How many chapters does this book have anyway?
We met yesterday, four good friends Eric & his wife Veronica, Chuck and Andy) and myself, to discuss a new beginning. I've played in bands with these guys before, but not all together in the same band. However, we're not forming a new band. No. We're be drafted into a new band. Soon after beginning to share the things in our minds, we discovered ALL of us have been thinking the same thing independent of each other (except maybe Chuck & Andy who as father and son, talk all the time about such things). It would seem this band was formed months ago and we're just now finding out. We also agreed that another old friend, Bonnie, will be invited (or maybe she was part of this all along as well) to play keys.
What are we doing? Well, the idea is an old one that's been discussed numerous times, but it would seem we are all i n positions to do it now. A "travelling" praise and worship band. The concept is to play youth/church functions for who ever. To be able to offer, to small churches, a full praise band for a Sunday morning service. It could be for special services or to test the idea before attempting to start their own band.
Assuming Bonnie accepts, the starting line-up will be
- Eric Phillippe: vocals (worship leader), acoustic guitar
- Bonnie Lohrman: keys, and perhaps background vocals (bgv)
- Chuck Billingsly: bass, and perhaps bgv
- Andy Billingsly: drums
- me (the eye): guitars, bgv
We have the added advantage of Chuck and myself playing multiple instruments if necessary. I'm guessing early rehearsals may reveal the need for 1-3 additional players, but for now this will get us started. Not sure when rehearsals will begin. It mostly depends on me getting my chops back.
The name is one Eric has used for a couple of years for a praise band project, The Encounter.
More as it happens…