Friday, March 27, 2009

Is That Him?

I work at a rock climbing gym here in Seattle and yesterday we had a fairly famous visitor walk through our doors. I must admit that I didn't recognize him, but when he said his name was Daniel Bedingfield (in a British accent), I instantly began to wonder if I was speaking to the singer/songwriter. I knew that he was from Australia and England, and we don't get many British accents through our doors, so I actually thought there was a chance.

After doing some research, I found out that it actually was him. I am not a huge fan of his music, but still think it is pretty sweet that I was chatting with a celebrity yesterday. The thing that makes him most famous, however, is probably the fact that his sister is Natasha Bedingfield, a really famous female pop singer. Daniel has a month pass at the gym, so maybe I will be able to talk with him again. He is not a part of the "Christian" music scene, but supposedly he is a Christian. I am interested in chatting with him about what it looks like for him to navigate the tension between honoring his faith while remaining true to his art. I commend Christian artists who can find a way to move with integrity through the mainstream market.

Here is a YouTube video of Daniel's most famous song, "If You're Not the One":

No comments:

Post a Comment