CCM and TodaysChristianMusic.com are teaming up with Save the City Records to host a live streaming concert event featuring popular worship leader and recording artist Brandon Bee. The event, which will be streamed live on the web at TodaysChristianMusic.com, will be held April 13, 2011 at Calvary Chapel in Aurora, Colo. beginning at 7:00 p.m. MT (9:00 p.m. ET). Local fans are invited to be a part of the live event, which will be held at the church located at 18900 E Hampden Ave., Aurora, Colo. 80013. The event will be free and open to the public.
Save the City Records will be giving away an iPad during the streaming, and instructions on how to win will be given by Brandon Bee during the concert.
The live streaming concert event is scheduled to follow closely on the heels of the April 5, 2011 release of Bee’s sterling sophomore CD, Inside These Walls, distributed by Provident-Integrity Distribution. The project builds on the anticipation created by Bee’s 2009 debut, This is the Revolution, and 2010’s stripped down, introspective Surrendered EP.
TodaysChristianMusic.com will advertise the event to more than 100,000 Christian music fans through its weekly In Tune newsletter. CCM will additionally support the event by offering Bee’s song “Listen to My Heart” as a free download and will stream Bee’s sophomore CD Inside These Walls on TodaysChristianMusic.com following its release.
About Brandon Bee:
Bee has earned the respect of his peers as a producer by bringing out the best in a long line of established and up-and-coming artists, including Grammy Award nominee/Dove Award winner Stacie Orrico; Juno Award nominee/Island Award winner Matthew James; pop/rockers Amber Pacific, Jaime Jamgochian and Lanae Hale; West Coast rapper Benjiman; 2009 Immerse winner Jake Brothers and indie folk-pop rising star Beth Whitney. Bee most recently produced Circleslide’s exciting 2010 CD, Echoes of the Light. Bee credits being immersed in that creative atmosphere with inspiring his own music to greater heights.
After spending two years on the road touring in support of This is the Revolution, Bee recognized he had a lot more to say about the Christian journey – a journey we all go through with varying levels of success. “We go through seasons where we live the life and seasons where we don’t, so thank God we are saved by grace,” Bee muses. “Realizing that many of us are going through the same types of things, I decided to make a record about my journey.”
To help shape his vision for Inside These Walls, Bee called on the talents of a cadre of fellow songwriters, producers and musicians, including Scott Krippayne (Jordin Sparks’ “This Is My Now”), Carl Cartee (“Glorious Impossible”) and Circleslide frontman Gabe Martinez (“Love Amazing”). Bee called on his own experience and personal testimony of going through seasons of both faith and doubt, acceptance and rejection to create a soundtrack for the journey that is summed up in the metaphoric title cut and embellished by the rest of the songs on the project.
Bee’s worship leader roots shine through on “Radiant Sun (Give Thanks to the One),” and worship anthems like “The Everlasting Song” and “Bring Me To Life” could easily be sung in congregational settings on Sunday morning. But Bee is just as likely to encase his pensive, semi-autobiographical lyrics in a grittier wrapper of good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll on songs like “Helpless” and “Bones.”
Brandon Bee’s Inside These Walls mirrors life’s journey, with compelling melodies that rise and fall, ebb and flow, aptly reflecting how as believers we all stumble, fall, then get back up again. Regardless of the style of the individual songs, each is autobiographically inspired and soul-baringly honest.
“Everybody needs to be reminded that we’re all sinners and we all need a savior,” Bee declares. “My goal with Inside These Walls is that people will look at it as a devotional. For me personally, the process has allowed me to learn more about myself and why I need God, though my hope is that people see less of me and examine more within their own life. Even though my stuff may look a little different from theirs, we’re all going through this walk together.”
Brandon Bee’s Inside These Walls will be available April 5, 2011 through Save the City Records and Provident-Integrity Distribution. For more information on Brandon Bee and Inside These Walls, visit brandonbeemusic.com or savethecityrecords.com/brandonbee.