Local Christian band releases first studio-recorded album

McALISTERVILLE The McAlisterville band Sine Cera has been set into motion.

They are releasing their first studio-recorded CD by Tate Music Group, from Oklahoma City, Okla.

The album, “Set Me in Motion,” will be available nationwide beginning Tuesday on iTunes and other digital retailers. It will also be available at Friendship Bookstore in Lewistown and Guardian Angel Bookstore in Richfield. They are currently working to get the CD into other local Christian stores. Cost is $10.

The group, made up of brother and sister duo Tyson and Tonya Heimbach, was signed to the label earlier this year. They made a trip to Oklahoma City in April to make the recording.

“I was terrified,” Tonya, lead vocalist, said.

She said she was afraid of various takes and re-recordings, but it turned out to be “a breeze.”

Tyson, who plays drums and has recorded the band in the past in his home studio, said the recording took two and a half days.

The duo recorded a total of eight songs, all written by Tonya, including their personal favorite, the title track “Set Me in Motion.” Their musical style is Christian rock with a touch of acoustic.

Once the group came back home to Pennsylvania, Tate Music sent them various mixes of their recordings in digital form.

“I learned a lot from watching our producer (Jeff Lee),” Tyson said.

The CD is “a big step for us,” Tonya said of the recording process.

A CD release party is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Bunkertown Church of the Brethren. Songs from the album will be performed. The concert is free and also will feature Shippensburg University-based group “At the Moment,” as well as “Onewayin” from Middleburg.

For more information about how to purchase a CD or to book the band, call 320-2930, email sineceraband@yahoo.com or visit www.facebook.com/sineceraband.