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.
What You Get
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.
Topics covered are:
- How to build a worship team
- Song selection and set building for congregational worship
- Band dynamics, flow and awkward silences.
- Great songwriting, imaginative arranging and creativity
- Productive rehearsing and developing excellence
- Effective sound checking and sound personnel
- Feedback, questions and answers
“Brian’s fresh perspective and year’s of experience were hugely beneficial for our team to share in. We have applied several practical changes to our setup and song arrangements which have brought a new depth to our worship. The team has been inspired and a passion for writing new songs has been rekindled.”
Greg, New Day Church Summerville
His excellence in music and worship, as well as his technical expertise in aspects of presentation have left an indelible impression on us as a church and on me personally. His approach – that being of actually leading with our worship team – is unique in my experience and is both enabling and empowering. A workshop with Brian is a great experience and one I would most enthusiastically recommend.”
Jim Clendenan , Worship Pastor, Richmond Virginia