Rend Collective (formerly known as Rend Collective Experiment) is a Northern Irish Christian experimental, folk rock, worship band originating from Bangor, Northern Ireland. The current lineup consists of Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Steve Mitchell. Their first studio album Organic Family Hymnal was released on 28 September 2010. Their second studio album Homemade Worship by Handmade People was released on 10 January 2012. Both records were released by Kingsway. Their first live album Campfire was released on 29 January 2013 with Integrity. Their fourth album, The Art of Celebration, was released on 14 March 2014. Their fifth album, Campfire Christmas, Vol. 1 was released in November 2014, and the sixth, As Family We Go, on 21 August 2015. Their second live album, Campfire II: Simplicity, was released at the beginning of October 2016.

Background


The band was established under the name of Rend Collective Experiment between 2002-2003 at Bangor Elim Church, during a point which drummer Gareth Gilkeson described as "a bunch of us trying to figure out life." While the group comprises over 15 members, the band tours and records with 6 members. The remaining members are there for support and to encourage the band "spiritually, musically, and missionally." They explained noticing a sense of hostility from the modern culture towards the church and Christians therefore sought to create music that would draw such individuals spiritually and encourage them to come back to church.
Rend Collective was on the And If Our God Is for Us... Tour with Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels in the Spring of 2011. They toured with Kari Jobe on the Majestic Tour.
More recently, Rend Collective has toured with the RESET Movement, as part of their musical ministry involving Lacey Sturm (formerly of Flyleaf); spoken-word artist Propaganda; worship leader Dave Lubben; DJ Efechto; International House of Prayer worship artist Matt Gilman; and singer/songwriter Morgan Harper Nichols.

Music


Campfire includes live, outdoor recordings of songs previously released on Organic Family Hymnal and Homemade Worship by Handmade People. The audience for the recording were crowd-sourced using Facebook and Twitter. Their third studio album, The Art of Celebration, was released on 17 March 2014. Their fourth studio album, Campfire Christmas (Vol. 1), released 19 November 2014. Their fifth studio album, As Family We Go, was released on 21 August 2015. Their second live album, Campfire II: Simplicity, was released at the beginning of October 2016.

Rend Family Records


Their first signee to the label is Urban Rescue, from Los Angeles, California.

Members


Current
Gareth Gilkeson — drums, percussion, bandleader (2007–present)
Chris Llewellyn — lead vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele (2007–present)
Ali Gilkeson — keyboards, female lead/backing vocals, auxiliary percussion (2007–present)
Patrick Thompson — electric guitar, banjo, various strings, backing vocals (2007–present), bass guitar (2007–2013)
Steve Mitchell — bass guitar (2013–present)
Larry Lease - backup vocals (2015–2016)
Former
Will Herron — lead vocals, acoustic guitar, multi-instrumentalist
Bridget Herron — female lead/backing vocals
Bobby Russell — bass guitar, piano (2012–2013)

Discography


Singles


References


External links


Official website
Artist page at News Release Tuesday
Artist page at AllMusic

Counting Every Blessing Counting Every Blessing - Rend Collective

Rejoice Rejoice - Getty Music - Rend Collective

Too Much Too Much - Rend Collective

Boldly I Approach (The Art Of Celebration) Boldly I Approach (The Art Of Celebration) - Rend Collective

Year of Victory Year of Victory - Rend Collective

Behold He Comes Behold He Comes - Rend Collective

Above Everything Else Above Everything Else - Rend Collective

Shining Light Shining Light - Rend Collective

More Than Conquerors More Than Conquerors - Rend Collective

Christmas In Killarney Christmas In Killarney - Rend Collective

Rescuer Rescuer - Rend Collective

Nailed to the Cross Nailed to the Cross - Rend Collective

Love Divine Love Divine - Rend Collective

Joy of The Lord Joy of The Lord - Rend Collective

 We Three Kings (We're Not Lost) We Three Kings (We're Not Lost) - Rend Collective

