Featured Artist: Matt Redman

Sep 01 2009

Matt Redman is a British Christian worship leader, songwriter and author. He was one of the main worship leaders associated with the Soul Survivor organisation. He has worked with Newfrontiers, Passion Conferences, Hillsong London, is an artist for Survivor Records (Six Steps Records in the US) and is a member of the CompassionArt charity founded by Martin Smith from Delirious?.

His songs have been covered by many Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) artists such as Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, David Crowder Band and Tree63. Some of his most popular songs include "Heart of Worship", "Let Everything That Has Breath", "Once Again", "Undignified", "Better Is One Day", and the 2005 Dove Award-winning "Blessed Be Your Name" (Worship Song of the Year). He regularly works alongside other Christian artists such as Phatfish and Chris Tomlin.

Redman started to lead worship at St Andrews, Chorleywood, then moving to help start up Soul Survivor alongside Mike Pilavachi and was formerly the worship leader for Soul Survivor church in Watford. He used to lead worship at the annual Soul Survivor youth conferences that was held in Shepton Mallett.

In 2002, after a sabbatical in America recording Where Angels Fear To Tread, Redman moved to Brighton to work with Terry Virgo at the Newfrontiers church CCK. He has been involved in their Newday and Together on a Mission conferences and worked with Phatfish.

In 2009 Redman moved to Atlanta, Georgia, America to work with Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin to plant a new church. He has authored and edited multiple books on Christian worship, including 'The Unquenchable Worshipper' and the book 'Facedown' which accompanied the album of the same name.

This month Matt Redman has released one of his best albums yet, We Shall Not Be Shaken (Buy CD).

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