Anita Wells is definitely a STAR in her OWN right and has appeared in several Off-Broadway Musical Productions, Tell-It, Sing-it, Shout-it, Miss Hazel’s House of Heavenly Rest, A Pure Gospel America, Talent, Jump Up To The Future, Jesus Lay Your Head in the Winda, The Blacker the Berry the Sweeter the Juice, Tell the World, No Where Fast, Hallelujah Revival, Vy Higgenson’s six musicals, Mama I Want to Sing, Sing Mama II, Born to Sing, Let the Music Play Gospel, This is My Song, and the choreographer of Gospel Is.
Ian Holmes II was born and raised in a family bonded by singing and worship. He started humming tunes as a baby and could already play the piano at age 2. At age 15, Ian was determined to pursue music as a career, and started singing professionally with no less than his own family members, known as The Holmes Family.
Jamel Johnson's long awaited Jazz CD is finally ready for the world's eyes and ears. Hot, and smooth music for the old and young to enjoy. Music from the heart...Mine!!!
The shortest body of music (but the best thus far) is here!! Christmas With Jamel Johnson-We Cry Holy!!!! Available digitally everywhere. Hard copies are also available for purchase!!! From a couple of familiars to a few originals. Powerful message for all the world to hear!!
Kenny Swindell comes from a musical background. His mother is a singer; his father is also a singer and musician. His farther Lonnie Swindell Sr was part of the famous gospel singing group known as “The Swindell Brothers” from Launburg NC back in the 1960’s. Growing up as a musician, Kenny Swindell has played drums for various gospel artist such as Dorothy Norwood, Maharold Peoples and the Worship and Praise Mass Choir, Robert Bennix and new praise, and Danny Eason and the Abundant life crusade Choir to name a few. Kenny Swindell and Family and Friends have ministered in song in various churches around the NY metropolitan area and upstate NY such as Newburg NY. Through internet radio, the “signs of the times” CD has reached listeners around the globe such as Italy and Trinidad.
Lino C. Gomez (Bassist & Arranger- has studied Jazz and Commercial Music at the Manhattan School of Music. He enjoys composing and recording music and has perfomed with numerous arttists. Lino was selectd to present one of his compositions at the University of South Florida's Jazz Composers' Symposium 2008. Under the direction of Jim McNeely, Michael Abene, and Mike Holober, Lino received a three-year Fellowship with the BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop.
Born to be noisy Michelle Barber Hutcherson was born July 4th, 1968. Both of her parents were singers so it was only natural for her to sing too, but Michelle had plans to be a secretary like her mom, but the future would prove that to not be the case.
Michelle started at the Family Baptist Church in the Bronx, N.Y. with the Sunshine choir and then on to the young adult choir. Under the direction of Prof Anthony G. Evans a soprano was discovered.
Raleighall also attributes his expertise to collaborations with other songwriters and producers toward the following songs and their placements.
1998 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Inspirational Song of the Year, Have Thine Own Way Raleighall and Connor Alexander
2000 Anthem selected by the Olympic Publishing Commission,-Keep Holding On- Raleighall and Barry D.
2001 NACAS Song of the year Award Winner (National Association of Christian Artists & Songwriters) We Bring Him Praise –Raleighall Connor Alexander
2002 Billboard – Song Honorable Mention
2010 USA Contest- Inspirational Song of the year, -More – Raleighall and Gordon Chambers,
2011 Grammys entry on the nomination ballot in two categories -Keep Holding On, Raleighall and Barry D.
Members of the historic Leverich Memorial Church based in East Elmhurst NY, The Ron Crichlow Gospel Ensemble originally came together to offer a musical ministry to the congregation. Their popularity grew with each performance and it was decided to formally create an ensemble and they began the process of auditioning singers to join the ensemble. The quest for the singers blessed the group with the very talented members Richard Anderson, Tisha Hunter (back-up singer for James "J.T." Taylor of Kool & The Gang fame), Octavia Harrell, Chanique Rogers, Rose Tanis and Valerie Tanis.
This wonderful collective of individuals recorded their debut release at the legendary Tony Bennett Studios in Englewood, N.J. Stand-out tracks feature guest instrumentalists such as saxophonist Tony Smith on "I Walk With God" and Grammy nominee, Senegalese Kora master, Mamadou Diabate on "I Need A Blessing." With the fall 2007 release of the CD, "The Path," produced by Jamal Salter, the Ron Crichlow Ensemble is poised for an anointing.
The group has been together for 18 years and moved from secular music to singing for the glory of God. Each member, in his own right has testimony to the greatness of the Lord. Their testimonies through song have moved congregations and gatherings to spiritual levels which have helped them overcome their own personal struggles.
God has blessed the group with two anointed writers and the group attends weekly Bible Study Classes to enrich its musical ministry.
Steven would go on to travel across the country with GospoCentric Recording Artists and Stellar Award Nominees Natalie Wilson & SOP Chorale. In addition to recording 3 CD's (Not The Same, Girl Director, and Good Life) he had the pleasure of ministering in churches and on stages alongside Gospel greats such as Hezekiah Walker and LFT, Kirk Franklin, 1NC, Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard, Mary Mary, Kim Burrell, Orlando Draper(RIP), and Kayla Parker(RIP) to name a few.
She was the Director for three choirs when her parents were Pastors of a ministry in The Bronx NY. At the age of19 she began a short stint as an actress on the Broadway Production of "The Lord Will Make A Way" Gospel Opera starring Twinkie Clark Terrell at the Lamb's Theater. And An Off Broadway Production "Sing on Ms. Griot" at The National Black Theater in Harlem. While appearing in this production she was asked to record a music demo for A local Queens Production Team called D'Jazz. This recording led to countless Club appearances. She began an exciting stint as a R&B /Funk/Rock singer became a local fixture in the Village clubs such as Kenny's Castaway's, The Lion's Den, The Bitter end etc.. And midtown Manhattan at club Savage and Lebar bat and Lola. While rehearsing with her band she was heard by a local producer who asked her to sing on a project called "The R&R Soul Orchestra” which led to her being signed with the Soul/R&B group to a Record deal with RCA Records in 1997.