By Nicole Davis
Rob Hammes and Benjamin Mosier found a common interest while listening to the preaching at their church in 2010. Incorporating life lessons and religious beliefs in songs to be released on their contemporary Christian CD, Faith Has A Voice, on Nov. 10, the two said they have developed a strong friendship through their music.
“I have always written music and loved it, but I never got a change to use it in a positive way until I met Benjamin,” Hammes, 59, said. “It was such a blessed time to put these all together. You could just feel the presence of the Lord that you could slice the air with.”
They will have an “album party” to celebrate their music on Nov. 10, 3 p.m., at L.I.F.E. Church and Training Center, 5895 E. Thompson Rd., Suite D, Indianapolis. The party is open to the public, with free food and dancing.
“I was listening to a message preached here,” Mosier, 20, said. “The worship leader said what’s being said here should be made into a song. So, I wrote these lyrics and went to Rob… We didn’t intend for it to be a cd, it turned into that.”
The songs were written and recorded over a two-year span, completed by mid-2011. Hammes said the feedback they have gotten has been marvelous, and some other congregations have talked about picking up some of the songs. Churches who are members of Christian Copyright Licensing International can use the music for their worship. The album will officially be released Nov. 10 and sold on iTunes, Amazon and other locations.
“The things he comes up with are different,” Mosier said. “Each one of these songs is very unique in its own respect.”
Both have grown through their music, and said they aren’t in this for money but to spread the Word to all who will listen. Mosier said his experience has persuaded him to pursue his interest in music and he is currently learning to play the violin. Hammes said he has not only learned more about music, but about himself, too.
“I played around with a lot of different sounds and I never had so much fun in my life,” Hammes said. “I have learned to trust God, and relax.”
For more information or to inquire about a performance, contact Christena Hammes at (317) 902-1692.
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