"We Lift Our Voices To The Lord" is the motto of this very high energy Contemporary Christian Rock band. The band is very motivated and has a lot of energy that feeds into the crowds as they bring their firey and funky beats to their audieces.
The band consists of 5 very close-knit brothers and sisters. Troy McClendon: The original founder and operator of the group was given a vision by God himself and the vision was to bring together a group of musicians that love to play great music and spend time worshipping and praising in the name of Jesus. The goal was to form a great praise team at church, which we were able to do, but then it expanded outside the walls of the church. Troy is the lead vocalist and keyboard player in the group. All of the songs in the album were written by Troy with some songs being written by other members of the band. Steve Kenney came along as the first addition to the group as the guitar player and back up vocalist. Steve is a dear brother. Then came Rhonda McClendon. The beautiful wife to Troy. Rhonda began taking drum lessons back in 2006. She has become the heart and soul of the group with her nice "in-the-pocket" beats and rythyms. She is steadily becoming a very good drummer. Next, can't forget my sister Ms. Cindy St. Pierre. Cindy entered the band by way of the church as well. Cindy is the groups lead vocalist and she brings an extra bit of excitement and energy to the group. Last and certainly not least, Derek Burch. Derek is the Bassist is the band. He has a ton of energy and brings that extra boost with him to every rehearsal and every event. There is no denying the fact that Derek fills multiple shoes in the band. He is the person who mixed the CD; plays multiple instruments; and gives everyone that shot of "espresso" as they need it. Now, of course, Jo Ann Harris is the band's traveling Manager and friend of the group. She is dearly loved and is a huge asset to Sanctified Power.
As for the album itself, "Be Ready" says it all. The title track of the CD tells you that it is your decision to be ready, and if you make your lifelong decision based on this song, there will be no doubt that you are ready to meet your maker when He calls you home. The funk and groove beats to the songs "People Are You Ready" and "Glory To His Name" give you a sense of the band's style and appeal. They take you deep into the ole school funk era as they lay it out for you as they have you singing and dancing in the streets. The rock ballads written by S.P. tell you to take a look into the mirror and to not point at others until you have evaluated yourself. These songs; "With My Prayer" and "Did You Do Your Part" have you searching inside of your heart. Finding the real you. Next, the song "Today and Tomorrow" will give you that fun Du-Wop sound from yester-year. It will take you back. And not to mention "The Lord Is Waiting" and the power punching that goes on with the bass and drums during this song, will have you inspired to do the Lord's work with excitement and a renewed since of energy.
So, if you want to be re-juvinated and want to get that God-Loving feeling back in your heart, then reach out to CD Baby today and get your copy of the new release by Sanctified Power "Be Ready". Available now.
From everyone with Sanctified Power, we thank you and we love you, the fans that make this possible. Amen