Planetshakers is the Australian phenomenon that been shaking things up Down Under. Now (My King) Live Praise & Worship lands as the second release in a series of Planetshakers projects planned for 2004. The exclusive CD/DVD package contains live versions of songs first introduced on Planetshakers� recent Open Up the Gates album.
Once again Planetshakers fuses worship with the message of missions. It empowers youth with the Gospel and enables them to go into their communities to help change lives. All 12 (My King) Live Praise & Worship tracks were recorded at Paradise Community Church in Adelaide, Australia.
Planetshakersith principal players Henry Seeley, Sam Evans and Michael Guglielmucciave been ministering to the once spiritually bankrupt since 1997 when its first weekend conference was staged in front of 300 students at Paradise Community. Annual event attendance increased rapidly, reaching 4,000 by January 2000. This year, Planetshakers conferences have drawn 20,000 faithful in three major Australian citiesdelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
here something powerful that happens when you mesh a spoken word message with the energy and explosion of live music,� Planetshakers� founder and director Russell Evans says describing the group renowned Planetshakers conferences. his generation is looking for energetic, raw passion, and theye attracted to anything they can perceive as real. Planetshakers understands young people needs and is able to bring it beyond just a worship experience.�
he goal,� Evans says, s for people to have an encounter with God. The objective from there is to build local churches and ministries that young people can get plugged into. It all boils down to the fact that this is an instrument in raising up a new generation for the church.�
The group electrifying praise and worship exploded in North America with 2004 Open Up the Gates, and shortly thereafter Planetshakers� signature high-energy worship style landed on American shores for a 15-city tour. In support of its newest project, (My King) Live Praise & Worship, Planetshakers will embark on another tour this fall.
Aside from powerful preaching and enlightening instructional sessions, much of Planetshakers� effectiveness lies in the music strength, brought together by singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Seeley. This creative director extraordinaire is the driving force behind Planetshakers� four recent modern worship albums, projects that have sprinted up Australian Christian charts.
he reception wee seen has been amazing, but wee not here to build a movement about ourselves,� Seeley explains. t about Planetshakers connecting with young people and empowering them.�
Contributing musician and songwriter Michael Guglielmucci describes the record as blend of many elements, but in the end each song is a declaration to praise God. There are songs of hope, healing and faith that come out of the joyous and challenging times in people lives.�
f youe really going to capture the planet, you have to shake America hearts,� Evans says of Planetshakers� work in the United States. ustralia saw the passion and joined in. God has given us the same mandate to capture the hearts of American young people. Then, the tone is set from thereo empower young people one territory at a time to win the world for Christ!�
Russell EvansFounder, creative director, leading international youth communicator, pastor; husband of Sam Evans
Sam EvansSongwriter, vocals; co-leader of the Planetshakers music team; wife of Russell Evans
Henry SeeleyCreative director, producer, singer/songwriter, musician; co-leader of the Planetshakers music team
Mike GuglielmucciSongwriter, musician, engineer; youth pastor at Planetshakers Church in Melbourne