|Robbie Seay Band joins Sparrow Records for BETTER DAYS
11 August 2005
Houston-based Robbie Seay Band is preparing for the August 16 release of Better Days, the group¹s major label debut with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG. Produced by Jay Joyce (Nichole Nordeman, Patty Griffin), Will Hunt and Robbie Seay Band, and primarily mixed by Jacquire King (Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon), Better Days features 11 vertically-focused selections, all written or co-written by the Texas foursome.
"When I first heard Robbie's music, the thing that immediately stood out to me was his amazingly unique and soulful voice," relates Sparrow Records Vice President of A&R, Brad O¹Donnell. "As I kept listening, though, I was affected by what he was saying and the way his lyrics dealt with real life, how the divine appears in the most common situations. I was drawn to his perspective on the world, on relationships and on God."
Comprised of Dan Hamilton, Ryan Owens, Chase Jenkins and Robbie Seay, the group leads worship at Houston¹s Ecclesia, a downtown community of faith that includes a full-time coffee bar and Hyde Park Studio, where the band recorded several songs on Better Days. In addition to their work within Ecclesia, Robbie Seay Band has recorded four independent projects and developed a significant grassroots following by connecting with fans online via www.robbieseayband.com, selling their albums through online stores and touring.
"There is something more than music here, and only one in a million bands can get to this place," said acclaimed author and friend Donald Miller ("Blue Like Jazz"). "They validate the beauty of the material universe by hinting at the mystery beneath it."
The album¹s first single, "Faith Of Our Fathers," has been serviced to CHR and Rock radio. "This is a song written out of the realization that my faith was very small and very 21st century-focused," said Seay. "We are not alone. Faith did not just show up yesterday. Here¹s to all who¹ve gone before, all who will go ahead‹the men and the women of faith." The song¹s theme is also the focus of an upcoming book of the same name, written by Seay, his two brothers, father and grandfather, in which the three generations discuss various issues of faith from five unique perspectives. The book is slated for release this fall by Youth Specialties/Zondervan.
Robbie Seay Band joins the 30-city David Crowder*Band "Collision Tour" this fall, along with Shane & Shane. Tour stops include New York City; Los Angeles; Seattle; Salem, Oregon; Tulsa, Oklahoma; San Antonio; Waco, Texas; Orlando, Florida; and Athens, Georgia, among other markets.
For further information, visit www.robbieseayband.com
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