Traffick Free Benefit Concert - October 29th
Traffick Free is proud to present PW Gopal live in concert on October 29, 2013, benefitting the work of Traffick Free. Local favorite, Kelly Condron, will be opening the show! We hope you can join us as we host these two amazing artists at an incredible venue, Missio Dei Chicago! Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
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About PW Gopal:
If there is one thing that can be said about PW Gopal, it is that his life is defined by his passions. The ancient Fathers of the faith called the deepest of the deep, the soul's soul-"the very." It is from the "very" that PW brings to life his stories of faith and the human condition. Touring full-time since 2003, PW has played over 1300 dates, sharing the stage with such artists as Jeremy Camp, Bebo Norman, Shawn McDonald, Sara Groves, Bethany Dillon and Derek Webb. His unmistakable and powerful voice has cut through generations with a message of hope and love. He is the founder of The Hundred Movement, a learning collaborative designed to unite churches and local communities in an effort to free young women and children out of the bondage of human trafficking. He has authored six albums and is in the process of writing his first book on the role of the church in the counter-trafficking movement.
About Kelly Condron:
Nick DePartee, guitarist for the metal band Kutless, came up to me after one of the first festivals I ever played and, shaking his head, said, “I really like your sound.” Right then it hit me. A lot of people like girl music.
Over the course of multiple tours I have had the chance to talk with so many types of people from so many walks of life– teenagers, truckers, drug addicts, grandpas, hipsters, moms going through hard times, and moms going through great times– and I realized that my music can reach so much further than I ever dreamed.
I’ve already had the chance to play with some pretty amazing groups (Phil Wickham, Switchfoot, Relient K, Keri Noble, John Reuben, and Kutless to name a few) and am thrilled at the prospect of being able to play with even more (hopefully Beyonce, but I’ll let you know).
What’s that? You want to know more about me? Well, ok. I was raised around Chicago and started singing (badly at first) at church. My parents were missionaries in Indonesia and I spent a few years there singing to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston for lack of other things to do. I watched MTV videos for hours on end and couldn’t get enough. It was around 6th grade I decided I wanted to be a singer and it’s been a blur ever since. I went to college and got a degree in music and started playing with musicians around Chicago after graduating.
Multiple tours later, I have had amazing opportunities to play on TV stations, radio shows, festivals, and every type of venue you can imagine.