Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Iona Locke’

Damien Sneed Calls Levites To NYC

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

DamienSneedDamien Sneed extends an invitation to music ministers, musicians, psalmists, praise and worship leaders, sound engineers, gospel music industry leaders and lovers of gospel music to join him in New York City for the Third Annual Levites Gathering, taking place June 8th-11th at the Cathedral at Greater Faith in the Bronx .

“This year marks our third annual conference,” said  Sneed, who came up with the idea for The Levites’ Gathering. “The inaugural conference was held in Detroit, followed by Washington, DC. Each year The Levites’ Gathering has grown exponentially. “We are delighted that the conference will be held in New York City because it’s known as a city for the arts.”

This year’s event will feature guest speakers Bishop Iona Locke, Prophet Todd Hall, Pastor Kim Burrell, Prophet Andre Cook, Pastor Juandolyn Stokes, Pastor Jonathan Shaw, Pastor John Paul McGee, Pastor San Franklin and Pastor Chantel Wright. Other presenters include Evangelist Rita Womack, Apostle James Duncan, Evangelist Sheilah Vickers, Evangelist Tekesha Russell, Elder Justin Cunningham, Karla Scott, Stanley Brown, Gwendolyn Quinn, Loren Dawson, Steven White and LaTonya Wrenn. Musical artists include Trevon Perry & Divine Purpose, Mike Willis & The Called, Lynette Rhett McNeil, Matia Washington, Tiffany Andrews Woodside, Markita Knight, Cory Campbell, Vincent Bohanan & SOV, and Damien Sneed & The Levites.

Tekesha Russell Sings of Wondrous Things on Debut CD

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

LeChateau Earl Records annTR Coverounces the  digital release of Wondrous Things, the debut release of singer/songwriter and worshiper Tekesha Russell.  Wondrous Things is the fourth release from the label, which was founded by  celebrated producer and recording artist Damien Sneed and noted pastor, preacher, evangelist and author Bishop Iona Locke. 

“Tekesha is a modern-day David”, exclaims Bishop Locke. This project is a compilation of thoughts and conversations with God, as well as observations about the world around her. Wondrous Things has a sound of its own, unlike anything that we have heard in gospel music. The uniqueness of this worship album takes us into the heart and mind of Russell, a gifted songwriter and an amazingly skilled vocalist. The single and title track exclaims how God only does wondrous things. “I’m really excited about seeing God’s promises fulfilled in this CD,” says Russell. “I was able to realize a dream of not just singing but composing and actually seeing my writing published. For a first project, this was a good marriage of composition and musicianship. I actually get to bring maximum glory to God.”  Look for Wondrous Things at CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes.

 


Damien Sneed Plans DVD Recording For July 6th

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Damien Sneed JulyDamien Sneed announced a Live DVD taping for his group, The Levites in Baltimore on July 6th.  Sneed and The Levites took top honors at this year’s Gospel Heritage Conference Showcase and their hit Broken To Minister featuring Bishop Iona Locke is touching the lives of people across the country.

His latest offering, the LeChateau Earl Records Compilation featuring the hit singles Broken To Minister and Here With You is available via iTunes and Amazon.com

New Music Tuesday Highlights from Tye Tribbett, Javen and Damien Sneed

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Tribbett Same GodMusic Lovers Rejoice as the wait is over (well kinda).  Tye Tribbett’s Same God single that caused a stir at this year’s Stellar Awards drops on iTunes on April 2nd. Also hitting the marketplace is Javen releasing his single (the) Worshipper In Me featuring Jonathan Nelson and the LeChateau Earl Records compilation featuring the hit Broken to Minister from Bishop Iona Locke and Here With You from Damien Sneed and the Levites featuring Anaysha Figueroa Cooper.

Damien Sneed Releases Compilation February 12th

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lechateau coverGreat things are happening for Damien Sneed.  Following his tenure as Season 4 Music Director for BET’s hit show Sunday Best, Sneed joined Wynton Marsalis in performance at the opening of the 2012 Olympics, accompanied opera diva Jessye Norman at the International AIDS conference Gala, made his debut at Carnegie Hall, toured Spain with the Coro de Gospel de Madrid and accompanied Rhonda Ross at the Presidential Inaugural Ball.

In addition to his travels as music director for Karen Clark Sheard, Sneed now gears up for the imminent release of a compilation on his newly formed LeChateau Earl Records label on February 12th.  With music from his own Introspections CD featuring his group The Levites and Kingdom Victory Live, the musical debut of Bishop Iona Locke, LeChateau Earl Records is poised to take its place Damien picas a gospel music staple.

At radio is Here With You , featuring an unforgettable guest vocal performance by Light Records’ recent signee Anaysha Figueroa Cooper.   Both Bishop Locke and Damien Sneed will tour in support of the CD release.

In the Mix – The January Wrap Up

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Better2013 is taking shape as the last day of January marks the release of great gospel music into the marketplace. After a few problems with iTunes yesterday, things finally got “Better” for Charles Butler, Jr and Trinity. Better is the first single from the DC based group on the EPM Music Group Label and the full project is slated for a February 26th release.  GOSPELflava caught up  with Pugh and Butler at this year’s Stellar Awards Weekend.  http://blog.gospelflava.com/2013/01/27/earnest-pugh-introduces-new-artist-charles-butler/ (more…)