Rend Collective's Patrick Thompson,tied the knot this weekend with Judith Clare. Pat plays a key role in the Northern Irish folk worship band, contributing with electric guitar, banjo, strings and backing vocals. The couple announced their engagement on May 23rd with a Instagram post from Pat that read: "We've been keeping it quiet a couple of days but I'm so excited to tell you all that I'm going to marry this girl! "
Recently, the Northern Irish group of worshippers has just released Campfire Christmas: Volume 1. The celebration band is drawing from their Irish rootsand putting their own folkier spin on classics such as "O Holy Night (O Night Divine)" and "WeWish You A Merry Christmas."Fans can get an idea of what to expect from the album from "Joy To The World (You Are MyJoy)," set to hit radio this Christmas season. Click below to check out the official music videofor Rend Collective's upbeat version of the song.
Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as acelebration band, worshiping for God's Glory and fame. Since the release of their first album, Organic Family Hymnal, the group's authentic and energetic style of worship has attracted an international audience, with career sales of more than 300,000 albums.
The group saw early success as their first ever single "Build Your Kingdom Here," peaked at No. 12 on the National Christian Audience Chart. Their 2014 release The Art of Celebration, charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart within the first week of its release. Known for their electric lively worship, the band has been a part of several major tours with top artists such asChris Tomlin, MercyMe, Kari Jobe, Lecrae and more. Rend Collective is currently preparing to embark on two headlining tours in 2016. The group's anticipated new album, As Family WeGo, is available now.