Sounds of Salvation


Sounds of Salvation

A mass setting with a difference should get the congregation’s legs kicking when a Ska band provides the worship at Dorchester Abbey next month.

Sounds of Salvation are Christianity’s answer to bands like Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners and will be providing tunes at the Dorchester Festival Mass on 5 May at 6.30pm. The event is part of a fortnight festival of fun, funky bands, culinary delights, poetry and much more. After the mass there will be a band night, aimed at younger people.

SOS are a six-piece band described as high octane, madcap fun. With an EP, Nuking the Fridge out last year and the next album, Rise of the Ska Machine, produced by Dez Minto of yFriday expected in the spring, SoS have a busy year ahead. Brokenfor, a Christian indie pop band from Norwich will also be entertaining the crowd with their tunes full of synths, guitar riffs and heavy beats. They aim to have fun while sending a positive message out about Jesus. The Revd Canon Sue Booys, the Rector, said: “The idea was originally suggested at a meeting I had with some of the church families and the Festival organisers have made it happen. One of them has a house with a field so we can offer camping as well.”

The festival is raising funds for Special Effect who adapt all things technological for kids and adults with disabilities so that they can access normal stuff. Before the band night, from 2pm that day, there will be the chance to play computer games using the adapted equipment.

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