The Pulse of Entertainment: Eight-Time
Platinum Selling Group Switch Loves You More on New Single
"We've been all over the place," said Gregory Williams co-founder
of the eight-time platinum selling band Switch about where the group has been for the last 30 years. "We
separated for a minute. We now have three original members with Michael (McGloiry) on guitar - he's on all the music. Bobby
(DeBarge) passed in '96. Tommy (DeBarge) can't perform but he is on the new record." The new record
Williams is referring to is the group's recently released single "I Love You More." The song was written by one
of the three new members Akili Nickson (percussion/lead vocals), who replaces Bobby. Deon Estus on bass/vocals and Tefer Hazy
on drums are new members as well. Original members include Gregory (keyboards/vocals), Phillip Ingram (keyboards/lead
vocals), also a co-founder and Eddie Fluellen (keyboards/vocals). "Akili wrote the single and I put
the music to it," Phillip Ingrams said. "I heard his demo. He sounded like Debarge, Switch - so we asked him to
join the group. Akilil wrote another song for his wife." The hit singles by Switch that have made them
icons include "There'll Never Be" and "I Call Your Name" that carry that signature Debarge vocal sound
that both Bobby and Tommy brought to the band. Both brothers... Read
the full August 23, 2019 column...>
Motown Gospel Signs Iconic Choir-Master Ricky Dillard,
Debut Album Recorded Live September 28, 2019 in Chicago
(Nashville, TN) - Motown Gospel is honored to announce the official signing of iconic
choirmaster Ricky Dillard. Known for his skillful directing and inimitable presentation marked by high energy, acrobatics
and charisma, the three-time Grammy nominee will record his Motown Gospel debut album, along with his unparalleled choir,
New G, live in Chicago on Saturday, September 28, 2019 beginning at 2:00PM at Haven of Rest Missionary Baptist Church on 7925
South Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60617.
Radio and Digital Magazine Publishing Pioneer Lee 'The Voice' Bailey
to Speak November 9, 2019 on a Professional Panel at the 'ULMII' Entertainment Conference
(Los Angeles, CA) - Lee Bailey was named "The Voice" by listeners of
his radio show because of his baritone accent and now he is "the voice" of Black entertainment news via his digital
magazine EURweb.com. You can speak to "The Voice" and meet the living legend Saturday November 9, 2019 from 1-4pm
at the 20th annual "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference. The "ULMII" conference, held at the
Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S. Figueroa St, 90015), is free and open to the public. It is where aspiring singers,
songwriter, producers, record label executives, dancers, scouting agents and actors meet with experienced professionals to
be enlightened and showcased.
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
3rd annual "Imagination Lunchbox International Children's Film Festival" held recently at the Baltimore Shake &
Bake Family Fun Center and Our Lady of Victory Catholic School returns to Baltimore at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center to
screen again the short films made by kids and for kids from around hte world, including this years winners short films. ILICFF
founder multi-award winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs will host the event to be held from 3 - 5pm (Admission is
free)! Watch coverage from the earlier screenings below!
"Journey to Love" by Eunice Moseley now Available at Barnes and Nobles.
of THE WEEK
(Los Angles, CA) - Isaac
Carree has been converting listeners to believers ever since he launched his career over 25 years ago with his earnest and
unique artistry that has landed him at #1 on Gospel Billboard Charts and Gospel radio multiple times. After taking a six-year
pause from his solo recording career, Carree is back with his highly anticipated recording, "No Risk... No Reward,"
set for release this Fall on Shanachie Entertainment.
Taking risks is something the Atlanta
based Renaissance man is well acquainted with. It is this spirit that led the singer to step away from the recording scene
to allow himself the opportunity to explore various creative avenues. Carree toured with Diddy and the Bad Boy Reunion Tour.
He also toured with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on the Soul II Soul World Tour.
Fall 2019 Shanachie Entertainment
will release Isaac Carree's anticipated label debut, "No Risk No Reward." "No Risk...No Reward" features
the album's first single "Her." This stunning ballad is a powerful anthem from men to their woman. It is Isaac Carree's
tribute to his wife Dietra. "No Risk...No Reward" is Isaac Carree's third solo recording and is produced by Dove
Award winner and two-time Grammy Award winning producer Blac Elvis, who has produced hits for everyone from Beyoncé
("Ego") to Fergie ("Glamorous") Ciara ("Promise"), Usher ("Lil' Freak) and Smokie Norful
("Nothing Is Impossible").
Isaac Carree launched his career as a soloist with John P. Kee & New
Life Community Choir and later on with his own award-winning Gospel quartet, Men of Standard. His soulful velvety tenor, heavenly
runs, smooth production and ability infuse various genres into his irresistible sound, have allowed him to collaborate with
everyone from Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary to Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and Israel Houghton, among others. The transcendent
messages of Carree's hits like "Trust In God," "In Your Will" and "In The Middle," demonstrates
the power of God's redemption and affirms his mission to inspire us to persevere and remember that it is never too late to
"No Risk...No Reward" debuted on the Billboard Gospel Chart at #1 and features
the hit singles "Clean This House" and "But God." The album earned four BMI Awards and two Dove nominations.
The single "In the Middle" hit #1 on Billboard's Gospel chart and won ASCAP's award of Song Of The Year in 2012.