The first review of “We Will See” is in… Thanks to Geoff Howlett and Never for Nothing for reviewing the EP and for their ongoing support! You can check them out HERE.
It’s 3 years since Gareth’s previous release made Album of the Month status, here at NFN Towers. This brand new 4 track EP carries on where “All the People” left off, with some thought provoking lyrics. Containing the best intro that I’ve hear for some time, “Hideaway” is a brilliant song. I have played it over and over again, as it’s galloping chorus goes round and round my head. Gareth says; “I wrote ‘Hideaway’ a while back when I was thinking about the times when we can keep guilt and issues hidden from God and others. God sees everything. There is nothing that we can hide from Him and He wants us to give Him our shame, instead of keeping it locked away. He doesn’t want to point the finger, but to forgive and restore us.” With that opening number being so good, it would be easy to forget the other tracks. However, although very different, “Valley of Decision” does have similar qualities. Almost with a feel of Southern Gospel, it’s a foot tappin’ track about taking the hand of Jesus when, maybe, you’ve previously distanced yourself from Him. “Blessed Assurance” is Gareth’s version of the well known worship song, and works well, with piano, trumpet and orchestral sounds providing the backing. “Within a Yard of Hell” is quite a title on its own. But, the song is big in production terms too. The theme is all about rescuing lost souls, even if they’re so close to the gates of hell. Are we prepared to do that? I’m sure that this recording will go down as well as its predecessor. The only trouble with this 4 track EP is that I wanted more! 9/10.
A big thank you to everyone who came out to support me at the Viaduct in Hanwell on 22nd February. It was a lot of fun playing the new EP and some songs from the other releases. Thanks to Dave Mwaniki who played a great set of covers and originals. Thanks also to Abi (guitars, BV’s) and Johnny (percussion, BV’s) who played alongside me. Thanks to the Viaduct management for having us. Thanks also to the K180 team who made it all happen! Hope to announce some more opportunities to hear me live soon. In the meantime, here are some snaps from the Viaduct:
We’re delighted to announce that Gareth will be playing a local gig in West London later this month (Thursday 22nd February) as a ‘launch’ for the new EP, We Will See. Best of all, it’s a free event! Come and hear plenty of music – some new, some old. Doors are at 7:30pm. Dave Mwaniki (also known as the Covent Garden Singer) will be playing a set of originals and covers before Gareth. For more information, check out the Facebook event on Gareth’s page.
I’m delighted to announce the upcoming release of my brand new Christmas single! The song is called “I Will Seek You” and speaks of how Jesus is seeking each of us in the mundane and traiditonal Christmas tasks and celebrations – in the shopping and in the tinsel – even when we forget that He’s there! People have contributed to the song from the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, and the USA! It’s been mixed by Tim Gosden and mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.
The single will be released on all digital retailers on Friday 4th December. If you like the teaser video – please share it on Facebook or Twitter and help spread the word ahead of the single’s release! Thanks so much for your support.