New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
This eclectic soundscape of R&B, soul, rock/pop, acoustic threads, classical, jazz/funk, African vibes, and a hint of gospel is the NINE BEATS COLLECTIVE: A collaboration of world class musicians, artists, and songwriters exploring the ancient wisdom of "The Beatitudes."
Featuring English Afro-European rock guitarist Caleb Quaye (Elton John, Hall & Oates, Lou Reed, Pete Townshend, Joan Armatrading). Keyboards by Martin
Trotman (Heat Wave, Nile Rodgers). And vocals by Barry Taylor, a member of the infamous AC/DC
Highway To Hell Tour.
In this wild world, a growing number of us have begun to wonder if the Beatitudes might contain the keys to our liberation. These ancient sayings, spoken by Jesus, offer a nine-statement manifesto for a new world order. A counter cultural narrative for our times. A welcome not a weapon, tender not toxic, inviting not divisive. A call for a tribe of people to live life "nine beats to the bar." In them we hear the whispers of another world, the invitation to a path of recovery - whatever your story, whatever your struggle, wherever you find yourself.
Across 3 continents, a group of world class musicians, songwriters, artists, theologians, creatives, activists, and storytellers has collaborated on Nine Beats to the Bar - a concept album of music, spoken word, and soundscape that searches for the essence of the "nine beats" of the Beatitudes.
Nine Beats to the Bar is a haunting. A cry. A new beat. Produced by the UK's MOBO award-winning producer Tony Bean.