One Step Lantern create Christian worship music, centred on Jesus through God’s word, with lyrics drawn from the bible. The first album “5+2″ is now available via the shop, itunes, amazon mp3 and Spotify.
A bit about the vision behind the music – as well as having a strong focus on scripture in the lyrics (“One Step Lantern” comes from Psalm 119:105), the vision is to bring what we have to meet the needs of others. It first took a meagre offering of 5 loaves and 2 fish (5+2!) before Jesus fed 5,000 people (account in Matthew 14:13-21). In that account, Jesus first tells his disciples to feed the crowd. They cobble together 5 loaves and 2 fish. Jesus takes their meagre offering, breaks it and more than meets the needs of the people gathered through it. In the same way, we are called to bring what we have to Jesus to meet the needs of others – it might be money, but it might be music, art, initiative, skills and so on. Whatever we bring, Jesus can take it, break it, and use it for his purposes… in this case, it’s music!
What others think
- 2013 Winner of London School of Theology “Crossing Songs” competition, Gap in theme category with “Good News”
- “One of the top Christian debut albums of the year (2012) – 9/10” christian.co.uk
- “A really good album… you’ll definitely be hearing more in the future – 9/10” CrossRhythms
- “Excellent tracks in their own right – 8/10” Inspire Magazine
Oli Nicholls is the Birmingham (UK) based singer songwriter behind One Step Lantern. In a live setting, One Step Lantern can be anything from a full band drawn from a collective of musicians to just Oli on his own with an acoustic guitar… and anything in between!
Oli and One Step Lantern are World Vision artists and seek to support the work of the Christian children’s charity, an organisation that is committed to the poor, vulnerable and forgotten in almost 100 countries around the world. Sponsor a child now at http://www.worldvision.org.uk