Emma Pears has recently been writing with the talented L.E.O.N Else. Signed with Universal / TurnFirst and with a bunch of co-writes racked up with legendary songwriters Diane Warren, Linda Perry and The Invisible Men under his belt, his album (when it arrives) will certainly be worth a listen.
The Dependant Team were delighted to see good friends Andy Mercer and Sam Grimley performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert.
Check out Sam grooving on guitar with Sir Tom Jones…..he’s the serious looking one with the beard. Oh yeah, and he’s about 20 years younger than everyone else! Great work Sam.
Congratulations to Andy and the rest of the LAWSON boys on reaching number 4 in the charts with their debut single, ‘When She Was Mine’. This is a killer tune and deserves all the airplay it can get.
If you haven’t already, then be sure to buy the EP ‘When She Was Mine’ and get to see them live! They are a lovely bunch of guys making great music. Enjoy.
MANY CONGRATULATIONS to Dependant Session vocalist KIRSTEN JOY who was one of the acts featured on the hit BBC show, THE VOICE. Kirsten landed herself a place on Jessie J’s team and whilst she wasn’t successful in making it through the ‘Battle Rounds’ she showed the nation what an incredible talent she is.
Kirsten has performed with acts such as Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue and for her blind audition on the new BBC series, she sang ‘Heaven’ by Emeli Sande.
“You know what I love about your voice? I can hear so much that we can do with it. Because you’re on my team girl!” Jessie J
Kirsten is hugely experienced studio singer and has sung on countless albums and works regularly with Grammy Award winning music producer Trevor Horn (Robbie Williams, Buggles, Seal, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones) amongst others.
Dependant were delighted to once more be involved with Norwegian music festival – THIS IS GOSPEL 2012.
The event, based in Stavanger on the west coast of Norway once again featured some of the biggest names in Gospel Music from across the globe.
Acts included multi-Grammy Award winning artist DONALD LAWRENCE, JUDITH MCCALLISTER, CINQUE CULLAR and LIGHT OF LOVE from the USA as well as SAMUEL LJUNGBLAHD (Sweden), AUDREY MBUYAZI (South Africa) and local talent, the STAVANGER GOSPEL COMPANY.
Dependant were pleased to have Emma Pears leading songwriting workshops throughout the weekend alongside Donald Lawrence and Light of Love and also to have Nik Pears hosting both the musicians workshop and saturday night concert.
Lawrence Jones (guitar),
Rodney East (keys)
Sharay Reed (bass)
Michael Taylor (keys)
Robert Holmes (keys)
Between them they have worked with artists such as: Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, R. Kelly, Chaka Khan, Boys II Men and many, many more…
Check them out in this video from the conference:
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