G4ven (pronounced: for-gîv'-en) is a Christian Music Ministry, featuring the talent of singer, dancer & actor Bill LaPiana. We offer Worship & Praise events by performing popular contemporary Christian music to minister to those in need of hearing God's Word & Truth.
The music Bill performs touches on the challenging times in our lives, those times when it seems like there is only one set of footprints on the beach. However, we know it is during those times that God is actually carrying us! Bill adds in a blend of praise & worship songs to deliver a message of hope, through faith in Jesus Christ.
Bill is also lead vocalist for Friday's Veil, offering a 7-person band for larger events.
Bill sang at our wedding and it was one of the most amazing experiences of the entire day what a blessing to the day!
Bill is a talented professional who does an amazing job both as a solo act, or fronting a full band. Not only is it a pleasure working with him, it's more than a pleasure having the opportunity to listen to and enjoy his music. I look forward to having him on our stage many time in the future!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Bill can provide an "intimate" musical experience as he performs with high-quality instrumental backing tracks over a state-of-the-art Bose L1 PA system, VoiceLive 2 vocal processor (for amazing harmonies / effects), and recording studio quality Blue Encore microphones. This allows audiences to fully enjoy the rich tones and range of Bill's Irish-Sicilian tenor voice, regardless of the venue setting. Bill can provide a standard Christian music concert event, or can share his personal testimony and scripture to offer a true worship & praise event.
If you are seeking an actual "band" - Bill is also the lead vocalist for the popular 7-person contemporary Christian band "Friday's Veil" - who you can also find, review and book right here on GigSalad as well ! No matter what your needs may be - we can accomodate very small or very large events - as Friday's Veil performs at events in front of thousands of attendees, and Bill's solo music ministry can be as small or as large as you need.
Bill LaPiana is a formally trained vocalist, actor, and dancer who has been performing since early childhood. An Irish & Sicilian heritage has afforded him the tenor range and vocal qualities that have become well known attributes amongst tenors from both nationalities. His formal vocal training occurred in New York, under the direction of Virginia Greenan and included: traditional & classical music, Italian & Irish arias, ballads, folk songs, musical theatre, hymns, contemporary Christian and classic-rock (with properly supported notes, of course).
His involvement in multiple vocal groups & theatrical productions over the years has allowed him to participate in: TV specials and commercials, studio / CD recording sessions, and mainstream "secular" venues and stages from New York to Las Vegas.
In his late teens he sang the solo "It's A Miracle" for a youth music & dance group that opened for the OakRidge Boys at the MGM Grand Hotel's Crytal Palace Theatre in Las Vegas.
He spent his summer before college performing at the Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park in the musical review "The Best of Times" which showcased the styles of music and dance from the 1920's - 1980's. During college he was casted to sing in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom with a group celebrating the U.S. Constitution, but instead met the love of his life & married one year later (yes, they spent a honeymoon in Disney!).
Since fully dedicating his life to Christ at a Promise Keepers conference in St. Petersburg, Florida's Thunder Dome on August 5, 1995 with 50,000 other men who were seeking to be better husbands, fathers, mentors, and leaders within their churches and communities..... Bill has been focused on using his God-given talents in singing, acting, dancing, conducting & directing for sharing the hope, peace & joy that comes from placing our trust in and having a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is available for all types of venues - with a focus on charities, fund raisers, medical facilities, missions, churches, and other worthwhile events !
Influences & Inspiration
Mark Schultz, Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman, Steve Green, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, FFH, Philips / Craig & Dean.
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