Your Name is Power Your Name is Power - Rend Collective

Whatever Comes Whatever Comes - Rend Collective

Revival Anthem Revival Anthem - Rend Collective

Hallelujah Anyway Hallelujah Anyway - Rend Collective

I Choose To Worship I Choose To Worship - Rend Collective

You Will Never Run You Will Never Run - Rend Collective

Life Is Beautiful Life Is Beautiful - Rend Collective

Finally Free Finally Free - Rend Collective

Christ Has Set Me Free Christ Has Set Me Free - Rend Collective

For All That You Have Done For All That You Have Done - Rend Collective

Thine Be the Glory Thine Be the Glory - Rend Collective

True North True North - Rend Collective

Faithful Faithful - Rend Collective

I Will Be Undignified I Will Be Undignified - Rend Collective

Keep Me Near Keep Me Near - Rend Collective

Boldly I Approach Boldly I Approach - Rend Collective

Yahweh Yahweh - Rend Collective

Our Rescuer - Good News Our Rescuer - Good News - Rend Collective

10,000 Reasons 10,000 Reasons - Rend Collective

My Lighthouse My Lighthouse - Rend Collective

Day of Victory Day of Victory - Rend Collective

God Is Near God Is Near - Rend Collective

Come On My Soul Come On My Soul - Rend Collective

Build Your Kingdom Here Build Your Kingdom Here - Rend Collective

Every Giant Will Fall Every Giant Will Fall - Rend Collective

Joy Joy - Rend Collective

My Advocate My Advocate - Rend Collective

Praise Like Fireworks Praise Like Fireworks - Rend Collective

O Come All Ye Faithful (Let Us Adore Him) O Come All Ye Faithful (Let Us Adore Him) - Rend Collective

Burn Like a Star Burn Like a Star - Rend Collective

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In the Highest) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In the Highest) - Rend Collective

The Cost The Cost - Rend Collective

Movements Movements - Rend Collective

Sing it From The Shackles Sing it From The Shackles - Rend Collective

Emmanuel You're One Of Us Emmanuel You're One Of Us - Rend Collective - Ellie Holcomb

Free As A Bird Free As A Bird - Rend Collective

Joy of the Lord Joy of the Lord - Rend Collective

Christ Lives In Me Christ Lives In Me - Rend Collective

WholeHearted WholeHearted - Rend Collective

Immeasurably More Immeasurably More - Rend Collective

Marching On Marching On - Rend Collective

O Holy Night (O Night Divine) O Holy Night (O Night Divine) - Rend Collective

Kumbaya Kumbaya - Rend Collective

You Are Love You Are Love - Rend Collective

The Artist The Artist - Rend Collective

Christmas Is All Around Christmas Is All Around - Rend Collective

Find Your Kindness Find Your Kindness - Rend Collective

Unconditional Unconditional - Rend Collective

Hymn Of The Ages Hymn Of The Ages - Rend Collective

Never Weigh Me Down Never Weigh Me Down - Rend Collective

No Outsiders No Outsiders - Rend Collective

Ireland’s Call Ireland’s Call - Rend Collective

Today Is The Saviour’s Day Today Is The Saviour’s Day - Rend Collective

Rend The Heavens Rend The Heavens - Rend Collective

Second Chance Second Chance - Rend Collective

Never Walk Alone Never Walk Alone - Rend Collective

The Joy of The Lord The Joy of The Lord - Rend Collective

Alabaster Alabaster - Rend Collective

Glorious Day Glorious Day - Rend Collective

You are my Vision You are my Vision - Rend Collective

In The Bleak Midwinter In The Bleak Midwinter - Rend Collective

True in The Light True in The Light - Rend Collective

Shining Star Shining Star - Rend Collective

Our Prayer Our Prayer - Rend Collective

Ding Dong Merrily On High (The Celebration's Starting) Ding Dong Merrily On High (The Celebration's Starting) - Rend Collective

Celebrate Celebrate - Rend Collective

Oceans Oceans - Rend Collective

Your Royal Blood Your Royal Blood - Rend Collective

Strength Of My Heart Strength Of My Heart - Rend Collective

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - Rend Collective

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Hallelujah) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Hallelujah) - Rend Collective

Resurrection Day Resurrection Day - Rend Collective

Just A Glimpse Just A Glimpse - Rend Collective

Come Out Fighting Come Out Fighting - Rend Collective

You Bled You Bled - Rend Collective

Gratefulness Gratefulness - Rend Collective

Beloved Beloved - Rend Collective

Fun Fun - Rend Collective

We Wish You a Merry Christmas We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Rend Collective

Defiant Defiant - Rend Collective

Create In Me Create In Me - Rend Collective

Desert Soul Desert Soul - Rend Collective

This Little Light of Mine This Little Light of Mine - Rend Collective

Rescuer (Good News) Rescuer (Good News) - Rend Collective

Live Alive Live Alive - Rend Collective

Simplicity Simplicity - Rend Collective

All That I Am All That I Am - Rend Collective

Plans Plans - Rend Collective

The First Noel The First Noel - Rend Collective

Merry Christmas Everyone Merry Christmas Everyone - Rend Collective

Exalt Exalt - Rend Collective

My Lighthouse My Lighthouse - Rend Collective

Good King Wenceslas (Kindness) Good King Wenceslas (Kindness) - Rend Collective

Silent Night (Be Still) Silent Night (Be Still) - Rend Collective

Still Still - Rend Collective

Still Still - Rend Collective

Coming Home Coming Home - Rend Collective

Boast in The Cross Boast in The Cross - Rend Collective

Let It Roll Let It Roll - Rend Collective

One And Only One And Only - Rend Collective

Broken Bread Broken Bread - Rend Collective

Emmanuel You're One of Us Emmanuel You're One of Us - Rend Collective

Whosoever Whosoever - Rend Collective

Counting Every Blessing (Ukulele Session) Counting Every Blessing (Ukulele Session) - Rend Collective

