Housefires

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Housefires
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Worship
Years active 2014 (2014)–present
Website housefires.org
Members Pat Barrett
Tony Brown
Nate Moore
Kirby Kaple
Vicki Schmidt
Jonathan Jay
Zac Brooks
Harold Brown

Housefires are an American worship band from Atlanta, Georgia. Forming in 2014, they have released four live albums.

Background[edit]

Housefires originated at Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The church had released two prior worship albums as Grace Midtown, with Pat Barrett and others leading. Housefires formed in 2014, with the addition of Kirby Kaple as a worship pastor at Grace, and signaled a shift in the church's musical style toward a more stripped-down style reminiscent of artists such as United Pursuit and All Sons & Daughters. Barrett and Kaple were joined by fellow Atlanta worship leader Tony Brown, and Grace Athens worship pastor Nate Moore. Additional members included violinist Vicki Schmidt, keyboardist Jonathan Jay, percussionist, Zac Brooks, and drummer Harold Brown.[1][2] In 2016, the band also participated in the Outcry Tour, and continued touring independently in 2017. They often host monthly worship nights at Grace Midtown's campus.

Music history[edit]

The band has released four live albums. Their eponymous debut was released on March 19, 2014, with most songs reappearing in more polished form on Housefires II, released September 9, 2014. Housefires III followed on August 12, 2016, and their most recent album, "We Say Yes," was released in summer 2017.[3] The group is best known for Barrett and Brown's "Good Good Father," which attained massive popularity after Chris Tomlin recorded the song and released it as a single.[4] Their album, Housefires III, charted on three Billboard magazine charts, The Billboard 200 at No. 106,[5] Christian Albums at No. 3,[6] and Independent Albums at No. 6.[7] It also charted on the Official Charts Company from the United Kingdom on their Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart, at No. 2.[8]

Members[edit]

Current members

  • Pat Barrett - vocals, guitar
  • Tony Brown - vocals, guitar
  • Nate Moore - vocals, guitar
  • Kirby Kaple - vocals
  • Vicki Schmidt - violin
  • Jonathan Jay - keys
  • Zac Brooks - percussion
  • Harold Brown - drums

Past members

  • Josh Stewart - keys
  • Jonathan Kimsey - drums
  • Mark Cole - guitar
  • Blaine Keller - violin

Discography[edit]

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[5] US
Chr
[6]
US
Ind
[7]
UK
C&G
Housefires
Housefires II
  • Released: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Housefires
  • CD, digital download
Housefires III
  • Released: August 12, 2016
  • Label: Housefires
  • CD, digital download
106 3 6 2[8]
We Say Yes
  • Released: June 2, 2017
  • Label: Housefires
  • CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US
Christ

[9]
2015 "Good Good Father" 29 Housefires II
2016 "Build My Life" 42 Housefires III

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conner, Matt (August 15, 2016). "Housefires – 'iii' album review". CCM Magazine. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Dittmer, Madeleine (August 2, 2016). "Housefires Shares Passion With Moving Music And Powerful Lyrics In "Housefires III"". The Christian Beat. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ Gosnell, Kaitlyn (August 9, 2016). "Encouragement You Didn't Know You Needed". New Release Today. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ Kraulis, Rebekah (August 10, 2016). "Review: HOUSEFIRES return with third live worship album "HOUSEFIRES III"". Jesus Wired. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Billboard. "Housefires - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Billboard. "Housefires - Chart history (Christian Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Billboard. "Housefires - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Official Charts Company. "Christian and Gospel Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Housefires Album & Song Chart History (Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 

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