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

6 Responses to About

  1. Anna says:

    Sarah gave me a copy of your album last week and I’ve had it on repeat ever since. Absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for creating such a moving, uplifting, humbling, musically brilliant album! I’ll definitely be buying some more copies off you and spreading the word… God bless you all!

  2. Mia Murillo says:

    I have just gotten your album through the post having played it endlessly online… because I SO LOVE IT! You are all so talented and the Holy Spirit has SOOOO inspired this masterpiece. Thank you! “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”.

  3. Len Sloan says:

    Anna true to her word “spread the word” and the music. Found it so inspiring at a time when life is not easy. But Jesus crashes through as does your words and music – may God continue to bless you hugely Len (Anna’s Dad)

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