Canadian Music Group Aims To Be More Than Just A Band
Wakeup Starlight partners with Church organization to build homes for the impoverished in El Salvador.
- (1888PressRelease) November 18, 2010 - In an industry where artists themselves are often struggling just to get by, it's rare to see an indie group looking out for someone other than themselves. Caleb Cummings, lead singer for the Christian group Wakeup Starlight, spoke frankly about his vision.
"The problem is that it (the Christian music industry) is an industry like any other, that in the end only serves one purpose; to make money. Aligning ourselves with a very specific mission, that produces very tangible results, for people who too often die in the most abject poverty, has given us a new hope that we, as Christian musicians, can work toward. Not just being rock stars, but also raising the standard of living for people who were born into situations that we have no real frame of reference for."
Partnering together, Caleb Cummings and childhood friend Chris Noble created the music group Wakeup Starlight, a Christian rock band that would not simply focus on writing and releasing music, but that would also put the message they sing about into action. Caleb has already been on two missions trips with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada to El Salvador where he has played a vital role in the construction of 15 small steel, aluminum, and concrete houses to replace the crumbling shacks that the locals, in small villages, just outside San Vicente, El Salvador, had crudely assembled using mud, sticks, and outdated constructions methods.
WakeUp Starlight recently released their first single called 'One Step Away' to Christian radio stations in both the USA and Canada, and it is already receiving significant airplay on both sides of the border. The song is full of passion, emphasising the Grace we can only receive from our Creator.
To get involved or to learn more about the effort to build homes in El Salvador go to www.wakeupstarlight.com or email resoundingrecords ( @ ) gmail dot com