Good King Wenceslas (Kindness) Good King Wenceslas (Kindness) - Rend Collective

Come On Come On - Rend Collective

Coming Out Fighting Coming Out Fighting - Rend Collective

We Need The Love of God We Need The Love of God - Rend Collective

As For Me As For Me - Rend Collective

Weep With Me Weep With Me - Rend Collective

Joy To the World (You Are My Joy) Joy To the World (You Are My Joy) - Rend Collective

Tell Me Ma (Belfast City) Tell Me Ma (Belfast City) - Rend Collective

True Intimacy True Intimacy - Rend Collective

God Of Science (Our Great God) God Of Science (Our Great God) - Rend Collective

King Of Me King Of Me - Rend Collective

Rend Co. Kids Theme Song Rend Co. Kids Theme Song - Rend Collective

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas - Rend Collective

Homesick Homesick - Rend Collective

Joy (Remix) Joy (Remix) - Rend Collective

Jericho Song Jericho Song - Rend Collective

Rise Up And Shine Rise Up And Shine - Rend Collective

Beggars To Kings Beggars To Kings - Rend Collective

Little Drummer Boy Little Drummer Boy - Rend Collective

Story Of The Cross Story Of The Cross - Rend Collective

Feels Good (Upbeat Song) Feels Good (Upbeat Song) - Rend Collective

I Choose To Worship (Radio Version) I Choose To Worship (Radio Version) - Rend Collective

Need To Know You Need To Know You - Rend Collective

Go Anywhere Go Anywhere - Rend Collective

Not Afraid Not Afraid - Rend Collective

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Rejoice Rejoice) Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Rejoice Rejoice) - Rend Collective

Let It Roll Let It Roll - Rend Collective

Do you know of other songs by Rend Collective?
Submit or request song Submit Song All Artists List

