Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions

Friday 30 March 2018

Gospel - rhythm & Blues – soul

American singer Michelle David grew up with the church and had her first group at the age of five. She graduated from the Fame school in New York City, and sang back-up vocals for Diana Ross and Michael Bolton. Together with guitarists Onno Smit and Paul Willemsen, David skilfully reinvented Gospel by going back to its origins but with a new, minimal approach. No Hammond organs, but simple guitar riffs and a tambourine. The result was a more refined sound that is reminiscent of Sam Cooke and Bobby Womack, with a touch of Funk and Soul and ethnic influences, such as Afrobeat and Cumbia.

In 2014, they made their first record The Gospel Sessions Volume 1. Critics and audiences responded ecstatically also thanks to David’s exhilarating performances. David and her men make the audience feel and experience the power of Gospel.