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Luke Wareham & Rachel Mason Release "Whisper" EP




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NEWS SOURCE: Luke Wareham and Rachel Mason
May 14, 2020

Luke Wareham and Rachel Mason are worship leaders and songwriters based in the South West of the UK. Luke and Rachel have just released their first 5 track EP 'Whisper’. Luke tells how he actually went round Rachel’s house for keyboard lessons but after hearing some of the songs he had written Rachel encouraged him to get the songs produced for others to hear! They have a passion for writing songs that lead people into the presence of God, that help people fix their eyes on Jesus and to experience afresh the healing power of the Holy Spirit. Their prayer is that their songs will bring hope to a broken world speaking prophetically the truth of Jesus into everyday life situations. They regularly lead worship at in the local church and at various events around the UK.

Their debut single ‘Whisper’ which is on the EP made it to number 11 in the UK Christian Music Charts. The EP has already been played on radio stations around the world and has had great reviews from a number of UK and American music reviewers. Timothy Yep Hallels Music reviewer says that the ‘pride of this five-song record is that there are lots of well-thought out biblical and theological treatises over melodies that have a singalong quality… with a seasoned maturity of a Keith Getty, the song's lyrics give exposition to how the Cross of Jesus impacts our lives today projected with clarity and palatability.’ Furthermore One man in the middle music reviews says when reviewing Whisper “In answer to an article published recently about where the good UK worship is, well the answer is simple, it is out there, some of it is in the South West of England!’. Malcom Duncan speaker at Spring Harvest when listening to the EP said that it was ‘a really beautiful EP and I really commend it to you’.  

The lyric videos of the songs have been made available free to download on YouTube due to demand from the Baptist Union of Great Britain who wanted to provide a resource for churches to use in their online services. Luke says that when writing the EP, he reflected on a quote by John Ortberg which says ‘I need to worship because without it I lose the sense of wonder and gratitude and plod through life with blinkers on’. His hope is that the songs help people in everyday life to worship Jesus. In this current challenging climate, the word needs this kind of hope!  

‘Shadows’ a song on the EP is a song that Luke and Rachel have been leading at churches and various events for a while now and has already been featured in the UK Christian Music charts. The song proclaims the victory of Jesus and that we can hold on to Jesus who never gives up on us. The hope of the cross takes away all fear as the light of Jesus shines through the darkness in our lives. Another song on the EP ‘Faithful friend’ is a song Luke wrote during a 24/7 prayer week at his church. The song reflects on how we are made for a close friendship with God as we live in unity together for God’s kingdom. He felt God say that he does not just want us to know about him; he wants us to experience his friendship. God knows us better than we know ourselves, and he loves us more deeply than anyone else ever could. He is faithful, he is close and he will never leave us. As we surrender to Jesus we get to know him better.

The EP is available to stream and download on all music platforms and their YouTube channel has their lyric videos. The chords to the songs are available to download via SongSelect.

Looking ahead and with the release of ‘Whisper’ EP Luke and Rachel are already making plans and started writing songs for a second EP! They would love to share the songs with the wider church and are looking at doing a tour so do get in touch if you would like to host them! They will be leading worship in the local church and at various events and conferences during 2020.



Connect with Luke and Rachel:- 
@luke_wareham - twitter 


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