Terry Van Veen

Terry Van Veen

Terry has been with 96.3 Shine FM in Grande Prairie since November of 2008. Terry's radio journey began in mainstream radio in the late 80's. He's been 'up and down the dial' having worked easy listening, pop and country formats before God called him to Christian radio in the fall of '98.

Terry met his partner for life while working radio in BC's Southwest Interior. He and Donna were married in Vancouver and started a family a few years later. The Van Veen household is a busy place with two growing boys.

Terry is a guitar enthusiast having spent a number of years playing on a variety of church worship teams. He also loves Canada's favourite pastime - hockey.

End your weekdays with Terry and the best in Today's Christian Music, the Power Verse, afternoon devotional along with news and weather on 96.3 Shine FM in Grande Prairie, AB.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:00

Matt Maher

Matt Maher was born in St.John's, Newfoundland and took piano lessons as a kid. He was in a number of choirs and school bands growing up. He was even a part of a garage band with some friends in high school. But during his high school years he stopped going to church and says music became his religion.

In 1995, his parents were divorced and he decided to follow his mother to Arizona. He had a cousin there who started taking him to a local church youth group. He later joined the worship team. Meanwhile he started to work on his music degree at Arizona State University, studying Jazz Piano.

After a few years Matt Maher moved to St. Timothy Catholic Parish in Mesa, Arizona. There songwriter Tom Booth took him under his wing. They worked with a number of artists in that church including Kathy Troccoli and Rich Mullins. After graduating Matt Maher took a full time job at the church. He was enthralled by modern worship and began writing his own worship songs. He would play them at Sunday evening services. He also played for a number of annual youth conferences.

In 2001 Matt Maher produced an independent album called The End and The Beginning. His next indie project was Welcome to Life in 2003. It including the song Your Grace is Enough. At a youth conference that year, Matt Maher met Chris Tomlin. Tomlin's band was asked to play backup for Maher. Chris Tomlin liked the song Your Grace is Enough and recorded it for his 2004 album Arriving.

 

In 2005 Matt Maher began touring and signed a publishing deal with EMI. He still produced his next album, Overflow, independently in 2006. In the spring of 2007, Matt Maher signed a record deal with Essential Records. His new album Empty and Beautiful was released on April 8, 2008. His re-recording of Your Grace is Enough was a cross between his original recording and Chris Tomlin's version.

 

That year he played in front of thousands of people for the U.S. visit of Pope Banedict XVI. A few months later he realeased an album called Alive Again (2009).

 

Matt Maher's latest album The Love In Between was released in 2011.

 

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:52

Dan Macaulay

Canadian born, and winner of Canada’s 2007 Shai Awards for “Worship Album of the Year” and “Male Soloist of the Year”.

Hanging out somewhere between the sounds of Michael W Smith and Jason Upton; Dan balances an engaging, infectious style with the leading of a pastor’s heart; effectively straddling accessible pop and passionate abandon. 

Having shared the stage in the last 4 years with the likes of Avalon, Kevin Max, 

Paul Coleman, Darrell Evans and Brian Doerksen, Dan is no stranger to the road. But with a heart for the local church, and as a worship pastor at his home church in Greenwich CT, USA, Dan endeavors to keep his ministry grounded and relevant; focused on serving pastors and worshippers. This is also the heart behind Dan’s weekly blog “Worship at Home & on the Road” www.danmacaulay.blogspot.com. 

Written with the church in mind, several of Dan’s original songs, already sung widely, have been re-recorded by other artists who have recognized the rare pairing of congregation-friendly accessibility and uncommon depth. Most recently, Dan’s song ‘Win With Love” from “The Listening EP” was chosen by Worship Leader Magazine’s Song DISCovery® program to be included in their March/April release as a resource to their subscription base of 40,000 church worship leaders around North America. 

The Listening EP received two 2009 GMA Canada Covenant Award nominations for Pop Contemporary Song of the Year for "Listening", and Worship Song of the Year for "Amazing".

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:50

Luke Langman

Music has been Luke’s focus in recent years beginning with a CD he recorded in his own home called ‘My Song and My Salvation’ which was released December 9, 2006.  He received airplay on “The Great I Am”, a worship tune on his local Christian station. This was followed by a five song EP recorded and produced by Jeff Wardell called ‘Change The World’, released May 5, 2007.  All five songs from the EP received airplay in Canada, and the single, ‘Change The World’, charted at #8 in September 2007.

His latest offering, a full length album produced by Andrew Horrocks called ‘Over The Sun’, which was released June 28, 2008.  The album drew him a nomination for “Rock Album of the Year” at the 2008 CGMA Covenant Awards and he has received airplay across Canada from four singles “How Great Are You Lord”, “Rain From Heaven”, “Stand” and “Over The Sun”.

