The Commissionaires was formed by award-winning singer-songwriter Jacob Moon and sought-after bandleader Joel Parisien (Newworldson) in the summer of 2016, to play soul gospel music with a mission of justice. Both performers are 20 year veterans of the independent music business and have forged successful careers, but what made them come together was a rare opportunity to bring soulful roots-gospel music to fans of their music, while reaching out to people who didn’t know that this was the band they had been waiting for. It’s real music played by real musicians, for a purpose. The songs are about issues of justice and faith and where those two things intersect.
“If there isn’t a tangible connection between gospel music and social justice, then it’s not real gospel music, in my opinion. There has to be an underlying current of redemption, and struggle, and deliverance… otherwise, what is that “Good News” that Gospel speaks of.” ~ Joel Parisien
During this exclusive pre-order time you can get access to the band as they make their first release together ‘Shelter Me’. You have heard a few bits and pieces from the group over the past few months but now you can get in early to hear what is going on inside the process and insights from band members about the group, like this:
ACCESSPASS UPDATE 21 OCTOBER, 2016
On tour in Red Deer today. Heading to a house concert in Calgary now. Mr Parisien is out in Vancouver I believe. Life is The Road…thankfully not Cormac McCarthy’s version.
Here’s a new video of my recollections of meeting him for the first time! Check it out….
PS. 35% and counting! We are after the big 5-0 next week. Spread the word on social media to help us get there!
There are only 50 days left in the campaign where, in addition to exclusive content, you can get signed CDs and vinyl by the band and even Joel’s microphone used during the recordings! Head on over to Pledge Music to support this great initial release from The Commissionaires.
Date Venue Location
Oct 23 Hillview Baptist Church Edmonton, Canada
Oct 29 Cambridge Inn and Conference Centre Cambridge, Canada
Nov 03 Liuna Station Hamilton, ON
Nov 04 Trinity Anglican Church Cambridge, Canada
Nov 05 Compass Point Church Burlington, Canada
Nov 12 Wellington Square United Church Burlington, Canada
Nov 19 Flamborough Baptist Church w/Joel Parisien Hamilton, Canada