Faith-Based Music That Swings Bongo Boy Records Releases New Single By Kathryn Shipley Written By Gar Francis GIVE FAITH Now Worldwide As Digital Single
For Immediate Release
Belvidere, New Jersey
May 22, 2018
“Give Faith” by Kathryn Shipley
©2018 - Bongo Boy Records LLC (680193999406)
Release Date: 5.22.18
Another New Country/Gospel Single by Singer Kathryn Shipley and Songwriter Gar Francis
Country/Gospel Artist of the Year, Kathryn Shipley, is one of Bongo Boy Records talented
artists. She is a multi-award winning recording artist.
2017- ARTIST OF THE YEAR (GOSPEL/COUNTRY-GOSPEL) - THE JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS - NASHVILLE
2017 Global Music Awards – Emerging Artist Winner (Silver Medal)
2017 FYC- For your consideration 60th annual Grammy awards made the first-round balloting with Shine Your Love and Those Eyes
Kathryn Shipley Is A Current Roster Artist with Bongo Boy Records. LLC
Songs Collaborations with Gar Francis: “Shine Your Love”, “Those Eyes”, “Take My Hand (Lead me through this life)” and the latest “Give Faith”.
Bongo Boy Records’ A&R Director/ Producer Gar Francis presented back in December 2016, a brand new Gospel song to Kathryn Shipley. A few month later the label was excited to an-nounce the official release for said song titled SHINE YOUR LOVE by Kathryn Shipley.
St. Charles (New Town) Missouri artist Kathryn Shipley and Grammy member / producer / songwriter Gar Francis worked together on a new Gospel song titles SHINE YOUR LOVE. The single features Nashville pianist Eric Barfield and was recorded at Shock City Studios in St. Louis, MO and Martine Lounge in North Plainfield, NJ.
Kathryn is very excited about the Journey God has taken her on with Music. She loves many Genres, but she has been pulled toward Christian music over the last several years, and for many great reasons that she could write a book about. My Children and her friends keep her humble and her nephew TJ Washington who left this world several years ago at the age of 12 is her constant motivator. This experience/opportunity that is with her right now is far from being some big star or making tons of money. It’s just someone that grew up in a small town (Louisi-ana, MO) that loves to write and sing music and lets just see what that in turn, will blossom in-to.
In November and December of 2016 Kathryn was elated to receive recognition for a Singer/ Songwriting contest out of LA called SingerUniverse. Each time she was named as a finalist in the top 5!! 2017 the song Shine Your Love written by Gar Francis they won for best song and best vocalist! Stay Tuned- for more Collaboration Projects! - Bongo Boy Records Projects!
Kathryn Shipley - Give Faith Review by The Grouch
The other day my friends at Bongo Boy records asked me to give a listen to and share my thoughts about a single they are releasing. The song is called “Give Faith”. It is written by Gar Francis and is performed by Kathryn Shipley. What really sparked my interest is the fact that Kathryn Shipley won the 2017 Josie Music Award in Nashville for Artist of The Year in the Gospel/Country category.
This song will be featured on the upcoming Bongo Boy release Gospel Blues Volume Two. Having grown up in Detroit I have a serious soft spot for Gospel music. Almost every
Motown artist, at least everyone I can think of started singing in church. Now, African-American churches are not like Scandinavian Lutheran churches, African-American tend to have soul, that is they ROCK. With that in mind I cued up Kathryn’s single.
The guitar starts out strumming some fairly basic chords and then boom the bass comes in and gives the whole thing a funky, solid bottom. Her vocals are spot on and fit the tune and genre well. I dig the beat the drummer is laying down. It is simple, yet powerful. The man is locked in. Every once in a while I hear a little lightning off to the side coming from the electric guitar. The country piano has just enough boogie in it to add a layer of soulful groove. Overall, this is a very good song that fits the Gospel/Country genre perfectly. If you like your faith-based mu-sic to swing, you will like this song.
The Grouch | in the Rockies