Jules Riding has travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and many countries with music ministry for more than twenty years, performing Family or Outreach Concerts under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and has written a book: ‘Brokenheart’ based around the 15 songs from the CD/dvd ‘Cataclysm’, which was released Nov 2010.
Jules lists his musical influences as Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Enya, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Incredible String Band, Jews Brothers (secular) Keith Green, John Michael Talbot, Sons of Korah, Derek Lind, Stephen Bell-Booth, Bruce Coburn, Ian White, Sara Groves and Michael W Smith (Christian). His favourite authors include John Bevere and Francis Frangipane.
NZ TOUR Dec 2018 – Mar 2019
Sat Dec 8th ALGIES BAY House Concert 6pm 027 439 0357
Sun Dec 9th TIKIPUNGA Baptist 10am 021 116 9350
Sun Dec 16th HUNUA Selah Valley Lavender Market 2pm 09 292 5057
Sun Dec 23rd TIKIPUNGA Baptist 10am & 6pm Xmas Services 021 116 9350
Recording ‘Rivers’ in Auckland
Sun Feb 3rd, 17th Free for booking
Sat Feb 23rd KAITAIA SDA Church 10am
Sun Feb 24th KAITAIA Christian Fellowship 10am 09 408 2524
Sun Mar 3rd KERIKERI Baptist 10am 09 407 9610
Sat Mar 16th FORREST HILL Presbyterian Mens Breakfast 7.30am 09 410 9429
Sun Mar 17th BECKENHAM Baptist 10am 03 337 1416
Sun Mar 17th CHRISTCHURCH Free for booking (pm)
Fri Mar 22nd WOODVILLE House Concert 027 774 4612
Sat Mar 23rd CHELTENHAM (Fielding) house Concert 7:30pm
Sun Mar 24th WOODVILLE Salvation Army 10.30am 06 376 5360
Sun Mar 24th MASTERTON tbc
Sun Mar 31st Free for booking
Sun 14th Apr TIKIPUNGA Baptist 10am & 6pm Services 021 116 9350
21st (Easter) Free for bookings
New album ‘Rivers’ in the pipeline
This album was conceived on the shores of the Waikato River where it exits Lake Taupo by the Taupo township in NZ. I walked there one morning after the final concert of the ‘Sanctuary’ Tour May 2014. I was deeply impacted by the depth and rich blue/green colour of the water and how it seemed like the perfect metaphor for the Christian walk. The Holy Spirit has the ability to reach into our inmost beings, to touch us, to cleanse us, refine us, redefine us, lead us, and even comfort us and counsel us in our most testing times.
Since that time I have done many bible studies on various aspects of water in scripture. The result is this new collection of songs. Essentially, a collection of songs about faith and the different aspects of our Christian walk.
Recording January 2019 – provisional Release Date is March
DARKNESS ON THE FACE A moody interpretation of Genesis 1.
I FOUND GRACE Noah found himself in a violent society, as we do.
DESERT SONG Moses found himself in a desert, the ultimate test.
JOY COMES IN THE MORNING A setting of Psalm 30. The psalmist encourages us to see beyond our grief to a place of surrender, peace and joy.
YOU SEARCH ME An interpretation of Psalm 139, a wonderful psalm of intimacy.
RIVERS Those who believe in Jesus will have a wellspring of life within them.
RUN TO ME One of the most popular songs from recent concerts, based on John 9.
UPPER ROOM I visited the upper room in Jerusalem & knew one day I would write this song.
TAKE IT TO THE CROSS This song often has a powerful anointing that touches hearts.
HOLE IN MY HEART From the perspective of Peter who denied Jesus, and then wept bitterly.
PEACE WILL COME An anthem for war-torn Eastern Europe, written in Zalaszántó Hungary.
BLESSED HOPE As a Christian my daily hope is in Jesus. I look expectantly for His return.
SEBBY’S SONG A poem by Belgian poet Hannah C Fairchild, dedicated to her lost son.
Start 8 Dec 2018 6:00 pm
End 8 Dec 2018 8:00 pm