Mayo’s James Kilbane swaps the stage for the studio this month, as the celebrated Irish Christian, gospel, country and folk singer prepares for a brand new global debut as the host of an exciting new television show multi-award winning Shalom World Television Network.
The new show first aired on Wednesday, August 17. REWIND with James Kilbane will showcase the musical, religious and life journeys of a host of special guests, while delving into difficult personal journeys and examining guests’ relationships with life. , music and faith.
The weekly REWIND series with James Kilbane will feature the real-life journeys of a stellar line-up of musicians from Ireland, the UK and Europe, with plans already in the works for a much more international guest list .
Originally slated to run for 12 weeks, the series has garnered huge interest – even before it went live – and it’s likely the show will be extended for at least 12 more episodes. Currently, the network has an average monthly viewership of 12 million, with 18-35 year olds being the most popular age category.
REWIND with James Kilbane can be viewed on the Shalom World television networks (Shalom World North America, Shalom World Europe, Shalom World Australia, Shalom World Asia-Africa and SW Prayer) on smart TVs and streaming devices such as Apple TV , Roku and Amazon. Television fire. It can also be viewed at shalomworld.org
The initial 12-part series features a selection of exceptional artists from across Ireland and the UK, who have dedicated their time, talent and effort to be part of the show. Each episode focuses on a single artist, and the series includes a host of big names from the secular world, as well as musical artists who practice the Christian faith and live Gospel values. The weekly REWIND series will feature guests’ musical and religious journeys, as well as difficult personal journeys, featuring artists who have overcome various addictions and adversities in their lives.
The first production of its kind by Shalom World, the inaugural season will feature an impressive line-up of singers, songwriters and musicians from Ireland, the UK and Europe, all of whom have carved out a very special place for themselves. in the music industry. Guests include Catholics and Christians who are music industry veterans, as well as a host of well-known names in the secular world, many of whom have their own stories of addiction and adversity to share. Some of those interviewed by James are devout Catholics and Christians, while others – of various faiths – have strong Christian values or use their faith practically in their daily lives.
The concept of REWIND with James Kilbane was born many years ago, but COVID stopped progress in its tracks, and it’s only now that James has the opportunity to fulfill his hosting and presentation dreams. Over the past few years, Kilbane has worked with Shalom on a number of projects, including producing special Christmas episodes for the network, as well as Christmas music and Marian music videos.
Special guests in the first season will include Mike Denver, Fr Ray Kelly, contemporary Christian composers and singers Sr Marie Dunne and Ian Callanan, Country Gospel composer, singer and producer Colin Elliott, Celtic Christian composer Deirdre Ní Chinnéid who runs a center retirement on the Aran Islands, country gospel singer Warren Smyth and Northern Irish country singer Tony Kerr.