EPK – CLIFF YOUNG AND LIVING SACRIFICE MEDIA KIT

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Description: Christian Soul Band

Location:  Lomita, CA

Available for:

– Live Concerts
– Fairs and Festivals
– Worship Services
– Special Events and Occasions
– Church and Charitable Fundraisers
– Church Events
– Website: www.cliffyoungmusic.com

Preferred Performance Location: Prefer single concert engagements, local to the Western Washington and West Central Oregon areas. Will consider out-of-state or international engagements or a tour.

Preferred Billing: Headliner, but will also open or co-perform for another band

Recent Touring/Performing Experience:

31 DECEMBER 2018 “Praise & Prayer New Years Eve”
OCTOBER 2018″Praise & Prayer in the Park, Pasadena”
15 FEB 2019 – PALOS VERDES CA
01 MARCH 2019 – BELLFLOWER CA
17 MARCH 2019 – REDONDO BEACH CA

Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice has performed at many churches around the Southern California area including Calvary Chapel South Bay, Rolling Hills Covenant Church, New Hope Christian Center and Orange Hills Assembly. However, something different about us, is we began several years ago holding events we call “Praise & Prayer in the Park”. These events are specifically designed to bring churches in a community together to worship and pray as One Church. The results have been so exciting that in 2019 we have themed our year “Praise & Prayer Everywhere”. We will continue to hold events in the park in the summer months. We are now also holding Praise & Prayer events at host churches, inviting Christians from the area to come and worship and pray together.

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Praise & Prayer in the Park Torrance – 2016 – 250, 2017 – 150

Praise & Prayer in the Park Pasadena – 2017 – 350, 2018 – 125

Praise & Prayer New Year’s Eve 2019 (New Hope Christian Center) – 75

TESTIMONIALS

“Beautiful Worship song lifting up our Lord Jesus Christ ”
” Laura Savitz still has such a wonderful voice….wonderful performance ”
” I love your arrangements”
” Just listening to the first tune gives one the impression that there is beauty indeed to worship”

 

Standard compensation:
Local (WA & OR State): $3500 – $5500 per show date, depending on mileage and time required. May include one long or two short performances per day.
Out- of-state: $5500+ , in addition to airline fare, meals, ground transportation and hotel for 8 people (band plus manager). See below for more details on hospitality and tech rider.

***2019 WESTERN WA/WESTERN OREGON FAIR SPECIAL – $1850 – $2250 for (45 min) set/day***

 GOOD THRU 4/30/2019

– See Bios, Gear List, and Hospitality & Tech Rider Information below –



Booking:
Sound Praise LLC
(425) 283-8930
soundpraiselive@gmail.com
Online booking: https://soundpraise.live/booking-request/



  CONTENTS OF THIS EPK

Photos of Band
Bio
Heart and Vision of Cliff Young

Song List
Stage Plot/Placement
Equipment/Gear List
Technical Rider
Hospitality Rider I
Hospitality Rider II

Website: http://www.cliffyoungmusic.com

Booking: Sound Praise LLC (425) 283-8930

 

PHOTOS

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SONG LIST

LIST OF COVER SONGS

1.You Are My Daily Bread by Fred Hammond
2. You Are Good by Israel Houghton
3. Thank You Lord by Israel Houghton
4. Saved By Grace by Israel Houghton
5. Speak To My Heart by Donnie McClurkin
6. Through It All by Andrae Crouch
7. My Strength by Israel Houghton
8. Moving Forward by Israel Houghton
9. Show Yourself Strong by Fred Hammond
10. Here In Our Praise by Fred Hammond
11. God Has Smiled On Me by James Cleveland
12. Take Me Back by Andrae Crouch
13. I Know What He’s Done by Fred Hammond
14. Everywhere That I Go by Israel Houghton
15. Just Wanna Say by Israel Houghton
16. You Alone by David Crowder
17. Everlasting God by Brenton Brown
18. I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel by Dawn Thomas (Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir) this is the newest for us
19. Magnificent And Holy by Israel Houghton
20. In The Sanctuary by Kurt Carr
21. Lord I Lift Your Name On High by Rick Founds
22. I Call You Faithful by Donnie McClurkin
23. I Feel Good by Fred Hammond
24. Don’t Want To Leave by Israel Houghton
25. Lord I Give You My Heart by Hillsong
26. Open The Eyes of My Heart by Michael W. Smith
27. Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith
28. How Great Is Our God by Chris Tomlin
29. This Is Your House by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
30. Total Praise by Richard Smallwood
31. Order My Steps by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
32. Above All Else by Vicky Beeching
33. Alpha and Omega by Israel & New Breed
34. Jesus The Same by Israel Houghton

