Artists Confirmed for Weston Gospel Bayfest

Roy Dreaning and Colin Elliott will be our hosts for the Weston Gospel Bayfest weekend. Both Roy and Colin have a wealth of experience, not only as part of Live Issue but also from being well-established solo artists in their own right. 

Roy ministers in three churches in County Fermanagh as well as hosting a very popular online ministry with his wife, Lorna.

Colin tours regularly in a solo capacity and with other artists as well as producing many albums for Christian artists from Northern Ireland, mainland UK and America. 

Both Roy and Colin hosted the Revelation TV programme, 'Live Issue & Friends' back in 2018 and have also hosted the Morecambe Gospel Bayfest in recent years.

Roy Dreaning and Colin Elliott will be our hosts for the Weston Gospel Bayfest weekend. Both Roy and Colin have a wealth of experience, not only as part of Live Issue but also from being well-established solo artists in their own right.

Roy ministers in three churches in County Fermanagh as well as hosting a very popular online ministry with his wife, Lorna.

Colin tours regularly in a solo capacity and with other artists as well as producing many albums for Christian artists from Northern Ireland, mainland UK and America.

Both Roy and Colin hosted the Revelation TV programme, 'Live Issue & Friends' back in 2018 and have also hosted the Morecambe Gospel Bayfest in recent years.

Live Issue is one of the UK's most popular Gospel bands and has the notoriety of being the first country band from Ireland to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.  

In their time together, Live Issue has toured extensively throughout the UK, Ireland, parts of Europe and the USA as well as recording several albums and videos. In 2018 they hosted their own television series for Revelaton TV and are delighted to share their music and Gospel message throughout the UK at weekends such as Weston Gospel Bayfest.

Live Issue is one of the UK's most popular Gospel bands and has the notoriety of being the first country band from Ireland to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

In their time together, Live Issue has toured extensively throughout the UK, Ireland, parts of Europe and the USA as well as recording several albums and videos. In 2018 they hosted their own television series for Revelaton TV and are delighted to share their music and Gospel message throughout the UK at weekends such as Weston Gospel Bayfest.

The Hope Country Gospel Band are based in the town of Hereford. Their blend of country and old-time Gospel music has given them an excellent reputation throughout England. 

The band hosts a special Sunday morning Gospel programme at the Malvern Autumn Show. Over the years this Gospel music event has grown and it is now attended by hundreds of people each year. 

It is great to have the Hope Country Gospel Band with us on Saturday 9th April and we are very much looking forward to hearing their blend of country Gospel and excellent musicianship.

The Hope Country Gospel Band are based in the town of Hereford. Their blend of country and old-time Gospel music has given them an excellent reputation throughout England.

The band hosts a special Sunday morning Gospel programme at the Malvern Autumn Show. Over the years this Gospel music event has grown and it is now attended by hundreds of people each year.

It is great to have the Hope Country Gospel Band with us on Saturday 9th April and we are very much looking forward to hearing their blend of country Gospel and excellent musicianship.

Being the son of a lay preacher, Andrew was encouraged to use his musical talents from a very young age, performing with his sisters as his parents would visit small rural chapels and churches in Mid Wales. 

Andrew has been leading worship in his local church for over 20 years and has had opportunities to lead worship at events and other churches, including New Wine Wales.

A grade 8 pianist, he studied at London School of Theology where he completed a degree in Music, Theology and Worship and also qualified as Secondary Music Teacher. Andrew has been working as a Music teacher in schools for 15 years and has worked both as a classroom teacher and a peripatetic music teacher teaching a wide range of music including, more recently, the Ukulele!

Andrew finds regular opportunities to perform with local musicians in theatres and music venues, and continues to serve as a musician and worship leader in his local church. He has performed and worked with Sound of Wales on many occasions including performing in the after hours programme at Spring Harvest.

We are delighted that Andrew can join us for the Friday evening programme.

Being the son of a lay preacher, Andrew was encouraged to use his musical talents from a very young age, performing with his sisters as his parents would visit small rural chapels and churches in Mid Wales.

