Sounds of Imani
Gerald & Carol Ervin
Sounds of Imani is the contemporary gospel duo/group (husband & wife team) affectionately know as
Pastor G & Lady C who bring a refreshing blend of contemporary gospel & jazz/pop, coupled with an
upscale flavor of old-school R & B. Imani means faith and the duo has certainly lived up to their name.
They are parents, as well as actor/actress. The couple host their own internet radio show “Give God the
Glory Broadcast” on We Praize Radio from Monday thru Friday 7pm to 9pm EST.
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 has received 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-Winner
* 2017 & 2015 Detroit Music Awards nominee
* 2016 Lady C AMTC Summer Shine Graduate – 2nd place Overall Singer Competition
* 2015 & 2013 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
Both Gerald & Carol have made tremendous accomplishments: Carol has a Master Degree in Public
Administration, Bachelor Degree in Management, Associate Degree in Business Administration, and
certificate in basic music theory. Gerald has obtained a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in pursuance
of a Social Work degree and certificate in biblical studies from Destiny School of Ministry. They are the
pastors of Acclaim Ministries International in Detroit with their own nonprofit organization (Acclaim
Community Outreach); as well as staff members of Artists In Christian Testimony International (A.C.T) an
arts and creatives ministry organization in Tennessee. Sounds of Imani has appeared in three professional
stage plays under POP Entertainment (formerly Prodigal Son Productions) by playwright Michael Matthews
and in independent film entitled Faithtown: Real Love premiering in August 2018.
* August 2, 2018 “Faithtown: Real Love” (Schoolcraft College: Vista Tech Center Livonia, MI)
* April 28, 2018 “Mama Where Are You” (Northwest Activity Center Detroit, MI)
* October 7, 2017 “I Need A Man” (Northwest Activity Center Detroit, MI)
* April 30, 2016 “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” (Redford Theater Detroit, MI): Sharing the stage with
Reginald “Bruh-Man” Ballard from the TV show Martin”; Karl Reid, actor and
gospel recording artist of “Commissioned”; Kene Holiday of TV show “Matlock
The duo/group has performed at numerous festivals, church events, correctional facilities and have
appeared live on TCT TV (WDWO-Detroit), WHPR TV 33 Highland Park (Second Chance Gospel Show, Rev.
Banks Show, Classic Gospel w/ Evangelist Lynda McDade, Brenda Perryman Show, Ortheia Barnes Show);
WDIV Local TV4; and was interviewed on Churchouse Snapshot Interview w/ Dray Hill; IITW Radio
(Florida); AVA Live Radio (Florida), Tony D on the Radio New Artist Profile (South Carolina); Worldwide
Core Praise Radio (Sean Hardin Show & Say Hallelu with Uncle Q); Que Morgan Show; WNZK Radio w/ Dr.
Paul Reeves (Southfield, MI); WHFR FM 88.1 with Andy Parks (Dearborn, MI); WPGN Network w/
Christopher Williams; Three Teens & a Dad (Spiritco1); WKHM Christian Flight Radio (Cape Girardeau,
Missouri); CJB Radio w/ Kevin James (Maryland) and other Internet/Blog Talk Radio Programs.
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;
featuring musicians Michael Mindingall, and Darrell “Red” Campbell. “Because of Who You Are” is a soulful
contemporary praise and worship selection that makes you appreciate the creative musicianship of this
dynamic recording artist.
This contemporary gospel recording artist is versatile in various facets of contemporary gospel music and is
available for bookings by contacting the following: Heaven Wings Records via email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling CJ @ 313-308-5935.