Every now and then you find yourself in a situation to which the only appropriate response seems to be ‘how did I get here?’. To be honest that is how I have spent the last week. I’ve just had the great joy and privilege of co-leading the worship at the third and final week of Spring Harvest 2015 at Butlins in Minehead.
Not only did I find myself involved in leading worship at one of the major annual Christian festivals in the UK, but I found myself leading alongside none other than Graham Kendrick (thanks so much Graham for inviting me to be involved).
I must admit, in the build up to the week I was quite apprehensive. For years I’ve been going to Christian festivals and conferences and the people who lead and speak are always so confident, mature, funny (and usually tall). I definitely wasn’t sure how I’d fit into a team of professionals and those who had been serving at such like events for years. It wasn’t long into the first evening that much of the apprehension was replaced with a simple sense of wonder, wonder at what God was doing and that in His grace He would involve me.
I am more convinced than ever that God delights in using ordinary people to bring glory to His name and to usher in His kingdom. I am so grateful for the amazing privilege of having been involved in Spring Harvest 2015, for the joy of having met so many amazing people, made great new friends, worked within an incredible team and had a front row seat as God did Immeasurably More! To anyone who reads this, I encourage you, offer all that you have to Jesus, you’ll be amazed at what He can do through you.
All photo courtesy of the lovely Anna Richards.
Last week I had the privilege of meeting with Dominic King at BBC Radio Kent to do an interview promoting my upcoming Grey Lady Show – the gig is on Tuesday 23rd December at The Grey Lady if you were interested. We did a quick interview and I played ‘Brighter Day’. It was a great experience and hopefully the first of many radio appearances (I won’t hold my breath).
With Dominic at the BBC Radio Kent studio 🙂
The show went out on Friday afternoon and you can listen again on BBC iPlayer for the next few weeks. Click on the link below and I am on about 1 hour 5 minutes in. I’d love to hear what you think:
The Link To my Radio Debut
To say that it was a great weekend for Tunbridge Wells music would be a huge understatement. Local & Live was absolutely amazing with venues all around the town filled with the diverse sounds of local music. The main stage in Calverley Grounds looked and sounded amazing and the whole town was buzzing with energy!
I had the privilege of playing twice during the weekend. Once on Saturday afternoon at the Beau Nash and once on Sunday at the Black Dog. Both venues were really busy and great fun to play.
At The Beau Nash on Saturday Afternoon of Local and Live 2014.
To top off the personal excitement for the weekend, my brand new ‘acoustic ep’ went on sale at the Beau Nash gig. It was really surreal to see people lining up at the merchandise table to pick one up after the gig (I even had to sign a couple).
Thank you so much to everyone who made the weekend so special. Bring on Local and Live 2015!
To say that I am pretty excited would be a complete understatement…
If you’ve been to one of my gigs or spoken to me about my music at any point over the last 5 years you will have probably heard the words “my ep will be out soon!” By now you could be forgiven for questioning the truth in this statement but I am really excited to let you know that my 4 track ‘acoustic ep’ has been sent off for duplication and will be available before the end of August.
Having recorded numerous versions of various songs that I’ve written, I have decided to go right back to basics where all the songs began; with acoustic guitar and vocals. Hopefully in the simplicity of the recordings you will be able to capture the heart behind the lyrics.
‘acoustic ep’ will be available electronically but I would highly recommend holding out for a hand printed physical copy.
I’ll be in touch soon with more details like track listing. Thank you for being so patient over the last half a decade!!!
Just letting you know that I’m on Soundcloud (just click on the link below). As you’ll see I haven’t massively got into it yet but hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll put some more tracks on there (especially from the upcoming EP). Would love to hear your feedback on the songs that are up there at the moment. If you do like what you hear and think that others may do too, why not point them in my direction. Thanks 🙂
Luke Nathan Bacon on Soundcloud
Over the last few months I really haven’t done much songwriting, but this is one of the few that I’ve just about finished. It’s called ‘Your Eyes’ and is basically just about the sadness that I feel when I see people (particularly those closest to me) not realising their potential and instead becoming weighed down by the pressure and disappointment that life sometimes brings.
Although this little video has only got the first verse and chorus on it, my favourite part of the song is actually the bridge which says “you’ve got so much soul, I wish you could find it”.
Anyway, enough waffle, enjoy the video and I look forward to being able to play you the whole song sometime soon 🙂