Andrew has been leading worship in his local church for over 20 years and has had opportunities to lead worship at events and other churches, including New Wine Wales.

A grade 8 pianist, he studied at London School of Theology where he completed a degree in Music, Theology and Worship and also qualified as Secondary Music Teacher. Andrew has been working as a Music teacher in schools for 15 years and has worked both as a classroom teacher and a peripatetic music teacher teaching a wide range of music including, more recently, the Ukulele!

Andrew finds regular opportunities to perform with local musicians in theatres and music venues, and continues to serve as a musician and worship leader in his local church. He has performed and worked with Sound of Wales on many occasions including performing in the after hours programme at Spring Harvest.

We are delighted that Andrew can join us for the Friday evening programme.

Although Richard Lennox will be the last person to tell you he's a household name, his musical achievements are substantial. 
He's been advertised as a "concert pianist" though his debut album 'Calm Beneath The Storm' combines rock, jazz, pop and more. 
In his own words this supremely gifted piano and organ player plays "Bach to The Beatles, musical theatre to rock and roll and just about everything in between." This renaissance man has played several times on BBC's Songs Of Praise, worked extensively in theatre, performed solo concerts for major cruise lines like P&O Cruises and performed in the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. 

Born and raised in Weston-super-Mare, Richard first discovered the piano when he was three. Primarily a self-taught musician, he has now mastered the piano, organ, double bass and the art of arranging, producing and composing music. He is also leads worship in his local church, St Martins, every Sunday.

Although Richard Lennox will be the last person to tell you he's a household name, his musical achievements are substantial. He's been advertised as a "concert pianist" though his debut album 'Calm Beneath The Storm' combines rock, jazz, pop and more. In his own words this supremely gifted piano and organ player plays "Bach to The Beatles, musical theatre to rock and roll and just about everything in between." This renaissance man has played several times on BBC's Songs Of Praise, worked extensively in theatre, performed solo concerts for major cruise lines like P&O Cruises and performed in the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Born and raised in Weston-super-Mare, Richard first discovered the piano when he was three. Primarily a self-taught musician, he has now mastered the piano, organ, double bass and the art of arranging, producing and composing music. He is also leads worship in his local church, St Martins, every Sunday.

Sharon Morrison is not only part of the popular group, The Morrisons, which includes her husband, David but she also a highly respected solo Gospel singer. 

Her Gospel music career and ministry has spanned over 30 years and her experience, vocal talent and love for the Lord shines through each time you hear her sing. We are delighted that Sharon is able to be part of the Weston Gospel Bayfest lineup this year.

Sharon Morrison is not only part of the popular group, The Morrisons, which includes her husband, David but she also a highly respected solo Gospel singer.

Her Gospel music career and ministry has spanned over 30 years and her experience, vocal talent and love for the Lord shines through each time you hear her sing. We are delighted that Sharon is able to be part of the Weston Gospel Bayfest lineup this year.

We are delighted to welcome Kingdom Bound back to Weston-Super-Mare. Although this is their first time to visit the South of England as a group, they have become very well established in Northern Ireland and at events in the North of England. Their group's rich harmonies and sincere message have been a great encouragement to many and we know they will be very well received at this year's event.

We are delighted to welcome Kingdom Bound back to Weston-Super-Mare. Although this is their first time to visit the South of England as a group, they have become very well established in Northern Ireland and at events in the North of England. Their group's rich harmonies and sincere message have been a great encouragement to many and we know they will be very well received at this year's event.

Andrew Williams is a talented singer/songwriter from Weston-Super-Mare. His songs create an ambience for worship with beautiful lyrics and interweaving lilting melodies which touch the heart of the listener. 

Andrew has a real heart for Christian ministry in the South West of England and we know everyone will be blessed when they hear him.

Andrew Williams is a talented singer/songwriter from Weston-Super-Mare. His songs create an ambience for worship with beautiful lyrics and interweaving lilting melodies which touch the heart of the listener.

Andrew has a real heart for Christian ministry in the South West of England and we know everyone will be blessed when they hear him.