Rod Boucher is a bit of a legend in Australia. Learning to play and compose during the Folk boom with ‘The Henchmen’, he moved onto Electric Rock in ‘Buffalo Drive’ who’s “Life’s been good to me” on Polydor climbed the Adelaide charts as they toured back and forth across Australia. Next came ‘one man’s band’, a mini rock’n’roll band, very Aussie and very portable for the City and Outback in schools, pubs, churches, festivals, TV and radio (Hey, Hey It’s Saturday, Willesse, JJJ) along with a Community house “Good*God” recording studio producing about 80 albums for local bands/groups/ songwriters, songbooks and TV spots.
In 1981 Gerry and his wife Jo relocated to Adelaide. For 7 years Gerry worked with Christian performers and songwriters such as Rod Boucher, Robin Mann, Kathy Pike, Leigh Newton and Stephen Daughtry. In 1984 he began writing children's songs and musicals, principally for the Uniting Church. Songs were included in the “GOD GIVES - Songs for Kids” series.
During the 1990’s Gerry and his family lived at “The House Of Prayer” in Goulburn, NSW and at the “Fusion Arts Colony” in Malmsbury, Victoria. These Christian communities were home base to many tours across Australia.
KINDEKRIST was formed at Scots Presbyterian Church in Adelaide, South Australia by Rev Rod Jepsen. He was a drummer and was joined by Scots members Andrea Findlay (later White) on organ & John Pryzibilla, sound & management. Robin & Dorothy Mann (vocals & guitar) & Brian Loffler (bass) were recruited from the Lutheran Church. Kindekrist was a folk-rock band that injected new sounds & songs into the life of the Australian church.
This musical trio wrote and played original songs in pubs and gatherings around Adelaide in 1986. They produced this never released album at Good*God Studio with Keith Ellison engineering and mixing.
Born out of the Adelaide Christian music scene and catering to wider audiences, the songs explored current issues and the quest for meaning. Not many “Do you think I'm sexy?” songs in the back catalogue.
Peter York’s interest in music grew from piano lessons in primary school then to picking up guitar in secondary school followed by years of song writing experimentation. After the Peter York Band (a 5 piece band) in the early 1970s and various other musical combinations, Peter performed solo for years mostly around Melbourne coffee houses, pubs, restaurants, churches and lounge rooms. Ten albums of his own songs were produced along the way which included many other talented musicians including, Duane Mitchell, Martin Zammit, Darryl Thompson, Steve Messer and others. Songwriting is still his thing.
PILGRIM FAMILIES were based in 5 different northern English towns, headed up by Paul and Helen Shogren, all members being very active in the local church, school and community. Paul, Rod Boucher and Andy Redman put together this songbook for community use together with David and Eden Turley, the Holmes family, the Bushfire families, the Cochrane-Igoe family, the Boucher family and ‘The Mansions’ families. Songs were created for evening Reflections, Musicals, Schools’ programmes, Church Festivals, Blessings and Farewells, all expressions of a full-time, fulfilling faith.