Servant - Photo Courtesy of Brian Wright
Victoria, British Columbia
Grants Pass, Oregon
1977 - 1985


Owen Brock ~ Rythm Guitar, Vocals
Sandie Brock ~ Percussion, Lead Vocals
Bob Hardy ~ Lead Vocals (79-84)
David Holmes ~ Drums, Vocals
Rob Martins ~ Bass, Vocals
Eric Odell ~ Lead Vocals (85)
Matt Spransy ~ Keyboards (81-85)
Bruce Wright ~ Lead Guitar, 12-String, Keyboards, Vocals

In Memory of

Bruce Wright

Although the band SERVANT worked out of Grants Pass, Oregon they originated in Victoria B.C. Servant grew out of the counter culture Jesus freak movement of the sixties and seventies. The band came together by a series of chance meetings in late 1975 early 76 at the Upper Room drop in centre in Victoria B.C.  Most notably the meeting of lead guitarist Bruce Wright and promoter/manager Jim Palosaari. Wright had an extensive background as a musician and Palosaari had impressive credentials at promotion. From these Humble beginnings in Victoria The band SERVANT was formed.

Servant - Photo Courtesy of Brian WrightThe band moved to Grants Pass Oregon and joined the Highway Missionary community. SERVANT played Rock Music in the beginning adding New Wave and Pop influences as their sound progressed.

From 78 to 85 SERVANT would  crisscross North America yearly on tour finding time to record a total of six albums. They were the first Christian rock band to employ a laser light show and flash pots in their act.  They embarked on a European tour and returned home . Bob Hardy vocalist left the band shortly after in 1984.. Another album was released and Bruce Wright, lead guitar and principle writer, left the band and returned home to Victoria, effectively ending  the band in 1986.

SERVANT's legacy is to be found in their pioneering effort of a new genre of music, Gospel Rock. Their evangelistic Rock music was an important contribution to the development of the Contemporary Christian music of today.

Wright and Hardy would collaborate on a cd of music featuring lyrics  music and production by Bruce Wright released in 1990 as  Bob Hardy, Face The Distance.

Bruce Wright died of cancer in Victoria B.C. in 1993.

Brian Wright, October 2004

Servant was one of the most influencial Rock bands during the time that I was a young teen-aged Christian in the mid-80s. They just "fit" well in my world and influenced my views as I was attending the Desert Vineyard Church in Lancaster, CA.  I even had the opportunity to be a Roadie-for-a-Day and received a T-Shirt when they played at my Church.

Once I saw your web site I had to run out to the garage and dig out my only Servant photos that I took at Disneyland in March 1984.

Arnold, October 2005

Owen and Sandie Brock are still happily married and living here in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. They are still involved in ministry with community-minded house churches

Al Newberry, May 2006


Shallow Water; 1979
Rockin' Revival; 1981
World of Sand ;1982
Caught In The Act of Loving Him; 1983
Light Maneuvers; 1984
Swimming In a Human Ocean:  1985

Servant Also At
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Last Update: 10 July 2006
Credits: Brian Wright, Michael Warner, Arnold, Al Newberry
Band # 1525