Ben Pasley, the founding member of the Enter The Worship Circle band remembers how they debuted with songs like You Are So Good To Me (later re-recorded by Third Day and went to #1 on the CCM charts) and I Will Not Forget You (later re-recorded by Paul Baloche) to unexpected success. “Our songs were stolen from the Psalms where the everyday struggles of human experience came face to face with the person of God.”
Karla Adolphe, one of the most prominent artists from Enter The Worship Circle went on to achieve many accolades as a solo artist: a nomination for 2007 Canadian Folk Music Best New/Emerging Artist, consistent national/ regional airplay on the CBC, a selection as one of 5 Co-Winners at the 2008 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, and performances on NPR’s Mountain Stage radio/television show.
Their first release in 1998 was met with incredible enthusiasm and sold 70,000 CD’s before the advent of digital music online. Much of their success at that time was credited not only to the simplicity of the acoustic guitars, hand drums and live recording styles, but also their shockingly down to earth lyrics. They have released 10 albums since 1998, including an amazing new EP featuring the stellar talent of Karla Adolphe, and Ben Pasley, who created a kind of musical bridge between the raw acoustic roots of the series, and a much more pop music approach to singing the Psalms.