Rivers & Robots started as a solo project of Jonathan Ogden from Manchester, with the aim of releasing worship songs with a creative sound, often based directly on Bible passages, and produced mostly at home with a laptop, keyboard and guitar. The name came from the mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments used in recording.
In 2012, Jonathan grew the project into a full live band, going on to record albums as a 4-piece. The band have since had the opportunity to lead worship and do mission trips in many different cities around the UK, Europe and Asia.
The band now live as missionaries, and spend their time leading worship in churches, clubs and festivals, hosting monthly worship nights in gig venues around Manchester and running a non-profit organisation called Set Sail, aiming to raise up creative worship and art in the UK.
Rivers & Robots is Jonathan Ogden (vocals, keyboard, guitar, samples), David Hailes (guitar, vocals) and Nathan Stirling (bass, vocals).