Code of Ethics
For fans of:
Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Pet Shop Boys, NIN, The Cure
The arts lured Barry Blaze early in life. Raised around musically gifted parents and family the need to compose was part of his genetic make up. But as for pursuing a musical career, it was an encounter with God as a young adult that propelled him toward being a professional musician. His conviction to worship God through the arts began to shape his experiences and led to a series of songs and recordings that launched his music in the early 90’s. Blaze began writing and recording on his own which evolved into the euro-pop inspired music that became Code Of Ethics. It was a fresh new alternative to Christian Music of the time. And after a decade of success in the Christian music industry with multiple top hits, such as “Something Real”, “Sticks and Stones”, “Well Done”, and “Hallelujah 2000”, he transitioned from performing for the masses to a focus on playing for an audience of One. In 2001, Blaze put his touring and writing on hold to join a staff of a growing church in North Florida. Learning to lead worship revealed something Blaze knew all along—God had made him to be both an artist and worship leader. More importantly, God had made him to help others understand that art and worship were designed to collaboratively reveal God’s glory. And it was back to the writing room for Blaze. In May of 2004, after a life-threatening motorcycle accident on his favorite Florida drive, Blaze found himself with head trauma that included permanent hearing and vision loss. The physical tragedy led to a series of surgeries to partially restore his sight and hearing. Inner healing came as he let fear and vulnerability develop his faith into a first hand experience of trusting God with the good and horribly bad. In addition to writing and producing his own music, Blaze is currently leading worship in Jacksonville, Florida and is providing consultation and creative direction to several other church musicians and worship teams in the area. He is also scheduled to release a new Code of Ethics CD titled "Liquid Worship" that will be available in 2013.