David will travel to Finland in April to continue to promote the latest release ‘Northland’
Saturday 4 April – EASTER SATURDAY SERVICE – Satama Church
With Jarmo Sormunen at 4.30pm
David and acoustic band lead worship, perform some songs and Jarmo will interview David about the meaning of Easter. We will use a brand new Easter Resurrection Praise song ‘He’s alive’!
All songs and spoken words will be translated to Finnish. No formal sermon
Great to invite friends to!
Sunday 5 April– EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE – Free Church
With Max Maetoloa at 1PM
David and acoustic band lead worship and perform some songs in English speaking service
No formal sermon. Great to invite friends to!
FINNISH LUTHERN MISSION Mini tour
with Nick Chan (NZ) on percussion
KESKI SUOMI – Middle Finland
Wednesday 8 April: Ilmajoki
Breakfast meeting for entrepreneurs at 07.15-09.00 in Ravintola Kestikartano.
David and Nick perform some songs
Concert in Palosaari Church at 19.00-20.30
David and Nick perform some songs and lead worship
Thursday 9 April: Vaasa
Breakfast meeting for entrepreneurs at 07.15-09.00 in Fondis.
David and Nick perform some songs
Tornava Church concert at 18.00-19.30
David and Nick perform some songs and lead worship
Friday 10th April: Seinäjoki
Breakfast meeting for entrepreneurs at 07.15-09.00 in Hotel Alma
Wed 15 Acoustic gig Anders shop evening tbc?
Luotsikatu 5, Helsinki
Sat 18 – OPKO acoustic seminar and concert with Jussi Miettinen near Lohja
Time and details tbc
Sun 19 – One way mission in Helsinki – 12 noon church service – tbc?
HONG KONG with Seb Harris (NZ)
Ministry with Juri Veikkola –Thurs 23 to Mon 27 April
1. Finland November 2013 tour Endlessly CD
The November tour started with a flight North to Oulu with a great band – so much fun to start playing the Endlessly songs again with the band
Radio Dei event in a cathedral in Helsinki – Endlessly songs again were the feature as we reunited with Teemu Viinikainen on guitar for an unforgettable night in such a beautiful venue
Kokkola– small band, Nina Astrom joined us for another smaller celebration of Radio Dei’s birthday – 3 languages flowed seamlessly
Seinajoki – Pentecostal church night service – delayed radio coverage of our small acoustic band – we always have such profound free times of worship in this setting
Sastamala – Manku home church – full band, was wonderful to share our songs with manku’s family and friends
Jyvaskyla – Jarmo Sormunen’s church 4.30pm – combined band for worship was awesome and Jarmo S made an interview with me to flesh out our passion for worship. A super response from this thriving new church
Joensuu – Russian border – small band, powerful night in this remote town that loves visitors and is passionate about music. A staff member joined us on cello which was fab esoecially on ‘We in Christ are one’
Recording: Northland album
When I was touring Finland in November 2013, we grabbed 2 days in Manku’s (Markus Vainiomaki) Helsinki studio. We had a ball recording 13 songs, including current live favourite song ‘I am yours'( based on the final days of Dietrich Bonhoeffer), an a bunch of new blues numbers. The band totally rocked. The most amazing 2 days recording I have ever known!
This our 15th album – it opens with Music in me’ a rocker I wrote at Marty Crowe’s batch, looking back on my 50 years, and how Jesus and the wonderful music and people in my life, have shaped who I am.
Can’t wait for you to hear the band an especially Teemu Viinikainen’s astounding blues and acoustic playing. Wait til you hear the stonking guitar on ‘What goes up’, ‘Relentless’ and ‘Somewhere, someone’ co-written by Anders Liljestrom. 10 of the songs are co-writes, Anders is such a great writer and luthier, with the other 3 songs that I bought to the table pretty much complete and road tested in Thames and Newmarket. Anders songs ‘Wonder why’ and ‘Bluebird’ are absolute tear jerkers!
