Two new hymn releases: Christ the Lord is Risen Today and Crown Him With Many Crowns

Two brand new backing track releases by Reawaken Hymns to join the many tracks we have from them: Christ the Lord is Risen Today and Crown Him With Many Crowns. All three are ideal for Easter services. Listen to the audio samples in the video below.

These new hymns are a modern arrangement of the classic hymn with unchanged melody and lyrics but updated music with a full band and modern worship sound. Click on the links below to purchase and download the tracks. Each comes with a free chord chart and hymn info sheet.

Free MultiTrack: Jesus Paid it All

The free track for February is an arrangement of Jesus Paid it All by Reawaken Hymns.
We have chosen this as our free track as we also have two brand new backing track releases by Reawaken Hymns to join the many tracks we have from them: Christ the Lord is Risen Today and Crown Him With Many Crowns. All three are ideal for Easter services. Listen to the audio samples in the video below.

Listen to an audio sample and download the free track here. There is also a free chord chart available.

The song comes in Transition Track formatting for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

Free kids backing track in both MultiTrack and Split Track format

We have 12 songs from kids worship duo Awesome Cutlery in MultiTrack and video Split Track format. This month we are giving one of these away free-of-charge. Perfect for your summer kids camps and holiday clubs.

You can watch the lyric video of the free song, We Are The Church, below.

Download the free track We Are The Church  by clicking the link. Select MultiTrack or Split Track format.

Rather than the usual plain black backgrounds with our Split Tracks, the Awesome Cutlery ones are kids-friendly with lots of fun graphics.  When you go to the tracks on the Worship Backing Band webstore you can also listen to a 30 second audio sample of the track before you buy. Watch the compilation video below:

When you purchase the Split Track you will also get the lyric video bundled with the split track audio. Each track has a downloadable lyric sheet included.

Awesome Cutlery is named after Captain Awesomeness and Cutlery Boy, two wannabe superheroes who appear in sketches on the Awesome Cutlery albums, as well as in their live shows.

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In real life, Awesome Cutlery is Gareth Loh and Dan Adams. They are both dads, church pastors and dubiously-skilled superheroes. The Awesome Cutlery songs began life as songs they wrote to sing with their children and in kids’ ministry. Since then they have released two albums and seen their songs used all over the world.

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Awesome Cutlery exists to help families worship Jesus together. Their songs are designed to be sung by all ages, and this specially-selected catalogue from their two albums has been put together for use in churches. The songs cover a host of topics, including the church, prayer, God’s word, the great commission, God’s eternality, and Jesus’ return, all in a way that that everyone can sing and enjoy.

The song list (click for links to buy) is:

Find out more about Awesome Cutlery on their website.

Four new MultiTracks

We have four new MultiTracks available.

Four new backing track releases in MultiTrack format all recorded in singable, congregational keys.

The songs are:

  • A Thousand Hallelujahs – Brooke Ligertwood, Phil Wickham
    This was written by two of the most famous worship leaders and songwriters in the Christian Music Industry.  It is a great congregationally friendly song and a perfect example of what Brooke Ligertwood is known for from her work with Hillsong.
  • In Jesus Name (God of Possible) – Katy Nichole, Jeff Pardo, Ethan Hulse, David Spencer
    Katy Nicole was introduced to the listening world of Contemporary Christian music with this power ballad.  Its message of hope and personal lyrics make it a great choice for special music or thematic services. Based on the original recording, this arrangement is only a half step lower to place it in an easier key for instrumentalists.
  • This is Our God – Phil Wickham, Steven Furtick, Brandon Lake, Pat Barrett
     This song is one of Phil Wickham’s newest releases and joins the vast library of praise and worship songs by this artist.  Plus it’s co-written with Brandon Lake. This up tempo arrangement matches the original format, but is in a lower, more congregationally friendly key.
  • Now Here – Jake Espy, Tyler Roberts
    Red Rocks Worship is a new worship team on the CCM Charts, and “Now Here” is the song that got them there.  Set in a swing 6/8 meter, this great sing-along praise tune is super catchy – plus it has a strong message about the power of God’s presence.

Free MultiTrack – Mimina by Tausi Zaina

The free track for June is an African style track called Mimina by Grand Rapids worship leader and song writer Tausi Zaina.

Tausi’s song, Mimina, has become a favourite at Kentwood Community Church, where she is a worship leader.  Kentwood Community is home to a multicultural congregation from all over the world, and Mimina’s African style ministers across cultural boundaries.

