Featured Christian Musician
Style: Contemporary Christian Music
Avalon are one of our favourite worship bands of the past 20 years. They are to us what The Happy Mondays are to the secular people of Manchester. Their contemporary style opened our eyes to the new wave of American (and some British) bands who were experimenting with popular secular styles alongside lyrics and emotional which are overtly Christian and meant purely for worshipful enjoyment.
Their sound, along with many of their contemporaries, was seen by some hard line Christians as a bit raucous and hard at first. However, once the parents of America realised that bands like Avalon could offer both the trendieness of the current sacred music, alongside the holy message then this was really a no-brainer! This seems a strange idea now as the genre of "Christian rock" is almost a fully fledged musical genre in its own right! We have personally seen grandmothers moshing their heads to this music!
Avalon S/T - 1996
Oxygen - 2001
Reborn - 2009