Beej
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Flute, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

B.J. Collins is an interdenominational Christian worship leader and music director in the Pittsburgh region of Western Pennsylvania. His work in music ministry began in 1996 with the formation of the Christian rock band, Seventy Times Seven, and has grown to include four church ministries in addition to 70x7, which began distributing their original recorded music on the internet in 1997. The songs of 70x7 have been downloaded over three million times from music websites and 70x7, and the band has partnered in ministry with dozens of regional churches and organizations, including an opening night worship concert at the 2000 Creation Festival.

B.J. is interested in working with Christian musicians of all ages and skill levels who would like to use their gifts in music ministry at local churches in Elizabeth, Charleroi, and the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

Over the years, B.J. has also served as a worship leader and music director in several church denominations, including the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church USA, the Presbyterian Church of America, the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, the Full Gospel Church, and an independent non-denominational church affiliated with the Sons of God Motorcycle Club.

B.J.’s principal instrument is the keyboard, and he also plays rhythm guitar. He is both a lead vocalist and a harmonist, ranging from tenor one to baritone. His repertoire now includes more than five hundred songs for worship. His skill set includes a prolific gift for songwriting, a keen ear for musical arrangement, a well-developed sense for mixing audio, the ability to produce music using digital audio workstation software, a working knowledge of multiple platforms of visual presentation software, and technical knowledge and experience in live sound engineering. B.J. is also a very proficient writer, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from West Virginia University. During his secular career, B.J. also received training and experience in the areas of graphic design, marketing communications, advertising, photography, and web design. Before re-dedicating his musical abilities to the work of ministry, B.J. toured throughout the United States and Europe with secular music groups.

Screen name:
Beej
Member since:
Jul 08 2005
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Too many to list...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Roland V-Combo
Roland Fantom
Roland JV-1000
Roland JV-1080
Roland JD-990
Roland JV-880
Roland M-DC1
Roland M-BD1
Roland M-OC1
Roland M-VS1
Roland M-SE1
Roland M-GS64
Roland A-33
Roland VS-880
Boss DR-202
Korg M3r
Kawai K1II
Peavey Spectrum Organ
Roland SRX expansions: Studio, Ultimate Keyboards, and Complete Orchestra...
Roland JV expansions: Pop, Piano, World, Special EFX, Vintage Synth, House, 60s & 70s, and Super Sound Set.
Guitars: Fender Telecaster and Ovation Ultra Acoustic.

MUSIC