 

ORIGINAL SONG LIST
“BEAUTY IS TO WORSHIP”

”LORD I’M STEPPIN HIGH”

”ALL IN ALL”

”POWER OF YOUR NAME”

”LEAD AS YOU WILL”

”COUNT IT ALL JOY”

”JESUS MY KING”

”AMAZING”

”HERE I AM”

”NO CONDEMNATION”

“EVEN TIL THE END OF ALL TIME”

Hear Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice on Vimeo and YouTube

STAGE PLOTS

BIOS

 

 

 

Cliff Young – Founder

Cliff Young was raised in Los Angeles. He has always loved church music and jazz. Before college he toured with USC in Europe playing jazz music. Cliff graduated from USC with a BA in Music Education and Trumpet Performance and later received a Masters of Music Education. He’s been a music teacher, a choir director, an audio visual director, a couples and family therapist and is now the lead Pastor at New Hope Christian Center in Lomita, CA. Pastor Cliff is in the process of writing a new book, “Christian Soul”, designed to bring people to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and to each other. We are so grateful he found time to start Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice in 2009 and for his dedication to excellence in music as well as excellent work for our Lord Jesus Christ. His commitment to share the saving grace of Christ remains at the top of all he does.

Co-Founder MariaBella Soriano

MariaBella Soriano began training as a classical pianist at age 3! She has participated in music festivals and competitions. Maria played cello in the All City Junior and Senior High Orchestras. She also plays keyboard, organ and glockenspiel. She immersed herself in R&B, soul, funk and jazz and developed a passion for improv, composition and creating and layering her own melodies. In 2009 Maria was working as Cliff Young’s assistant at Calvary Chapel where she developed a passion for arranging hymns with a modern vibe. As a composer, arranger, songwriter, worship director and co-founder of Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice, she currently leads worship at New Hope Christian Center. Her goal is to write and arrange great and unique music to ignite and unite listeners as God captivates and satisfies hungry hearts with Himself.

 

Guitarist Extraordinaire Chris Van Duyn

Chris Van Duyn (electric and acoustic guitar) is a musician who finds he just can’t sit still playing only one style or genre but it’s rock and jazz/fusion that remain at the center of his passion. Born and raised in Iowa City, Chris began touring the mid-west in an R&B/Funk band, expanding the landscape of music by covering artists such as Earth Wind & Fire and Tower of Power. “I have found one of many great things about working with Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice is that Cliff gives me tremendous freedom to apply all the skills I’ve learned throughout my life.. The large pallet of styles allow me to stretch out and push me to never become complacent.” Chris is passionate about leading others to Christ. He says “I want to not only see people find salvation in Jesus; I want to see them find transformation in Him and know their true identity” 

Laura Savitz – Lead/Backup Vocalist

Laura Savitz is a Professional Vocalist and an Elementary School Music Teacher. She has been singing professionally for over 25 years. Laura traveled and recorded with world renowned band leader Ray Conniff for over 15 years. She performs various styles of music from Big Band to Rock and Roll and everything in between. She has vocal credits on numerous television and radio commercials, film and television scores including Barbie commercials and Penguins of Madagascar. Laura says “I became a Christian after my junior high choir director asked me to sing in his church choir. This was at the same time that my parents had separated. I stepped into that sanctuary that first Sunday and knew that was where I belonged, and a few months later professed my faith in Christ”.