Luke Langman and his wife Heidi have two young children, Abbie and Caleb.  He lives and works on his family dairy farm in central Ontario.  Luke leads worship at Faith Evangelical Missionary Church in Wasaga Beach.  He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and met his wife while they were doing development work in 2000 with World Vision in Honduras.

He plays local shows and has lead worship at Muskoka Bible Conference, in Muskoka.

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:40

Racheal Lampa

Rachael Lampa was born in Ann-Arbour Michigan in 1985 and started singing right away. By the age of 4 she was already perfecting harmonies. Her talent was first showcased, on The Jenny Jones Show at the age of 12. It was part of the Young Talent Search. Around the same time she also competed in the World Championship of Entertainment and placed 2nd. Her big break came when she was only 14. She was attending a music confrance in Colorado when the singer at a cafe didn't show up. Rachael Lampa filled in. In the audience was a producer from Word Records, and she was soon signed by the label. In the year 2000 at the age of just 15, Rachael Lampa's debut album Live For You was released. It was a smash hit. She won a Dove award for the song Blessed, she appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and began touring with Stacy Oricco who was also a teen when she debuted that year. They have been best friends ever since. In 2002 she was featured on the soundtrack to the Mandy Moore movie A Walk To Remember. Her second studio album, Kaleidoscope, come out the same year. That was followed by a remix album called Blur.

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In 2004 she released her latest full length album simply called Rachael Lampa. She took a bit more control on this album, with the role of executive producer. She also didn't let anyone write for her. She wrote every song by herself, or collaborating with a co-writer. The result was a unique and diverse style. In 2005 she left Word Records, although they did release a Best of album without her. Meanwhile she appeared on a compilation album called The Message.

Racheal Lampa is still touring, writing and recording, despite the fact the she remains unsigned. You can listen to some of the songs on myspace. She made her acting debut in the movie Hidden Secrets.

In 2010 she released her first extended play called Human. She is currently recording a new album to be released fall 2011.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:38

Kutless

Kutless is a band from Portland, Oregon. Lead singer Jon Micah Sumrall, guitarists James Mead and Ryan Shrout (also singing backup), bassist Kyle Zeigler, and drummer Kyle Mitchell.

They started out as a worship band named Call Box. They changed their name to "Kutless" before releasing an independent three song EP. They were signed by BEC Recording and their self titled debut album was released in 2002.  The song "Run" would go on to be the longest charting song in the history of the R&R Top 40. The album was also followed by a Kutless DVD the same year.

Their followup album, Sea of Faces was released in 2004.  The next year, they released a worship album called Strong Tower. But before the album was even released thier bassist and drummer left the band and to start a label. Verbatim Records.  Around that same time another Christian rock band, Seven Places, had broken up. Bassist Dave Luetkenhoelter and drummer Jeffrey Gilbert joined Kutless. Thier first album with the band was Hearts of the Innocent in 2006.  They also released a live album that year called Live From Portland. In 2007, guitarist Ryan Shrout decided to leave Kutless, after his daughter was diagnosed with a rare eye disease.  He was replaced by Nick De Partee.  Kutless's album To Know That You're Alive was released in 2008.

Their latest album, It Is Well, was released in 2009.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:37

Keith Kitchen

In 1994 Keith made a decision that would radically alter the direction of his life.“I never grew up in the Church. When I was sixteen, I made a decision to follow Christ, and I’ve never looked back. Everything just came alive! But, there was so much to take in. So much new information, and so many questions to wrestle with. It was after I became a Christ follower that I started writing. I guess it was my way of trying to make sense of it all.”

While attending Canadian Bible College, Keith came into his own as a songwriter. He soon gained a following while playing at conferences and coffee shops during his college years.

Shortly after graduation Keith spent a year living in Germany, before coming home to a life of full time ministry.

As a gifted songwriter and communicator, Keith’s passion is to artfully combine deep biblical truth with moving tapestries of music.

Last summer Keith recorded his first full-production album in Surrey BC, where he worked with some of the best musicians in Vancouver, and with three great producers; Jonathan Anderson, Roy Salmond & Carolyn Arends.

“Broomtree” is a deeply personal album that carries the listener from spiritual disorientation to a renewed sense of God’s goodness and faithfulness.

An ordained minister by the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada, Keith lives in Swift Current, SK, with his wife and two children.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:36

Mat Kearney

Mat Kearney was born in Eugene, Oregon and spent many Sundays growing up, listening to a variety of music with his dad. After graduating from high school, he attended California State University. He was an English major who loved writing. He picked up a guitar and started writing songs for other people before even thinking of playing it himself. In the summer between his junior and senior year, that Mat Kearney offered to drive a friend across the country and help him move. He ended up staying in Nashville and recording his music. In 2004 Mat Kearney released his first album Bullet through InPop records.

