Top UK Christian Bands coming to Inverness

As a finale to the Alive Festival, four top UK Christian bands will be coming to Inverness for a very special event in the Ironworks, Inverness. Don't miss it.

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Alive Festival Worship Event



Ironworks Music Venue,


Academy Street, Inverness


Saturday 18th June
Doors Open 5.00pm
First Band 5.30pm 

As an exciting finale to this years Alive Festival,  four top UK Christian bands are heading to Inverness for a very special worship concert, with Lou Fellingham and Phatfish headlining the evening.

The event, which is being billed as a 'Mini Frenzy'  is all age, and contains a real blend of vibrant modern Christian music and the more contemporary sounds of worship. This is a great opportunity for the whole Christian community to come together and be part of the biggest indoor Christian event to hit Inverness!   

David Maclean, Festival Director comments:

I am thrilled that we have managed to secure these bands for our very first Alive Festival main event, it will be a fantastic night of worship and fellowship together. Lou Fellingham and Phatfish have been at the leading edge of Christian music for a number of years and have led worship at Soul Survivor and Spring Harvest, so its really exciting to get them to lead this event for us. LZ7, The Steels and Superhero represent the exciting fresh face and sound of modern worship music, with the youth loving their live shows, so it promises to be very special and not to be missed!

It's also great to be able to use the Ironworks venue for this event, it will be a great witness for our city to have the sound of Christian music filling the city centre on a Saturday night!

A lot of organisation and hard work has gone into making this night happen, so I would really encourage the whole Christian Community of the Highlands to come along and support this night.

 David and the team have  put a lot of organisation and hard work into making this night happen on would want to encourage the whole Christian community around the Highlands to come along and support the event.

The evening starts with Manchester based LZ7, a band who many enjoyed at the Luis Palau Festival in 2009. LZ7 scored a Top 30 UK hit last year with "This Little Light!", and their high energy vibrant stage show is a massive hit with the youth. With an energetic and explosive combination of Hip Hop, Rock and Tough Street beats hitting everyday issues in today's society.

The Steels come from the North East of England and signed to Kingsway in June 2010. All in their

twenties, all having been on the road together for years, all with a shared passion for seeing their music help people establish deeper connections with God.

Their unmissable live sets have astounded music lovers at major festivals all over the world; more recently performing on BBC's 'Songs of Praise' and the ‘God Channel's’ 'GTV LIVE'. The audience have the time of their lives while hearing ‘The Steels’ blend of guitar driven rock, which delivers the message of Jesus in a new and refreshing style.


Superhero are Scotlands' hardest working Christian rock band, lead singer Tim says:

"We believe this is what God wants us to do, and as long as we feel this way, and for as long as people continue to hear and respond to the Gospel through what we do, we will keep moving forward....oh! and we love the challenge, the way it stretches our faith and keeps us humble, because the way we do things, it can only ever be said that God did it for us". "All the glory to him, he is our constant."

Superhero also played in Inverness at the Luis Palau and are a favourite with live crowds, having played at festivals across the world

PhatfishPhatfish have made an impressive impact on the UK Christian music scene for the last decade. Live, they have led thousands in worship at all of the major UK festivals including Newday, Soul Survivor and Spring Harvest, sharing stages with artists that range from Matt Redman to Delirious. They have also toured in the US, Canada and Europe.

In the studio they have clocked up 10 widely acclaimed albums and are responsible for the worldwide hit ‘Holy Holy, Lift Up His Name’ and more recently the anthems ‘There Is A Day’ and ‘Amazing God’. They feature on numerous compilation albums, often in partnership with premier publishers, Kingsway Music.

Since their formation in 1994, Phatfish have held firmly to their original aim: to write, play and record songs that glorify our amazing God and communicate His love and His purpose for us. Select any Phatfish track and you’ll quickly notice that the lyrics are rich with sound biblical truths that lift the soul and strengthen faith. Listen with a trained ear and you can’t mistake the impeccable vocal quality and faultless musicianship that only comes with genuine commitment and experience.Their most recent release 'In Jesus' features the two newest additions to the band, guitarists Jos Wintermeyer and Ben Hall.

Ticket Sales

Tickets for the event are available directly from
the Alive Festival website.

Cost £10 for an Adult, £8 for under 16s, with group discounts available


Alternatively, tickets can be obtained by:

Tel. 01463 248280 or



Additionally tickets can be purchased at CLC bookshops in Inverness.


Alive Festival is an independent  Christian Charity based in Inverness and run by husband and wife team David and Annette Maclean.

The Alive Festival week is focussed on hosting Christian events across the city with the aims of teaching, outreaching, equipping and celebrating the Christian faith.  

A full list and details of all the events can be found at the festival website


Funds from this years Festival will go towards three nominated charities: Scripture Union Scotland, Crossreach (Cameron House) and Baby Wototo in Uganda

David Maclean, 04/06/2011

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(Guest) 29/11/2014 12:09
I remember many years ago driving like a man possessed while listening to Meat Loaf's "Bat out of hell" at full volume narrowly missing a lorry head on-such is what the rock beat can do to one?

