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Country of origin:. In Bob took Halo into his home studio and recorded a 4-song Demo, subsequently playing it to Petra's producers John and Dino Elefante.
The Elefantes were in the process of forming Pakaderm Records and Halo were one of the first acts signed to the fledgling company. The resulting 'Halo' album attracted immediate attention on US Christian rock radio, the press release description of " Pakaderm Power pop But I really felt a call, a sense that God was saying 'now is the time!
I make no apologies for that. But on the second album I made a conscious effort to write lyrics with a little more sensitivity and also address some of the issues which believers are having to grapple with. For instance I saw there were a lot of parents bringing their kids to our concerts so I wrote a song called 'My Buddy' , about the responsibility parents have in representing Jesus to their children.
Graham, who had already played drums in a Southern Gospel group for two years without taking up the Christian faith, had his reservations, but he liked the music Springer and Mims were playing and assumed he could play with them, just like he had in the Southern Gospel group, without any conflicts of interest.
After playing in Halo for only two years, Graham was won over to the Christian faith in January , and, with a unified mission to be a Christian band with a ministry, it was at this point that the group really started to take form. While playing the circuit, Halo had the good fortune of meeting Bob Hartman, founder and guitarist for perennial favorites in the Christian music industry, Petra. Hartman acted as a mentor to Halo, providing advice on song-writing as well as sound equipment.
Despite their efforts and advice, Halo was still unsigned after nine years of touring, and their performances were effectively equal to a diversion that consumed many hours. In , Springer announced that God was calling him to full-time ministry. Add your comment We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed. Generate another one We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data.