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Cenacle: showing the love of God in the rock and metal world

A four-piece Christian rock band from the north-west are taking their music not just around the UK but into Europe too …

A four-piece Christian rock band from the north-west are taking their music not just around the UK but into Europe too …

Since their feature in Inspire back in 2012, Cenacle, from St Helens, have been on a huge journey and this, they say, is still only the beginning.

With a vision that goes beyond just music, the band are called to pubs, clubs, bars and music venues rarely visited by believers. They believe they are called to the music scene to demonstrate through their actions, words, and songs the love of Jesus Christ in a “naturally supernatural way”.

Cenacle are Si Consiglio – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Ben Houghton – Lead Guitar,
Ben Ryan – Bass Guitar, and Dan Parr – Drums/Backing Vocal.

Si and Ben Ryan are part of St Helen’s Christian Life Centre, Ben Houghton is at Gateway Wigan Church and Dan goes to Ainsdale Family Church.

This year the band have played shows all over the country: South Wales, Bristol, Carlisle, Coventry, Newcastle, Malvern (Infuse 2014), Manor Farm Music Festival, Liverpool and in their home town St Helens.

During these shows, Cenacle have seen God at work in incredible ways, opening up opportunities to show people who God really is. Front man Si says: “We have seen an increase over the past year of healings and miracles, and God has been so good in giving us opportunities to not just tell people who God is but show them who God is.”

Cenacle released their debut single, Rise Up and their brand new EP, The New Today in March 2014 and this proved to be a huge success. Recently the EP was reviewed in a mainstream metal magazine and scored 4 out of 5! The magazine stated: “They neither preach at you nor do they apologise for what they believe and at the same time Cenacle let you know where they stand and how they rock”.

Cenacle recently secured an exciting opportunity supporting one of the UK’s biggest metal bands, Funeral For A Friend at their show in St Helens. Lead Guitarist, Ben said: “The show was a huge success – we are called to be in that exact place, playing alongside bands who know nothing about the love of the Father. It is another exciting opportunity God has blessed us with to live in the calling God has put on our lives.

What does the future hold for the band? Well, they have some really exciting prospects on the horizon with their first ever tour overseas in Czech Republic in October and some further dates to be confirmed in Europe in 2015. In addition to this, a nine-date UK tour is also on the cards in Spring 2015. The band are looking to work with churches across the UK in 2015 and partner with them in outreach events and youth events.

For more information or to book Cenacle please go to www.cenaclemusic.com

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