About the Band
A little background about us: we started this band in 2015 with the initial purpose of providing praise and worship music for HOPE nights at St. Michael Parish (HOPE stood for “He Opens People’s Eyes”). These were nights of music, a speaker, and Eucharistic Adoration for students in the confirmation classes. After a few years of success among the confirmation classes, we decided to open these events up to the parish. We now play at Sunday mass at St Michael and St Mary parishes, monthly Eucharistic Adoration, parish worship nights and other events with various other organizations and parishes. Our goal and prayer is to bring people closer to Christ through music and worship.
Sammie is a singer, songwriter. She started singing at young age, and has always loved music. She is the youth minister at Saint Mary church in Newmarket and also assists in ministry at Saint Michael parish in Exeter.
Sammie studied vocal performance and songwriting at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.
Sammie loves using her voice to glorify God. She feels so blessed that God uses her in this way. Some of Sammie’s musical influences are Etta James, Adele, and Hillsong United.
Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Spencer is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He started playing music at a very young age, and wrote his first song at age 5! He is currently a Senior at St. Thomas Aquila’s High School, and is heavily involved in the music program there.
Spencer has played in multiple bands, and currently plays keyboards and bass for singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist Kacie Grenon.
Some of Spencer’s biggest musical influences include James Taylor, Earth Wind & Fire, Matt Maher, and his dad.
TJ is a guitarist, drummer, songwriter, and somewhat of a producer. He’s been playing guitar since around 4th grade, recording songs since middle school, and starting playing drums just a little over a year ago.
He is part of all the choirs at Exeter High School, and does multiple concerts for them a year.
He was Confirmed in 2018, under the name Cecilia, for St. Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians. He loves to use his talents in any way he can, especially praising Jesus.
Some of his biggest musical influences are Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Tom Petty, and any of the Hillsong bands.
The newest member of the band recently joined the Catholic Church through the RCIA program. Justin is an auto mechanic and is married with a young daughter, recently baptized in the church. He is a multi-talented musician with a broad musical background including drum corps, marching band instruction and now a contemporary worship band. His musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Boston Pops/BSO, Dream Theater, Guthrie Govan, Andy McKee, the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corp., Phantom regiment Drum and Bugle, and alternative/classic rock.
Nick comes from a family of musicians, especially drummers, and has been playing the drums since he could hold sticks in his hand. Besides spending time listening to music and playing drums on every surface you could imagine, Nick is a husband to Becca, the youth minister at St Michael, a dad to Joseph (3) and Hannah (2), a disc golfer, and by day is a CPA in New Hampshire.
Nick loves playing with Here on Earth Worship and getting to play his drums for Him! His musical influences include the Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, and more recently Bethel music and other Christian artists he is coming to really love.
Deacon Eric Lambert
Deacon Eric has been leading adoration and supporting us in prayer since the beginning. We couldn't do it without him!