David A Noebel in his book "The Legacy of John Lennon", gave a report of Dr John Diamond, a New York Physician who has been studying the relationship between Rock music and our physiological constitution. "Diamond discovered that certain forms of rock music heighten stress and anger, reduce output, increase hyperactivity, weaken muscle strength, and could well play a role in juvenile delinquency. The beat used by rock groups such as the Rolling Stones, Queen, Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin is a stopped anapaestic rhythm (short-short-long). According to Diamond this beat is the exact opposite of our heart and arterial rhythm. He is worried about the millions of people who are exposed hour after hour to Rock music and are thus continually "switched" (a medical expression meaning that symmetry between the two hemispheres of the brain is lost, a serious matter since they are in a perpetual state of rhythmical swing day and night and 'stressed'"
And they bring all this into the church!
And as you well know many if not all 'Christian' rock bands do ape the secular rock bands in style? No doubt the first generation of Christian rock bands were not so outrageous as many are today.
It is the drumbeat which is particularly wicked with it's low and depressingly demonic sound-there is a powerful connection with the claim that many black African pastors make that drum beats in particular are used to summon up demons. The beat puts them in an altered state of consciousness which will allow them to commune with these evil spirits.
I destroyed (without exception) ALL my Rock music records/CDs etc some years back.
I attended a 'Christian' wedding for about an hour last year, I couldn't stand listening to "another brick in the wall", "stairway to heaven" etc.etc...for too much longer!

John, 1 Corinthians 14.7

(Guest) 29/11/2014 12:09
Can anyone give one verse of scripture in the New Testament, apart from Revelation, where musical instruments are used?
There are plenty if you broaden your approach and think of instrument in its original sense of "a means to". In this sense an instrument is a means of praising. Our abilities, talents and capabilities are to be fully utilised and all are instruments. Musical instruments are to a certain extent a physical extension of our inherent capabilities.
Penny Lee 29/11/2014 13:57

I hope we're not going to drag up again the well-discussed issue of whether or not musical instruments should be used in worship. This surely has to be one of those issues which is down to our own conscience as it is not specifically mentioned in New Testament scripture. Therefore, since it was definitely actively encouraged in the Old Testament, and does not form part of the old sacrificial law which Christ came to replace, then there's no reason in my mind to decide that it was no longer appropriate. Jesus says clearly what practices his death and resurrection freed us from and playing musical instruments in not among them! Anyway, how many people in the early Christian church would even have possessed a musical instrument capable of leading worship singing? Very few, if any, I would think so that alone may be why they were never mentioned again.

Those who feel uncomfortable about singing along to musical instruments should be free not to do so and those who feel it enhances congregational singing should also be free to worship in this manner. There are much more important issues which ARE directly forbidden in the Bible and yet are being welcomed into churches. These are the issues we should be concerned about. If this had mattered to God I'm sure He would have made us aware of it.
(Guest) 29/11/2014 16:17
And for the record
Great pun!
(Guest) 29/11/2014 16:52
Penny-you are treading on dangerous ground! I don't believe the editor of this site believes in dividing the ceremonial/sacrificial law from the moral law.
But, what exactly are these "practices His death and resurrection freed us from"? I would very much like to know.
But to return to this (yet another contentious issue) Christian music subject, the editor raises two very pertinent points above, he says;

1. Why have the terms 'Praise' and 'Worship' been so often reduced to mean just singing?
2. When is a Christian music event-
a) Praise and Worship
b) Just entertainment for Christians
c) Merely a self-gratifying performance for the musicians themselves?

These points deserve some serious answers. I think like he seems to aver, that many Christians think 'Worship' today means nothing more than jumping and leaping about, screaming and shouting to rock music, that has been 'Christianised' because the name Jesus is in the lyrics!
But the grand question is, what is Praise and Worship? I have some answers-holiness, living according to the Commandments Matthew 22.37-40, therefore regular Bible study, fellowship with other Christians (not easy for some), and no doubt singing psalms and many fine Christian hymns, not necessarily the old favourites, even modern ones, (without drums!!!) provided the words DO Praise the Lord!

Editor 29/11/2014 18:35
Guest, If you wish to continue to post please either (a) identify yourself to me or (b) register with the site; or risk having your posts deleted (irrespective of worth).

Also I would prefer if non-site members wish to ask questions about what the Editor may or may not believe that they do so by e-mail (I don't communicate with faceless persons). Additionally refrain from making assumptions or statements e.g. "I don't believe the editor of this site believes.."

Regarding "the law" (and for the record), I am still waiting for someone (anyone) to justify from scripture the distinctions applied by theologians between civil, ceremonial and moral laws.
(But if any non-site-member person has an answer please send by e-mail and DON'T post on this thread. Thank you.)
(Guest) 29/11/2014 18:44
Close your site then and just operate as a members only site.
If you don't want to communicate with the outside world all you are doing is reinforcing opinion that the church does not want to engage with the outside world and would prefer to contemplate its navel instead.
(Guest) 29/11/2014 19:51
I thank you for your most gracious response.
The other "Guest" is NOT me!
However, he does have a very valid point.
As an aside, I can well understand why you would (and should) delete posts that contain filthy language, or are indeed WAY OFF the subject, but to delete just because they don't fit in with your Biblical world view is surely not the right motive?
Do you want to end up with a site full of 'yes men'?
I am not going to name names!
Ever remember the NT provides much evidence of Spirit filled apostles who were in contention, Paul, Barnabas, Peter etc...

(Guest) 29/11/2014 19:58
And I will certainly respond regarding your request "to justify from Scripture the distinctions applied by theologians between civil, ceremonial and moral laws."
But the question is will you believe me? Or indeed, rather, the testimony of the Church since Luther, Calvin, the Puritans, the great blessing God gave this once great nation (the sun never set upon!) etc? Or will your 'theological glasses' colour your vision?
Provide the link where I may say my piece.
John Miller 29/11/2014 21:39
I asked a simple question but nobody answered it.
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