Listen to audio samples from each song in the video below.
As always we’ve tried to ensure the songs are suitable for congregations to sing whilst retaining all the essential elements of the original or popular arrangements. Here’s the info about our approach to each song:
The Same Jesus – Matt Redman A fun up-tempo praise song from well-known worship leader and songwriter, Matt Redman. This contemporary style song arrangement is a step lower than the original key for easy congregational singing.
Graves Into Gardens – Elevation Originally written and recorded by worship leader, Brandon Lake, this powerful worship anthem will bring your congregation to their feet and singing at the top of their lungs in praise. This arrangement has been transposed down from the original Elevation Worship Live version to better fit congregational voices.
The Blessing – Elevation A congregationally friendly arrangement and key of the popular worship song from Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe, and Cody Carnes. Features a simplified melody demo and a shortened song length from the original.
Your Name is Power – Rend Collective This is a key-friendly arrangement both for instruments and congregational singing, while still following the driving up-tempo feel of the original version.
Another in the Fire – Hillsong This arrangement is based on the “Studio” version from Hillsong UNITED featuring TAYA. The musical arrangement follows the original closely, but includes a simplified melody demo making it easier for a congregation to follow.
The Way (New Horizon) – Pat Barrett This arrangement of Pat Barrett’s “The Way” is closely based on the original, even keeping the same congregationally friendly key.
The Father’s House – Cory Asbury From the same songwriter who wrote and recorded “Reckless Love,” this new Bethel Music Collective song has been a hit on Christian radio, and will be a great addition for your worship team or as special music.
Battle Belongs – Bethel This song is another huge hit by Christian singer songwriter, Phil Wickman and is sure to be a staple praise song along side his well-known song, “This is Amazing Grace.” The arrangement has been transposed to fit most voices, but stays true to the original recording.
Raise a Hallelujah – Bethel This popular praise song works great as a “call and response” song between male and female vocals. The arrangement follows the original closely, but is in a more congregationally friendly key.
Way Maker – Leeland Way Maker has been recorded and arranged by a multitude of artists including Michael W. Smith and Mandisa. This arrangement is based on the Leeland version, but has been shortened slightly and transposed for better congregational singing.
About the musicians behind these tracks
For this batch of backing tracks we’ve been working with a US-based producer, Shawn Thomas. They’ve got a more American feel to the sound and we are delighted with how they have come out. Read more about the musicians below.
Shawn Thomas Studios – (vocals, instruments, production)
Shawn Thomas is a Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader based in South Florida. He began his production and recording training in 1990 under Jeff Peters of Chateau Productions (Dallas/LA), and later graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BA in Music Industry and Recording Industry Management. He has been a voting member of the Grammy National Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences, and is a writer/publisher member of ASCAP and CCLI. Shawn is a Pride in the Arts Awards recipient for Producer of the Year. www.ShawnThomasStudios.com
Shanti Lashae – (vocals)
Shanti is a Christian/inspirational singer/songwriter whose talents also include playing drums and guitar. www.shantilashae.com
Brian Ladd – (vocals)
Brian is a powerful vocalist with decades of service as a worship leader and pastor in various South Florida congregations.
We have released 12 huge new MultiTracks and Split Tracks that are sounding simply stunning.
Have a listen to the audio samples of all 12 tracks in the video below.
The songs (click on each title to buy) are:
You Say– Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram, Paul Maybury
Our congregational version of the amazing Lauren Daigle song reminding us of our worth in the sight of God
Resurrecting(Elevation) – Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye, Matthews Thabo Ntele
This arrangement has been adjusted from the original to enable a fabulous flow of worship perfect for your local church and has great dynamics as you go through the song.
Your Love Awakens Me – Phil Wickham, Chris Quilala
A great up-tempo track but in a more accessible key than the original version.
His Mercy is More – Matt Papa, Matt Boswell
A 6/8 hymn that is really accessible for local churches especially in this slightly lower key than the original. A great message of forgiveness.
