I was blown away by Rend Collective

Have you ever have one of those days that blow you away?

A moment that you never expected that makes your heart beat that little faster.

I had one of those amazing experiences Sunday night.

I was advocating for Compassion UK at a Rend Collective tour date.

Now I knew I was going to have a good night as I love volunteering with Compassion but I never expected to be completely blown away by some amazing music and fantastic worship.

The evening started with the artist  Ben Cantelon  to be honest I knew off him a little but hadn’t really heard much of his music but I have to say he was pretty incredible. He stirred up your heart in a way that you could sense the of the whole atmosphere of the church  change.


Then Rend Collective took to the stage and WOW the place just lit up. Never have I seen such energy in a performance, in the music.

There was no fancy lights, no big instruments it was raw incredible talent being shown all to bring glory to God.

Their music was so fresh that I was just blown away.



“Rend Collective Experiment is an eclectic collective of multi-instrumentalists from the North of Ireland. An inherent desire for something spiritually substantive in our increasingly artificial world is exactly what brought the movement of friends together. United by a common purpose, these twenty-somethings began exploring the intersection between God, life and community.”

The night was the final one of their Campfire tour and my goodness they were incredible. Yes I am gushing as they simply gave me an incredible high and called me closer to God than I have been in a while.


Yet it wasn’t just the music that stirred my heart as the members of the band spoke about the need for us to remove ourselves from the artificial and connect with the real. That to be the church that Jesus calls us to be doesn’t just require us  just to attend a building every Sunday but to live as the light.

So many of us attend our weekly service and thats great, but we should never leave church the way we came in.

I needed to hear these words, I needed so badly to feel this worship. I’m not having a crisis of faith just feeling lost about church.

Worship doesn’t have to happen in a church on a sunday, we can worship God in our homes, in our schools, in our play, around a campfire.

Faith isn’t a thinking its a doing.

If you have never heard of Rend Collective I cannot urge you enough to go check them out and Ben Cantelon too.

Their music is different, their music is raw, their music is soul refreshing.

Enjoy, I certainly did.



Review – Pop Party 10


We are a family of music lovers and you can guarantee that at any time you will hear music coming from one room in our house.

Our tastes vary from Victoria Justice to Guns N Roses.

So when we were asked if if we fancied reviewing Pop party 10 I jumped at the chance.

Pop party CDs have been a successful compilation for a while now due to its up to date variety of tunes.

Pop party 10 offers you Carly Rae Jepson alongside Katy Perry. Maroon 5 along side Justin Bieber.

When i agreed to review this cd i was only expecting it to be a hit with my 11 year old but due to the variety I found my 15 and 16 year olds singing along.

For me it’s real value had been in the car it has stopped at the constant arguing over the radio station for at least one journey and as a mom that is such value for money.

The added bonus from Pop party 10 must be from the included DVD. My 11 year old has loved watching the music videos and dancing around the living room to it.

If I had one complaint about this cd it has to be the fact that the first song was PSY – Gangman style. I really cannot stand this song but my daughters along with the rest of the country seem to love it.

So seriously if you are searching for a great stocking filler for your kids I would certainly recommend Pop Party 10, it is fun full of annoyingly upbeat catchy songs.

If you don’t believe me here’s what my 11 year old had to say about the cd.

POP PARTY 10 is a great cd plus DVD it has great songs really fun songs and great music videos.

It really gets you jumping up and down and it has a funky front cover

The CD is really fun and features famous pop stars like Justin Bieber, Olly Murs and Tulisa and lots more.

If I hadn’t got it now I would of asked my mom for it.

It’s a great cd with really good clear sound and great vision on DVD .

It is completely a fantastic CD and DVD you should buy it as soon as you can.

Also it has lyrics to most of the songs on the booklet and it tells you which of the song videos are in the DVD for you to watch.

I would recommend it to any child or even adult. Completely amazing no problems about anything.

Brodie xxx