Only days after the release of Robbie Seay Band’s Give Yourself Away, the Houston-based ensemble is currently on the road in support of the project. The multi-city “Give Yourself Away” Fall Tour features the Robbie Seay Band, along with special guest Reunion recording artist Brandon Heath.
Kicking off recently in Midland, Texas, the tour is slated to hit more than 30 cities, including stops in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Dallas; St. Louis; and Cleveland, before concluding in November. Comprised of Robbie Seay, Dan Hamilton and Ryan Owens, the group leads worship at Ecclesia Church, a Houston-based community of faith that seeks to embrace culture through practical love.
Give Yourself Away will release August 28 and is the follow-up to the group’s 2005 critically-acclaimed label debut, Better Days. Produced by Robbie Seay and Tedd T. (Mute Math, David Crowder*Band), the album finds Robbie Seay Band taking an aggressive step forward with their alternative worship style.
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Give Yourself Away features progressive melodies and raw, insightful lyrics rooted in Jesus’ call to service. The album’s first single, “Song Of Hope,” was the second Most Added on R&R’s Christian AC Monitored chart for the week of August 3, and was also one of the Most Added on R&R’s Christian CHR chart for the week of July 20. The single had 11 adds in its first week and has been picked up by 21 stations in three weeks.
Other highlights of Give Yourself Away include the piano-driven “New Day,” the ambient, hope-filled “Starting Over,” and “Go Outside,” partly inspired by the uniting of Houston’s larger church community in efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
“Give Yourself Away is a missional record, almost a rebirth of how we’re seeing our faith and how we’re seeing a lot of young Christians respond to the great need around the world and at home,” explains Seay. “As believers, we are being awakened to the call of Christ to give of ourselves, to live out life together honestly, in community. As we find hope together, it pushes us to be proactive in our faith.”
“Rise,” the opening selection of Give Yourself Away, reflects Robbie Seay Band’s desire to serve others through their support of African children. Inspired by “Invisible Children,” a film documenting the tragedies in modern-day Uganda, and the book “Girl Soldier” (by Faith J.H. McDonnell and Grace Akallo), Robbie Seay Band is working with Compassion International to support children in Uganda.
Comprised of Robbie Seay, Dan Hamilton and Ryan Owens, the group leads worship at Ecclesia Church, a Houston-based community of faith that seeks to embrace culture through practical love. In addition to their work within Ecclesia, Robbie Seay Band has recorded four independent projects and toured in 2005 on the 30-city David Crowder*Band “Collision” Tour.
With a nod to the past twelve months and an eye on the future, the editors of ChristianMusicToday.com have named Robbie Seay Band among the Best New Artists of 2005 who offer “music that’s more thoughtful and significant.”
A Texas-based rock/worship outfit with a strong independent following, Robbie Seay Band released its major label debut, Better Days, in 2005 and toured with David Crowder*Band. Of the acclaimed first disc, ChristianMusicToday.com writes:
“Better Days is the perfect nighttime album, drenched in the same mellow-yet-dynamic Brit pop of Coldplay, while Seay’s soothingly raspy voice draws listeners in to lyrics that are both worshipful and conversational. It’s the sort of music that appeals to regular churchgoers and fringe seekers alike, blending hymnody and modern worship with introspection. Robbie Seay Band’s pursuit of deeper ministry pays off here.”
Hear songs from Better Days, check concert dates, and read the Robbie Seay Band blog at RobbieSeayBand.com.