The Fantastic Spiritual VoicesIN THEIR OWN WORDS!

We originated under the leadership and guidance of the late Reverend Charlie Brown in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012.  As we begun our journey with Rev Brown, we performed under the name; The Original Fantastic Heirs featuring Rev Charlie Brown, until his passing.  Upon his passing we decided to continue his legacy as The Fantastic Spiritual Voices out of Atlanta, Georgia.

As many know, Rev. Charlie Brown was a legend in the gospel music community.  He was a long time member of Robert Blair and Fantastic Violinaires of Detroit, Michigan. He was also lead singer for Rev, Charlie Brown and the Saints, Lil Blair and Fantastic Violinaires, and a long time member of The Pilgrim Jubilees.  He charged Danny Boone and Tim Boone, who are former members of Lil Blair and The Violinaires, to uphold his legacy.

Rev. Brown often encouraged us to continue singing the smooth sound of falsetto sound that he loved and help pioneered. It was Rev, Brown that help write and produce, along with Danny and Tim Boone, the CD, Dr. Jesus; with title song, Dr. Jesus, was a newer version of the tilted hit song Dr. Jesus that he sung with the Violinaires for years.  We continue to perform this song in his memory.

We hold all Rev. Brown’s teachings dear to our hearts as he telephoned from his sick bed and informed me, Tim Boone, to tell the members to keep on singing for he is proud to have sung with us over the years.

The Fantastic Spiritual Voices continue this journey singing God’s praises across the nation. We love worshiping God with our music as this transfer from our heart to heart of God’s people as well. We know without a doubt with God leading us there is no mountain to high or valley to low that we cannot overcome. We are The Fantastic Spiritual Voices of Atlanta Georgia. Members are Fred Jones, Danny Boone, Tim Boone, and Rev Reginald Saunders. God is awesome.

Robert Williams Nu Gospel KeynotesRobert Williams’ Nu Gospel Keynotes

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Sang Robert!” was the command fans heard the late Willie Neal Johnson shout with such fervent passion at Robert Williams that we encouraged Robert from our church, auditorium and stadium seats to sing as if his life was in jeopardy. If you know traditional black quartet Gospel music, then you know that the Gospel Keynotes are one of the best known names in the industry. Fast forward to 2016, Robert Williams, Andrè Ellis (Smile-E), Michael “Face” Palmer and the Nu Gospel Keynotes band will be singing with that same passion for years to come. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Robert Williams’ Nu Gospel Keynotes.

Robert WilliamsRobert C. Williams

Known exclusively as the group of the late Willie Neal Johnson, this quartet has always kept a constant stream of awesome falsetto/tenor singers in the group. Willie Neal was known for calling on top singers like Paul Beasley, Rev. Charles McLean, and Robert C. Williams. Robert joined the Gospel Keynotes in 1984 after the group recorded their rare “Tell It to Jesus” LP. In 1985 the Keynotes moved to Malaco Records, Robert made his first appearance on record with the now famous song “Just a Rehearsal.” Robert sung on all Malaco recordings with the late legend drawing a legion of fans all across the globe.

 

 

Andre (Smile-E) EllisAndrè Ellis (Smile-E)

Andrè Ellis, a native of Waterbury, CT, was born into a musical family. He developed his love for music at an early age as Andrè began singing in his church choir at age five. Self-taught, he learned to play the drums, bass and lead guitar. Soon young Andrè made a name for himself as he began singing and playing with many gospel quartets groups in the Connecticut area.

As early as nine years old, André’s passion and goal was to sing and play guitar for the legendary Stellar award winning gospel group Willie Neal Johnson and the Gospel Keynotes. In the early 1990s, his dream became a reality as Andrè has toured extensively across the country as a member of Willie Neal Johnson and the Gospel Keynotes.

Andrè Ellis aka Smile-E loves music and wants to share his message with all that will hear him.

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Michael (Face) PalmerMichael “Face” Palmer

Michael Palmer received his musical training from his aunts (Cynthia and Zell) at 10 years old in his hometown of St. Matthews, SC. Learning the art of singing and background vocal blending techniques, Michael also grew up playing instruments in his church home and listening to his favorite singers and role models, his grandfather and uncles.

After serving our country for eight years, Michael returned home and to the church. Singing with groups as the Five Singing Sons and the Zionaires, Michael joined the legendary Gospel Keynotes on January 1, 1997 as bass player. Given the moniker of “Babyface” by the late Willie Neal Johnson, the multi-talented singer and musician made the transition to drums and settled in his role as 2nd lead singer.

Playing drums and singing on the Stellar award winning album, “The Country Boy Goes Home II” and being inducted in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame brought full circle Michael’s musical ambitions as a young lad. With all of the fame, accolades and recognition, Michael just really wants people to know that he loves the Lord and hope that love is evident in is musical ministry.

Booking and Contact Information

In 2016, Robert Williams’ Nu Gospel Keynotes will perform new music sprinkled in with your favorite Gospel Keynotes classics hits. For bookings, please contact Andre Ellis at 252-325-6939. For media inquiries, please contact nugospelkeynotes@mail.com.

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January 15th, 2016
Dear Live365 Broadcasters,

You should have already received our notification and link to the press release regarding two issues that have affected Live365 in the last few weeks.

1.    The CRB ruling handed down in December, 2015 did NOT renew or address the expiration of the small webcaster percentage of revenue plans. At this time there is no small webcaster options except for full CRB rates.

2.    Live365’s long time investors have stopped funding us. As a result, we are no longer able to sustain our service.

We are sad that we are closing our doors at the end of this month. There are always possibilities that we can come back in one form or another, but at this point in time, January 31, 2016 is the last day that Live365’s streaming servers and website will be maintained and supported.

This is a surprise to us as it is to all of you. We are proud that Live365 was a pioneer in the streaming music business and have provided a platform to hundreds of thousands of broadcasters to have a voice over the years.

Unfortunately, we have to say good bye.

To ease the transition for you, we have spoken to a number of other streaming providers that can provide services for your broadcasts.

Recommended:
Budget of over $100/month + Direct Licensing w/SoundExchange or Streamlicensing.com agreement

Streamguys – www.streamguys.com – Live365’s recommended provider of streaming services for high end internet radio broadcasts and simulcasts.

Just fill out the form at https://www.streamguys.com/index.php/order.
Let them know you are from Live365.

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If licensing directly is something you cannot or will not take on yourself then we would recommend going with one of the following providers.

Streamlicensing.com – They offer licensing coverage with specific reporting and rules. You may be able to use them with your preferred provider. Please see their website for details. They do not provide streaming just licensing.

Radionomy – http://www.radionomy.com/en/static/produce – They
provide “free” streaming with royalty coverage though you will need to hit certain monthly listening hour caps to remain on the service. Broadcasters smaller than 5,000 monthly hours are not recommended.

SecureNet and Streamlicensing.com – http://cir.st/ and http://www.streamlicensing.com – This combination will provide you with some level of royalty coverage. SecureNet will provide you a discounted fee. Please contact Diego Baeza at dbaeza@cir.st or call 954.481.9402 x204.

We are honored to have served your needs over the last decade and a half.

It has been a wild ride both economically, from the pre-dotcom bust days all the way through the Great Recession, as well as technologically, with internet radio going from an unknown, quirky, muddy idea to a ubiquitous technology that hundreds of millions enjoy. Sadly, Live365’s portion of the ride is ending.

Again, streaming services and website access will not be supported beyond 1/31/2016.

We have extremely limited resources with the current skeleton crew. We regret that we will not be able to respond to all of you, so we apologize in advance.

All the best,

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