Mimina translates as  ‘sprinkle’, and ‘shukisha’ means ‘pour out’.  Baba is an affectionate term for ‘Father” in Swahili.  The song’s catchy chorus just means “Father, sprinkle Your presence, pour down Your blessings”.

Listen to an audio sample and download the free track here. There is also a free chord chart available.

The song comes in Transition Track formatting for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

Top 20 best selling MultiTracks

Below are our best selling MultiTracks for the last 12 months.

It is interesting to see how many of these are relatively old favourites that appear in our best seller lists year after year. It perhaps reflects the slightly smaller church demographic of our typical customer.

  1. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
  2. Graves Into Gardens
  3. What a Beautiful Name
  4. How Great is Our God
  5. House of the Lord
  6. Battle Belongs
  7. 10,000 Reasons
  8. Blessed Be Your Name
  9. Great Are You Lord
  10. I Speak Jesus
  11. Good Good Father
  12. Lord I Need You
  13. Build My Life
  14. Here I am to Worship (Light of the World)
  15. Open The Eyes of My Heart
  16. This is Amazing Grace
  17. Glorious Day
  18. Mighty To Save
  19. The Lion and the Lamb
  20. Above All

 

Free Band Skills course with all Musicademy or Worship Backing Band DVD orders

All orders for any Musicademy or Worship Backing Band DVDs will receive a free gift this week only (ends midnight Sunday 19 March).

We’ll add the Musicademy Band Skills DVD to any order you make for a physical DVD from either the Musicademy or Worship Backing Band websites. No need to add them at the checkout. We’ll simply pop them into your order when we ship.

We’ve not mentioned the free gift on the websites other than the blog but you will find the DVD and CD in the package for any orders placed from now for the next week.

Simply purchase at least one physical DVD from either Musicademy or Worship Backing Band to qualify for your free gift.

Free gift with all Musicademy and Worship Backing Band DVD orders

All orders for any Musicademy or Worship Backing Band DVDs will receive a free gift this week only (28 Jan to 4 February).

We’ll add the Advanced Vocals Work-out CD AND a Worship Backing Band Musicians Practice Track DVD with 54 songs with on-screen lyrics and chords to play along to. No need to add them at the checkout. We’ll simply pop them into your order when we ship.

We’ve not mentioned the free gift on the websites but you will find the DVD and CD in the package for any orders placed from now for the next week.

Simply purchase at least one physical DVD from either Musicademy or Worship Backing Band to qualify for your free gift.

Last few volume 2s compilation DVDs remaining

We’re about to run out of volume 2s of our 35-song compilation DVDs. Once these are gone you will only be able to purchase those tracks via download.
Each compilation DVD contains 35 Split Track backing tracks. You can rip the songs from DVD to your hard drive or device of your choice – it’s the best value way to purchase split tracks rather than as individual downloads.

Buy the 8-pack set of DVDs now before they are no longer available. You’ll also get our free gifts added to your order.

Free MultiTrack: The Glory by EQ Worship

The free track for February is The Glory and comes with a free simple chord chart. EQ Worship is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities. This track is a single from their recent album, My King is Coming and comes with a simple chord chart.

There’s a lovely electric guitar line and Cassidy Filbrun’s vocals are a real stand out feature. So many producers of MultiTracks don’t include vocals – we think they are so important especially for smaller churches who don’t have many musicians or whose singers struggle to come in at the right place without a lead. We particularly like the way the song builds and brings in a male harmony line towards the end.

EQ Worship draws on the strong musical talents of Brandon Bee and Zach Lamberson, who are worship leaders from Washington State in the USA and who serve a variety of ministries both locally and around the world. They freely give of their various resources to help churches worldwide.

The song comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

Free MultiTrack and Split Track: Hallelujah based on The Messiah Chorus

Our free track this month is from a brand new batch of backing tracks from Nathan Drake at Reawaken Hymns.

Hallelujah is based on The Messiah Chorus and is taken from the album The Soul Felt Its Worth which is actually a Christmas album containing 25 carols which we now have available in our repertoire. The video below contains a short audio sample of each so you can hear the general quality and contemporary approach. The song melody and lyrics are unchanged from the traditional carols but the music is updated with a modern worship band sound.

On the website you can select any song and listen to a 30 second audio sample.

Check out all our Christmas carols here.

Hallelujah comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

Free Split Track backing track too

Nathan has also allowed us to release the Split Track free-of-charge this month as well as the MultiTrack. If you’ve not seen our Split Tracks before this is a good opportunity to download one and see what you think of the format. Split track backing tracks have on-screen words and “split track” vocals.

Both versions come with a free simple chord chart.