Isaiah-Raymond & Friends was launched as a result of an invitation to appear as the main opening act for Award winning American Idol Winner FANTASIA at the 02 in London, England in June 2011. All Friends and vocalists, who had sang together over a period of time – they soon realised that there was a space that needing filling in the UK Gospel scene; there was a silent spot in the area of UK Gospel ‘groups’ – and so it was a natural process…Isaiah-Raymond gathered Lurine Cato, Israel.J.Allen, Carolyn Henry & Natalie Phillips & ‘Isaiah-Raymond & Friends’ began. From time to time additional singers join ‘The Friends’ to add to the dynamic sound that exudes from ‘Isaiah-Raymond & Friends’
Known as the founder of ‘Raymond & Co’ – Isaiah-Raymond is renowned for training and encouraging singers to reach for vocal excellence, dynamics and spiritual inspiration and achieved these things via Raymond & Co. Raymond & Co’s sound, precision, skill and delivery gained them many awards and even an international Dove nomination.
Raymond & Co were cited by secular and gospel artists alike as being ‘the best UK group to emerge from the UK for a longtime’ and so Isaiah-Raymond ever strived to develop the ‘Raymond & Co’ sound which became notable, distinct and recognisable.
Raymond & Co took a sabbatical whilst recording their next album and in this period Isaiah-Raymond was approached to sing at various events. Eventually Isaiah-Raymond realised that many invitations were coming as a result of the foundation laid with Raymond & Co and the desire to hear their distinct vocal sound so he decided to gather some ‘Friends’ for an event and the rest as they say is history.
Isaiah-Raymond & Friends have a desire to sing Gospel music in arenas outside of the church taking the message of God’s love & their Gospel sound to arenas not regularly touched. These platforms range from renowned secular venues, to prisons across the UK where Isaiah-Raymond & Friends are having an amazing response.
Isaiah-Raymond & Friends strive for vocal and musical excellence and desire to reach nations with the sound of freedom, liberation and upliftment found in their brand of Gospel music.
For further details/bookings feel free to contact Isaiah-Raymond on:
Tel: 07985 795 109
International Callers: 011 44 7985 795 109