TRIBUTE TO EXO
For over 15 years, Steve Thompson was the music arranger and MD for EXO, a French Christian band. Over the many years, even before the band began, Steve travelled in and out of France & Belgium working with several other French organisation. Chris & Laura Christensen started out in ministry as Executive writers for Integrity Music, before they located in Belgium – since then, they have ministered to the French-speaking community for many years. At a conference in Europe with Graham Kendrick, Steve met up with Chris, Laura and Kirk Dearman (the composer of many songs including ‘We Bring a sacrifice of praise’). Over one of Steve’s ‘well-known coffee time,’ the vision of working together was conceived.
Steve went on to work on over seven albums with the Christensens, who later on ministry joined forces with Thierry Ostrini to form the band EXO. Together, with some awesome musicians which included Jean Pierre, Gabriel Alonso, Nicola Desmarest, David Christensen and many others, they did a French World Tour travelling to many countries including Madagascar, Reunion, Ivory Coast, Congo, Noumea, Quebec, Switzerland, to name a few.
Steve went on to compose a few songs with EXO including the popular song, ‘A L’agneau‘ which is now song throughout the French-speaking nations.