Who is the Exalt Band?
We’re a bunch of singers, musicians, songwriters and mates who come together every year or two from a variety of churches in Perth and beyond for the Exalt Music Ministry Conference. We get our kicks out of hearing God’s people sing.
The 2014 line up was Thom Bull, Trevor Jalla, Scott Robinson, James Bargerbos, Calvin Webb, Liz Gordon, James Newhouse, Sam Rae and Penny Crossland. We’ll be changing it up for 2016.
What kind of songs are they?
We try to write the kind of songs that we would also choose for our churches to sing. Songs that celebrate God’s grace to us in Jesus. Songs with theological depth and powerful language. Songs that draw us together as the people of God. Songs with engaging and memorable melodies. Songs that are easily reproducible in the average church.
Many of the songs are centred on the idea of God’s grace as both costly and free, hence the title “Empty Hands”. There are also songs about how this grace transforms our relationship with God and his people, and songs that express both the joy and longing that this grace produces in us.