Artists|December 15, 2022 03:20 EST
Recording artist Marvinetta Clay & LeRae Records celebrate debut radio single, “God Is So God,” with release party in Las Vegas
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Recording artist Marvinetta Clay and her label, LeRae Records, are basking in the afterglow of a record release party that morphed into a worship service.
When the label recently honored Marvinetta with a single release party at Hamburger Mary’s in Las Vegas, Nevada, industry executives and fans joined together to celebrate her debut radio single, “God Is So Good." Few in attendance were prepared to have church, but that’s exactly what happened.
Casting director and film producer Kim Flowers hosted the event, which featured music from Marvinetta, along with fellow LeRae Records recording artists Jack Yates and Fate Kent, who co-wrote her new single, a silky-smooth, jazz-inflected, Gospel-Urban Contemporary synthesis that effectively showcases Marvinetta’s rich, passionate vocals as they imbue the song with a soaring spiritual burst of energy.
“The evening was a dream that came true,” mused LeRae Records' founder, president, and CEO, Rev. Wilfred Moore, more commonly known as Pastor Wil. Everyone in the room gathered with much conversation, food, and merriment as they waited for the show to begin. As the lights were lowered, a soft hush came over the room, as we all waited with expectancy to meet the star of the show... Marvinetta Clay! The atmosphere was delightful. People were mingling with one another and there was a strong spirit of love and unity in the air.”
“And then the atmosphere changed as Marvinetta ministered to us under the power of the Holy Spirit." continued Pastor Wil. "People were standing up, rendering much applause and praise to God, shouting out 'He’s good…. My God is so good!' Even after the song was done, the audience kept singing a cappella. “Oh…so good!”
“The celebration was remarkable, exciting, and blessed,” said Marvinetta. “I am humbled by the experience of seeing those who came to enjoy the music leave with an experience of a lasting, impressive move of God in that place.”
Host Kim Flowers was effusive with her praise as the evening ended. “I'm so grateful to have been present at such an outstanding event!” she declared. "The artists on the LeRae label are truly anointed. Marvinetta is absolutely marvelous, Fate Kent has the voice of change, and it goes without saying that Jack's gift from God is on another level.”
“Congratulations, Marvinetta!” said Jack Yates. "You have done what great artists do. You have taken this song to an incredibly high level. You’ve convinced us that God is so good!”
Fate Kent added, “What an emotional night full of gratitude and blessings. To God be all the glory!”
For more information about LeRae Records, Marvinetta Clay, Jack Yates and Fate Kent, visit LeRaeRecords.com.
About Marvinetta Clay, Jack Yates, and Fate Kent:
"LeRae Records is honored to be the record label home of the incredibly talented Marvinetta Clay," says LeRae Records founder, president, and CEO, Rev. Wilfred Moore (more commonly known as Pastor Wil).
Marvinetta's new single “God Is So Good,” from her upcoming 2023 EP, Just Marvinetta, slated for release in First Quarter 2023, is a silky-smooth, jazz-inflected, Gospel-Urban Contemporary synthesis that effectively showcases Marvinetta’s rich, passionate vocals as they imbue the song with a soaring spiritual burst of energy. To listen to the "God Is So Good" single, click here.
A singer, musician, preacher, teacher, writer, radio personality, and educator, Marvinetta is the newest signing at the Inspirational Gospel music label.
As a featured soloist with acclaimed vocal groups including The Las Vegas Mass Choir, Michael Stokes & Company, The Voices of Judah, God’s P.L.A.N., and David Blakely, Marvinetta has performed throughout the United States and as far away as Australia at venues including The House of Blues, the Super Bowl, The Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
"I’m so excited at what God is doing with my music ministry," says Marvinetta. "I can't wait to see what doors He will open next!"
In addition to her music ministry, Marvinetta, who holds a Doctor of Theology degree, serves as president of the Bread of Life Christian University Theology Seminary in Las Vegas, where she is an instructor in the Master’s Degree program. She is the associate pastor at God’s House International Ministries, where she is also the worship leader of the Praise and Worship ministry. In addition, she is a radio personality at Anointed Radio and hosts the Music of the Heart segment on KCEP 88.1 every 1st Sunday. Marvinetta is also the CEO of Clay Enterprises, LLC. She is reaching beyond the stars and will continue her preaching, teaching, and musical journey because she knows that God is the master planner of her life and she is very grateful for all opportunities and experiences encountered.
Marvinetta's debut single, “God Is So Good," was co-written by Jack Yates and Fate Kent, who are also signed with LeRae Records.
Jack Yates, who released his first project with the label in 2010, rose to prominence as one of the lead vocalists in the Stellar Award-nominated James Grear & Company, and has worked with renowned production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, while performing on the Prince of Egypt and Emperor's New Groove soundtracks. Yates is currently the minister of music for the 10,000 member Victory Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, the largest African American Church in Southern Nevada.
Fate Kent, whose voice has been compared to such Motown greats as Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, and Smokey Robinson, but with a sound that is uniquely his own, has a solo project slated for release on LeRae Records in First Quarter 2023. Kent currently serves as one of the associate pastors of the Abundant Peace United Church of Christ in Las Vegas and is esteemed as a speaker and life-coach.
“LeRae Records is blessed to work alongside of these amazing singer/songwriters,” says Pastor Wil. “We believe they are each uniquely qualified to reach the world with the message of God’s love.”
About LeRae Records:
LeRae Records is an Inspirational Gospel Music label based in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Founded by president and CEO Rev. Wilfred Moore (more commonly known as Pastor Wil) in 2007, LeRae Records' current artist roster includes recording artists and songwriters Marvinetta Clay, Jack Yates and Fate Kent.
Pastor Wil has a long history in the Gospel Music industry, and has produced hundreds of music and stage productions.
He was mentored by such Gospel Music industry giants as the legendary Bobby Jones, Gary Edwards, and the late Ed Smith and Bishop Al Hobbs.
He served as manager for the renowned James Grear & Company for ten years and has worked with such legendary artists as the late Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker; John P. Kee; Marvin Sapp; R&B legend Tony Terry; the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar, and many more.
Pastor Wil also serves as senior pastor and founder of the Abundant Peace United Church of Christ, located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Upcoming projects on LeRae Records include Marvinetta Clay’s upcoming EP, Just Marvinetta, and Fate Kent's debut solo project, both of which are slated for release on LeRae Records in First Quarter 2023.