THE*BAND

Jody Christy 

// Lead Vocals, Songwriter,

Music & Video Producer.

Co-Founder of Ecstasy Of Love

Bart Christy 

// Guitar & Lead Vocals

Songwriter, Music & Video Producer.

Co-Founder of Ecstasy Of Love

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Jami Dean Cassidy

// Keyboards

Backing Vocals

Angelina Love

// Bass

Backing Vocals

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Jody Christy 

// Lead Vocals, Songwriter,

Music & Video Producer.

Co-Founder of Ecstasy Of Love

"I was born in Sydney, Australia.  Between the ages of 6 -7 I attended drama classes at the Independent Theatre in Sydney as well as ballet classes. When I was age 11, I started learning to play the guitar. Music was always a huge passion of mine since early childhood and I loved singing, writing songs and poetry. I always had this vision of myself being a singer in an awesome band and craved to make this happen and I had a deep knowing that it would one day.

Being aware of my inner higher consciousness, I began my own business which ran for 14 years holding Spiritual Awakening Classes, Seminars and Esoteric Healing Facilitating Courses, using music as a prime healing tool.  This was a great experience to discover my real infinite being of love which I continue to remember and enjoy every day.

When I first met Bart at one of my seminars in 1996, I instantly knew we had a powerful connection. I asked him, “What do you do?” He said, “Im a musician.”  I felt a very strong feeling and said to him, “I’ve been waiting for you.” One day he gave me a tape recording of a few of his guitar instrumental song demos and when I listened I literally screamed out loud that this was the most beautiful music I had ever heard and had always wanted to hear, and knew right then that we had to create music together.  I had never felt such a huge passionate knowing that this was the person that I had to unite with to create my vision of music!!  We soon after started our own home recording studio and creating music together.  This was and is a most extraordinary experience of love, unity, bliss, inspiration, expression, creativity, passion and excitement! Those early days together changed our lives forever and brought us magnificently home to each other.  Our music is the key to our most amazing union of our love.  

Bart is the most beautiful amazing person I have ever met, he is a total master, a genius of music and has talent pouring out of him constantly!! Bart’s guitar playing is magnificent, its penetrating, exhilarating, majestic, magical, awakening, it is both thrilling and soothing.  His singing voice is luscious, divine, gorgeous, rich, sensuous and touches many different layers of emotion. I absolutely love every aspect of enjoying our life together and sharing our music creations with everyone!! I couldn’t be more grateful to have my gorgeous Bart, he is way beyond my most amazing dreams come true!! 

Bart & I love creating delicious, powerful, mesmerising, passionate music that really rocks your Soul!! We are driven to express our love, our joy, our sensuousness and super activated creativity into everything we do with our music, what a gift of love that we treasure with our entire being!! 

Having our amazing Jami and Angelina in Ecstasy Of Love is completely special! Its so beautiful how we all love each other so much and together we constantly give everything to our music, it is our entire life!! 

Jami makes the keys sound exquisite with a depth of beauty that touches the Soul.  

Angelina’s bass playing is so richly warm and her rhythmic feel is embracing as well as activating movement and Soulful enrichment. 

We all compliment each other perfectly and it is pure loving joy and fulfilment to bring our music to profound life through this unity we share."

Jody Christy

Bart & Jody have been writing, recording, performing and producing original music together since 1997.

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Bart Christy 

// Guitar & Lead Vocals, Songwriter,

Music & Video Producer.

Co-Founder of Ecstasy Of Love

"I was born in Perth, Australia.  I began guitar lessons at the young age of 8, learning classical and then rock.  At  age 15 I Joined my first band in high school playing pop/rock covers and then writing and performing original songs.  As I entered my late teens and early 20’s I started playing with other working cover bands and original bands in Perth which gave me touring and performing live on radio and television experiences. 

At age 23 I then moved to the Gold Coast and formed a covers and originals duo, trio, and band and began playing gigs.  All this time I was working on improving my songwriting, singing, and guitar playing.  I was also feeling more & more that I only wanted to play original music that meant something to me and I was wanting to write more soulful, conscious, and awakened focused music that I could express myself in fully.  I was finishing with who I had been and was finding a new depth of myself.  This is what I was deeply contemplating when I met Jody in 1996. She was exactly what I had been yearning for in my soul.  This was to become a beautiful new world for myself.  I soon left the working band scene and Jody and I have been working on music together ever since early 1997.  Our love for each other emerged and we got married in 1999 and I have felt blessed everyday since.

 

I love Jody’s singing voice she has a unique and rich tone and at the same time it sparkles, it’s amazing.  Besides I think Jody is absolutely deliciously georgeous and brilliant, I also love the total complimentary writing, musicality, and creativity between Jody and myself.  We bring out the best in each other.  I feel like now I can express the love, passion, depth, inspiration, happiness, and the power and essence of my being through our music together.  I often say, 'When I sing and play guitar I feel like I’m flying.'