 

Drummer Matt Jamele

Our youngest band member, Matt Jamele has been playing drums since he was a kid. He plays a variety of styles including jazz, gospel & rock. He attended CSU Northridge with an emphasis in jazz performance, and has performed with the likes of David Benoit & Christopher Cross. Matt was raised in a Christian home but became serious about his faith in high school. One of his favorite scripture verses is from Galatians 5:22-23- “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.” Working with Matthew you can see those fruits of his faith are evident!  Matthew plans to continue sharing his faith through music throughout his blossoming career.

Kurt George, vocals

Kurt George began his musical journey as a child with his parents who were both singers and musicians and his older brother was a jazz guitar player.  His brother started him on the keyboard by taping notes on the keys and teaching him to create guitar chords.  He gave his life to Christ at a young age and felt the need to share his faith in song immediately.  He sang in church and school choirs and was leading worship at a small church by the time he was a teenager.  Kurt has always felt that he was most at home playing the piano and singing songs of worship whether alone in his home studio or leading worship for large congregations.  Kurt enjoys the leadership and the heart for worship that Cliff brings to the group.  Kurt can be found on any Sunday morning leading worship at a variety of SoCal churches on the piano or singing with Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice.

Michelle Brazil, vocalist

Michelle never thought she would be doing what she LOVES! She was working on a professional dance career when the Lord began to work on her heart and strike a desire to sing. She left the Hollywood scene and began attending a wonderful church in Orange County, CA. “I got approached to sing at church and I have not stopped singing since then. I love harmonies and all types of music – soul, R&B, swing, classical, rock and roll and hip hop. God has given me this gift that I never thought I’d use. But when He says ‘GO!’ I am learning to GO!” Michelle is thankful to Jesus for this opportunity to serve in a way she never thought she could. We are grateful that God brought her to us!

 

THE HEART AND VISION OF CLIFF YOUNG

With a love for Jesus and inspiration from Romans 12:1, a song-writing choir director (Cliff Young) and a hymn-arranging worship assistant (MariaBella Soriano) came together to form the band, Living Sacrifice. From their first performance in 2009 to the present, the passion behind this vibrant group of talented worshipers has been to ignite and equip people worldwide into a worshipful relationship with Jesus Christ through Christian Soul Music. What is Christian Soul Music? It’s an inspirational and evangelical genre that combines gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, Latin, hip hop, and multi-cultural world music.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. ” Rom 12:1

SAMPLE SONG LYRICS

Song lyrics to Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice originals
From our “Beauty is to Worship” CD

All In All
I feel Your presence around me, my All in all
Surrender all that’s within me, my All in all

You, O Lord, are a shield about me
You, O Lord, are my rock and my fortress
You, O Lord, are my peace, my All in all

I cannot make it without You, my All in all
I don’t belong without You, my All in all

(bridge)
Can’t stand existing, want to start living
On You I’m relying, if not You, I’m dying

Lord I’m Steppin’ High
Overjoyed, I’m overjoyed, overjoyed by You

Lord, I’m steppin’ high’
I’m here to get my praise on
No more compromise
I’m here to get my praise on
No more holding back, I give it all to You Lord
Take my heart to seize Your praise
I’m amazed at the work You do
Overjoyed, I’m overjoyed, overjoyed by You

Lord I’m Steppin’ High (Continued)

(bridge)

He gives you life that your joy may be full
He gives you love that your peace may be sure
He will amaze you, His love cannot lie
Come close to Him, abide

Power of Your Name

Jesus, how we love Your Name (2x)

