Bass guitar player of Northern Ireland's worship team Rend Collective, Stephen Mitchell, has recently announced his engagement to Lenea Olson.Michell is the first member of Rend Collective to have good news to share. Three weeks ago, Patrick Thompson, tied the knot with Judith Clare. Thompson contributes electric guitar, banjo, strings and backing vocals for the worship band.
Rend Collective has recently released their debut Christmas album Campfire Christmas: Volume 1. The celebration band is drawing from their Irish roots and putting their own folkier spin on classics such as "O Holy Night (O Night Divine)" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas."
Fans can get an idea of what to expect from the album from "Joy To The World (You Are My Joy)," set to hit radio this Christmas season.
Rend Collective's fifth studio album, As Family We Go, released last month, hitting No. 19 on the U.K. Albums Chart and No. 9 on U.K.'s Digital Albums Chart, making it the highest debut for a Christian album in the U.K. in almost 20 years and the highest ever Christian album debut on the U.K. Digital Albums Chart. As Family We Go also hit the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Christian albums chart in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand and landed in the top ten albums overall in seven countries including the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
Campfire Christmas: Volume 1
1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In The Highest)
3. Ding Dong Merrily On High (The Celebration's Starting)
4. Joy To The World (You Are My Joy)
5. O Come All Ye Faithful (Let Us Adore Him)
6. Shining Light
7. O Holy Night (O Night Devine)
8. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Rejoice Rejoice) [feat. Urban Rescue]
9. A Joyful Reprise
10. Merry Christmas Everyone
11. For All That You Have Done