During the last few years, I have had the privilege of working with
people whom I can only describe as some of the finest and most skilled
musicians and singers that there are in the city of Birmingham,
in actual fact the UK. I know they're going to say "stop it", but
I have to give thanks for them. Tehillah would not have been the
success that it is without the committed help of the Jazz/R 'n'
B/Gospel/all rounder group Imani, and a number of musicians who
themselves are not in any particular band but just gel together
when ever I ask them if they are available to do a tehillah. All
of these guys are awesome. Neither would it have succeeded without
the commitment of a group of singers whose artistic qualifications
can only be described as God ordained and beyond the scope of academia,
that is a gift. If you need musicians and singers that are serious,
skillful and play and sing from the heart, then these are the guys.
Seriously, look out for these guys, God is going to do some awesome
things with them. More than anything else what I love is that these
guys have caught the vision and are running after that vision and
are not motivated by finances, awesome!
Let me introduce them to you:
|| Stuart Trotman (Imani),
Mark Hawton, Mark Oakes, JJ (Clyde Forde), Glen Easy, Joshua
Bailey Paul Morton, Patrick White
|| Julian Chambers (Imani),
Andy Shephard, Rikki Prince
|| Stephen Morgan (Imani),
Stuart Brown, Mark Letman
| Lead & Acoustic Guitars
|| Orvil Pinnock (Imani),
Cecil Chambers and Howard Chambers, Luke Adams
||Phil Crsip, Gareth Daniels
As for the singers, wow - what a privilege!
|| Martin Trotman
|| Excellent worship leader,
singer, pianist and song writer!
|| Doreen Lewars
|| You gotta hear her! Incredible
song writer and worship leader.
|| Carol Brewster
|| Amazing Jazz vocalist and
||Awesome and wonderful voice
||Sings like a birdie, fantastic
||Sweet sounds of gladness
|| Diane Henry
|| Quality and a fantastic
skill at vocal arrangements.
||Wonderful soulful sound
|| Paulette Morris
|| Strong consistent quality
||My friend, faithful and
wonderful in sound
||Incredible, phew what can
|| Shirley Laidley
|| Strong consistent quality
voice with vast experience of singing different genres.
||Awesome and wondeful
||Awesome, awesome, awesome
||This guy has so mouch potential
|| Paul Green
|| This is the man, that's
all I can say.
|| Dion Farrel
|| This young bother has an
amazing voice, awesome. When Paul and Dion sing together
it's like listening a finally tuned instrument with many
|| Patrick White
|| A shy brother but awesome
singing gift. (keyboards, guitar and other instruments)
|| Simon Ible
|| A fantastic gift, amazing
quality of sound. (drummer)
|| Delroy Hutchinson
|| I met Delroy in Feb 2003
and have to say wow, his ability to create and improvise
when needed is a sure gift, aswell as his ability to sing.
There comes a point where its impossible to give a description to all the people who have worked on tehillah. I summarise the above by saying all of these people have been an inspiration to me, their gifts are amazing and they use them skillfully.