06 November 2015

For the first time in a few years our Prepare the Way Advent & Christmas Concert will be going beyond the borders of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. In less that a month we will be sharing an evening of festive, faith-filled music in Wallasey, Solihull and Liverpool.


We have to admit, it feels like it’s come around a little too quickly this year. After the bitter-sweet excitement of releasing and touring with Jo’s first solo CD recordingIn God Alone, the past few months have been a bit hectic, and we almost forgot how quickly cool Autumn evenings turn into dark Winter nights. Continue Reading…

23 November 2015

The season of Advent is a wonderful time of preparation – not just for the great festival of the Incarnation, but also for the awe-inspiring Second Coming itself. The responsorial psalms really help to capture the “already but not yet” essence of the season.


The Word became flesh and already dwells in our midst, yet we await and long for his coming in glory and the fullness of his presence with us.

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09 November 2015

More than 60 singers, musicians and dancers gathered in November 2014 to remember the music and ministry of Mike Stanley (1964 – 2013). It was a moving and fitting tribute to the memory of a talented musician and friend.

We Will Remember [LIVE]
By Mike Stanley & Andy Ross © Fisherman UK Music

This poignant final song of the evening’s programme was written as a song of remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price of war. It is impossible to Continue Reading…

17 September 2015

In this episode Jo Boyce will be talking to our friend and partner in ministry, Dan Callow of OneLife Music about his debut EP Let His Glory Shine.

Music for the Mass Podcast Episode 4

This episode was recorded in May while we were in Lourdes leading the music for the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s annual pilgrimage. Dan’s been part of the core music team for our diocesan pilgrimage for the past few years, alongside Jo Boyce and pianist Andy Ross. His music is fast becoming part of the much-loved repertoire of our regular pilgrims.

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01 August 2015

Leading the music for the Anglican Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham has been and annual highlight in our music ministry diary for about 15 years (we’ve literally lost count!)

ABBA Father - Alternative ABBA Lyrics

The liturgies are creative and joyful, prayerful and beautiful. And loud. It’s one of the few engagements where we wield the decibel enhancing power of a full six-piece band being pumped through a mighty PA stack! (Definitely not recommended for your average parish gathering.) Continue Reading…

22 July 2015

This summer’s launch concerts to mark the release of Jo Boyce’s first solo EP, In God Alone, were moving and uplifting in equal measure. The next leg of the tour sees another five dates scheduled for the Autumn.

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Jo and the band of friends will be heading down to the South West for the first time in quite a few years. It’s a sure sign that our team are finding their travelling legs again after a bit of a hiatus.

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19 July 2015

This setting of the Litany of the Saints was written for a Holy Hour vigil at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham on the eve of the national conference on Evangelisation – Proclaim 15.

Litany of the Evangelising Saints

Delegates from Dioceses across England and Wales gathered in prayer and anticipation; with Archbishop Bernard Longley presiding, and our own Jo Boyce leading the music alongside pianist Andy Ross. Continue Reading…

12 July 2015

It’s a bitter-sweet moment, there’s no doubt about that. But the release of Jo Boyce’s first solo CD, since Mike Stanley’s death in 2013 is a significant milestone.

In-God-Alone-EP-Post title image

After almost 20 years as part of a duo, and almost three years primarily focused on sharing the music written and recorded by Mike while he was undergoing treatment for bowel cancer, it was certainly time for Jo to venture back into the recording studio herself.

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07 July 2015

A collaborative of Catholic primary and secondary schools have set out, in faith, to organise a ‘Celebration of Faith’ on Monday 13th July 2015 at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.


Following on from “I Believe” the wonderful event in 2013 which marked the Year of Faith (see video below), this year’s event is themed “The Joy of the Lord“,  inspired by Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. Continue Reading…