YAMAHA AIMS TO HIT HIGH NOTE WITH WORSHIP EXPO LED BY MUSIC MAESTRO NICKY BROWN
Yamaha's flagship store based in London is aiming to hit a high note with the capital's Christian Gospel Music practitioners when it stages a Worship Expo at one of London's largest Church venues, Ruach City Church Kilburn. Saturday 18th February music maestro producer and worship minister Nicky Brown (pictured and featured in the promotional video) will host the event titled 'Yamhama Music House Of Worship Expo'.
The significance of this event for Yamaha is the potential it has to influence thousands of decision makers in the field of the largest genre within Christian Gospel music: Worship Music! Every week of the year more than 50,000 Church groupings use musical instruments in their time of fellowships across the UK. The majority of Church attendees in London are from the African and Caribbean Churches - said to be 48% of all church goers. It therefore a right move for Yamaha to team up with not only a large church, but one that has strong musical roots, both historically and professionally.
Nicky Brown is one of the living legends of Gospel Music. A musical child prodigy, at 16 years old Nicky Brown was producing music for the leading Gospel artists of that time (1980s). Most significantly he produced the debut album for singing sensation Lavine Hudson who became the first of a stream of British born Gospel acts to sign to major labels. Lavine signed with Richard Branson's Virgin Records with a record breaking contract (managed by music entreprenuer Viv Broughton). Her first single release 'Intervention' was produced by Nicky. That was just the very beginning of his prolific career as a musician, record producer, composer, musical director and now Minister of Music at Ruach City Churches.
Of equal importance to Minister Nicky Brown impeccable and notable track record is that of the Senior Pastor and founder of Ruach Ministries - Bishop John Francis. John Francis became known to millions of British viewers when he co-hosted televisions first multi-talented TV show for Gospel Music - called People Get Ready. At the time he was already successful with his Church based choir The Inspirational Choir, which operated under his father Bishop Tesley Francis ministry at The First Born Church Of The Living God in Islington. The Choir were part of pop group Madness hit single Wings Of A Dove which reached No.5 in the National Charts. Both the TV programme and the Choir are part of arguably British Gospel's greatest era.
Yamaha's event is ground breaking and speaks of the continued growth and regard that corporate Britain gives to what our Church's music community unceasingly bring to the cultural flavour of Britain.
Keep the date locked in your diaries and spread the word.