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Broken Bones Rejoice

by Steve Counsel

"Steve's music.gives it to you raw and real, talking about things like desperation and the majestic nature of God." Worship Leader Magazine, Sept 05
Genre: Spiritual: Christian Rock
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1. I Wanna Know You
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2. Let Your Love Rain Down
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3. Rock Of Love
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4. I Wanna Walk On The Water
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5. Our Lord Has Come
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6. What Is Man
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7. God Of All Gods
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8. Our God Of Glory
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9. Song For Mary (make my heart a city)
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10. Restore Me Again
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Steve's music.....gives it to you raw and real, talking about things like desperation and the majestic nature of God."
Worship Leader Magazine, Sept 05
"If you think the phrase "dirty guitar" means getting a finger print mark on your nice clean Taylor acoustic during the Contemporary Worship service then beware; this is worship music played from the hip on a Les Paul with the guitar strap worn at its longest setting!"
Andy Piercy, producer (Delirious, Matt Redman, Rita Springer) London Oct 2005

"a studio worship album packed with vibe and free from musical cliché ........ with a raspy soulful passion."
Cross Rhythms, Mike Rimmer Sept 05


"...if you need to take a hammer to the candied musical stasis you find in the local Bible bookstore, grab a copy of Broken Bones and swing away."
Worship Leader Magazine, Sept 05

Bio:
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, worship leader, was born and raised in London, England.
His songs are ignited with gritty guitar and inspired lyrics, the mix of rock, country and gospel create a musical landscape that takes the listener on a journey, ultimately leading them into an intimate place of worship and celebration in an unpretentious and fresh way. His latest CD "Broken Bones Rejoice”, features a duet with the incredible Kate Miner and is produced by Tom Lillo (Lifehouse, Kate Miner).

Steve B.C.
was no stranger to the music scene, his band Miles Over Matter (WEA records UK) was described by New Musical Express (NME) editor Steve Sutherland as “the most exciting live band since the Sex Pistols”. He also toured extensively as a "gun for hire”, playing guitar and bass to enthusiastic audiences across all of Europe. Counsel came to the United States in 1989 with The London Cowboys (MCA records), where he has since lived.

He fronted LA's infamous retro garage band The Homewreckers, which featured Craig Ross (Lenny Kravitz Band) and Marc Ford (The Black Crowes) and Eddy Munoz (Plimsouls). The Homewreckers critically acclaimed CD "Out Of The Shadow's,” produced by Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown, was released on New York indie Viceroy Records.

Steve's list of credits also include LA Guns’ 3rd album as well as recording and touring with UK top ten rock act the The Quireboys. He worked with Shane McGowen of the Pogues on British TV and is featured on various movie and TV sound tracks.


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Sam23

AWESOME ROCK AND ROLL WORSHIP
Steve, you're THE MAN! His music rocks! He's one of the best Christian rock and roll singers out there. Check out his life music at the Malibu Christian Fellowship church which is where I met him. AWESOME!

Barbara Dumont

The Next Step In Worship is Here Now...
In a world where it may seem that worship has been left behind, this album has brought worship ahead of the music of today once again. Steve pushes the envelope by bringing in powerful lyrics that rip the old man to pieces and call the new man to a strong and Christ driven life. The music sends you straight to heaven where the angels rock out before God. Be prepared to sing right to God's face as you listen to Broken Bones Rejoice.

josh walker

Where the Spirit of Steve Counsel is, there is Freedom..........and a loud guita
For most Christian Artists, modern day and before, Religion has always seem to be "Between the sheets", in bed with great singers, songwriters, and musicians. But as for this album, It seems that "judgemental lover" has been kicked out of bed, or would it be safe to say, thrown out with the trash. Revived, Refreshed, full of life, and solid true blue from the core, Broken Bones pounds out the power of God to Real people who need real love from the other side. For it is the love of God that brings one to change the way they think, Bad music definitly is not from God. The Blend is perfect from joyful breezy rock tunes to hard core power when you need it most, and The hardcore slide guitar is back! Steve and the band has mastered the art of having a song for every emotion, mood, and circumstance in life, all stepping into and calling on the God of Wonders, beyond all majesty.

