I think what you need is a little bit of Sweet Comfort.
L: Bless you Stanley! Why, I drink it all the time. Hold on Tight. You get the
glasses and I'll be Breaking the Ice!
S: No, no, Doctor. You've got it all wrong. Oh well. Now then, I also brought you some Servant.
L: Oh what a stroke of luck! Why two of my servants ran away last week. Larry and Normanly. They ran into the Shallow Water and the crocks got them. Poor blighters. Well, I suppose they're In Another Land now?
Of course referenced in this short bit are Resurrection Band, Daniel Amos, DeGarmo & Key, Barnabas, Petra, Fireworks, Sweet Comfort Band, Servant and Larry Norman. There is no better place to Begin than at the end. At the end of every post I sign off with Awaiting Your Reply. Which is the title of the "Debut" release by Chicago, IL Pioneers of Christian Metal Resurrection Band, aka REZ. One of Two Commune Based Bands (The other being Grant's Pass Oregon Based Servant which will be covered in another post.) The Core of REZ from the start has been the Husband-Wife Team of Glenn (Vocals, Guitar)  & Wendi Kaiser (Vocals). Wendi Was the Headbanger of the Duo and Glenn gave the band a Blues twinged sound. After the Band broke up Glenn released several blues albums. Stu Heiss (Guitar, Keyboard) and John Herrin (drums) were the other "rocks" of REZ, during their 28 year run (1972-2000) they went through 3 Bass Players. Pretty good considering how some of the bands of today burn through members.

With two Indie Cassettes under their belt (1974's Music to Raise the Dead & All Your Life) the band was ready for the big time and released Awaiting Your Reply in 1978. Once the Industry recovered from their faint (It wasn't exactly Nancy Honeytree or The Imperials) came the second punch. This band wasn't exactly content to do Jesus, Jesus, Wo, Wo, Wo songs. They Took on Lying (Ananias and Sapphira) but soon turned their attention to Apartheid (Afrikaans on Rainbows end 1979) Abortion (Benny & Sue on Colours 1980). A Picture (with Sound) says a million words. Here is Love Comes Down as part of their XX Years Video.
Even from before their beginning REZ was more than just a band. Cornerstone Magazine started back in 1971, before the band even started, and had a long run, finally going out of print in 2003. By the time I got it, though, the love for the "Least of These" led them to unashamed support of the fictional Palestinian crisis. It was the only magazine in my remembrance that I asked to be removed from the mailing list.

One place they did shine, however, was in Music. The Cornerstone Festival began in 1984 and has been a 4th of July Staple ever since. Coming as they have from the hard Rock/Metal background, the festival (known as C-Stone) has been a launching pad and a welcome venue for acts like Red, The Devil Wears Prada and others who would hardly be invited at other more enlightened festivals. This Summer at C-Stone, which was the 30th Anniversary of Jesus Making the Cover of Time, they had a Jesus Rally that was attended by REZ, Daniel Amos, Servant, Petra, Randy Stonehill and others. I am still hoping that some of these legends, other than Classic Petra, restart touring and recording.

I have a second bonus for you. This is the full set from the Jesus Rally. Enjoy.

That concludes my first Flashback Friday. I'll see you next Friday with another walk down CCM's History. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Music Video Monday: Nothing I Can't Do

Welcome back everyone, to our regularly scheduled edition of Music Video Monday. We have some all new videos up today, and we begin with +TedashiiVEVO . A little different, this doesn't feature the artist, yet it isn't a lyric video. This is a Dance Video for Nothing I Can't Do.

Next up we have another departure from the norm. This is an electronic press kit from one of the greatest and most original bands of our time, +AnnieMosesBandVEVO and Rhapsody in Bluegrass.

And finally, we can even set records here. KJ-52 recently made the Guinness book of world records. The longest freestyle rap. Didn't know there was a category for that, but a Christian Artist holds it. It's over an hour long.

That does it for this unusual Music Video Monday. We will be a bit more traditional next week. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

MVM Special Edition: Video of The Year

The final video category is upon us. Video of The Year. The five nominees in this category were deemed to be the best of all the videos in the pool, regardless of genre. These are the creme de la creme. (A little French culture for y'all). And the nominees are.

Bombs Away, +Jonathan Thulin 
I Don't Deserve You, +Paul van Dyk feat Plumb
K.I.D.S., +Farah Loux 
Unstable, +Anberlin 
Waiting Alone, +SHINY TOY GUNS 
Like I said, the creme de la creme. Watching these gave you a certain WOW. And in some cases creeped you out. You can check all the nominees at the nomination page. I will do  more posts for the New Artist, Artist, Song and Album of The Year. And then we shall be done until the awards. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply

Friday, June 6, 2014

MVM Special Edition: Video by A New Artist

Video by A New Artist. There is some wiggle room with this category as to "new" but not much. Sometimes they are debut, sometimes major label debut, and sometimes it's just that I just now heard of them. And isn't that all that really matters? Anyway we picked the five best videos by some of the up and comers. And the nominees are.

