Music That Releases Heaven's Touch

I was born in Bath, England, which is where I spent the first 17 years of my life studying as most kids do, growing up, finding out what life was about (finding out that sadly, it wasn't easy). Taking a year out after finishing A-Levels, I decided I'd go for the University option after-all (a long story!) and ended up by cunning appointment in Cheltenham (another long story!) about an hour fifteen minutes up the road, in county Gloucestershire. This followed an amazing experience working with mission outreach to street children in Brazil, which saw me return with a team at the end of my first year. Forever changed my life... 
It was at, what is now Gloucestershire University, that I achieved a BA Honours degree in Religious Studies  with Visual & Live Arts: a subject that touched many creative aspects, but took form as Religious Studies with painting by the time I entered my third year.  It was here my music ventures really began to take form, as I joined bands and introduced myself to singing.
My fun uni days ended and I decided to stay in Cheltenham. Jumping ahead through what was essentially a difficult period, I eventually managed to get myself a bedsit and regular work and it was then I met Ween. The next musical note on my journey meant I moved further north to pitch up tent in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where I worked with a number of initiatives, including Cross Rhythms Radio. Ween clearly had his sights on me as he moved up to Newcastle-under-Lyme, just 20 minutes down the road :) He secured a job in Congleton, a further thirty minute drive north taking us into county Cheshire and on getting married, I then moved in to his new house which eventually got de-batchelorised! We have two children, Luke and Jacob and they are such a blessing. 
Apart from song writing and going out on ministry appointments, I work voluntarily for Access Radio, presenting a show that goes out Friday to Monday evenings. I am a Street Pastor for Congleton and also connected with the NightChurch and Israel focussed gatherings in Stoke-on-Trent. After 18 years, I have returned to painting in any spare time I can muster. I am also writing a number of projects, including a webinar series called From Nothing and a Dr Who minisode on faith. Not all at once! Some are on the shelf until I can pick them up. "Most wise" I may hear you say! Oh -I am also learning Spanish. We attend the Beacon House Of Prayer, in Stoke-on-Trent. 
My heart is to really help the poor by giving what I can financially and so at least 10% or more goes into the pot, to reach out to communities God puts on my heart, such as Open Doors and Tearfund. I love investing through giving and getting involved first-hand. Thanks to support from people like you who buy my products.

KEYnote Facts

...About Trace

  1. The Taylors
    The Taylors
  2. Freedom
  3. Skies
  4. Ja-Wa Trace!
    Ja-Wa Trace!
I think this quote from my friend, USA worship leader and song-writer Kevin Prosch sums me up:
"Love the music! People need to know though, that you are more than about music...” 

Thanks Kev.

​​(Trace has played on a number of radio stations locally and internationally including Premier Christian Radio and Bryan Chalker's internationally acclaimed show 'Same Roots, Different Fruits'. As an acclaimed performer, Trace is described as a creative and inspirational songwriter and someone who leads worshippers right into the throne room of Father God. Her first ep 'Trinity' received rave reviews as has her subsequent album, 'It is Finished' released 2015. Trace travels the country, sometimes with her band The Resonators. Having struck up a partnership with The Extreme Tour based in Nashville, Trace's demographic is enlargening. 2017 sees Trace's ministry expanding into parts of Europe and India is also on the horizon.)

The Resonators

  1. Pete Townsend - Bass
    Raised on a diet of big band music and now with a wealth of live and studio experience, covering everything from jazz to jug band music, Pete, who is endorsed by worldwide established Ritter bass guitars (to name one!) has joined me as of April 2013. This God-send, bringing his eclectic bass in all its fantastic array, also helps on the management side of things.
  2. Ween Taylor - Drums
    We have a 'Who' theme going on! Our very own Pete Townsend and now Ween (from Middle-English 'Wene', verb meaning to hope, believe, expect -many ask!!), who's drumming style is massively influenced on Keith Moon! Having been involved in numerous bands over the years, Ween acted as session drummer in the Gloucestershire area where he lived before moving up to Cheshire, in 2003. Ever since, he has been faithfully following his wife around on her various music ventures!!
  3. Theo Elsey - Violin
    Theo helped me out with aspects of my recording and joins me as a guest on occasions for worship ministry. Both he and his wife Moureen are a massive support. Moureen occasionally sings with me.