Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Take the Shot!

I think our camera man needs a little attention!

Last Stand

Goodbye Lincoln!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tribes and Tongues

Giorgio had extra duties on the RESTORE tour. Besides providing a strong musical foundation through his vocal work, he also sang bits and pieces of lyrics in Czech, Spanish, and Italian.

What a talented team!

Taking A Moment

Teacher and poet Gerard Kelly takes a moment to soak in  Lincoln Cathedral's word-in-art.

Monday, June 28, 2010

High Five

Why is it always the drummer?

Another Stone

What an honour to worship in such a historical place. We felt the depth of spirituality gone before us and prayed that RESTORE recording would build on that strong foundation.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Spoken worship, also known as poetry, was a big part of the RESTORE recording. Gerard Kelly wrote original pieces for the project. By the end of the tour he had the poetry ingrained in his memory, but at our first gig in Lincoln you Gerard relying a little on modern technology. We can’t wait for you to hear the spoken worship pieces. They are wonderful!


At precisely 8:24AM and six minutes ahead of schedule we unloaded the RESTORE tour equipment into Lincoln Cathedral. The building was a little daunting and left us all wishing for another day of rehearsal. However, we were seriously thankful for the clear skies. We had fab weather for the entire tour. Sure made the loading/unloading process a lot easier!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Moments of Worship

Taking A Moment

Author and poet Gerard Kelly takes a moment to soak in Lincoln Cathedral's word-in-art.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Song Lyrics

Turn the light on. Join the celebration. Turn the light on.

Mourning into dancing. Dancing into freedom.

Everyone around the world. Turn the light on.


The four hour drive from our South London rehearsal location meant that we arrived in Lincoln as the moon was rising. All the photos on this blog are from friend and Cathay Pacific photographer, David M.  He volunteered his time and obvious talent for the RESTORE tour. What a shot!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

From The Rockies

Mark and Carrie were thrilled that other Coloradans joined the RESTORE tour. All friends from Woodmen Valley Chapel and 2nd Presbyterian Church, the Americans on the team had a bit of adventure even getting to Europe. Because of the volcano, all seven landed in ROME and trained up to London! Crazy stuff. They were more than happy to pose for a victory-over-the-volcano shot outside of Lincoln Cathedral.

Josh, Jim, Mike, Carrie, Mark, Jessica, and Perry

Yes Please!

The RESTORE team receives a blessing after a long day of rehearsal from our host – Pastor Cornelius.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Worshiplanet Band for the 2010 European RESTORE tour - Lincoln.

Klara, Giorgio, Mark, Gerard

Mike, Manu, Carrie, and Martin

Good Theology

Pretty descriptive of the RESTORE team!

Hey. Wait a minute. What was our photographer doing out there anyway? Wasn't he really working?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What A Team!

The entire RESTORE team outside the front doors of Lincoln Cathedral.

One Voice

What a beautiful thing when a bunch of individuals become one. Musically speaking that is exactly what happened on rehearsal day. No more practicing alone at home. It was time to bring it all together to make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Monday, June 21, 2010

More Post Production

Trevor Michael from Ireland recently flew to Colorado Springs. Based in Eastbourne, he was the recording engineer for the RESTORE TOUR. Trevor spent four days in Tedder's mountain home after the tour.  Some vocal overdubs were needed as well guitar, keyboard, and percussion.  Randy at inVisible ink studios graciously provided a place for Worshiplanet to work.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Seeping In

The notes from Klara’s violin seeped into every stone of Lincoln Cathedral.
What a beautiful sound echoing throughout the sacred space.


Rehearsal day is a day when much patience is needed. Tired bodies and minds don’t necessarily make a great accompaniment to a long day of rehearsal. But the team displayed great fruit of the Spirit and somehow it all worked out.Trevor set us his recording gear and had a practice run as we rehearsed. Jim and Curtis unpacked the massive lighting rig trying out the different options. Josh spent many hours working on getting all of the band’s in-ear monitor system up and running. And he did it all with a horrible tooth ache. Bus drivers turned into lyric screen installers. The musicians and vocalists offered their individual gifts and together it made a wonderful sound. David M. from Hong Kong fired up the camera and provided all the still shots for the CD/DVD insert and for this blog.

How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

RESTORE travels East

Worship leader Mark Tedder is currently in Beijing. He is part of Worshiplanets support team in Asia. They have been working on the video editing and design layout of the upcoming RESTORE CD/DVD. Today he took some time off and visited a few of his favorite spots in the city.

Guest Artist

In order to help anchor the RESTORE project, we asked local musicians to join us. Martin Clark, resident of Lincoln, played guitar on the CD/DVD as a guest artist. Mark and Martin spent about an hour together on rehearsal day before joining in with the rest of the band. What a joy to work with Martin. We only wished he could have joined us for the remainder of the tour.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Carting it all in

Even an acoustic set requires lots and lots of stuff! Both of the RESTORE tour vans had head-to-ceiling rear cargo space and we still needed to tow a trailer. Fifteen people on the road for 10 days equaled 30 pieces of personal luggage plus equipment. The 10 x 10 trailer was skillfully loaded each day by Manu - our resident stacking genius! Everyone else did their bit by moving flight cases that were filled with amps, speakers, in ear monitors, lights, music stands, recording gear, musical instruments, and an untold amount of cables.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Clip by Clip

If you have ever tried to make a home video, you know the hours it takes. So you can imagine the hours, days actually, that David Teo will spend on the RESTORE DVD.

Our camera guys, Jim and Curtis, compiled so much footage while on tour from the four different locations; Lincoln, Lisieux, Florence, and Prague. However, if anybody can do, David can. He is fast with a mouse and very creative! If you think about it this week, pray for him!

The Restore Tour Continues

The band and support team may have gone back to their respective countries but the RESTORE tour continues. Mark Tedder, worship leader of RESTORE, is in Beijing at the moment. His tasks for this week include helping with the layout and design of the CD/DVD insert and overseeing the video editing. He is there to provide direction in both of these areas. Our Asian based support team were not on the tour thus his input is needed. And of course in order to do this job effectively he needs a daily latte from Coups!

Worshiplanet's great friends David Teo and Marylynn Chee are hard at work. When Worshiplanet produced The Door, CD/DVD; Marylynn & David were part of the team. Coming from Australia and Singapore, they both serve the International Church in Beijing. The same place were the Tedders recently served. 

This week of work requires a lot of dedication and focus AND yummy Chinese food too!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Apologies for leaving the blog stranded in Florence but there has not been a spare moment or sufficient internet speed to upload. And besides, I never got a copy of the photo CD so there are no pictures to upload, they are all back in the US.

What a whirlwind trip! The RESTORE tour was truly a call for Europe to return to God. We sensed the hand of God via your prayers in so many ways; protection while driving, health in spite of fatigue and truck stop food, strong hands and voices for making music, awake drivers, focused cameramen, sound engineers with power, and the list goes on .

By God’s grace we successfully worshiped in four cathedrals and managed to record each event. We also worshiped and filmed two outdoor gigs. The team is exhausted because the schedule was nearly impossible. We are so proud and extremely thankful for each of them. They all pulled triple duty and with a good attitude to boot.

To him be glory forever and ever amen.

PS. I’ll be posting more photos around June 12 so come back for more stories and photos of the RESTORE tour.