I love writing, recording and making videos, and doing concerts.  I really love bringing music to life from the beginning stages of a new song to the live performances on stage.  It’s what I feel like I’m made for.  All the creativity and expression is awesome.

 

I love the unity, sense of humour, and variety of talents among us all.  Jami and Angelina have their own complimentary uniqueness and have an amazing natural and magical musicality together.  I think it’s awesome when you can make the simplest music capture an emotional essence and sound expansive and other worldly, magical and beautiful.  That’s what we have together as band.  I love the variety we get, either holding a really cool groove or taking the dynamics of the music to an intense place and then to subtle and gentle expressions.

I fucking love it."

Bart Christy

Bart & Jody have been writing, recording, performing and producing original music together since 1997.

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Jami Dean Cassidy

// Keyboards

Backing Vocals

"I was born in Byron Bay Australia.  I started playing the keyboard when I was a teenager and stopped for a few years.  Picked it back up in my twenties and loved it ever since.  I feel truly alive when I play the keyboard, like I can feel my soul expressing itself with every note.  I love that music is so universal and can express a feeling that everyone who hears it can also feel. Anything you imagine you can create through music, that deeply inspires me.

 

I also have creative experience as an actor in two stage productions, one with the Tugun Theatre Company and the other with Hyped Performing Arts on the Gold Coast, Australia.  I also did 1 year of acting classes with Hyped Performing Arts.  I participated in many comedy movies that Bart & Jody produced.  A lot of the movies were when I was a kid and several as an adult.   I loved being in Bart & Jody's movies that inspire us to laugh at our own personalities and feel a deep love for how amazing we all truly are.

 

I love being in Ecstasy of Love.  The music is soul nourishing and deeply beautiful.  I feel like my true self while playing the keyboard in this band. Our music really activates the knowing of how infinite we all are. I feel pure bliss and absolute strength in myself in our music.

 

The band members are all beautiful souls.  I love how kind, caring, funny and dedicated we all are.  We really love playing music together and nothing makes us happier.  Bart and Jody are truly amazing talented souls. Their wisdom and love is incredibly inspiring.  When they sing together you can hear the purity and passion in their unified voices.  Bart is incredible when he plays guitar. Always feels like a great journey to hear him play.

Angelina is a truly deep and beautiful soul as well. When she plays the bass I always feel the groove and love the vibe. 

 

The collective wisdom we have all gained over the years has really pushed the music to be greater and greater. The lyrics are truly deep and meaningful.  The love in our hearts really shines through in our music.  The joy of existing and love of our world, it all inspires us.

We are Ecstasy of Love." 

Jami Dean Cassidy

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Angelina Love

// Bass

Backing Vocals

"I was born in Whangarei, New Zealand.  I've always had a strong love for music, from as far as I can remember and from a very young age, I knew that I wanted to pursue music.  My first experience with the bass guitar started when I was around 12 years old, and I remember playing bass with some other musicians and jamming along with some songs as a little band. It is such a favourite childhood memory for me. 

In 2003-2005 I learnt keyboard and played keys in Bart & Jody’s band.

In 2005 I decided to take up bass guitar professionally.   It was an amazing connection and discovery that I experienced when I first picked up the bass again, realising that the qualities that come along with playing it, was everything I ever wanted.  I just love being able to express my musicality through the bass.  It is deeply fulfilling to me. It really moves me and allows my soul to express something that it has always wanted to, and I just love the feeling that it gives to the music as a whole.

 

Along with growing up with a love for music, I also am so grateful that I was part of Bart & Jody's personal awakening classes. This was such a precious experience and process, that the memories of this time will forever stay with me from all of the wisdom and knowledge I gained from all of this.  Another part of my journey that I love, was being part of Bart & Jody's movies that they've also created, and getting to play out different characters and really get into all that I wanted to express. This was so transformative every time, opening me up to see more and more of myself. Watching them back has always been a blast of laughter and love!

 

I've always loved Bart & Jody's music so much.  I've always been in awe of their creations, and the rich soulful sounds they make. It feels like I'm in total bliss when I listen, and the lyrics are so amazing.  Every time they have produced a new song, it's always my new favourite!  It makes me feel like I'm listening to something my soul has been yearning for.  It is an absolute dream come true to be the bass player for Ecstasy of Love!  I love all of us as a band and our unity of this together, so much joy and love.

 

I love so much, the feeling of the music from Jami's keyboard playing, and seeing his deeper self express in this way.  He is so inspiring!

 

When we all play music together, it is like a spacey blissful feeling along with it being deep, rich and full of heart filled passion at the same time with each instrument I hear, along with Bart's brilliant guitar playing and then when Bart & Jody sing, it takes it all to an even more amazing height with their gorgeous love and beautiful soulful voices.

 

I feel so moved to the core of my soul, expressing and playing the bass in the band with my deep love of this music."

Angelina Love