Amy Bishop and the CCSL band, ELEVATION!
The Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living is blessed to have an amazing band of regular and substitute musicians to perform for us every Sunday morning. They are some of the best professional musicians and vocalists in Calgary, and their performances of rock, pop, jazz, and spiritual music are some of the best you will experience anywhere. Powerful vocals of Amy Bishop, our music director and one of our spiritual practitioners will at times thrill you or move you to tears. They perform a variety of well-know hits and original music. You are sure to want to clap, dance, and sing along to the uplifting and moving music.
The CCSL band:
Amy Bishop music director, lead vocals, and guitar; Oliver Miguel band leader, Saxophone, percussion, and more; Luis Tovar on drums, Lisa Jacobs on base guitar; Jon Day and a variety of musicians on keys.
Music Director for the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living. Her incredible vocals are a big reason people love to come for Sunday morning celebration. Amy Bishop’s voice is a combination of smooth pavement and a gravel road. She has the ability to charm listeners with her sweet tones and sense of humour, yet stun audiences with the ability to hit any high note. Amy has always had a great passion for music, leading her to collaborations with Moby, and opening for April Wine, Farmer’s Daughter, and Chris Cummings.
Most recently you may have seen her as a finalist on CTV’s “The Launch” where she wowed the panel and won over the hearts of Canadians across the nation. Amy has an instinctive ability to craft stories into song and deliver them with sincerity and passion, all qualities that make her an undeniable Canadian talent.
As Band Lead, saxophonist, percussionist, and more, Oliver Miguel brings much joy and enthusiasm to the stage. Oliver Miguel was originally born in Chile. A refugee from his land, and a politically inspired musician, his Latin-world music is delivered with traditional Latin percussion instruments, with dynamic contemporary arrangements, and fiery Flamenco-overtones.
Oliver Miguel’s performances have been described as: "an emotional and intimate experience." The Live Music Report
And he has been reviewed as: “one of those rare beasts, a young, working, full-time local jazz musician with many creative outlets and many opportunities to do what he so loves." Calgary Herald
Much of our music in open and affirming of all people and beliefs. Watch videos of typical song.