There's a fresh sound of contemporary gospel in the air! Metro Detroit?s own Sounds of Imani brings a unique blend of pop contemporary gospel jazz coupled with an upscale flavor of old-school R B. Imani means faith and the duo have certainly lived up to their name. The contemporary gospel recording artist has performed since 1996 acquiring the following accolades:
2018 Rhythm of Gospel Music Awards Nominee Finalist
2018 Texas Gospel Music Awards Nominee Finalist
2017 Texas Gospel Music Excellence New Artist of the Year Award
2017 Detroit Music Awards nominee
2016 Lady C AMTC Summer Shine Graduate - 2nd place Overall Singer Competition
2015 Detroit Music Awards nominee
2015 Excellence in Christian Music Academy Recipient
2014 Season 4 Prayze Factor Award - 2 categories: Urban Contemporary Gospel Duo/Group Praise and Worship Duo/Group also earned fifth place as Prayze Factor Spotlight Grand Finalist
2013 Excellence in Christian Music Academy Recipient
Gerald has a rich historical music background as former road manager vocalist with the famous Detroit Emeralds percussionist/vocalist in The Original Chapter Eight (before the arrival of Anita Baker). In addition Gerald served as vocalist in the Flaming Emeralds band background vocalist for The Floaters and various male choruses. Carol served as keyboardist for the Voices of Wings in Flight Community Choir and choir directress/musician for various churches.
Sounds of Imani's latest single entitled ?Because of Who You Are? was released on October 21 2016. The single displays the duo?s soulful vocal harmony that will leave you wanting to hear more! Gerald Carol Ervin along with songwriter Daron Steward show true songwriting/producing skills that can truly be appreciated by music enthusiasts and fans alike. The single was produced by Michael J. Powell (Award-Winning Producer for Anita Baker) Gerald Carol Ervin Executive Producer Heaven-Wings Records. Because of Who You Are is a soulful contemporary praise and worship ion that makes you appreciate the creative musicianship of this dynamic recording artist.