Knees will bow, tongues confess
Peace will reign, tame distress
Through the cross, broken chains
Oh the power of Your Name
There’s no Rock like You, Lord
There’s no Hope like You, Lord
There’s no Joy like You, Lord
Only life in You, Lord
I’m All In
All that I have, all that I am
All that has come, came by Your hand
All that You are is more than I need
All that You want, I give to Thee
Lord, I’m in, I’m all in
O Sovereign King, my heart I bring
Lord, I’m in, I’m all in
My Holy King, surrendered I sing
My Holy King, surrendered I sing
Without a plea, without a doubt
You forgave me, changed inside out
Waves of Your love wash me clean
O Prince of Peace through me be seen
You lift me up, to pour me out
Joy overflows, peace without doubt
I am all Yours, You are all mine
Jesus, my King, Lover divine
Even Till The End Of All Time
Lover of my soul, fill me with joy overflowing
You’re the Prince of Peace, love is Yours, life comes from You
Lord, I need You so, I am Your servant, please help me
Fill the void within, Your will is my will, O God

For me to know Father, Son, Spirit in You
For me to be part of Your wonderful family
For me to know You love me so
Even till the end of all time

More Lyrics Are Available Upon Request

SERMON TOPICS

Pastor Cliff Young is also available to deliver the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through messages related to his upcoming book “Christian Soul”. Sermon topics include (but are not limited to):

“The Walk” based on Psalm 37:23 – The Lord directs the steps of the godly, he delights in every detail of their lives.

“The Dance” based on Genesis 32:24 – This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break”

“The Armor” based on Ephesians 6:10-11 – A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

“The Fruit” based on Galatians 5:22-23 – But the Holy Spirit produces the kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against these things!

“The Word” based on Psalm 11:105 – Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

FAIR APPLICATION
2019

NAME OF GROUP OR ACT: CLIFF YOUNG & LIVING SACRIFICE

CONTACT PERSON: ANN JOHNSON, ARTIST AGENT, SOUND PRAISE LLC
** 2019 SERVICE MEMBER OFA,WSFA, IEBA **

CONTACT MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 235, BELLEVUE WA 98005

PHONE: (425) 283-8930

E-MAIL: SOUNDPRAISELIVE@GMAIL.COM

WEBSITE, EPK, OR YOUTUBE LINK: WWW.SOUNDPRAISE.LIVE/

ORIGINAL OR TRIBUTE ACT: ORIGINAL GOSPEL MUSIC

DO YOU PLAY COVERS?: YES, CCM, CHRISTIAN GOSPEL

GENRE/ STYLE OF MUSIC: GOSPEL, CCM, CHRISTIAN

HOW MANY MEMBERS OF BAND & INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: CLIFF YOUNG, LEAD SINGER (VOCAL); MARIA BELLA SORIANO, KEYBOARD + VOCAL; GUITAR, DRUMS, BASS, AND 3 BACKUP SINGERS (SMALL TOURING GROUP)

SPACE REQUIREMENTS: ENOUGH SPACE FOR 7 PEOPLE (SEE ATTACHED STAGE PLOT)

AVAILABILITY DURING FAIR: AVAILABLE ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, BEST SUITABLE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

SPECIAL FAIR PRICING: $2300-$2800 PER SET, $2800 + PER DAY (2 SETS)

SET LENGTH: 1 HOUR AVAILABLE FOR HOW MANY SETS: 2

TECH RIDER

SOUND SYSTEM: If Sound System is supplied for ARTIST, sound system must be connected and functional at time of load in and sound check. This system shall be in perfect working order and free of noise or distortion.

SOUND EQUIPMENT AND GEAR should be as follows:
Basic Version: (Specific brands are available but get quite detailed)

PA: Based on the need between 4 and 12 Microphones (4) Speaker Cabinets 2 Monitor cabinets Many Cables
4 Guitars (one Acoustic 3 Electric) and guitar stands
2 -3 Amplifiers using 2 to 4 speaker cabinets (Bass and Both Acoustic and Electric Guitar)
5 PC Drum set with about 5 Cymbals not counting Hi-Hat
Laptop with Digital PA Connection
Wedge Monitor And In Ear Wired Monitors.
Lighting is AD
J Tri-Par DotZ System

FRONT OF HOUSE: A FOH technician shall be provided by the Venue who is competent and familiar with the system and with all duties and equipment associated must be available.

MONITORS: A monitor engineer will be provided by the Venue who is competent and familiar with the system must be available. Talkback and intercom must be connected between stage and FOH.

