Bluefield College will launch its Fall Coffeehouse Series with the energetic, contagious worship music of the rising contemporary Christian band Bellarive, Friday, September 9.
The event is open and free to public and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Student Activities Center of Shott Hall.
Just two years young, Bellarive is a gifted group of six Christian friends who came together in Orlando, Florida, for one key purpose — to create and perform artistic worship music to whomever will lend an ear.
“We believe that God creates His children with specific design to reveal and bring glory to Himself in unique ways,” said vocalist and guitarist Sean Curran. “For the six of us, that gift is creating music.”
Traveling, creating and performing since 2009 for churches, colleges, missions groups, conferences, camps and concerts, Bellarive says its music is about examining important spiritual questions.
“Our songs are an overflow of stories, thoughts, and conversations proceeding to the overwhelming consideration that there must be more,” said Curran. “In our pursuit of understanding humanity, we were interrupted with an explanation — Jesus.”
With that explanation was born “The Being Human Project…Start Listening,” Bellarive’s first full-length album, which they just began developing. The group’s hope is that the music from “Being Human” will cause others to “pause, perceive and behold the beauty in the world around (us).”
They said they also believe there is a beautiful connection and relationship between Spirit and sound, and that through their music they can help make that connection.
“We pray that we would be the conduit between the Creator and His creation,” explained vocalist and percussionist Melissa Mage, “and that His glory would always be the focal point.”
The band also consists of vocalist and guitarist Mike Mage, electric guitarist Zach Glotfelty, bassist and percussionist Josh Luker, and drummer Kenny Werner.