He soon signed with Columbia records and his first album on a major label Nothing Left To Lose was released in 2006. He spent a great deal of time on the road, playing Madison Square Garden as part of VH1's You Oughta Know tour, and opening up for a number of bands including John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, and The Fray. He also appeared on talk shows like Letterman. Plus at least four different cuts from that album were heard television shows like Scrubs, Catch and Release, and Grey's Anatomy. Mat Kearney's latest album is called City of Black & White (2009).

He married his wife Annie, on June 5, 2010. The song "Hey Mama", which will be featured on his upcoming album, Young Love, is about the first time he met his wife.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:33

Kari Jobe

Was born and raised in Texas. Though she has been singing since she was 3 years old, her musical career didn’t really start until after she finished her education. She attended Oral Roberts University, Christ for the Nations Institute and Dallas Baptist University where she graduated with a degree in pastoral studies and psychology.

She then took a position at Gateway Church as one of the worship leaders. The church band released an album on Integrity Records in 2003 called Unsearchable. That was followed by Masterpiece the same year. Gateway worship returned in 2006 with Drawing Closer and the live album Living For You, then The Battle in 2007. Her songs stood out and were put together for a special compilation album called simply Kari Jobe.

She continued to lead worship as this church of about 200 members grew to over 20,000 members. In 2007 Kari Jobe released a solo Christmas album called Bethlehem.  In 2008 Gateway Worship’s live album Wake Up The World debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Christian Music Chart.

She then signed a record deal as a solo artist with Integrity Music and in 2009 she released a self titled album which would go on to hit #1 on iTunes Christian Music Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Christian Music Chart.  She also released a version of that album in Spanish called Le Canto and won two Dove awards that year.

In 2011 Kari Jobe signed with Sparrow Records and released Where I Find You (2012). Kari Jobe continues to lead worship at Gateway Church and has contributed to eight more of their albums in that time.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:31

Jars of Clay

Vocalist Dan Haseltine met Lead guitarist Steven Mason at in Greenville College in Illinois. The two friends wrote a few songs for school projects. Along with fellow schoolmate Charlie Lowell on keys they formed the band The Jars of Clay, a name that comes from 2 Corinthians 4:7 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." One final schoolmate Matt Bronleewe joined. They wrote a number of songs together, and in 1994 they won a nation-wide Gospel Music Association contest. Following this success Dan Haseltine, Steven Mason and Charlie Lowell dropped out of school go follow their music career full time. Matt Bronleewe left the band to stay in school and finish his degree, although he was credited for songwriting when the band signed with Essential records. Matt Odmark took his place on rhythm guitar. The band has no drummer or bassist, they get guests to fill in the gap on tour. 

The Jars of Clay's self-titled debut album was released in 1995. The album went multi-platinum and the single Flood flew up, not only the Christian charts, but mainstream radio chats as well. In 1997 their second album Much Afraid was released. It won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Gospel Album of the year. They also won a Grammy for their next album If I Left The Zoo, which was released in 1999. Along with this album was a special live online promotional album called Front Yard Luge. It featured covers from bands like Petra and the Beach Boys.  

  In 2001 honorary degrees from Greenville College where given to the members of Jars of Clay, including Matt Odmark, who didn't even go to Greenville. In 2002 the received a their third consecutive Grammy Award for the album The Eleventh Hour. In 2003 they released re-recordings of their best songs in a double disk album called Furthermore. The first disk "From Studio" featured acousic versions and the second disk "To Stage" was a live concert, which was later released on DVD. Later that year they released an all new album called Who We Are Instead. Their next album Redemption Songs was released in 2005 and featured old hymns with new music. In 2005 they were featured on the Chronicles on Narnia Soundtrack (Waiting for the World to Fall). In 2006 the Jars of Clay changed their style a bit and released their first rock album Good Monsters, which was followed by a live album called Live Monsters. They also released two greatest hits albums before their next studio album Grey Matter in 2007. That was their last album on Essential Records.  

 They formed their own label called Grey Matter on which they released a seasonal album called Christmas Songs later that year. In 2009 the released their tenth album called the long fall back to Earth. The Jars of Clay's latest album is called The Shelter (2010).

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:30

Junkyard Poets

Junkyard Poets are a six piece industrial percussive driven rock band from Sherwood Park, AB, Canada. Featuring the award winning songwriting talents of Jared Salte and Peter Mol, this indie sextuplet is generating a buzz like no other.

They are an indie band. And the great thing about being independent is that stylistically you can go anywhere without mass industry smothering the creative flame. So that's exactly what they do.

Their debut album entitled Rock, Pop, Roll is stylistically just that. Whether it's Trip Hop, Industrial Rock, Blues, Jive, Country, R&B they do it all. All based around performances and dramas such as ""Stomp"" and ""The Blue Man group"". With the theory of songs having a dramatic performance element whether it be smashing down a wall, striking PVC pipes, barbershop blues, each song must be inspired by a setting in order to tell a story. So that's exactly what they do, they give you the setting now it's just up to you to write the rest.

Christmas with Junkyard Poets was released December 1, 2009.