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Hillsong Church London is the London-based offshoot of the Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. In 2004, Hillsong London released their first live praise and worship album, entitled "Shout God's Fame". In October 2005 their second album, "Jesus Is" was recorded and was released in May 2006. The third album "Hail to the King" marks the first studio recording for the group. A live version of some of the songs were released with the DVD version.
There is more than one artists by the name of SIR: 1. Formerly a husband/wife duo (divorced during the production of "Trapped in a World of Make Believe") from Melbourne, Australia, Sir specializes in minimal, down-tempo, haunting pop/folk that, at its roots, is certainly more creepy than catchy. The music is cinematic & dreamy with a strong sense of unease. The arrangements generally include church organs, lonesome guitars, and vintage, dusty ambience. 2. Sir is a queercore band from Philadelphia, PA. Sir is fronted by Jesse Adams on vocals and trumpet.
Roland Stephen Taylor (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, songwriter, and director born in Brawley, California, and reared in Denver, Colorado. Taylor's life took an unusual turn in 1979 when he was first of the 100 chosen, from 20,000 applicants, to spend the summer at John Davidson's summer camp. At the camp, Taylor spent time learning from singers like Tony Orlando, Florence Henderson, and John Davidson. Also that year, Taylor heard one of his biggest influences, The Clash's London Calling. "It saved my life, musically," said Taylor.
Joel Houston (born September, 1979) is the Hillsong United Creative Oversight/Producer at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. He is the son of pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston and grandson of Frank Houston. He is one of three children. He has a brother named Benjamin and a sister named Laura. As part of the Hillsong United music team, he has not only participated in the creation of the albums (being a main leader and songwriter), but has produced them as well.
Israel Houghton is a Christian worship leader mostly known for his cross-cultural style of worship music that fuses elements from Gospel music, Jazz and Rock. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed. His project Alive in South Africa, recorded live in Cape Town, received a Grammy Award for "Best Traditional Gospel Album" in 2007 and a song from the album, "Not Forgotten", recieved a Dove Award for "Contemporory Gospel Recorded Song" in 2006. Both his album Live from Another Level and rendition of "Again I Say Rejoice" received a Dove in 2005.
Reuben Morgan is a worship leader, music pastor, and songwriter at the Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. He is well known for such songs as 'Eagles Wings', 'Hear Our Praises', 'I Give You My Heart', 'My Redeemer Lives' and 'Touching Heaven, Changing Earth'. In 1999, Morgan and Marty Sampson formed "United Live". Darlene Zschech, the worship pastor of Hillsong (1995-2007), had suggested to Morgan that they make an album with the youth worship team and, in 1999, they made their debut album called Everyday with Morgan and Sampson leading the team.
Kristin Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) is an American soprano and actress. She released her fourth album and debut country album Some Lessons Learned on September 13, 2011. Chenoweth was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma City University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in musical theater and a master's degree in opera performance. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.