A Soul Sisters Christmas featuring Janice Gaines and Emoni Wilkins - 12/8Friday, December 08 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:30pm APPX
at City Winery Nashville
Janice Gaines is a Stellar and Dove Award-nominated recording artist. Her refreshing debut album, Greatest Life Ever, debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart when it was released in October of 2015 on Motown Gospel. The upbeat project, produced and co-written by GRAMMY Award-winning hitmaker LaShawn "Big Shiz" Daniels, met critical acclaim for Gaines' powerful lyrics, memorable melodies and soaring soprano.
Janice Gaines has also become a fast favorite hosting personality, having been tapped to host the 2016 Celebration of Gospel Red Carpet for Glade® and BET Networks, and serving as the official red carpet correspondent for the 31st Annual Stellar Awards in Las Vegas.
With national television appearances on TVOne's "NewsOne Now" with Roland Martin and Centric's "Lifted" video series, Janice Gaines has been called one of the industry's new game-changers, one of Root Magazine's "Leaders of the New School," and "One To Watch" by Essence Magazine Online.
At an early age it was discovered that this Chicago land native was blessed with a unique gift of singing. Her family recognized this talent, so a microphone was immediately placed in Emoni’s hand.
Emoni has studied music at Dorolyn Academy of Music in Northeastern Illinois University. Through educating herself she has developed into a writer, trainer and arranger.
This world traveling singer has shared in many musical projects with big names in various genres, and has been on many stages, including the Oprah Show.
She has recorded background vocals with highly acclaimed artists such as, Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Zach Williams ( Chain Breaker ), Rend Official, Disney, Tommy Sims, Patti Labelle, Celine Dion, R Kelly, Lou Rawls, TEN, Voiceplay, The Sing Off, Shirley Caesar, Mandisa, Joe Simone, Kirk Franklin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Kevin Vasser, CeCe Winans, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Percy Bady. Emoni has performed as a background singer for Yolanda Adams, Nick Carter, Kim Burrell, Michael McDonald, Enrique Iglesias, Darius Brooks, Dan Willis, Vanessa Bell Armstong, Kelly Price, Byron Cage, Cece Wimans, Celine Dionm and NBC’s “The Sing Off” Season Four breakout group, TEN.
Through her hard work and determination, it is clear that she plans to perfect the gift that God has given her while singing to spread joy, peace and love to all. Emoni’s style of singing will encourage and inspire, while leaving you amazed at her gifted ability.