Can God-honoring music come out of Hollywood?
If media and movie industry professionals Joel Weldon and Tom Mgrdichian have anything to say about it, yes. And soon.
Tom Mgrdichian is a producer, songwriter and composer with a long history of pop music and movie credits, having worked with some of the biggest names in the business. Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, Olivia Newton-John, David Foster and countless others. His dozens of movie credits include Wild Hogs, Die Hard 2, a dozen or more Adam Sandler pictures and many more. But throughout his career, he's had a growing desire to express his Christian faith with his talent.
Then in 2016, a casual conversation with his longtime friend, Joel Weldon, about writing some new music together sparked something special in both of them. As the dialog grew, the potential combination of their experience to do something fresh and new for the Christian community seemed completely natural, if not truly Holy Spirit inspired.
Joel Weldon is a seasoned voice actor, represented by a talent agency in Beverly Hills. His voice is heard on ad campaigns and network narration all across the USA. But just a few years ago, he was one of the most sought-after independent Christian artists in the country. As a worship leader and songwriter, his creations have been sung in churches worldwide as well as theming campaigns with Franklin Graham and Greg Laurie, among others.
So the path was set and Firma Collective was born by connecting LA and Hollywood pro's with the local worship communities all around Southern California. Powerful young worship leaders Lexi Jones and Matthew Scott were added to the roster for this first release.
Mixed by the legendary Brian Reeves (U2, Billy Idol, Selena Gomez, etc.), Firma Collective-Songs for Every Soul is an album of inspired new songs for believers worldwide.