Looking forward to performing at this weekends Bi Church Day Out Music Festival in the UK
Hope to see you there and raise the roof...
Peter Kay lounged while celebs took the reigns and dragged his ‘Red Nose Day Comic Relief Sofa’ up and down dales, streets and even MacDonalds as we all helped to support this marvelous Charity ….
To date since Comic Relief began assaulting our screens back in 1985 they have raised up to 600million pounds for world wide desperate situations. Proof that in the heart of man lies this desire to help the poor, destitute and needy.
For every pound or penny given I see a reflection of that part of God that is spoken of in His book, The Holy Bible. And God said, ¨ Let us make man in our image ¨...Genesis 1:26 Giving is a beautiful reflection of the heart of God
Welcome from a windy Spanish mountain top! I was walking for a brain break and took to the hills where I remembered that the views in Spain are breathtaking and inspiring for working song lyrics as well as meeting doggies and their walkers! Thanks for all your New Year thoughts.., keep them coming!
I have finally finished the Women’s compilation book of inspiring true stories with short reflective devotional thoughts to test the heart and bring renewed sense of purpose and hope to this journey of life! I now begin the process of publishing, mmmm...I choose this to be an all round purposeful exciting challenge!
Hope to have it out this spring, Will keep you posted ….
Enjoy the music ...meet with you soon ….
myself and the team have very nearly finished a desire of yours and my heart to introduce an exciting new online gift-store page… ...thanks for all your requests and encouragement!
My prayer is God unite all countries together in a new hopefilled way in the coming weeks through good sportsmanship, respect and participation. Created in His image we bow down to God alone with thanksgiving for the gifts He gives! Am very excited to watch the floor
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Look forward to meeting new friends and faces! ... Am taking a mix of acoustic and fuller band sets to Aylesbury / Sutton and then Cowbridge in Wales this month for what will surely be a unique and special time….see you there! …..yazz
... Wow!...I believe this is going to be a brilliant Music Festival... With thousands
attending and so many good artists and speakers this year - myself and the band
are excited to be appearing `After Hours` performing tracks from the first and
second Album with all the Band ... can`t wait to see you there! -
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Aled Jones catches up with Yazz in a live interview on
Radio 2 - Good Morning Sunday... 8:15 - 9 am
Listen into tracks and what she's up to that night and
this month in the UK @ Spring Harvest Music Festivals ...
Its magic Harbor and so many gifted musicians there! Looking forward to performing and meeting new people at ‘ABOVE BAR CHURCH’ and can’t wait to see what God is going to do! Tickets going! ...
After this a revisit to Winchester and seeing those wonderful ‘ Golden Girls ’ at Christ Church and encountering new things with their precious OASIS audiences, plus meeting the challenge of talking with Youth ( got a few challenges up my own sleeve to tell! ) such an outstanding experience had the last time! ... If your near lets meet and share perspectives! ...
an extraordinary early 19th century women who believed in God and followed His Son Jesus. Called to North Africa to share about her faith to its peoples she was one Europe's most gifted of writers and painters and wrote many meaningful journals….This morning I arose and read a small passage and share a quick quote:
... NOT WITH OUT DESIGN DOES GOD MAKE THE MUSIC OF OUR LIVES ...
On the new album a track called Portrait was inspired by just that… discovering Gods staggering design of humanity so intricately and fearfully made only a truly skilful and perfect designer could have done it ! ..it is like a perfectly designed piece of music where all its movements fit together it just breathes life through all its passages ..
! God has a plan and a purpose for our lives ! ...
As I stand between the Years, The old has gone and the new has come! I stand in THE Light looking at the darkness ahead ...
Here is where I stand and here is where I look.., Into the Light and the radiance that flings itself across the stars and the galaxy and the year ahead..,
Jesus Christ! I stand in the One who holds the world and sees the way before us - Phew! What a relief!
EVERYTHING AHEAD RESTS IN CHRIST !
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Where do I begin? Our first live event with the new album at Essex Trinity Church was tremendous: The Event was filled with evidences of God’s grace from start to finish. Over 500 people came along and it was great to work alongside an old friend and meet new ones! The band had worked hard on the new material and it showed - What a terrific concert! The presence of I AM moving among us.
Thank you for all your encouraging comments and chats, keep them coming! ...
Award winning artist Yazz announces the release of her new contemporary Gospel album THIS IS LOVE! This sees her 6th studio recording album as a singer/songwriter and she hopes will be an inspiring follow up to her successful debut Gospel album "RUNNING BACK TO YOU".
"... it’s about Love ... it’s about God .. it’s about People.., I’m absolutely thrilled to announce the new album is now released and excited about responses so far! Over the last year I have met and listened to some remarkable people and visited unusual places all of which became a part of the inspiration in writing messages connecting love and Gods grace to me. To take music and touch the soul of a person is for me, a profound deep connection and thats what drives the creative in me! On this album I included two tracks that have both inspired and moved me for a long time: Fleetwood Macs ‘Songbird’ and Bob Marley's Redemption Song.. Really hoping your going to enjoy it!" ... Click here to read more ...
