Lightfall is a Toronto-based worship band who began their journey in late 2012. As individuals with varied life experiences, each member brings something unique to the group, with a unified goal to share their story, hear about yours, and spread God’s message.
Earlier in 2012, Ryan Hammond (Lead Guitar) had been dealing with some frustrations regarding a musical project he was working on. It was going nowhere, and he knew something more had to be out there. What we now know as Lightfall began as a feeling; a feeling that God had a bigger plan.
Nathan Hamilton (Rhythm Guitar) was in a similar situation. After a few emails and an eventual meeting over coffee, the two got together with front man Renz Laserna, drummer Mark Chown, and bass player Marquis Murray at a quaint little spot in Oshawa, Ontario known as The Rehearsal Factory. After just one jam session, the group seemed to click really well. It was obvious that this was a God thing.
The group began writing and planning right away. Their sound can be described as worship with an alternative rock and electronic backbone. Loaded with synths, pads, and driving guitars, their music is catchy while at the same time rich with deep roots taken straight from the bible.
The band released their debut self-titled EP in June of 2014 and want the world to hear it not so that they would be known, but so that God would be known, that their hearts would be seen, and their message would be made clear through their inspirational lyrics.
As Christians we believe that we are placed on this Earth to love the Lord our God with everything that is in us and to love those around us just as much. When this happens then and only then will God be made known.
This is our story.