NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Christian music’s premier Big Band, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, returns August 16 with Groovy, their first project for children. The band’s gfk Records debut, Groovy was produced by Denver Bierman and Go Fish’s Jamie Statema, along with Darren Rust.
Delivering Denver & The Mile High Orchestra’s signature high-energy horns and crooning vocals, the 10-song set includes the Gaither classic “I Am A Promise,” the Bob Dylan-penned “Man Gave Names To All The Animals” (featuring Go Fish), “Sunday School Swing,” “Groovy ABCs,” and such original selections as “All Of My Heart” and “Brand New Day,” among others.
“I’ve wanted to make a children’s record for years now,” said Denver Bierman, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra founder and bandleader. “Having children of my own has helped me create a style and sound of kids music that is fun, but with a clear message of the love of Jesus Christ. It’s my hope and prayer that Groovy will bring families together and give them high quality, uplifting and encouraging entertainment for all ages to enjoy.”
“We formed gfk Records following the release of our first kids project, Splash, in 2003, and immediately started looking for other bands who could join us in our mission of making ‘great music for kids that won’t drive parents bonkers,’” said Go Fish’s Jamie Statema. “It took seven years of searching before we had our first meeting with Denver, and it didn’t take long before I felt quite strongly that we had found our first legitimate band to sign.”
In addition to signing with gfk Records, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra is now exclusively managed by Michael Smith & Associates (Go Fish, Yancy) and booked by the Behind The Voice Agency (Brad Stine, Go Fish).
Denver & The Mile High Orchestra has performed extensively around the world, including at events in conjunction with two Olympic Games. In 2007, the group was a finalist on the FOX TV series “The Next Great American Band.” Formed by Denver Bierman at Nashville’s Belmont University in 1999, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra’s previous recordings include Good To Go, Timeless Christmas, Stand, and the band’s 2000 debut, Act The Scat.
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