From local gigs and encouraging local Sunday church services, to blogging, radio and TV appearances; Out Of The Ashes comment on incisive topics that cut to the heart of the daily experience that most Christians face ...bringing hope and energy that God has a plan for us all.

Using a studio on their estate in the Gloucestershire countryside as a base, Penny Lyon and Kevin Washburn have been honing their craft for eight years as leaders of the Beacon Gospel Choir.

2015 sees them returning with their first album since acclaimed 2012 'The Garden;' the long awaited sophomore album 'Love Can Be A Bumpy Road.'

Now Out of the Ashes are taking their music across the UK. Passionate about encouraging everyone that 'God ain't done with them yet' - even for those whose years are mainly behind them, their gigs will provide challenge, encouragement, laughter and motivation for the road ahead.


Out Of The Ashes are working in partnership with Sound Consultancy, Your Church Event and Ministry of Music




  • "Very inspiring – loved the personal stories related to an ever deepening faith. Wonderful way to evangelise with joy, pathos and fellowship amongst the singers. Hope you continue to grow and reach many people with your message of God’s never failing love for us all."


  • "Some very talented musicians & a ‘lot of soul’. Thank you for a most enjoyable concert."


  • "Amazing music! Thank you so much for blessing us with your God given talents! God bless."


  • "Really enjoyed your music, very inspiring. Would very much love to watch you sing again. Thank you Penny."


  • "You are both Amazing together and you songs are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your special gifts with us. Remain bless."


  • "Great music and energy really uplifting! Thanks."


  • "So lovely to see the joy and for you to share it with your wonderful gospel singing."


  • "Most uplifting, very enjoyable looking forward to seeing & hearing you all again! Thank you!"


  • "Amazing concert. Great atmosphere. Going home feeling 'High & Lifted up!'"


  • "Absolutely great! Uplifting too. Wonderful & uplifting words and songs."


  • "Absolutely brilliant – thank you so much for coming again to St Swithuns – See you next year – Please!"


  • "I am enormously grateful to you for coming over to Staunton and Corse last weekend... Your music and testimony were powerful witnesses to the Gospel - and not only do you have some insight into church culture here, your coming has helped to move church culture in a much more 'open' direction, it helps the process of change by reaching people's hearts to the Lord."