Andy Piercy (producer of Delirious, Matt Redman, Rita Springer)

crank up the volume ......and leap around the room
If you think the phrase “dirty guitar” means getting a finger print mark on your nice clean Taylor acoustic during the Contemporary Worship service then beware; this is worship music played from the hip on a Les Paul with the guitar strap worn at its longest setting!
Steve is a Jesus-redeemed, God-loving, Spirit-filled, expat Brit rocker with a passion for pouring his heart out in thanks and praise and he’s not scared of bringing his loose and bluesy electric guitar style to the party (or the service if you’re not careful…).
Definitely not an album for putting on as background music before the oldies midweek communion, this is Friday night worship in the back room of a club somewhere on the wrong side of town (in fact probably just the sort of place you might find Jesus looking for people).
If you fancy a change from the usual worship stuff or just like your rock music a bit raw and edgy then give this a listen. OK, it may be a tiny bit ragged in places but it’s packed with “attitude” so be careful, it may just grow on you.
So get your ‘air guitar’ out, crank up the volume on your stereo and leap around the room doing some Keith Richard or Slash impressions while listening to it, or better still put the roof down on the Cadillac convertible and sing along as you drive across the desert (well, we can always dream….)
Andy Piercy (London, October 2005)

Mike Rimmer, Cross Rhythms Magazine

a studio worship album packed with vibe and free from musical cliché
Broken Bones Rejoice Rated 8 out of 10 September 2005, It's a bit of a feat these days to create a studio worship album packed with vibe and free from musical cliché but here's one! Steve Counsel may look like a refuge from The Faces in 1973 but the Londoner knows how to create edgy worship that is the perfect antidote to the smooth banal stuff emerging from most quarters. Borrowing from his bluesy roots (Counsel blows a mean harp - check out "Roll Away The Stone"), vocally he sounds like a young Van Morrison spitting out the words here with a raspy soulful passion. Formerly the worship leader at Malibu Vineyard, it isn't surprising then to see Kate Miner pop up to add her distinctive voice to "Rock Of Love". The rich organic style captured here is reminiscent at times of the albums produced by Chris Lizotte back in the '90s. Counsel shows his softer side on mellower numbers like "Our Lord Has Come" and "Our God Of Glory" and then there's the brooding epic "Song For Mary". The greasy guitar groove of "I Wanna Know You" and "Let Your Love Rain Down" immediately put the album on the map. Although it's a little raggedy around the edges, that only adds to the charm and the overall organic production works well to help create an album that stands out from the overproduced identikit pap that passes itself off as worship these days. Definitely worth checking out if you want to worship and you actually like music!

Worship Leader Magazine

Steve's music... gives it to you raw and real,
Rock 'n' Roll in past decades had a down-home reality that has been white-washed by many mainstream pretty-boy posers. In the old days a group like the Stones or The Clash could say all they needed to say in ten words or less, backed by chugging guitar riffs and punchy sentiments that added grit to their growling vocals. That's how Steve Counsel rolls,too. And if you need to take a hammer to the candied musical stasis you find in the local Bible bookstore, grab a copy of Broken Bones and swing away.

Steve's music isn't going to shelter you in tones of melodic grace, he gives it to you raw and real, talking about things like desperation (“Restore Me Again”) and the majestic nature of God (“Our God of Glory”). As for musical diversity and lyrical originality, Broken Bones is pretty straightforward. But that compliments the heavy, bluesy slop-rock style that Counsel offers to God and to God's children who were bred on old-school tones.

Worship Leader Magazine, September 05

Stephanie Meyers

One of the best worship albums I've ever heard
Wow, where do I start? Steve is the real deal. His music sounds a bit like a combination of the Stones, Van Morrison, and Tom Petty blended together with a raw, rockin' and soulful sound that CCM is sorely lacking. His lyrics are also very un-sugarcoated, very real...and relevant. Most importantly, I can honestly say that his motivation is purely for the Lord and not for money and fame. Just listen and you'll know! (Also, go to stevecounselmusic.com for tons of free unreleased songs and demos, which are just as awesome as the songs on Broken Bones) =)

Steve Counsel

Thank you
Hi Steve here, hey thanks Stephanie for your wonderful review, just one correction my website is, www.stevecounsel.com not stevecounselmusic.com
Thanks again I'm so glad you like the CD, it makes it all worth while.
Blessings
Steve