Beautiful Love, +ShineBrightBaby 
God of the Impossible, +Everfound 
He is With Us, +LoveAndTheOutcome 
K.I.D.S., +Farah Loux 
I hope you enjoy watching these nominees as much as I did while making the picks. I encourage you to vote for your favorite in the comments. Video of The Year is next. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

MVM Special Edition: Video By A Female Artist

Next up is Video by A Female Artist. Once again we have five nominated videos, which distinguishes this category from the album and song awards, where we try to have seven nominees per category. The reason for this is the blog. Seven videos is a long scrolling experience. Five is pushing it, but under that seems like a waste. The nominees are:

Battery, V.Rose

Gold, +Britt NicoleGOLD 

I Don't Deserve You, Paul Van Dyk feat Plumb

Loved, +JJHellermusic 

Wanted, +daramaclean 

Those are the nominees. Watch, enjoy, and vote in the comments. I encourage your votes to help me pick the winners.  Next up is Video by A New Artist. The young Turks get to shine. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Emerald Rating System Revealed

I'm going to let all of you in on a secret. Actually it's not much of a secret if you've been out of school for a while. Otherwise, it may be. It is the methodology behind the patented WENC Night Beat Emerald Rating system.

When I was in elementary and high schools back in the stone age, grading was a simple matter. It was a 100 point scale. It was looked something like this:

  • F:       0-59 Points    (0-2.99 Emeralds)
  • D- : 60 -64 Points    (3 Emeralds)
  • D :   65- 66 Points    (3.25 Emeralds)
  • D+: 67 - 69 Points   
  • C-  : 70- 73                 (3.50 Emeralds)
  • C    : 74-76                 (3.75 Emeralds)
  • C+ : 77-79 Points     
  • B-  : 80-83 Points   (4.00 Emeralds)
  • B    : 84-86 Points    (4.25 Emeralds)
  • B+ : 87-89 Points    
  • A- :  90-93 Points   (4.50 Emeralds)
  • A   :  94-96 Points   ( 4.75 Emeralds)
  • A+: 97-100 Points  ( 5.00 Emeralds)
Now most of the releases that Miss the Mark and don't get included in the Platinum Vinyl Pool are in the 3.50-3.75 Emerald Range. That's a C- to C Range. There were a lot of courses that I was thrilled to make that.

A Solid B- (4 Emeralds = 80) gets you into the pool, though in all reality most genres wind up with a minimum bar of 4.50 Emeralds and in some cases 4.75 Emeralds. That's A- to A. That doesn't guarantee an award, just a nomination.

One final thing. A Perfect 5 Emeralds doesn't mean, at least with the genre based categories, that it is a flawless album, just flawless for the particular genre that it belongs to. The rules in that are very fluid (a perfect Gospel album would not be the same as a perfect Dance album). Now for Album of The Year, yes, 5 means flawless.

I hope this might clear up any confusion you may have had regarding what my rating system entailed. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your reply.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MVM Special Edition: Video By A Male Artist

The nominees are all in for this years Platinum Vinyl Awards. If You want to go to the head of the line, you are free to jump over to the nomination page and check out the list. We will be announcing here the general field based video nominees, and the first one is Video by a Male Artist. The five nominees are:

Bombs Away, +Jonathan Thulin 
Love Does, +Brandon Heath 
Pharaoh feat Tragic Hero, +Dre Murray 
Reckless, +JeremyCampVEVO 
Sing of Your Glory, +BeboNormanVEVO 
Watch the videos, and right now, I encourage you to vote your choice in the comments. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Music Video Monday: When The Crazy Kicks In I Need You Now

It's ladies night here at the +The WENC Night Beat. I've finally gotten clearance to share some videos I've been itching to for a few weeks now. We're all supposed to be concerned about things spiritual in the CCM world, but it is an undeniable fact that we have some smoking hot ladies at the forefront of the industry, and that is a very good thing.

We begin with an artist I have followed since the beginning. Tiffany Arbuckle, now Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (no, she isn't related to Jon). She goes by the stage name Plumb. This is Need You Now.
Next up is another lovely lady, Francesca Battistelli. Musically speaking I've gone hot and cold with her, as sometimes she can get a bit too country sounding for me. She went all pop in her latest release. This is When The Crazy Kicks In

Finally, a few guys. The night beat presents Cor Captis. This is the video for Heart Capture off their debut EP, which you can get for free on NoiseTrade.

That does it for this edition of Music Video Monday. Hopefully some other videos will soon be freed up. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.