It is so much more than the songs that we sing or services we attend. God designed us to live our lives as in act of worship. That is how all of us where all created to be. So, the truth is we will worship what we value the most… God or something else. As a worship artist I strive to write more than just “catchy” songs that are easy to sing along to. It is my goal to write music that causes us to reflect and respond to God for who He is and all that he has done for us. It is my hope and prayer that no matter who you are, where you’ve been or what you’ve done, you will feel the love of Christ and see that in His eye’s you are beautiful.
Ryan Shelley: Lead vocals/ Acoustic Guitar/ Harmonica
Nicole Olinski: Keys/ vocals
Juan Diaz: Bass
Jay Godwin: Drums
After playing in the “music scene” for years, Ryan Shelley began his solo career as a worship artist in 2009 with the release of “Morning Birds”(EP). Playing mainly acoustic shows for about a year, in 2010 Ryan put together a band for the release of his first full length album “The Sea”. Since the release of this album, Ryan Shelley has been touring the country sharing his music in Churches, Music Venues, bars… and pretty much any place that will let him! He has opened for many national headliners such as; Charlie Hall, Aaron Gillespie, Remedy Drive, The Ember Days, and Ascend the Hill. In June 2011, Ryan Shelley released his second full length album “Sights & Sounds”. This new album has pushed Ryan Shelley’s music to the next level in all areas, from the music to production to spirituality. Fusing acoustic driven rhythms with folk/county/rock, the band has produced a unique and creative sound in today’s worship music scene.
Ryan Shelley also serves as the Worship & Youth Pastor @ Grace Church Melbourne