Jairus’s focus is on strengthening his relationship with Jesus and al- lowing the Lord to use him as a willing vessel to bring a great deal of influence upon the younger generation and to bring God’s people who are lost to the cross. Jairus wants to make it known to the world that regardless of anyone’s background, lifestyle, or appearance, Jesus loves them all equally and he deeply cares for them. Jairus’ intention is to then lure them into the presence of the Lord for purified salvation. “In life, we must show God that we are appreciative through our daily representation and dedication within him”, he says. “Music that’s influenced by God, is the best music, for it has a divine purpose, it soothes and restores the mind, body, and soul”, he states. “In creating music, I must remain faithful to my intentions, is it to glorify my Lord and bring heavenly influence on his people? “OR” is it to receive worldly recognition & approval? (For this is the intent of an egotistical man, not a righteous one)”.
Lee Hawkins is a New York-based Gospel songwriter/producer/recording artist and journalist with The Wall Street Journal. His newest album, to be released late July 2021, is entitled ‘Gospel Songs By Lee Hawkins Vol 1’. Also known by the nickname “The Hawk”, he is an honorary North American Orange Wiggle of the multi-platinum children’s group “The Wiggles.” The Hawk is featured as both an artist and a songwriter on the Wiggles 2015 album, “Apples and Bananas.” The group’s song, “Do The Hawk” features Hawkins and is, in fact, about him. Hawkins is a Grand Prize Winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song, “I Love You Woman,” which was produced by noted R&B producer George Nash Jr. (Eric Benet, Jimmy Sommers, Earth, Wind & Fire). He released the critically acclaimed “Serenade” project, which was lauded by Billboard magazine in Gail Mitchell’s “Rap, Rhythm & Blues” column. His songs “Don’t Run Away” and “Come With Me (Live with me) off the “Serenade” album are featured on the Cafe De Soul label’s Chapter Three compilation album. He was also a winner in the RIAA’s Grammy Demo Showcase songwriting competition for “Don’t Run Away.” Hawkins and his music have been profiled by Soultracks.com, the No. 1 web authority on Soul and R&B music and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He has also been written about in Billboard, Ebony and Jet magazines, and many others.
Billboard Charting Artist Fishburn was raised in Chicago and fell in love with the Chicago House & Dance music scene. He started DJing as a teenager and even wrote and produced songs as early at age 16. The mobile DJ career took off and became a full time job after graduating college. While running one of the largest DJ outfits in Chicago for 15 years Fishburn also started producing dance music again and managed to chart and peak at #5 on Billboard in 2007 on the Club Dance Charts with song “Drums In The Club”. After the recession hit in 2008-2009, Fishburn had to wrap up the DJ business and decide on a different career. Having been raised Catholic along with Catholic education for 16 years for school, Jesus has always had a place in Fishburn’s life. Ups and down notwithstanding over these years, Fishburn has a strong belief that Jesus will ask us after we die, if we used the talents He gave us on earth properly. That is why Fishburn writes Christian music today. Fishburn wants to have the right answer.
MARLON CROASDAILE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK AND NOW RESIDES IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA WITH HIS LOVELY AND SUPPORTIVE WIFE ISABEL. HE HAS HELD MUSIC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS WITH MINISTRIES TO INCLUDE THE MEGA CHURCH ‘WORLD HARVEST CHURCH’ IN COLUMBUS, OHIO. MARLON HOLDS A BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM TRINITY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AND SERVES IN THE MUSIC MINISTRY AT THE WORLD EMBASSY INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTER. NOVEMBER 6, 2020 HE RELEASED HIS SINGLE ‘CONNECTED’ CO-WRITTEN WITH HIS PASTOR DR. ANDRE GOLLIDAY, A STELLAR AWARD NOMINEE SONGWRITER. MARLON INTENDS TO CONTINUE SHARING THE WORD THROUGH MUSIC AND WORSHIP AND REMAIN STEADFAST IN HIS PASSION TO DO IT ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota Roderick Neal has been singing, songwriting, producing, and collaborating in the music industry for over 20 years. He has been blessed to perform internationally, spreading the message of faith, hope, and love in song. His vocals are purposefully in the service of the Lord, and his heart for people shines through with songs of inspiration, like his new single and music video, “Step 2 Calvary.”
