Okay, so my brother-in-law and I used to play this game where we’d put together our “Dream Team” band of whatever style/type. One that I don’t think we ever did was for a Praise Band. Even if we had, my answers have completely changed now.
Rules: No doubling up on instruments. Obviously you can have Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar and Acoustic Guitar… but 2 of any of those is over kill and isn’t fair. Also, the musician must profess to be a Christian. This doesn’t mean that they have to be in a “Christian” band. Also, try not to use a bunch of people from the same band.
So, with more delay… I present to you my dream team praise band!
Lead Vocals: Mack Brock from Elevation Worship
Not only does Mack have an amazing and unique voice, he’s got a fantastic look… which is a must!
Acoustic Guitar: One of the Shanes from Shane and Shane
While I don’t really listen to Shane and Shane, I can’t deny they’re incredible song writers, guitar players and singers. My personal favorite clip of theirs is them making fun of David Crowder.
Lead Guitar: The guy from Sanctus Real
I really don’t have a whole lot of preference on lead guitar. I do know that I love this guys sound(s) and his riffs are top notch. Like in the previous mentioned song.
Rhythm Guitar: No preference… who even plays attention to the rhythm guitarists?
Keyboard/Piano (and BGVs): Jack Mooring from Leeland
I’m sure there are better keyboardist out there, but I can guarantee you they don’t have harmonies like this guy. Sadly there aren’t a ton of videos featuring him because he’s overshadowed by his little brother… that’s why this video (and title) made me laugh.
Keybaord/Synth (and BGV’s): Chris Brown from Elevation
Drums: Darren King from Mute Math
No drummer in the world has ever done so much with so little. His energy is unmatched.
BONUS: Here’s and album which include both Darren and the lead singer of Mute Math leading worship with Victory Fellowship.
Bass: Whoever this is on this Hillsong United recording of Take It All.
Also, I love hearing these recordings in other languages… it sounds like so much more fun!
I just realized I’m missing a female vocalist… um… MY WIFE! Yeah, we’ll go with that!
Honorable Mention: Lyricist: Joel Houston.
He wrote With Everything. I can’t argue with that.
That’s all for today. Stay tuned for my Part 3 where I discuss my opinions on the current state of Christian Rock.