10 Mar

Blast From The Past

Way, way back in the depths of 2003, theREIGN offered people the opportunity to pre-order their debut album, Sing, in order to raise some funds to assist with the final stages of production. Those who took up the offer were rewarded with a special CD featuring the band recorded live in some of their early concerts. We are now pleased to make some of those recording available to listen to using the onsite music player (which you will find in the sidebar of every page except the Home Page.

A couple of songs, (Thank You and I Love The Rain, will be very familiar even to those who only discovered the band recently, whilst We Are One was a staple of the band’s live show from the very first gig right through to 2010. The other two songs featured hark back to even earlier times.

Behind And Before is a beautiful setting of Psalm 139, sung by Kathryn Cooper and featuring the delicate finger-picking style of Phil Gray, while We Will Follow is a more up-tempo praise and worship song. Both were originally featured on David Cooper’s solo CD, I Will Follow, and have never been recorded by theREIGN elsewhere.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the early days of theREIGN, featuring the band’s original lineup:

David Cooper (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar)
Kathryn Cooper (Piano/Vocals)
John Osbourne (Bass Guitar)
Phil Gray (Acoustic Guitar)
Ivan Carruthers (Drums)
Dave Keegan(Lead Guitar)
Helen Webber (Violin)
Jo Fussey (Vocals)
Debbie Simpson (Vocals)

Every blessing,

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