Mark Ferguson Band - Your Name On Our Lips

Published Wednesday 20th August 2008
Mark Ferguson Band - Your Name On Our Lips
Mark Ferguson Band - Your Name On Our Lips

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 47525-14273
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £5.00

Reviewed by Jonathan Cairns

EPs are a mixed bag. Although they give you a good taste for the artist, and enough to determine whether it's worth following them further, I often complain (as in this case) that they're just too short. This is the first recorded output from the Mark Ferguson Band and it is extremely promising. Guitarist and keyboard player Mark has been a worship leader and singer/songwriter for many years prior to forming the band and his considerable experience is evident through the maturity of the music. As the strong "Happy Day"-style opener "Even If The Heavens" will show this is essentially rock praise, but it is equally unafraid to retreat to intimate worship, such as in the tender, beautifully shaped and quite brilliant "In The Quiet". The band is good as well with each instrument sensitive to the others. Laura Andrews' soft and distinctive voice brings a fantastic contrast to Mark's well controlled vocals, which are a little reminiscent of Lou Reed. If they can produce more of what they've done here in the future, by God's grace the Mark Ferguson Band will go a long way.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Kyle @ 12:09 on Sep 6 2008

Incredible band. You just know they'll go places. Definitely make a point of seeing them live.

Posted by Steph in Portadown @ 23:44 on Sep 4 2008

What an encouraging review for the EP! And you have GOT to hear them live!!!

It has been an absolute priviledge witnessing this amazingly talented band grow from strength to strength over the past few years. And such a humble bunch of guys too!

Watch this space - they are a gift from God.

Matt (my drummer boy!) - i love you ...

Posted by Scott @ 23:34 on Sep 1 2008

Amazingly gifted band. Strange thing is, they're even better live! And there is plenty of new material which doesn't feature on this EP that is equally as, if not more, impressive.

Definately one to watch.

Posted by Timmy in Portadown @ 21:13 on Sep 1 2008

Come on giuys keep up the good work.

Thats such a real good review.

If thats the eps review how would they rate your live performance?

Posted by jonto in northern ireland @ 16:03 on Sep 1 2008

i have been djing with the band for some time and its a privllage to read this reveiw because their hearts are so humble and sold out for God. This band is amazing check them out at resonate last sunday of every month

upper room
thomas street methodist church

this is a chance for young and older people to come worship in freedom and truth its always a great place to meet God

Posted by Emily Swirl in Richhill Northern Ireland @ 15:12 on Sep 1 2008

For such a small town band who seemed to just go along with life and let it take its course, this is an encouraging review. I need that EP!!! lol =)

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