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Musicians


Amazing Musicians  

 

Monday, June 13, 2016, 7:00pm

Michael Gott

Rev. Michael Gott has been a part of the New Thought movement since the early 1990s, primarily as a musician. His songs are about peace, service, integrity and transformation. Since 2000, he has been integrating dynamic speaking and teaching with his ministry, and in 2009 completed a Masters of Consciousness Studies program with the Ernest Holmes Institute. He oversees our Wednesday Night Live program, Singles Ministry, LGBT Ministry and our Unity Choir.  Michael also teaches classes and workshops and speaks regularly in our worship services.

“Nothing is more inspiring to me than to see someone step out of a limiting idea and into possibility. This is ‘the discovery and delivery of the authentic self’ as Rumi puts it. When we do this work together, that is the essence of spiritual community.”

Kit Holmes

Austin, Texas based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and award-winning songwriter Kit Holmes has been performing, composing, arranging and producing music professionally since the age of 13.
Her smooth and powerful jazz-infused, adult-contemporary songs have been scoring awards since she entered her first songwriting contest in 2004. With rave reviews from All About Jazz and Jazz Corner magazines, Kit's 2011 release Return to Love was a 54th Annual GRAMMY Award Entry for Best Pop Vocal Album!
Kit's musical vocabulary is vast, eclectic and always full of surprises. At her live shows you may hear a mash-up of Cannonball Adderley's "Mercy, Mercy" with the theme from Sesame Street while she's channeling Stevie Wonder. Her finely-crafted original tunes run the genre-gamut from smokey jazz ballads to masterfully-produced hip-hop riffs for spin classes at the gym. Throw in some guitar-driven Americana and folk, sensuous Latin grooves and some flat out fluffy-fun pop tunes and you get the picture: Kit is a prolific writer and engaging performer.
If all that doesn't quite do it for you, Kit's haunting instrumentals and spoken-word, guided meditations bring calmness, clarity and healing - and ease to mothers (and babies) during childbirth! (Really!!). Need a soundtrack for your life? Kit's got it.
In addition to performing regularly at house concerts and listening rooms, conferences, and festivals around the country (and soon, the world!) Kit is the Music Minister/Director at Unity Church of Wimberley, Texas, a ministerial student through Centers for Spiritual Living  and a regular guest speaker and workshop presenter on songwriting and things of a spiritual nature.
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 1:30pm

Full Moon Eye

Americana music duo Kelly Quinn and Chris Pfeiffer are Full Moon Eye.  It is a rare thing when music comes from one breath, one body, one love.... one song.
Chris and Kelly’s unique, velvety vocals caress in such a way that it’s often hard to distinguish one from the other.  Kelly’s piano is driven from the raw stage form of Elton John to the sensitive, felt nuances of George Winston and Matt Rollings.  Chris’ guitar glides on years of James Taylor and Neil Young.
Born in Dallas and Austin, Texas, they have both recorded and toured professionally for years and have journeyed multiple musical roads that now has them on one main highway.
Chris and Kelly’s favorite thing to do is disappear into the desert of west Texas and the high desert mountains of Colorado, writing the songs they record and perform live.

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7:00pm

Kit Holmes

Austin, Texas based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and award-winning songwriter Kit Holmes has been performing, composing, arranging and producing music professionally since the age of 13.
Her smooth and powerful jazz-infused, adult-contemporary songs have been scoring awards since she entered her first songwriting contest in 2004. With rave reviews from All About Jazz and Jazz Corner magazines, Kit's 2011 release Return to Love was a 54th Annual GRAMMY Award Entry for Best Pop Vocal Album!
Kit's musical vocabulary is vast, eclectic and always full of surprises. At her live shows you may hear a mash-up of Cannonball Adderley's "Mercy, Mercy" with the theme from Sesame Street while she's channeling Stevie Wonder. Her finely-crafted original tunes run the genre-gamut from smokey jazz ballads to masterfully-produced hip-hop riffs for spin classes at the gym. Throw in some guitar-driven Americana and folk, sensuous Latin grooves and some flat out fluffy-fun pop tunes and you get the picture: Kit is a prolific writer and engaging performer.
If all that doesn't quite do it for you, Kit's haunting instrumentals and spoken-word, guided meditations bring calmness, clarity and healing - and ease to mothers (and babies) during childbirth! (Really!!). Need a soundtrack for your life? Kit's got it.
In addition to performing regularly at house concerts and listening rooms, conferences, and festivals around the country (and soon, the world!) Kit is the Music Minister/Director at Unity Church of Wimberley, Texas, a ministerial student through Centers for Spiritual Living  and a regular guest speaker and workshop presenter on songwriting and things of a spiritual nature.

 

 

 

Friday, June 17, 2016, 9:00am

New Day

New Day, the church band at Unity of Fairfax in Oakton, Virginia is committed to performing music that uplifts, energizes, and heals the human family, celebrating both our diversity and our common humanity. Although we choose only music with a positive message, our style is eclectic, ranging from vocal jazz to world beat, gospel, country, and rock.  New Day was formed in 2003 to help lift consciousness through music at Unity of Fairfax in Oakton, VA. Eight members of New Day are vocalists, and instruments include rhythm and lead guitars, keyboards, bass, percussion, as well as occasional banjo and fiddle solos! With the exception of music director Carole Tomhave, all members of New Day are volunteers. We have a wide range of musical experience, from jazz quartets to musical theater and everything in between.
New Day is: Carole Tomhave Director & keyboards, vocals; Lisa Colburn, vocals; Steve Cumbie, Vocals, rhythm guitar, banjo; Steve Graham, bass, vocals; Roger Tomhave, vocals, rhythm guitar; Ron Wagner, sound technician, bass; Jeff Wolf, percussion, vocals.  Most of our music is by unsigned New Thought singer-songwriters, such as Jennifer Ferren, Karen Drucker, Karen Taylor-Good, Tom Kimmel, Daniel Namod, and Devotion. We also have our very own New Thought singer/songwriter in the group, Roger Tomhave, whose music has delighted the audience at our home church, in the concerts we have performed, and through published pieces through Unity Worldwide Ministries.
 

 

 

 

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