Live & More
- Artist: The Goldengates of Eastern North Carolina
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/1/2005
The Goldengates are a husband and wife group formed by me, Bishop, Bobby E. Ward in 1996 (9 years ago). We are a singing duo/dual. My wife joined me about 4 months later. I'm also an traveling Evangelist. So far I've written all the songs you now hear. My wife and I sang mostly over the eastern areas of North Carolina performing mostly concerts and special programs. Residing in a small town called Pollocksville, North Carolina, we are surrounded by many small and large towns filled with many churches and church functions which we interact with them with songs quite often. Most people are surprised when they see a married couple singing together. They say it's rare. But my wife and I are special in God's sight. We hope to inspire more married couples to show younger people and others that married couples can love each other enough to want to sing and work together. Many do congratulate us. With our music we also show that it does not take 5, 10, or even 20 people to make music. It only take you or you and yours and the will to launch out into the deep to get started. You'll be surprise how those you thought wouldn't like your music, suddenly remembers you for a certain program or event they're putting on. This is what happen to my wife and I. We launched out into the deep and was surprisingly hooked. Our sound is not altogether like other gospel singers of today, but has that old sound from the 60's and 70's combined with bluzzy and jazzy Background music. It even has a contemporary flavor. A sound some what different but enjoyable. We knew we had a pretty good sound but it was the message that I really wanted to convey in songs to the people. A message of teaching, instructing, faith, hope, love, warning and reward for God's people. But not just to Christians, but to the unsaved,in hopes that they may come to know Jesus as well. We figured that if we were heard, there would be at least one who would enjoy us. Well, we over looked those from the old school who were still around and had not forgotten their roots. Suddenly, the phone began to ring and ring. After programs we were asked if we had CD's for sell. They said they not only liked our sound but it was the message within the music they really liked. Suddenly our CD's began to sell. We were off and running as a couple, now called a group by some by our praising sound. Within three years we became one of the most sought after groups in our area and still is today. All because we believed in ourselves. Some say I sound like Otis Reeding, Bobby Womack, Sam Cook and others. But, we are happy just sounding like voices of Jesus spreading the word like the 'The Goldengates' do. Go ahead and listen! My favorite is 'A Minister's Love Song', because it relates to loving your mate. Yes, even kissing and missing them. Some say this song has rejuvenate their marriage. Another favorite is 'Doing All I Can'. Life is a daily battle to defeat Satan. At the end of the day we like to know that if Jesus should suddenly call us home, we've doing all that we could to make it there with him. There are many more songs on our CD 'Live And More' we know you will enjoy. So, enough talking! I know you want to listen and take home our CD. So, many blessing, from Bishop Ward and my lovely wife, Teresa. 'The Goldengates'. PS.... Our musician is me, Bishop ward. I play guitar piano. That's a sound or type of playing which sound like you have a complete band backing you up. This sound is enhanced by a PA system to give a full musical volumn and pleasure to the audience. I kinda play with the keys of my key board a bit. GOD BLESS! ----------------- BOOKING: At this time we only travel 600 miles unless booking are booked at performances or we agree on the phone. Price range is $0 - $1500. The closer you are, the cheaper we are. Booking must be 30 days in advanced unless other wise agreed upon. For Booking call: Bishop, Ward at 252-224-8321.