LIVE in Concert / January 21, 2023 / Scottsdale, AZ
Grammy nominated artist Peter Furler is coming to La Casa de Cristo. Furler is the founder and former lead singer of the hit Christian band Newsboys; with songs like “He Reigns”, “Shine”, “Breakfast”, and more! He has 27 number 1 singles and over 7 million records sold. Also performing is the band VOTA. VOTA was founded by the former guitarist of the band Newsboys. Together, Peter Furler and VOTA will give a night that you don’t want to miss! Bring the whole family as this show is for all ages. It all happens on Saturday, January 21, 2023!
VOTA / PETER FURLER LIVE in Concert
Get your General Admission Tickets now for only $25 to see Grammy-nominated Peter Furler (former lead singer of Newsboys) and the band VOTA (with former lead guitarist of Newsboys)! The concert takes place at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at “The Gathering Place” at 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254 (La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church). Click Here to get your tickets. Every seat is a good seat in this close and intimate venue. Parking at the venue is free.
GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST
Former lead singer for Newsboys
NEWBOYS - He Reigns
NEWBOYS - Shine
HOW MUCH SOUND CAN 2 GUYS MAKE?
Peter Furler Spotlight: You Used To Be In The Band Newsboys, What Inspired Your Move To Go Solo?
Peter: That’s a good question, and a lot of folks don’t know this (and I understand that they wouldn’t), but I didn’t have plans for a solo record. In the time off, I chased a bunch of creative endeavors; I did a bit of painting and also worked on another project with Steve Taylor that’s prossibly coming out sometime this year or early next year. We’re still working on that. And that got me to relax and just enjoy the process of creating for the sake of creating something [out] of nothing and savoring it, y’know? But it also really got me to come to the realization that this is what I do. I know it sounds funny, but there were a lot of things presented to me in these two years from different folks, whether it be leading worship at a church or going to speak somewhere. But I kept getting a check about certain things that I wasn’t going to be doing them. I began to wiggle out those ideas, and it began to be more clear that I’m a singer, and that’s what I do. So I began to stir up the gift again, and along with that, songs kept coming, and that’s the big one. All these songs kept coming, and I’m like “what do I do with this?” I used a bunch of them for the project with Steve, and all of a sudden there were more songs, so I kept recording them and writing them and jotting them down. And the next minute, I’m doing a solo record.
VOTA Spotlight: How Much Sound Can A Band Of 2 Guys Make?
VOTA is dead set and determined to find out.
For this exciting new season of VOTA’s 20 plus year career, VOTA’s lead singer and guitar player, Bryan Olesen, has custom designed new guitars to help make as much sound as possible.
“I had this idea to want to make a guitar that was a bass and a guitar in one instrument. There was nothing out there quite like I wanted so I decided to build one myself.
I had a special pickup installed that is designed to only pick up my low E string. Then I installed a separate output jack on my guitar just for that pickup. I send that pickup to a series of effects that lowers the octave of the E string to give me a pretty sweet bass sound. Then I run the normal guitar jack out for my guitar.
But to really make this work I had to come up with a special tuning of the guitar to maximize the bass and guitar sound at the same time. This required me to relearn all our VOTA songs with this new tuning.
It’s a lot of work but it’s been exciting and inspiring to play and even write new material with this new setup. The only downside is I have a lot more amps I have to set up on stage… but when the amps are roaring it sounds huge so its really not a downside!”