2. The June 2014 tour to launch ‘Northland’
Dei Festival in Seinajoki
David and band played outdoor at Radio Dei’s big summer celebration
Olli Helenius came as a one-off on drums and rocked! Wonder why – our song to remember Amanda Pouttu who lived for one day on earth, was incredibly special to sing on her birthday – 24 years on! Caught up with Juri Veikkola and family on holiday from Hong Kong and planned my April 2015 visit there
IsoKirja’s Midsummer Conference in Keuru
Thur’s evening concert at the main tent with Nina Astrom – wonderful to attend this large Pentecostal summer camp for the 1st time
It was a cold night but we really rocked ‘Well of life’ with a visiting African pastor
Friday evening English worship session in youth tent with 1000 young people – this was such a blast as I challenged the ‘Pente’s’ not to lose their roots in the Holy Spirit and passionate joyful worship! Israel Houghton followed on from us in the main tent that night!
New album ‘Northland’ launch gig with Olli Helenius acoustic support
Sture 21 pub Helsinki. It was a joy to rock out with Teemu just as he returned from playing in Aussie! One of those rare chances to play the whole album through and feel te power of the songs in spirit and music and message
Great to grab some time with Anders again to begin writing some new material. We have some more songs in the mode of the last 2 albums (blues etc) and some new worship oriented material on the boil. Please pray for the right direction ahead, especially as we meet up again in April 2015 and plan the way ahead. What a super partnership along with Manku in production.
We are thrilled to release our 15th album ‘Northland’ on Sat 9 August at The Upper Room, 10 a Clayton St, Newmarket, Auckland, 7.30 pm
The live band featuring Derek Lind will perform all the new songs
Going to be a blast!
Come and join us for a great night
Had a ball in Finland touring the new album in June
Look out for a reveiw from Chris Geldard real soon
Christian Life are publishing an article on the album next week here in NZ
Thanks for your support
Love, David and Liz and boys
Excited to be returning to Finland in June 2014, after a super tour in November 2013, when we started recording our new album to follow up ‘Endlessly’.
Come and see our super band and hear the new album!
1. Saturday 14 June Dei Festival in Seinajoki
David and band play at 4pm at Radio Dei’s big summer celebration
2. IsoKirja’s Midsummer Conference in Keuru
Thurs 19 June – 7pm concert at Keuruu event with Nina Astrom
Friday 20 June – 5pm English worship session
3. New album launch gig with Olli Helenius
Sture 21 Helsinki 7pm we will ahve a party to celebrate the new album, and play all the songs with the full band! You have got to be there!
When I was touring Finland in November 2013, we grabbed 2 days in Manku’s (Markus Vainiomaki) Helsinki studio. We had a ball recording 13 songs, including current live favourite song ‘I am yours'( based on the final days of Dietrich Bonhoeffer), and a bunch of new blues numbers. The band totally rocked. We are finishing off the album to have it ready for June in Finland and August in NZ.
This our 15th album has a working title of ‘Music in me’ based on a rocker I wrote at Marty Crowe’s batch, looking back on my 50 years, and how Jesus and the wonderful music and people in my life, have shaped who I am.
Can’t wait for you to hear the band an especially Teemu Viinikainen’s astounding blues and acoustic playing. Wait till you hear the stonking guitar on ‘What goes up’, ‘Relentless’ and ‘Somewhere, someone’ co-written by Anders Liljestrom. 10 of the songs are co-writes, Anders is such a great writer and luthier, with the other 3 that I bought to the table pretty much complete and road tested in Thames and Newmarket. Anders song ‘Bluebird’ is an absolute tear jerker!
If you’re a kiwi – pencil Saturday 9 August in the evening for a launch concert at The Upper Room, Newmarket, Auckland.
Appreciate your prayers and support to see this baby birthed!
God bless you
David is currently working on his 15th album with friends in Finland. He plans to record it over there in November 2013
Dates for Finland in November 2013 so far
Oulu Friday 1 November
Evening starts at 18.00
DLM set at 19.15 for 45 minutes
Helsinki Sunday 3 November
12.00 One Way Mission church service
16.00 Radio Dei event
Itäinen Papinkatu 2, 00530 Helsinki
Kokkola Tuesday 5 November
Gig 18.00 with Nina Astrom
Seinajoki Wednesday 6 November
19.00 Pentecostal church night service
Sastamala Friday 8 November
Jyvaskyla Saturday 9 November
Jarmo Sormunen’s church 4.30pm worship service
Joensuu Sunday 10 November
Pielesensuun seurakunta – 4pm worship service