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Tommy Coomes Band
We've been a large band from the beginning - friends who respect one another as people, talented musicians, singers, producers and writers. Each member is involved in their own personal ministry, and many are on a local church staff. It is a great team with a heart for serving God.
Tommy Coomes - Vocals
Tommy CoomesTommy is the leader and founder of the Tommy Coomes Band. He is also is a record producer, performer, singer, songwriter, and worship leader.

He was a pioneer of contemporary Christian music in the 70s as a member of Love Song, and was the Creative Director at Maranatha! Music in the 80s and 90s, producing or executive producing several hundred recordings.

Tommy currently devotes much of his time to live ministry: having led the music teams for Greg Laurie and Promise Keepers, he continues to travel the world with Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
For over 30 years he's enjoyed seeing individuals and communities connect with God and each other.

His newest adventure, Music Compass, LLC, is dedicated to mentoring and training the next generations of musicians to impact culture and lead the church.

He and his wife Shelley are California natives who have recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Their two sons, Tyler and Erick, are professional musicians making Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop records in Los Angeles.

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Anne Barbour - Vocals
Anne BarbourWhether speaking or leading worship Anne Barbour's desire is to lead God's children toward an ever-deepening intimacy with Jesus. She started at age 16 with Spirit Records and soon discovered her love of songwriting. Anne has been a guest worship artist for Anne Graham Lotz, Network of Evangelical Women in Ministry and The Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism. She teaches 3 day women's conferences on how to find and maintain identity in our Creator through Jesus, and experience a real connection with Him in every aspect of our daily lives. She has contributed vocals to hundreds of other projects.

Anne and husband, John, have 5 CDs of their own, and her first solo project is quiet and conceptual, "The Story of Perfect Love."

They live in Newbury Park, CA with their son, Evan.

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John Barbour - Vocals
John BarbourJohn finds his joy in using words and music to move people closer to God and to one another. He's had the privilege of traveling the world since 1980 doing just that. He is a singer, songwriter, worship leader and seminar speaker in addition to TV credits for Disney, Nickelodeon, and Discovery Channel, he has contributed vocals to Michael W. Smith, Crystal Lewis, Phil Keaggy, Jars of Clay, Annie Herring and Andrae Crouch. John has sung on numerous projects for Integrity Music, Maranatha! Music and The Vineyard.

John and his wife Anne also have a career as a duo with 5 recordings of original material available.

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Bill Batstone - Guitar and Vocals
Bill BatstoneYou've heard Bill's music worldwide for over 30 years. He has written, played and sung for Harvest, Promise Keepers, Maranatha! Music, Crystal Lewis, Lenny LeBlanc, Andrae Crouch, Fernando Ortega, Tommy Walker, Cheri Keaggy, Big Tent Revival, Randy Stonehill, Mark Heard and Richie Furay.

He has two solo projects: "A Little Broken Bread" on Maranatha! Music and "While The Door Is Open" on the Calvary Chapel Music label.

Bill is on staff with Harvest Christian Fellowship with Pastor Greg Laurie. He leads worship, produces CDs and performs at Harvest Crusades. Bill and his family live in Southern California.

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Glen Holmen - Electric and Acoustic Bass
Glen HolmenGlen Holmen is from Albuquerque, NM and has been playing in L.A. since 1982. As a recording touring musician he's played with such diverse acts as Green Day, Beck, Rickie Lee Jones, Meredith Brooks, Steve Taylor and Sun 60. His journeys have taken him through all 50 states and around 55 countries. He met his wife Ale in Argentina after a gig, married her before another one in Chile and had their first son Noah after the NY trip. They have 2 dogs and a very high mileage Toyota.
 
Jeff Lams - Keyboards
Jeff LamsJeff is originally from Las Vegas, NV and has toured, recorded, produced and arranged with such artists as Donna Summer, Linda Eder, Richie Furay, Sam Philips, Phil, Crystal Lewis, Michael W. Smith, Benny Hester, Tommy Walker, Rita Coolidge and others.

He completed several years on Broadway as the Musical Director for Frank Wildhorn's "The Civil War" and Laurence Olivier Award winning "The Kat and the Kings" as well as the Pay-Per-View broadcast of "Jekyll & Hyde." He also wrote, produced, performed special soundtrack music for Sidney Pollack's movie "Sabina" starring Harrison Ford.

