Think of 3 is located in the suburbs of Pottstown, PA and our music is blend of alternative rock with hints of pop in the vein of David Crowder and Third Day. Recently, we just released our new CD titled, Light My Way, featuring ten original songs and are booked into the new year playing out in various locations (coffeehouses, outdoor music festivals, churches, etc.) at least once or twice a month.
Our Story... James Harvey released his first solo Christian CD, Dawn of A New Day, in 2000 and has been leading Think of 3 for years with various members until about three years ago when he met Shane Hess at a local Open Mic. James felt God prompting him to ask Shane to join the band and thus began a newly revised version of Think of 3. Since then we've played various shows, opened up for Shane & Shane at Teen Challenge, released a CD in 2015 called Light My Way, receiving airplay on various radio stations, and writing new songs to go back into the studio to record a new cd. Newest member to join the To3 team is Stephen Eickhoff in late 2016.
BAND OBJECTIVE: By His power and with a love for God the Father, The Son Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit (i.e., Think of 3), the band's desire is to minister and proclaim The Good News via the message of the songs and their testimonies that they've been given which will hopefully touch and minister to the lives of those who hear them.
11 They triumphed over him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”
The Story always begins somewhere: Born and raised in Downingtown, PA, music was always a huge part of James' life. From the time he could remember, James sang along to the songs that his parents listened to on the record player. At age 10, he started playing the saxophone and singing in the school choir and then at 15, James turned his attention to the guitar.
The Story continues: at age 18, an act of Grace changed things fovever! It's exactly like the song Amazing Grace - I once was blind but now I see... a sinner saved by grace and given the gift of faith. Raised in an abusive home riddled with alchol and violence, James turned to drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll to ease the pain... but nothing helped unto that one fateful day when he was given a choice between Life and death / good or evil. Thankfully, James chose God instead of the devil, the world, and its ways. Hopefully some these songs, inspired by the joys of salvation and the pains and stuggles of life, will touch the lives of those who hear the songs and message to encourage you to seek the only one, Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, who can save!
Ministry Opportunities: James and the members of Think of 3 are always open to ministry opportunities to play their original music and or lead worship for coffeehouses, outside events, festivals, house concerts, churches, youth groups, or special occasions.
Current News: Think of 3 is currently getting airplay for a couple of their new songs, Hello Out There and Light My Way. The band also added in a new bassist, Steve Eickhoff, to the team. In late 2015, Think of 3 started working on a new CD project titled "Light My Way" with Alexander Saddic of Turbo Prop Sound Recording; this will be the first CD release as a band featuring 10 songs of new material as well as a few re-recorded songs from Train to Glory. In 2014, James started working on a CD project with producer / musician John Ray Bolles (former member of Glad); CD to be released in the very near future.
In April of 2015, James was hired at Revive Ministries /Jacob's Church (8373 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, PA http://www.jacobschurch.org ) as a worship leader and is now there fulltime. Also, in 2016, James has partnered with Pastor Rob Romig @ Blue Church (2100 Morgan Hill Rd., Easton, PA www.bluechurchec.com) and started The Agora Cafe (3rd Saturday of the month), a community coffeehouse featuring Christian bands, singer songwriters, artists and comedy from the Tri-State.
OTHER NEWS: Train to Glory, a new Tof3 CD, was released in March 2014. And one of James' songs, a remixed version of Don't Ask Me, has recently been included on the Quickstar Productions Compilation CD, United by Grace. The cd has been released and I'm excited to be a part of it since it's for a great cause! Also, two Think of 3 songs, Freedom Blues and Somewhere, were featured on Serenity House Compilation CD to benefit a hospice in Doylestown, PA.