Concert Review: We The Kingdom

Ed Cash BY MARK DOLEJS We The Kingdom brought their Family Christmas tour, with Matt Maher, to a packed house at Northside Baptist Church...

Ed Cash

We The Kingdom brought their Family Christmas tour, with Matt Maher, to a packed house at Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte last week. The short stint of Christmas shows closes out the year for the band.

Franni Rae Cash Cain

One of the band's members, Franni Rae Cash Cain, announced several months ago that she will be taking a break and leaving the band at the end of the year, so this was one of her last shows.

Franni Rae Cash Cain and Andrew Bergthold

The vocalist shares the stage with her father Ed Cash, on vocals, keyboard and guitar; her uncle Scott Cash on backing vocals and guitar; her brother Martin Cash on drums; and longtime family friend Andrew Bergthold on vocals, keyboard and guitar. Additionally, while on tour the band is supported by several backup singers and musicians.

Martin Cash on drums

This Christmas show was a little different, in a good way. Matt Maher was a featured artist, doing some of his own songs and joining in on some of the Christmas songs. It was kind of a round robin kind of night, with the band playing by themselves at times, Maher playing at times and then all on stage at times. Very cool!

Matt Maher

Throughout the night, WTK sprinkled in their hits like “Child of Love,” “Jesus Does” and “Dancing on The Waves.” But, the night was all about Christmas, singing many traditional songs such as “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night” and “Joy to The World.”

Scott Cash, Andrew Bergthold, and Ed Cash

After a short intermission, the band returned to the stage wearing matching Christmas pajamas. At one point in the show a gentle snow fell from above as the band sang carols.

Scott Cash

As a bonus surprise the band sang a new unreleased song called “Church Music.” This was followed by a new Christmas song that they wrote and released in November, called “Christmas in Hawaii.”

They finished out the night with their hit “Holy Water,” complete with two giant dancing inflatable tube Santa’s along with more of the falling snow on the stage. This night was a really nice Christmas present to all those in attendance.
Photography is an avenue that Mark Dolejs uses to learn about the people and places that cross his path. After more than 30 years as a photojournalist, Mark enjoys concert, macro, and roadside photography. Follow Mark on Instagram at @solidrockpix.

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