Death Was Arrested – Heath Balltzglier, Brandon Coker, Adam Kersh, Paul Smith, Paul Taylor (Northpoint Church)
A fabulous 6/8 track fully encompassing the gospel message and transposed down to the more reachable key of G.
Do It Again – Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Mack Brock, Matt Redman
From delicate verses through to a soaring bridge this track journey’s through the faithfulness of God
He Has Time (Common Hymnal) – Ben Hardesty, Brittney Spender, Art Hooker, Jamie MacDonald, Orlando Palmer
Our arrangement of Common Hymnal’s most beautiful #metoo song speaking about the healing God brings to us. Definitely look into the story behind this song, it makes the song even more special.
Glorious Day – Jason Ingram, Kristian Stanfill, Jonathan Smith, Sean Curren
A great band track proclaiming his salvation over us done in a more congregation friendly key of Bb
Living Hope – Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson
This fantastic Phil Wickham song brings hymn structured verses with a fabulous Chorus response section
Who You Say I Am – Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan (Hillsong)
An up-tempo 6/8 number with brilliantly focused Biblical lyrics.
Worthy of it All – Ryan Hall, David Brymer (Common Hymnal)
Such a worshipful track and is arranged so that it retains the fluid nature of the song while keeping it concise enough for a local church setting.
So Will I (100 Billion X) – Joel Houston, Benjamin Hastings, Michael Fatkin (Hillsong)
Such amazing words in this epic Hillsong track.
The songs are available as wav files for any DAW (and include a free Ableton session file) and also as Transition MultiTracks for the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad).
They are also each available as a Split Track with fully adjustable vocals and on-screen lyrics that change in time with the music. These are a budget alternative to MultiTracks and great for churches without any musicians.
The Worship Backing Band backing track musicians
We reckon that this batch of tracks are the best yet and feature some extraordinarily talented musicians:
Matt Weeks – on production and bass duties as well as backing vocals
Matt will be familiar to many as Musicademy’s bass course tutor but he is also a full time worship musician having worked with Chris Tomlin, Stuart Townend, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Brenton Brown, Graham Kendrick and many others
Nicki Rogers – vocals Nicki will be known to anyone who has come to any of the live Musicademy worship training days where she has taught vocals and gospel workshops. She also features on the Band Skills and Worship Leading courses.
Nicki has recorded three critically acclaimed solo albums and was previously part of Christian pop group Shine. She’s also provided backing vocals for a number of artists on stage and screen and currently works as a vocal coach and choir leader.
Paul Evans – drums Paul also appears on a number of Musicademy courses in interviews and presenting guest lessons on the worship Drum courses. Paul replaced Stew Smith as the Delirious? Drummer in 2008 having worked as the UK’s leading worship drum session musician for many years. Paul has also played drums for worship leaders such as Tim Hughes, Ben Cantelon and Cathy Burton.
Dan Wheeler – guitars Dan Wheeler has been a freelance musician since 2002, when he started playing guitar for singer-songwriters Cathy Burton and Nicki Rogers. He quickly became a regular fixture on the south coast recording scene and notched up session credits on hundreds of projects.
Dan later branched out into other areas, releasing a number of solo projects and producing albums for artists such as Nathan Jess, Graham Kendrick and Tom Read.
Dan currently lives near Nashville and divides his time between his recording schedule, songwriting and touring with Grammy winning artist David Phelps.
Dave Plumb – keys Dave will be known to many as he was a founding member, vocalist, producer and writer of Kingsway-singed urban pop band 29th Chapter. He and his wife Hope have also been involved in some of the live Soul Survivor albums in the UK and written tracks with Tim Hughes amongst others. Dave has sung and played on many of Worship Backing Band’s previous backing tracks as well as taken production duties.
Marie Page, co-founder and owner of Worship Backing Band manages the selection and marketing of all our backing tracks.