Born March 16, 1982, Ernest B. Gonder Jr. was raised in Deerfield Beach Florida where he is known as a skilled musician, community leader, anointed psalmist, and a prolific teacher of God’s Word. After testing positive for Covid-19, Gonder was soon hospitalized and told damage to his lungs would prevent him from singing professionally. With his wife by his side fervently praying, Gonder was delivered and recorded his debut Single ‘For His Glory‘ as his testimony.
INSTRUMENTS OF MUSICK
Emerging from Detroit, a city rich with soulful sounds and funky chords that make heads-nod and feet-tap, brother duo, Fatman and Garvin McKinney are Instruments of Musick. Powered by the heavenly harmonies of the pedal-steel (Fatman) and electric guitar (Garvin), their music tells a story of the versatility in singing praises to God. Taking a cue from legends, Ted Beard, Calvin Cooke and Pierre Stevenson, they create a fusion of an instrumental and inspirational gospel sound.
BISHOP KIRVY BROWN
Bishop Kervy Brown released ‘He’s Coming Back Again‘ to encourage people during this season and remind them that God is coming back again! If there was ever a time to be rapture ready, the time is now! Due to so much that is going on in our nation and world right now, Bishop Brown felt compelled to share on the air waves to a new generation of people God is soon to come.
As an eclectic entertainer, she’s versed in multiple styles such as classical, jazz, and pop. Her skills have afforded her the opportunity to work with many local artists and sing in multiple choirs. She performed with Mesquite Symphony Orchestra where she had the privilege of appearing on a live album with Brave Combo, Symphonic Polka (2009), which received a Grammy nomination.
Most recently in 2019, Traliece B. released two new singles called ‘Forever Love’ and ‘Nobody Knows’. The songs sound is spiritual, classical, and jazzy. Lyrics are lasting, and the melodies are contagious.
Andrew Farstar is a singer, songwriter and music producer from Australia. He is known for his silky smooth vocals with his best known song “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love”.
His music is like a blend of Josh Groban, Michael Buble and Air Supply. However, listeners will find his repertoire is more diverse than you can imagine, singing Pop, Jazz, EDM and even light Classical. His ability to sing in different languages adds uniqueness to his art.
Being a church musician in the past also contributed to his musicality. But in a capacity of a music producer, Farstar admits that his major influences in creating the sound he does are famous producers David Foster and Frank Peterson.
Being legally blind and having lost loved ones in recent years has given him a driving force behind his music career. “It was like an awakening for me and reminded me of how short life is…” he admits.
Farstar began releasing his music in 2016 and so far he has released three albums and several singles of both covers and original compositions. His most popular songs, “When You Look in My Eyes” and “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love”, showcase his ability to deliver smooth and yet emotional vocal performances.
It is not surprising that Farstar has received rave reviews from a number of prominent music blogs and media for his unique sound and style.
After thousands of streams, radio airplay and YouTube views from all over the world, this year Farstar has just released his new album “Hymns & Inspiration” containing some of best loved hymns and his Inspirational songs.
Since his birth in 1992 music has always been a companion and constant feature in RJay’s life. His father a Congolese vocalist and guitar player undoubtedly added to his natural musical abilities. While the drive has always been RJay’s, at the tender age of 6 he started to sing and play guitar which greatly impressed his dad who encouraged him to continue and strive. At the age of 10 RJay entered a talent show which showcased his talent to a broader audience, at present, this 27 year old is a force who works as both a songwriter and a producer for various artist throughout Europe. Voice, presence, appeal, he has it all.