Brian Houston is a professional singer songwriter and experienced worship leader from Belfast Ireland. As a songwriter and performer he has shared stages with the likes of Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Chuck Berry and Elvis Costello.
Houston’s debut gig in America was opening the first ever Worship Together event in Franklin Tenn with Chris Tomlin. In the CCM world Brian has worked with Third Day, Michael W Smith, Delirious?, Rend Collective, Matt Redman. Bethel Music, Chris McClarney, Larry Norman, Kirk Franklin, Jason Upton and Kevin Prosch.
Signed as a recording artist and songwriter with Capitol Records and Thank You music Brian is also an accomplished record producer and skilled recording engineer. Producing more than 25 albums for artists such as Robin Mark (Days of Elijah, Revival in Belfast) as well as being an influential worship leader at CFC Belfast, Ireland and Catch the Fire Raleigh NC.
Brian has conducted worship and songwriting workshops all over the globe, including the UK, Europe, Canada and more than 30 states in the US. Hailed as one of Britain’s great songwriters by veteran DJ Bob Harris, Houston recently relocated back to Ireland from Raleigh, North Carolina where he lived and worked for two and a half years serving various churches.
Bringing 20 years of experience in the music industry and corporate worship leading, Brian’s seminars are wrapped in the wit, wisdom and charm of the Emerald Isle. Houston carries an anointing for intimacy, an impartation of the prophetic and a calling to raise up, develop and release artists and worship leaders.
I feel Brian gave some really good technical advice on how to make your worship set flow well. The thing that stood out to me most was how Brian demonstrated through his worship sets and through his seminars that it was important to focus on Gods heart and not just sing praise songs or just sing intimate songs, but to focus on Gods heart and Gods love and the combination of all aspects of the Lords heart by praising him, receiving from him and pouring out and being intimate with God. He demonstrated receiving Gods joy and pouring it out to God as well as being still and hearing Gods heart for the body. Brian didn't neglect Gods full heart and he made sure the set flowed well so he could flow in the spirit. His example really ministered to me and has helped me with compiling my worship sets