This is our second release and one we're delighted to share! It will be available on all music platforms this Friday, April 21.
Emerson began her musical journey early in life. As an infant, certain songs brought her to tears, and others compelled her to dance and shout for joy. Music has always been a part of who she is.
Lauren Daigle, Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Etta James are a few of her influences, as she appreciates the soul they put into their singing, along with their techniques and musical style.
Her favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9:
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."
Emerson is a vocalist and songwriter with Rise & Rejoice Worship. She is singing lead vocals on their first release, "As Long as I'm With You", which will debut this Summer. In addition, she has several songs she is currently working on based upon her own testimony.
Luke began playing electric guitar when he was 8 years-old. He was often seen strumming and moving around with great enthusiasm, mimicking his favorite artists (a characteristic he still has today). He considers Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Van Halen, and Jimmy Page as early influences.
Luke learned guitar quickly and by the time he was 12 he was playing on the worship team. He's a multi-talented musician who plays guitar, bass, piano and saxophone.
Luke began writing music 4 years ago alongside his dad, Vince. Inspired by a calling they felt placed on their hearts, they co-founded Rise & Rejoice Worship.
His favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 54:10:
"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Kyle began playing guitar at age 12. His early music influences were Jason Mraz, Parachute, and The Script. His current influences include Mateus Asato, Chris Brown (Elevation Worship), and Brandon Lake.
Kyle is a dynamic musician who plays multiple instruments, and is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and producer.
His approach to songwriting is to be authentic by adding inspiring lyrics and music. He says he does not have a formula for writing, such as lyrics first or music first. Whatever inspires him first, that is what he starts with, so it is always changing.
His favorite bible verse is Colossians 3:23:
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” This verse is a guide for him and a constant reminder on how to be a better friend, husband, and Christ follower.
Kyle and his wife, Nycole, were married August 18, 2018 in Hawaii. They love traveling as often as possible.
Vince has a varied taste in music that spans multiple genres. At an early age he began listening to his parent's vinyl records, studying the structure and melodies and then creating his own record titles, song names, and lyrics. One of his fondest memories was receiving a Sony Walkman when he was 11 years-old. It was life changing and his love for music continued to grow as a result.
His favorite artists include U2, The Beatles, Soundgarden, The Police and Duran Duran. His favorite Christian artists are Elevation Worship and Jesus Culture.
His approach to songwriting involves exploring unique ways to satisfy the listener, but more importantly, creating music that pleases the Lord. Psalm 96 says "Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the Earth". This is one of Vince's favorite verses and it compels him to write music that will bring people closer to God.
Vince is married to Heather Murdock, and they have three adult children. They live in Placerville, California and enjoy building their ministry, staying close to family and friends, and traveling.
Colin began playing music when he was 7 years-old, but took a deep-dive into it when he started high school. Music has moved him emotionally in many ways, and he fully encountered Christ at an early age through worship.
Maverick City Music, Cory Asbury, and Chris Renzema are his musical influences. The storytelling and heart behind their music draws him in from the first beat.
His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:6-7, which says "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Colin and McKayla were married in May of 2023 and are excited to start their lives together pursuing ministry.