EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 22, 2012

Pelham to host New Year's Eve concert

By John Toole

---- — PELHAM – Unspoken, a Christian band whose single, “Who You Are,” is getting national attention, is set to perform in Sherburne Hall on New Year’s Eve.

Crossroads Church is hosting the show, which leaders hope will become part of a series of Christian music performances for Pelham, organizer Rob Saitow said.

“We are going to have a series of concerts,” he said. “We are working on another one for March at Crossroads Church.”

This concert is being held at Sherburne Hall, 6 Village Green, because of scheduling-related issues, he said.

The show is at 7 p.m. The hall will seat 170 for the show, so people are encouraged to get tickets, priced at $10, soon. Tickets are available by calling 1-207-232-0966 or online at attendstar.com.

The band’s album label, Centricity Music, announced this month the band’s single “Who You Are” was named the best Christian and Gospel song of 2012 on iTunes.

Saitow said the band has a following of all ages.

“I’m 24 and I love their music,” he said. “I know a lot of older adults do, too, as well as teenagers.”

He thinks there’s a reason people find Christian and gospel music appealing these days.

“I think now, with the economy struggling so much, people have different needs and crises,” Saitow said. “They are looking for different ways to bring their motivation and their spirit up. So, they are turning to the Bible and to God.”

Unspoken’s lead singer, Chad Mattson, can identify.

His story, related on Centricity’s Website, recalls his own challenges with substance abuse.

“Many days, I wake up and remember who I was and the life that I was living, and I thank God that I now live in grace, peace and forgiveness,” Mattson is quoted as saying on the band’s profile page.