SOUND CHECK: ARTIST requests a 45-minute sound check at least one hour before doors open.
STAGE PLOT: A stage plot can be viewed in the accompanying EPK.

*** Cliff brings FLASH DRIVE for media projection to be used during show..suitable for pc or mac formats. Projection capabilities should be available at venue..If not..let Carolyn Jerry know.
FOH Sound, Monitors and Light Production to be provided appropriate for venue.

NOTE: The Band does not supply SOUND or LIGHTING personnel; PURCHASER to provide all sound and lighting technicians at no additional cost to ARTIST.

If PURCHASER is unable to supply the technical requirements, please call Musical Director / Tour Manager at the below contact so an applicable substitute may be provided.
Tour Manager:  Carolyn Jerry, email:

HOSPITALITY RIDER I
(Western Washington)

Please note that this rider forms part of the contract, and is a binding agreement.
These requirements are expected unless specifically addressed by the BUYER and agreed upon by the ARTIST

DRESSING ROOM AND BACKSTAGE
A clean, comfortable, lockable dressing room is to be provided. If lockable room cannot be provided, PURCHASER will provide security to guard personal items and gear during rehearsals, concert, and required public appearances.

REQUIREMENTS – the following (prioritized) items should be placed in dressing
room prior to sound check:
– 2 cases of bottled water, purified by reverse osmosis
– adequate seating for band members
– adequate restroom facilities near the dressing room/backstage area.
– adequate room to stow personal gear

HOSPITALITY RIDER II
(OUT-OF-STATE)

Please note that this rider forms part of the contract, and is a binding agreement.
These requirements are expected unless specifically addressed by the BUYER and agreed upon by the ARTIST

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
● Unless stipulated otherwise in the Contract, Buyer will provide four (4)single and four (4)double occupancy non-smoking rooms at nearby established hotel chain, i.e. Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, etc. for the evening of performance, and will provide Artist with a confirmation number when show is advanced. Please guarantee rooms will be available for late arrival and late-check out.
● Rooms to have wireless internet access and air conditioning.
● Breakfast to be provided at hotel
● Hotel to be within walking distance of venue unless otherwise agreed upon in “Transportation”

REQUIREMENTS – the following (prioritized) items should be placed in dressing
room prior to sound check:
– 2 cases of bottled water, purified by reverse osmosis
– assorted fruits including some ripe bananas
– coffee and tea assortment

HOSPITALITY (at venue):
Items below should be adequate for eight (8) persons.
● Assorted cold beverages including juice, and carbonated water
● Assorted hot beverages including coffee and tea, includes both herbal/non- caffeinated & caffeinated (green or earl grey) tea, caffeinated and decaf coffee.
● A good quality vegetable platter & good quality fruit platter or assorted fruit
● Good Quality meat & cheese platter, i.e., cold cuts from quality market deli
● Assortment of bread & rolls
● Protein bars, or some sort of high protein snack
● Dark chocolate bars, at least 70%, good quality
● Sealed, “needs no refrigeration” condiment packets (mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing, ketchup)
● 2 cases filtered bottled water, reverse osmosis, each package at least 12
● Assorted plates, glasses, cups, and eating utensils adequate for food and beverage required. May be good quality paper/plastic if clean dinnerware is not available.

HOT MEAL is to be provided – after sound-check or after performance (ARTIST’S preference) to serve eight (8) persons. Dinner is to be fresh, high quality food consisting of fish, red meat or vegetarian with a choice of rice, potatoes, beans, salad, and beverages.
Beverages with meal can be as indicated above.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION: PURCHASER shall provide all ground transport between the airport, the hotel and venue from the time of arrival until the time of departure from the performance city; van or SUVs with adequate seating and room for personal gear to be used.

RUNNER/ASSISTANT. PURCHASER shall provide one knowledgeable personnel member to advise band of locations, times, variables and general knowledge of area and venue. This assistant shall remain with the band during all working hours, and be equipped to liaison between venue/management and band.