Dan Macaulay. Passionate, infectious and honest worship. This unassuming young composer & worship leader from Brantford, ON Canada will capture your heart with his hooky pop sound and melodic praise. Start spinning his first full length worship CD, 'Captured Again' and you won't want to stop! QUICK FACTS ABOUT DAN • Recently became a DOUBLE 2007 SHAI AWARD WINNER! (Canada's Gospel Music People's Choice Awards) Dan won for "2007 Worship Album of the Year" & "2007 Male Soloist of the Year"! • Has shared the stage with Christian greats like Cristian music's premier singing group Avalon, Geoff Moore & Kevin Max of DC Talk. (and this coming May - Brian Doerksen) • Performed multiple times on 'TCT Alive' on the Total Christian Television Network; broadcast to over 170 countries and over 130 million homes around the globe! • Performed LIVE multiple times on Canada's nationally broadcast '100 Huntley Street' as well as Canada's 'The Miracle Channel'. • Performed at the AIR CANADA CENTER in Toronto, ON following an NBA Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons Game in March 2006! • Released Captured Again in October 2004 to the rave reviews of worshippers everywhere. Captured Again is nationally distributed (in Canada) by CMC and songs from the album have been re-recorded by artists and worship leaders around the world. • You Make Me, the 1st radio single from Captured Again, charted at #1 on More Radios AC CANCON chart in April 2005 and the 2nd single, Your Love landed at #2 on the same chart in August. The 3rd single, Open Sky was #1 in December & spent 4 months in the top 5 • Dan's song Open Sky was selected among thousands of submissions to be a part of CMC's "Sea to Sea - I See The Cross" 2 disc collection of the best Canadian Worship songs. • As one of Canada's top 5 World Vision Artist Associates Dan continues to be a part of seeing many children sponsored at his concerts. • Travels extensively in Canada and the U.S. full time; with over 160 performances in 2006 leading worship experiences in churches, youth conventions, camps and retreats as well as concerts and many other events. DAN MACAULAY For over a decade, Dan Macaulay has been leading worship experiences across Canada and the United States. His original songs are making their way across the globe - through worship leaders who have been moved by his music and add it to their play lists as well as being recorded by other artists equally impressed with Dan's honest and singable worship style. Every week in live meetings, through Christian radio, and by word of mouth, more and more people are taking notice of this emerging modern worship leader. When you hear Dan you'll know why. Dan's transparency comes through on every track. Listening to the CD, you'll think you've interrupted a passionate and personal moment between Dan and God - but you are not interrupting, you're invited. You are drawn in and made welcome by the simple melodies, pop hooks and fresh lyrics. You are disarmed because he finds a way to express what you've always wanted to say to God but haven't quite been able to put into words and you will find yourself empowered to worship honestly, openly and passionately before God. If you stop to take a look around you at one of Dan's live shows, you'll find you're not alone! This first full worship CD is something many would say is long overdue. Dan's four years of Bible College and four years as a full time youth and worship pastor has brought experience and depth to his music. As you listen you'll be glad he waited. The intensity and honesty of his songs will resonate with you and pull you closer to God. You'll be handed just the right words to communicate how you feel and compelled to sing along. You'll be released, convicted, uplifted and moved. But be careful! His music is infectious. When you're done listening, chances are you'll walk away humming one of the tunes for days to come. THE ALBUM - CAPTURED AGAIN Refocusing on Jesus puts all of life back in it's proper perspective. According to Dan Macaulay, that's what it is all about. Dan's debut CD, 'Captured Again' is all about pulling ourselves away from worldly distractions and focusing on Jesus and Dan Macaulay accomplishes just that in his first full length worship album. With his unique style of fresh, yet familiar, 'hooky' pop Dan's honest and infectious songs capture the listener's heart and helps bring them into the presence of God. In May of 2004, when Dan began preparations to record this album, he discussed the songs that would be a part of the project with producers Ken Vandevrie and Paul Scibetta. It became clear to all of them that this album had to be called 'Captured Again', because this title track summed up the entire CD. Dan says, 'I think a worship experience is about pulling ourselves away from the distractions that fill our time and thoughts, and refocusing on Jesus - our first love. When we do that, suddenly we are amazed once again at how awesome He is; everything else fades in importance and life is put back in it's proper perspective. The things of earth grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. All of our obsessions are revealed to be garbage compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ.' This decision to worship God with all of our being and leave our idols and obsessions at the door is a dominant theme throughout the CD and as such, Dan felt it was important to convey this through the CD cover. He explains, 'When I came across the picture of the guy in the suit with the briefcase in front of the lit doorway, I knew it was the front cover. It just reflected the entire sentiment and theme of the album, especially the title track, 'Captured Again'. The reason I like this guy is because he's busy. He's got possessions or work in his hand; still he's very intrigued by the thought of what could be on the other side of that door. He knows there is more to life than everything he has. All he has to do is 'lay down his idols and reach out,' walk through the door of worship and into the presence of God. It would be life altering - IF he'll do it. This guy represents all of us. The picture doesn't answer the question of whether he'll do it or not because that is the choice each of us has to make. That ball is in our court!' Dan's goal in creating this album was to give everyone an opportunity to be captured again by who Jesus is and wants to be in their lives. The songs are the soundtrack of Dan's life as a God-Chaser and he hopes as you listen, they might somehow enrich your chase as well.
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