April 5, 2014
Sounds of Imani Wins Prayze Factor Award! (Columbia, SC)
Sounds of Imani wins Prayze Factor Awards in two categories: Praise & Worship Duo/Group and Urban Contemporary Duo/Group. In addition, the artist received the honor of "Spotlight Grand Finalist position during the Grand Finale. Sounds of Imani received two awards at the Prayze Factor Red Carpet Ceremony Saturday April 5, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. Prayze Factor Awards is an indie gospel awards platform based in Atlanta, GA
January 26, 2013
Sounds of Imani has two new singles in the U.K. on Soul Junction Records...../
THE SOUNDS OF IMANI are a husband/wife soul duo – GERALD and CAROL ERVIN. CAROL'S music background is in the Church, directing several successful church choirs, while GERALD comes from a musical family. His cousin JAMES MITCHELL is in the DETROIT EMERALDS while another cousin, PAUL MITCHELL, is a mainstay in THE FLOATERS. GERALD has augmented the vocals for both groups and he was also featured front man in THE FLAMING EMERALDS.
The couple formed THE SOUNDS OF IMANI ("Imani" is the Swahili word for "faith" by the way) in 1996 and began building up a solid reputation on the Detroit gospel circuit – singing in churches throughout the area and featuring in fund raisers for worthy local projects. They released their début album, 'Revelation', in 2002 and are currently working on a second long player, 'The New Project'. Resourceful UK label, SOUL JUNCTION RECORDS have licensed two new songs from that set and have just released them as two sides of a vinyl 45. Top side is a very contemporary, mid-tempo gospel beater, 'Must Be An Angel,' while the flip is a tad more upbeat – 'It's Alright'. Both prove that soul is alive and well – albeit residing within the Gospel community.
Sounds of Imani Wings New Artist of the Year Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards! (Houston, TX)
Sounds of Imani is a 2017 New Gospel Artist of the Year Texas Gospel Music Excellence Award winner for the song entitled "Because of Who You Are" produced by Michael J. Powell & Heaven-Wings Records. The awards ceremony took place in Houston, TX in February 2017.