Three concerts by New Zealand Christian music artist
Jules Riding founded the Elkanah School of Music Ministry which he ran for eight years on Great Barrier Island. He has released twelve albums of Christian music, including three Gold albums and has twice won ‘Gospel album of the Year’ at the NZ Music Awards.
His lyrics deal with the many-faceted problems facing society today. His new album, ‘Scars’ features many new songs written over the COVID lockdown. ‘Scars’ is the last track on the album and deals with the topics of self-harm and suicide.
Jules Riding was influenced in the 60’s and 70’s by such folk music greats as Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Leonard Cohen. His music reflects personal struggles and crises and his own ‘search for the truth’. He is currently taking his music the length and breadth of New Zealand, with North Island and South Island tours. Admission is by koha.
Jules Riding will perform at St George’s Church in Thames, 7pm on Saturday, February; Thames Baptist Church, 10am Sunday, 18 February; St Andrew’s Community Church Whitianga, 7pm Sunday, 18 February.