Backed by two coach loads of supporters the four-strong band sang and played their way to success live on television on April 13. They won the vote of fans and three music industry judges.
All four members of the band are active members of Norwich Family Life Church. They are Aaron Pimlott (age 24), Mark Harvey (22), Matthew Buck (23) and Tim Hamilton (36).
Kairos will play live alongside Delirious, who have achieved top 20 chart success in the UK, and have sold more records than Robbie Williams in the US, Toby Mac, thebandwithnoname and Ayiesha Woods at Alton Towers.
The band will also release their debut six-track EP at the Alton Towers event.
Lead singer and song writer Aaron Pimlott, has studied music in Dallas, Texas,and has toured with a national band in the US before returning to Norwich to found his own business.
He said: “We, as a band, are passionate about taking a real, relevant and relational message to this world. We believe this is God’s time for us to shine and we are going to seize the moment, display a positive lifestyle and fulfil God’s great purpose for us.”
“I was kinda shocked when they announced that we had won,” said drummer Matt Buck. “We were up against some great bands. I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet. I’m just looking forward to rocking out with Toby Mac and Delirious at Alton Towers!”
“Winning is fantastic and after serving in the local church for years, the Ultimate Showcase was the catalyst in bringing us together as a band,” said guitarist Mark Harvey. “We all love God, His Word and aim to always keep him in the centre.”
Bass guitarist Tim Hamilton said: “I feel really humbled and excited to have won as the other bands were really good. My prayer to God has been ‘Lord, there is nothing in my hands, but here I am – send me’. I only desire for God’s name to be lifted up.”
Spokeswoman Christine Hollinger said: “They grew up together and have played music together from 11 years of age. Matt starting to play drums when he was only big enough to reach the kick drum. Mark started to strum a guitar that was bigger than him and Tim has a classical background in piano as well as playing the bass.”
The founding member of the band and guitarist, Aaron has established his own recording studio within the last 12 months. Field Road Studios is based in Norwich and specialises in recording bands, artists as well as live recordings for Churches, concerts etc. This has come in very handy for Kairos who get to record their own music for free.
Kairos means a right or opportune moment, a defining moment, climax, critical moment, crunch, decisive moment, kairotic moment, moment of truth, turning point.
Tickets can be purchased for the Ultimate Event at Alton Towers on May 5. Further information can be found at www.ultimateevents.org.uk
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