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Christian Showcase 2016: Adelphos

In a room just off of Belmont’s campus, there is the faint tune of a young band practicing harmonies with a sound that can only be described as whimsical.

About a year ago, lead singer Karl Lungmus had the urge to bring a group together that wanted to travel and write music and, after seeking out talent across campus, was drawn to eleven talented students. They came together to form Adelphos.

Adelphos is set to perform in Belmont’s Christian Showcase on Saturday, one of four rising student groups whose music sends a powerful and inspiring message.

After a year of deliberate practices and recording, the band is finally ready to step onto the stage for a live performance. They’re mostly excited to finally reveal their unique sound and positive message to an audience.

“We have been influenced and inspired by bands like Hillsong United, Bethel and Gungor,” said Lungmus. “I think our style stands out because we incorporate all different genres.”

With a true heart for Christianity, to have a straightforward message in their music.

“Our most important goal is to bring people closer to God,” said Lungmus. “We are just going to be who we are and keep making music that glorifies God as much as possible.”

Adelphos recently released their first self-titled EP, from which they plan to play songs at the show. But their hopes for the future stretch farther than just the showcase.

“Hopefully we will have a lot of worship nights in the Nashville area this year,” said Lungmus. “Maybe we will even have another EP soon.”

The Belmont Christian Showcase will take place Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free.

This article was written by Ally Pace. Photo courtesy of Adelphos.

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