Firstly, I serve God with the unique gifts He has given me. I have been singing for over 4 decades. Whenever teaching/arranging vocals, I always seek to compliment the spiritual message in the song and appropriately tell that story, while helping the vocalists feel at ease and confident while they learn. When singing vocals, I quickly learn and retain my part, seeking to enhance the message of the song at all times. God has given me the ability to blend with any voice type and do just about any vocal tone and attitude. My range is contralto for chest; my head is 2nd sop and some 1st sop range. I am incredibly trainable and easy to work with. I look forward to ministering with you!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
When an audience comes to see me, they will be inspired and welcomed by feeling an immediate connection with me. When you hire me, you can expect clear communication, clear quotes, and you can expect at the time of the event to receive what we have agreed upon. I will expect to be compensated in the manner we will have previously agreed upon, as I truly believe our gifts make room for us and cause us to stand before great men. Hallelujah!
I am interested in success. True success, which is fulfillment. Mine had to come first for me to have authenticity through which to share. After grasping that for myself, I want nothing more than to inspire that for others. I am anointed to do that in so many ways: moving gospel singer, expressive pianist, award-winning actress, inspirational writer, motivational speaker, innovative storyteller.
The power behind everything you experience is the power the Holy Ghost. The unique way it is expressed comes through my journey: prostitution, childhood and adulthood abuse, motherhood, grandparenting, creating a blended family, becoming an entrepreneur, becoming an award-winning actress, and music.
I gain so much every time I share a part of myself with someone, 1-on-1 or in a group, and I want to share myself with you.
Experience the courageous fire in your circle and be inspired.
Additional Booking Notes
If you hire me for a speaking engagement, it will be good for you to have mics that can travel with me; I'm a pretty active speaker! It will also help if you have something for me to plug my computer into that can project; I usually bring visual aids. Finally, a whiteboard and markers are good to have in case I have something to write for the audience as well (depending on the type of talk I will deliver).
If you hire me for singing and playing, please provide a keyboard with sustain pedal and time for soundcheck with vocals and instrumentation. If you hire me for playing only, please provide the keyboard with sustain pedal. If you hire for singing only, please provide appropriate amplification and time for soundcheck with vocal and instrumentation I or you provide.
If you hire me for acting, please provide clear direction and appropriate time for line memorization.
It depends on the venue. Some examples are: Give Us This Day; Say the Name; Destiny; Lord, I Lift My Hands; He has Hands on You; Life and Favor; Live Through It; The Battle is the Lord's; Open My Heart; In Return; Hymns; meditational type songs when appropriate; comfort songs when appropriate (funeral); worship type songs when appropriate
This is not at all comprehensive; I am versatile in singing, acting, talk subject, as long as it resonates with me, is positive, clean, and is connected to something that will inspire others to birth or grow their greatness
Influences & Inspiration
Some of the singers: Daryl Coley, Gladys Knight, Walter Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, Joann Rosario, Karen Clark-Sheard, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Yolanda Adams, Lynette Hawkins-Stephens, Mary Mary, Ayana George, J Moss, Shirley Murdock, Whitney Houston, Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, Kurt Carr, Lauryn Hill.
Some of the actors: Sidney Poitier, Will Smith, Jasmine Guy, Cicely Tyson.
Writer: Maya Angelou
Keyboard, sustain pedal, microphones, monitors
Mic that will move with me, equipment to project from my computer, whiteboard/markers
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