An appreciation of Glorious Music by Rik Connors
Photography by Alan Johnston
I attended a concert recently and was lifted from my seat in admiration of a music production that was second to none in all I have ever-experienced. It is a tribute to the record label, Glorious Music that it supports and endorses such amazing talented musicians and artists.
I grew up with music in my family. My grandpa was a performer in a Jazz band. I also played an instrument from when I was young attending many eisteddfods and winning prizes. I also loved the opportunity to listen, dance and sing to the latest music from a young age.
I have attended many rock concerts, festivals & dance parties of all genres and live music. I also followed around some bands as a hardcore fan. I worked in the industry at an entertainment venue where on many occasions I was able to go back stage and really be a part of the culture of bands and musicians. The lifestyle was always lived around partying with alcohol and substances to improve the experience both as a performer and as an audience member.
Why do you need substances to stimulate yourself when listening to music, when music as it is, is enough?
Music is such a deep part of most people’s lives. The harmony that music can bring and not demand anything from you is a gift (there is no other words to describe it). I have never experienced music like that which is produced by the artists signed by Glorious Music to let me be and to be able to freely have fun with no imposition from the artists.
To be an audience member of these artists and to freely listen with no imposition from the musicians, or anyone in the crowd, is not heard of and I have personally never experienced this. There was no need to protect myself or worry about who I might be offending beside me, in front of me or behind me.
I have never experienced such a feeling where I was lifted by the production – I felt so good it was a double celebration of the music and me. The joy and the fun, to be able to freely express with no hindrances – the music was a true celebration.
It seemed these artists did not need recognition in any way and I was also aware that they were not tired due to performing. It seemed that to them it was a celebration and free expression that was not draining but a joy to be able to share.
The harmony and how tight the newly formed band, 'The Band', were where Michael Benhayon showed his multi-instrumental talent and now was on the drums. I was in awe as I aware this band had not been working together for very long yet they were very tight when playing together.
Also the live production sounded exactly like it did on CD – outstanding performance! I hear that when they record at The Glorious Music Studio, they do not practice for hours and hours. For example I have heard that when they work together, Michael Benhayon writes music and sings it to Miranda Benhayon and she connects to the meaning of the song and sings it once through and that’s it – recorded! That is not heard of either! No practice and hours of jamming to get that recording right or perfect as their commitment and focus when recording allows them to get it complete the first time around.
Michael Benhayon's music and his amazing gifts and talent also takes away the fact of me dreaming or wanting to become a musician… Most groupies and fans aspire to be a musician in a band, to be famous or have a following. But for the first time listening to Michael Benhayon and the other artists from Glorious Music it was such a great feeling to be an audience member and feel very much as if I was a part of the concert. I was able to celebrate and appreciate the amazing talent that poured though Michael and Miranda and enjoy that feeling within myself – I was on my own stage.
I have never celebrated so much and had so much fun, and I am sure that this feeling will grow the next time we are in concert with these musicians. I can only patiently wait to be inspired and sit in anticipation of another concert OR another album that is released from the wide range of genres that the record label Glorious Music represents.
Thank you Glorious Music for representing artists that produce hits that tops ALL CHARTS in the simplicity, professionalism and amazing talent that lifts me and touches me deeply. Dancing and moving to this music is such a joy and it just keeps coming… Classic after Classic.