Next week sees the new album released, thrilled at the responses so far...
Invited in to promo @Premier Radio TV today....was won over with the sheer volume of love, plus sharing Ghanian food recipes ...was honoured to walk the experience, special people doing special tings for God and Life!....you rock Mr Pantry, Dave P, Brigitte, Faith, t.shirt Dave! Martin, all the boyz on film ......making a difference that's where I want to be!
...an unexpected box of delights arrived in my drop box from the saxophonist player Gary Barnacle...Gary graced this album playing what maybe could be like angels wings soaring across the heavens .. he simply blows and the music explodes and carries you up to the skies as you climb the octaves taking your heart with it and then he brings you back to earth excited whilst popping your heart back in! - I was under the impression we had no more of his files to come in but problems sending files into drop box led to a delay and suddenly there were 3 more songs all covered with his skills..both tenor and alto parts!
Whooo hooo! - Love when the unexpected comes in creative boxes!
It’s intense up here in the hills., temperatures reaching 38º in the shade thank God for AC in the studio! I lost the plot last night got down about the whole project and phoned a friend...This is Love! Back in this morning ready to go... Final stages, always the most fragile of times. But you have to stand for what you believe in and therein you watch your faith grow tall! as the song says., “when the mountains seem big and faith blows small - God carry you through so you can keep on, keep on!”
It’s... funny but it happens.., it happens every time these voices get together something like magic, I call it anointed... this weekend they painted love’s colors across the album beyond my expectations! HeaveNation makes me cry! Summer Rain made me groove! Narrow Road drives! plus D+Ri+Me= too much fun! click here to check out a snippet of what we got up to this weekend - www.facebook.com/YazzOfficial
I’ve decided that Kenn’s playing is like CHOCOLATE..., smooth, rich and creamy! and after one bite you have to go back for more! :P the tracks are shaping up into their own personalities now. Discovered the wah-wah pedal during recording is making it’s way across most of the tracks! Vintage! :)
Players are coming in this week! Kenn bring bass and guitar and smooth chocolate! This is where the album’s portrait starts to take on another dimension on it’s canvas.., Bring it on!!
I’m back in the studio AT LAST!!! Always feels like a homecoming! My natural habitat I guess! I’m praying hard for good results :) ...
... ‘ I am absolutely thrilled to announce that the new album is now released! Plus really very excited at great response so far! Am really looking forward to performing the new songs live this year too, there is a whole new, fragile and at the same time Impactful dynamic that happens live that studio recording cannot always capture. Its just so real, once sung, once played the note is gone, its out there! cannot be tweaked or made better like in a recording studio, its free to do what ever God wants to do with it -
I love that!’
.. its about Love...its about God..its about People...
Over the last year I have met and listened to some remarkable people, visited unusual
places all of which became a part of writing messages on what is love, where does it come
from and finding that connection in music to the soul of a person which is such a part of
Gods love and grace to me, it is an outrageous Grace that I wanted to capture in melody.
Whilst visiting a Prison in Northern Ireland I was challenged in spaces I was never aware I
had within me - Walking in I was questioning myself in which way I could possibly identify
in these peoples situations, their levels of frustration..
I realized I really couldnʼt understand experientially and I had never felt so overwhelmingly
Then I was reminded of the first time I looked at my minutes old baby held so fragile in my
arms and that same deep sense of wanting to connect with something that was so
overwhelming ... In that thought I was touched through by my faith as I remembered the
new birth .. the new hope .. the new life beginnings that I had found in Christ in the
middle of my totally inadequate messy life and the fantastic gift of grace that He offered to
me. Somehow I now knew that was what I could sing and talk about in this situation! -
The Father showed me that before HIM we are all, everyone, absolutely everyone, fallen,
imperfect people and that equalizes you to everyone doesn´t it! Only God can do that!
The track ʻ Love Soldiersʼ speaks a bit about that...
It was an incredible experience sharing and meeting men and hearing their stories and
being able to offer something of Hope that is found in the grace and love offered us in
Christ and the choice to walk a different road - a narrow Road - and find a peace with God
and thereafter, ourselves.
Mistakes all have a price, some men agreed. You do something wrong, something thats
against the law, yes, there must be a rule that teaches you whatʼs right and wrong and
punishment is made, but chatting to some inmates I was disturbed by the repetition of
crimes that they were doing, some had been back over 6 times! Sheer will power was
not working. It only gets you so far But, right there running directly alongside their tracks I
saw this great hope of God.
He alone, can open the eyes of your heart in-order to find a true and lasting
staggering change. This experience inspired me to write Narrow Road and cover the
song ʻ PEOPLE GET READYʼ ( there´s a train coming) and the different track you can find.
The Son of God came and paid the price for the punishment of our errors, Jesus paid the
ticket - he took it all because God said I will show my love in that while people are far from
me, messing up, struggling or repeating error after error, I sent my Son to die for them and
to reconcile people back to me and bring change! ...
So, the album THIS IS LOVE...
its about love ...its about God ...its about People !
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