Solo Contemporary Christian Artist with Jazz
Price Range: $300.00-up
Gig Length: 60 - 60 minutes
Languages: Italian, Spanish
What to Expect
When I sing I let go and pull all the power with in me to share my life and love of my craft with my audiences expect a miracle. For the God in me will shine through
David Hardesty Motley’s singing career spans over 30 years and counting. On the professional level he has sung background and opens for such artists including: DJ Rogers, Jennifer Holiday, and the late great Dannibelle Hall, Andr’e Crouch, Amy Grant Walter Hawkins.
During the 70’s he had his own music group in which performed concerts all over Michigan. After high school, he became a member of Up with People traveling all over and also during this time he also had the chance to perform with some of gospel music famous musicians.
While Attending Great Lakes Bible College in Lansing, Michigan he traveled for the school and open for well-known artist such as: The 2nd Chapter Of Acts, Andres Blackwood &Company, Tony Comer and Crosswinds. Also, The Imperials, and Amy Grant, and the late great Phyllis Hyman.
David organized several groups in his early years, writing and arranging all of the music himself. In 1984 The group “POWER” recorded a song honoring his mother. The NAACP Oakland California branch voted him “Best Male Vocalist” in 1987.
During the late 80’s David relocated back home to Detroit and re-joined “The Donald Vails Voices Of Deliverance. And going back home to his roots, he was a member of
“The great Lakes Jurisdictional Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Jean Jones Anderson.
He also sang in “The International Churches Of God In Christ Choir, under the direction Of the Late great Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. Under the leadership of these two great women of music and “The Holy Spirits” guidance and protection he truly learned the meaning of bringing the word in song
Later He joined Indiana Avenue Chorale, under the direction of gospel recording artist
Linda Evans Fraser. He left the group to continue to pursue his ministry in music. He has also done several concerts for HIV, and Cancer. He has been a great asset to the community.
David’s purpose is to spread the word in song that someone might be helped, heal and except Jesus in their hearts. Because thy word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against thee......thus says the word of God. He has been a minister for the Lord for a longtime and finally in January 2004 was ordained in the midst of his greatest challenge to date! He is not only working on a new release No Greater Faith and More Than Just A Gift 2005 also a tour of the USA and Europe for 2005-2006 he will bring music and the word to all whom will hear. His ministry is one of great promise and spirituality and blessed by God. On Feb 2007, he will release his 7th CD to date which will contain some of his favorite love songs; also, songs that will make you love the ideal of love. Also, a new not one but 2 new books one a biography, and one a love story. Along with 3 new CD’s Chimes of Christmas, I never left home 2016. Timeless in blue released in October 2018 dedicated to Natalie Marie Cole.
Additional Booking Notes
Must have a spot light on stage for performances
I have found I perform from Jazz standards to gospel and contempory gospel songs.
Influences & Inspiration
I have been singing for 35 years and my influences are vast: Walter Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, Luther Vandross, Donny Hathaway, Natalie Marie Cole, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Andr'e Crouch, Mattie Moss Clark, Clark Sisters, Pebo Bryson,
Phyllis Hyman, The Carpenters, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Sarah Brightman..
Must have a PA system and CD sound or can provide my own
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