Jeff has arranged and programmed many of the Maranatha! Music and Vineyard recordings and is a clinician for Roland.

He lives in southern California with his wife Belinda and son Jordan. His daughter Aria is in heaven.
 
Linda McCrary-Fisher - Vocals
Linda McCrary-FisherLinda began singing with her family's gospel group, "The McCrary's" at the young age of five. They appeared in the film "The Lost Generation" and worked with Katherine Kuhlman. Numerous records and tours followed; from Andrae Crouch to Sly Stone, Eddie Kendricks and Michael Jackson. She does vocal arranging and sings on TV for Jamie Fox, Sister Sister, Good News and movies such as "The Lion King," recently finishing "The Book" for the 700 Club. Linda serves with Tommy Walker on the staff of Christian Assembly and lives in Lake View Terrace, CA with her husband, John, and son, Samuel.
 
Christine Miller - Vocals
Christine MillerChristine began singing and acting at age 3 and grew up doing both, finally moving from her San Francisco home to Los Angeles to pursue these twin passions. She has since performed as Belle in Disney's Symphonic Fantasy and become a successful session and stage singer, working with John Tesh, Bobby Caldwell and Tommy Walker. She's done vocals for Nickelodeon's "Miss Spider," PBS's "Zulu Patrol" and even Nintendo's "Donkey Konga." She just starred in the indie film "Rever" and also released a solo holiday album.

She and her husband Russ live in the San Fernanado Valley with their new baby girl, Joey.

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David Owens - Drums
David OwensBorn in San Francisco, Dave has been making a living hitting things with sticks for over thirty years in L.A. He's played with a wide variety of artists that include Thomas Dolby, The Righteous Brothers, Fernando Ortega, Sara Groves, Bebo Norman, Lincoln Brewster, Crystall Lewis, Tommy Walker and Paul Baloche. He spent over two years playing "The Lion King" at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

David lives in Whitter, California with Julie, his wife of 27 years. They have a daughter, Jana, a son, Brian and a really old cat, Katie.

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Alfie Silas-Durio - Vocals
Alfie Silas-DurioAlfie is an accomplished singer, songwriter and speaker in her own right, who as a top LA session singer has performed and recorded with Elton John, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Sergio Mendes, The Winans, The Crusaders, Crystal Lewis, Christina Aguilera, Natasha Beddingfield, Brandi, Andrae Crouch, Ron Kenoly and many others.

Alfie was Vocal Contractor/Singer for the movies "The Lion King," "Thelma and Louise" and "The Preacher's Wife." Lately, she is writing teaching materials, producing solo CDs and traveling.

Alfie and her husband Mike have been married 26 years and have two wonderful children.

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Marsha Skidmore - Vocals
Marsha SkidmoreMarsha Skidmore has been in music ministry for most of her life as a gifted soloist, songwriter and worship leader. Her voice can be heard on numerous recordings, recently with Fernando Ortega and Tommy Walker. Her songwriting includes a theme song and vocal recording "Where Does My Help Come From" for World Vision International and their Children in Crisis sponsorship ministry. When not on tour Marsha does various solo concerts and leads worship at her local church. Her greatest gift is her son, Norman, whose enthusiasm for life inspires her every day.

Favorite morning thought: "Awake my soul and sing of Him who died for thee."

Favorite scripture: Jude 24, 25

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Bob Somma - Guitar
Bob SommaBob's passion for music started young with guitar and by age 10 he was exploring all the other instruments. This broad musical foundation comes to every project with years of experience. He began his pro career performing at Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, Magic Mountain and countless clubs. "Studio work" found him at age 20 and he compiled a list of great film, jingle, TV and album credits in the past 30 years. Turning then to Christian music he toured or recorded with Crystal Lewis, Fernando Ortega, Andrae Crouch, Michael W. Smith, Debbie Boone, Phil Keaggy, Randy Stonehill and Steve Grace. He's now begun to focus his gifts toward the local church and his passion to train and equip musicians in worship.

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Tommy Coomes Band : Live on Stage

Musicians
Bill Batstone - Acoustic guitars
Glen Holmen - Bass and bass mandolin
Jeff Lams - Piano and synthesizers
Bob Somma - Acoustic and electric guitars
David Owens - Drums and percussion

Singers
Anne Barbour
John Barbour
Bill Batstone
Tommy Coomes
Linda McCrary-Fisher
Christine Miller
Alfie Silas-Durio
Marsha Skidmore
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