13th Sep, 2012

Artist Blurb: Introducing…Gilbert Wilson

Get familiar with Gilbert Wilson, one of Gospel music’s burgeoning maestro’s.

Hailing from Louisiana, the talented musician along with his vocal ensemble United In Christ Chorale have shared the stage with artists such as Kim Burrell, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, and Smokie Norful just to name a few. Wilson and U.I.C.C. is definitely an act you’ll want to keep your eye on. Be sure and stop by iTunes and check out their latest LP “Transformation“.

Get into my 7up with Gilbert Wilson below…

TGG: Describe Gilbert Wilson in three words.

GW: Real. Relevant. Radical.

TGG: What was the inspiration for your latest release “Transformation”?

GW: The inspiration for Transformation was to let everyone know that through God and His transforming power you can walk in His purposes.I don’t care where you come from,,what situation or circumstances you are dealing with Things can change . my life at one time was a mess . I was miserable,distress, and depress. In church but the church wasn’t in me. Got in trouble and I told God if he would bring me out and transform my mind,I will serve him for the rest of my life…I told him that I would be transparent about His transformation Power.

TGG: What was your most memorable experience during the making of “Transformation”?

GW: The actual live recording. God’s presence and His spirit took over and lives where changed on the night of the recording. His Spirit took over that 3 songs we where suppose to record ,we didn’t get a chance to do them…

TGG: What is a favorite or standout track for you on the new project?

GW: I haven’t chosen a favorite because I like them all…but I must say that ‘This is the day’ stands out more for me at this moment, it may change next week…lol.

TGG: What does U.I.C.C. stand for and what’s the meaning behind the name?

GW: U.I.C.C. stands for United In Christ Chorale…We are a group of worshipers from different churches and denominations but standing together in unity professing the same name which is Jesus… united we stand divided we fall.. God has given me a special anointing of bringing people together as one.

TGG: Who are some of your vocal influences?

GW:  Kim Burrell, John Legend, The Clark Sisters , Anthony Hamilton…It’s too many to name…lol.

TGG: Lastly, how do you define or determine success?

GW: Success is about who you are, not about what you have. Committing all you do to God and putting Him first in your life- that’s real success.

About Guru

DeVante Arbet successfully garnered the title of The Gospel Guru; being widely sought out as the ‘in-the-know’ guy when it comes to the Gospel music industry. After years of honing his passion for Gospel music from an early age ‘the guru’ became a brand.

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