Darren and Jessie Clarke who have penned worship classics such as "I Love Your Presence" and "Your Love Reaches Me" have just released their brand new worship album "Hand of God." The album features 10 brand new songs written and produced by the couple. Noteworthy are future worship classics such as "Only the Blood," "God Does Wonderful Things" and "Way Everlasting."
With a sound hat calls to mind All Sons & Daughters, Jon Foreman, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, and Rend Collective, they are bound to be favorites of those who love God-centered worship songs. Darren and Jessie Clarke were both born and raised in England but live now on the Central Coast of California. Their roots in worship began in England in their teens.
Jessie grew up in the Vineyard movement and sang with Matt Redman and Graham Ord. These early days impacted her deeply and gave her a passion for worship and musicians. Darren was somewhat of a child prodigy playing in pubs and clubs in London from the age of 13. At the afe of 19 he got saved and also played with Matt Redman before moving to San Luis Obispo, California. Together (though not married) they were instrumental in the birth of 'The Burn Service' with fellow worship leader Ryan Delmore.
This young adult ministry resulted in several Worship recordings with Vineyard Music. It was in these early days that Darren and Jessie wrote several worship songs used around the world today, the most well known being 'I Love Your Presence' that has over 15 versions on iTunes and over a million hits on YouTube. This also led to Darren producing a few records for Vineyard Music.
Darren went on to tour the country with Jeff Searles in the band 'Everyone', opening for bands like Delirious and SonicFlood. Around this time Darren and Jessie got married and founded Modern Music Academy which they ran full time for 9 years, teaching guitar, song writing, recording techniques and artist development to young adults and adults. Darren also played in the band 'Rhodes' with Daniel Whittington and produced their debut album, which garnered an opening spot for Aerosmith.
In 2012 things evolved and they went full time with Clarke Lane Music - their music production studio, where Darren produces records for bands and custom music for agencies and indie projects. This made more room for Darren and Jessie to start working on their own music again. God started to give Darren and Jessie a fresh crop of worship songs for the church, released on their 'Your Love Endures' EP last year. Their song 'Your Love Endures' is quickly spreading and was also covered and released on Sam Lane's worship CD out of the UK, 'The Fire'. They continue to write material inspired by their role as worship leaders at CalvarySLO.
01. Only the Blood
02. Way Everlasting
03. It All Comes Down to You
04. Your Love Endures
05. Hand of God
06. Broken Things
07. In You
08. Give Us Your Heart Oh God
09. Talk to Me
10. God Does Wonderful Things