Judah Band is a band growing in popularity and has a very eclectic style of music that always leaves you in a better mood after listening.
Influenced by Michael Jackson, Fred Hammond, and James Brown, Judah Band is an eclectic group of talented musicians founded by lead singer and producer, Randy Weston. I recently got the opportunity to talk with Randy Weston and hear about the story of Judah Band. Weston is a cancer survivor and wants to implement change in the world.
M: Judah has major significance in the Bible and the name Judah Band is really cool….why did Judah stick out to you when picking a name?
RW: We are a praise band. I like to think of us as being on the front line of praise and the front line of spiritual war. That’s why Judah came to mind.
M: What got you all into the Christian music business to start?
RW: I’ve always been a musician, even when I was a teacher. I was a “Pew baby” ;born into the church and music’s always been a part of my life. I didn’t really choose it, it chose me. I inherited this.
M: All of your videos have a story before the song. It’s something different that not a lot of bands do anymore and really cool! Why did you guys decide to add that feature in?
RW: I love directing the videos and I’m inspired by a lot of geniuses.
Watching Michael Jackson inspired me, he made it more than a song and that’s what I want, and a practical application of the song and to see the visual of the song.
M: What can fans expect from your future music in terms of stylistically/vocally/lyrically?
RW: We just released Hush the EP. It’s got every genre you can probably think of. Country, it’s got country...that’s one of my favorite genres. This EP has country, pop, almost folky sound...even a little bit of classical. It's goulash! It's fun, we want you to feel uplifted and having a good time.
M: How has surviving cancer changed your outlook on life and affected your music?
RW: It changed everything for me.
Battling through those times, God had to recalibrate my life. When you can’t move around, you have a lot of time to think. God showed me who I was. I didn’t even know that I was more career driven than ministry driven. What He gave me changed me….He had to re calibrate me..I had a peace I had never had before. I learned that every song I sing and every song that I write, I have an assignment. No matter what that assignment is, I know that it’ll be okay and I care what God thinks of me, not what the world thinks. I've got peace in that time and showed me what God thought of me.
M: Your style of music is described as a melting pot and eclectic...how would you describe your band's musical style in one word?
M: Tell Me Your story...anything you want to say that you would like my readers to know about you and the band!
RW: Judah band is for all people. Christians and non christians. The songs are daily inspirations and even if it’s a sound that you aren't necessarily accustomed to give it a try and I think you'll eventually find something that you love because it’s for all people.
Stream Hush The EP on Spotify or find on Googly Play, Apple Music, and wherever music is sold! "I Believe" is featured below!
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Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.