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Interview with Dan Bremnes

Dan Bremnes is an award-winning BC based worship leader who has toured all over the world. Converge caught up with him to ask about where he came from, and how he likes touring across Canada.

Hey Dan! So… tell us a little about yourself?

Hey! Well I was born in Kamloops B.C. and lived there till I was seven. Our family then moved to Salmon Arm, where my dad planted a church and I grew up there. I started by playing drums in church then for a few artists like Greg Sczebel and Heather Clark. Then I started writing songs in high school and in 2010 recorded my first album ‘Your Strength’ which is a mix of acoustic rock and worship.

Can you tell us about your latest album?

My latest EP ‘Light My Way’ is an album about life as a Christian: the struggles and the highlights and our worship that comes out of it all. It’s mostly about the difficulty though. Being a Christian is tricky because we worship a God that is unseen. This album is hopefully an honest encouragement to all those who have struggled with their walk from time to time. Let’s face it. We all have!

And you’re touring it right now?

I’m just on a quick break. I did the ‘Light My Way’ tour across Western Canada April 17-May 13 and it’s been extended for another weekend June 14-16 into a few northern BC communities (Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Terrace). The tour is in the works to go East across Canada this fall also.

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What are some of the challenges/joys of being a Christian musician in Canada?

The distance for one!
It can also be difficult to get Canadian Christian people out to concerts. I’m actually pretty bad at going to concerts myself :0
On the flip side. It’s a beautiful country to travel around and the people are amazing.
Also God is doing some incredible things through His people and the church in this Country, and it’s an honour to watch and be a part of it.

What encouragement would you like to impart to worship songwriters who would like to record their own albums and tour?

I would encourage them to be as real as possible and allow their ‘story’ to minister to others. Our testimony through music can be powerful. Often our struggles aren’t just our own and God can use our joy’s and trials to encourage others.

Where can we find you online?

Currently I’m an instagram-aholic @danbremnes for both instagram & Twitter.
Also, check out my website or hit my on Facebook at
You can check out my tunes on iTunes here.

Will do!