The 2011 album from one of the founding fathers of modern worship music, Banquet sees Graham Kendrick return to his acoustic roots.
Before all the anthems that inspired millions to march in the name of Jesus, and before the songs that united the content of the great hymn writers with the accessibility of contemporary sounds, Graham was a folk and acoustic artist. Songs were his medium, and the stories they told were the heart of the action.
Returning to the craft, Banquet sees Graham reflect on the idea of the church gathering together in unity and celebration. Across these twelve new songs – recorded in Nashville and Atlanta with Nathan Nockels and Dan Wheeler - Graham’s gifting has never been clearer.
Graham says "Banquet seemed an apt title for a collection of songs for the worshipping community – the Agape ‘love-feast’ that is the church. Here are songs about who we worship and what we believe, about loving one another, serving, forgiving and blessing, coming to give rather than to get, about standing together as one to fight to make a difference and going out to offer daily work as worship. I hope they serve to lift hearts, minds and voices to glorify the Guest of honour/The Guest of Honour is present, and there’s a place set for you…"
2011 (Make Way Music/Kingsway)
Dan Wheeler & Nathan Nockels
The Poole Room, Franklin (engineered by Randy Poole)
ICC Studios, Eastbourne
Nonesuch Park Studio, Epsom
Planet of The Tapes, Nashville
The Attic Studio, Franklin
The Dog House
Drums: Scott Williamson, Ashley Appling
Electric & Upright Bass: James Gregory
Percussion: Ken Lewis
Piano, Hammond & Keyboards: Phil Madeira
Cello: Lucy Payne
Recorders: Mike Haughton
Backing Vocals: Nicki Rogers
Acoustic, Electric Guitars & Backing Vocals: Dan Wheeler
Bass: Pat Malone
Electric Guitar: Jason Hoard
Keyboards, Guitars and Backing Vocals: Nathan Nockels