Albums & Songs

  • Hallelujah Anyway
  • Homesick
  • Beggars To Kings
  • Let It Roll
  • Hallelujah Anyway
  • Whosoever
  • Let It Roll
  • Hallelujah Anyway
  • Plans
  • Boast In The Cross
  • True In The Light
  • Beloved
  • Gratefulness
  • As For Me
  • We Need The Love Of God
  • Let It Roll
  • Whosoever
  • Let It Roll
  • Hallelujah Anyway
  • Plans
  • Boast In The Cross
  • True In The Light
  • Beloved
  • Gratefulness
  • As For Me
  • We Need The Love Of God
  • Hallelujah Anyway
  • Homesick
  • Beggars To Kings
  • Let It Roll
  • Hallelujah Anyway
  • The First Noel
  • Christmas In Killarney
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Silent Night (Be Still)
  • Good King Wenceslas (Kindness)
  • Today Is The Saviour's Day
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Hallelujah)
  • A Restful Reprise
  • In The Bleak Midwinter
  • Emmanuel You're One Of Us (feat. Ellie Holcomb)
  • We Three Kings (We’re Not Lost)
  • Christmas Is All Around
  • The First Noel
  • Christmas In Killarney
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Silent Night (Be Still)
  • Good King Wenceslas (Kindness)
  • Today Is The Saviour's Day
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Hallelujah)
  • A Restful Reprise
  • In The Bleak Midwinter
  • Emmanuel You're One Of Us (feat. Ellie Holcomb)
  • We Three Kings (We’re Not Lost)
  • Christmas Is All Around
  • Indiscriminate Act Of Kindness
  • Once In Royal David's City
  • Christmas In Killarney
  • Today Is The Saviour's Day
  • I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
  • I CHOOSE TO WORSHIP
  • REVIVAL ANTHEM
  • DAY OF VICTORY
  • SING IT FROM THE SHACKLES
  • MY ADVOCATE
  • STILL
  • UNCONDITIONAL
  • BEHOLD HE COMES
  • DEFIANT
  • YOUR NAME IS POWER
  • REND THE HEAVENS
  • WHOLEHEARTED
  • YOUR NAME IS POWER
  • I CHOOSE TO WORSHIP
  • REVIVAL ANTHEM
  • DAY OF VICTORY
  • SING IT FROM THE SHACKLES
  • MY ADVOCATE
  • STILL
  • UNCONDITIONAL
  • BEHOLD HE COMES
  • DEFIANT
  • YOUR NAME IS POWER
  • REND THE HEAVENS
  • WHOLEHEARTED
  • YOUR NAME IS POWER
  • I CHOOSE TO WORSHIP
  • Revival Anthem
  • DAY OF VICTORY
  • YOUR NAME IS POWER
  • REND THE HEAVENS
  • I CHOOSE TO WORSHIP
  • Feels Good (Upbeat Song)
  • Fun
  • Go Anywhere
  • Jericho Song
  • Story of the Cross
  • Rise Up and Shine
  • Rend Co. Kids Theme Song
  • My Lighthouse
  • King of Me
  • Not Afraid
  • God of Science (Our Great God)
  • Need to Know You
  • True North
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • I Will Be Undignified
  • Rescuer (Good News)
  • Counting Every Blessing
  • Nailed To the Cross
  • Hymn of the Ages
  • True North
  • Resurrection Day
  • No Outsiders
  • Weep With Me
  • Weep With Me
  • Marching On (feat. Hillsong Young & Free)
  • Yahweh
  • Counting Every Blessing
  • Christ Lives In Me
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • I Will Be Undignified
  • Rescuer (Good News)
  • Counting Every Blessing
  • Nailed to the Cross
  • Hymn of the Ages
  • True North
  • Resurrection Day
  • No Outsiders
  • Weep With Me
  • Weep With Me
  • Marching On (feat. Hillsong Young & Free)
  • Yahweh
  • Counting Every Blessing
  • Christ Lives in Me
  • I Will Be Undignified
  • Nailed to the Cross
  • Rescuer (Good News)
  • Counting Every Blessing
  • No Outsiders
  • Marching On
  • Praise Like Fireworks
  • My Lighthouse
  • You Are My Vision
  • You Bled
  • More Than Conquerors
  • Faithful
  • Second Chance
  • Build Your Kingdom Here
  • Movements
  • Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration)
  • Alabaster
  • Desert Soul
  • Joy
  • Exalt
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • Free As a Bird
  • Live Alive
  • Oceans (Where Feet May FaiI)
  • Every Giant Will Fall
  • My Lighthouse
  • Whatever Comes
  • Joy of the Lord
  • Your Royal Blood
  • Simplicity
  • More Than Conquerors
  • You Will Never Run
  • Celebrate
  • Free As a Bird
  • You Will Never Run
  • Every Giant Will Fall
  • One and Only
  • Joy of the Lord
  • Never Walk Alone
  • Your Royal Blood
  • Just a Glimpse
  • Coming Home
  • The Artist
  • Ireland’s Call
  • You Will Never Run
  • One and Only
  • Never Weigh Me Down
  • Every Giant Will Fall
  • Celebrate
  • Free As a Bird
  • You Will Never Run
  • Every Giant Will Fall
  • One and Only
  • Joy of the Lord
  • Never Walk Alone
  • Your Royal Blood
  • Just a Glimpse
  • Coming Home
  • The Artist
  • My Lighthouse
  • My Lighthouse
  • My Lighthouse
  • My Lighthouse
  • My Lighthouse
  • Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration)
  • Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration)
  • Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration)
  • Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration)
  • Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration)
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In the Highest)
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High (The Celebration's Starting)
  • Joy To the World (You Are My Joy)
  • O Come All Ye Faithful (Let Us Adore Him)
  • Shining Light
  • O Holy Night (O Night Divine)
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Rejoice Rejoice) [feat. Urban Rescue]
  • A Joyful Reprise
  • Merry Christmas Everyone
  • For All That You Have Done
  • Joy
  • Burn Like a Star
  • My Lighthouse
  • More Than Conquerors
  • All That I Am
  • Immeasurably More
  • Finally Free
  • Create In Me
  • Strength of My Heart
  • Simplicity
  • Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration)
  • My Lighthouse
  • Joy
  • Rend Collective Experiment...Our Story
  • Second Chance
  • Praise Like Fireworks
  • You Are My Vision
  • The Cost
  • Second Chance
  • True Intimacy
  • Build Your Kingdom Here
  • Desert Soul
  • Christ Has Set Me Free
  • Keep Me Near
  • Alabaster
  • Shining Star
  • The Campfire Story
  • Kumbaya
  • Come on My Soul
  • Desert Soul
  • Build Your Kingdom Here
  • Movements
  • You Are My Vision
  • You Bled
  • The Cost
  • Alabaster
  • Second Chance
  • 10,000 Reasons
  • Praise Like Fireworks
  • Kumbaya
  • Come On My Soul
  • Desert Soul
  • Build Your Kingdom Here
  • Movements
  • You Are My Vision
  • You Bled
  • The Cost
  • Alabaster
  • Second Chance
  • 10,000 Reasons
  • Praise Like Fireworks
  • Come On My Soul
  • Faithful
  • Movements
  • You Bled
  • Broken Bread
  • Exalt
  • God Is Near
  • Above Everything Else
  • Too Much
  • You Are Love
  • Thine Be the Glory
  • Love Divine
  • Find Your Kindness