Louder than Lions
Louder than Lions was born in a small, rural church when brothers Thomas and William West were given instruments by their pastor father to encourage good behavior during church services. It was in this capacity that the West brothers developed their love of worship music, vocal harmonies, and people. After years of leading worship together in various other forms, Thomas’s wife and high school sweetheart, Sarah, officially joined the band. At this point, the boys ditched their guitar amps for acoustic guitars and piano which, when combined with their southern-fried vocal harmonies, made for a more intimate yet compelling sound. In a nod to this seemingly smaller sound, they took on the name Louder than Lions which alludes to the idea that it isn’t in our own physical power or the noise we make that we find strength, but rather through total surrender to Jesus Christ that we can be Louder than Lions. Over the years, Louder than Lions have expanded their sound. Their music features the collision of old and new. It is one part camp meeting style harmonies fused with modern pop/rock sensibilities. Though their sound is constantly evolving, the heartbeat of their music is the desire to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music.