Irish Christian folk rock band Rend Collective to play in Kent

April 29 at ShoWare Center

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:31pm
  • Life

Rend Collective, an eclectic collective of multi-instrumentalists from Ireland who through songs, music and stories want to lead people closer to Jesus, will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent.

Tickets are $40, $22 and $18. For tickets, go to accessoshowarecenter.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.

“The Rend Collective Experiment came together as a few friends started to pray and seek God,” said drummer Gareth Gilkeson in a press release. “We wanted an authentic outworking of our faith and felt that we would just step out into the unknown and see what happened. Before we knew it, people just started gathering around us and we had more than 100 people involved, musicians and artists, bank workers and teachers, and together we tried to figure out our faith.”

After many years in Ireland, the band felt the call to step out again into the unknown as the core 5 of the collective felt they were being called to reach more people. They have now grown into an international success with major tours with Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North and Lecrae under their belts. Their heart is to bring not only a fresh approach to congregational worship, but also a heart and message through the spoken word.

“We are a collective of people like a family and not just a band,” Gilkeson said. “We want our music to be what we call organic worship, an honest and natural connection with God, something which is authentic and not artificial. We want to create an environment for people to have genuine encounters with him and to find themselves singing to him in ways that they find real.”


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