Louise Campion, a singer-songwriter, originally from South Africa, now based in London, has released 'The Hold Me Father EP' featuring London's All Souls Orchestra and South Africa's LIV Village Choir, and is dedicated to Louise's own Father. Raymond John Campion was an incredible pipe organist who faithfully led worship at Frere Rd Presbyterian Church in Durban over a period of 60 years.
She writes: "I have dedicated the Hold Me Father EP to my amazing dad who passed away in 2017 after a 6 year fight with cancer. The 1st of June was his birthday, and June happens to be Father's Day month too, so it feels right and fitting to honour his memory and legacy in the same month that fathers all around the world are celebrated!"
"Hold Me Father" is a soaring and emotive orchestral, piano and vocal song that takes the listener on an epic musical journey into the heart of Father God. There are a number of goosebump moments and the beauty, depth and power of the orchestral score stands out in particular as something really special and unique. It is unusual these days to hear a real orchestra playing on a contemporary song, and this is what makes this song feel like a rare treasure.
For over 20 years, Louise Campion has travelled the world leading worship, training worship teams and preaching at various churches, conferences and events. Her most recent events being: Scarlet Ladies Conference in Dubai (with Starla Webster, Anna & Elle Smith, Jake Isaac, Alex & Henry Seeley); David's Tent in West Sussex; Dwell Conference in London for the last 9 years (which has hosted guests like Heidi Baker, Julian Adams, Paul Tothill, Ryan Matthews, Allan Boehm, Jake Isaac); Caroline Leaf and Dany Johnson in London; John Mark Comer event in Durban; Renaissance Conference in Durban (with Eric Johnson and Julian & Katia Adams); She has also been involved in numerous album recordings in various capacities - singing, playing piano, songwriting, and vocal arrangements.
Over the years Louise has shared the stage or led worship alongside many artists including: Jake Isaac, The Brilliance, Elle Limebear, Henry Seeley, Sean Feucht, Riana Nel, Brad & Josh Klynsmith (Gangs of Ballet), Civil Twilight, Daena Jay and Jules Burt. She was part of Hilton Greig's (of 24Skies) first band who opened for Grammy and Dove award winning gospel artists: Michael W. Smith and Casting Crowns on their respective South African tours. She also opened for The Brilliance alongside the Voices of Hope Choir for their main show in London in 2019.
1. Hold me Father
2. H M F Selah (Instrumental)
3. Hold me Father (LIV Choir Version)
4. Hold me Father (LIV Choir Radio Edit)
5. Hold me Father (Radio Edit)