Nashville, TN (July 16th, 2014) – Beyond The Ashes made their very first Canadian concert appearance last month. The group, who has traveled and sung all across the United States, had yet to take their ministry across the border until now. The trip proved to be an amazing success and the guys look forward to many more opportunities to visit and sing in the Great White North.
Concert promoter, Richard Daniel, of the Henley Christian Music Festival expressed, “I have never seen a better first set by a Southern Gospel group. Their harmony was impeccable, their stage presence was welcoming, their instrumentation was spot-on, and their love for the Lord was truly sincere. They blessed us with 55 minutes of music during their first set alone.”
But, the story gets more interesting. Daniel continues, “As the first set was wrapping up we experienced a power outage and the alarms went off! It’s never a dull moment at the Henley. With the safety of those in attendance at hand, we were forced to evacuate the building until we could determine the root cause of the electrical outage and the reason the fire alarm sounded. Turns out an electrical line had come down in the vicinity and affected quite a number of homes and buildings…one being ours.”
However, that didn’t stop Beyond The Ashes. Everyone came back in and the concert continued. Even with no power in the building, the group ministered with an intimate acoustic set around an antique piano.
Daniel concludes, “And the Lord was there. I had someone approach me and shared they felt the second set was better than the first. I didn’t think that was possible! Two sets, two completely different feels, one amazing God! Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to host Beyond The Ashes and for allowing us to continue to steward this ministry for your Glory and Praise.”
Beyond The Ashes’ tenor singer and ministry leader, Anthony Facello, shared, “We had an absolutely fantastic first tour to Canada. The scenery was beautiful and more than that the people greeted us with warm hearts and spirits of expectation. We are already scheduled to return in 2015 and we can’t wait.”
Baritone, Tyler Vestal, adds “I loved going to Canada for the first time. The people were so warm and friendly and loved the style music we did. I cannot wait to go back next year.”