New Gospel Group Clarkwise Releases Hurricane Katrina Charity Song

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New Gospel group, Clarkwise, delays the release of its debut CD project entitled “Brand New” in order to release the single “Victory In The Storm” to assist with the Hurricanes Katrina/Rita Relief effort.

New gospel group, Clarkwise, consisting of four sisters from Greensboro, NC, was poised to release their long-awaited debut CD entitled “Brand New” on the Omnific Music Label. They had even recorded two music videos for the CD’s title cut; the videos feature appearances by their Music Consultant, Edwin Hawkins of “Oh Happy Day” fame. Instead of proceeding with the CD release, they decided to put the project on hold in order to release the song “Victory In The Storm” to assist with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

“Everything changed after August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina roared into town.” states Paul E. Irving, Omnific Music’s president. “We were all deeply moved by the devastation and human suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina. In an effort to assist with the relief effort, Omnific Music and Clarkwise decided to release the single “Victory In The Storm” as a CD/DVD set, the proceeds from which will be used to assist with the Hurricanes Katrina/Rita Relief effort.”

“Members of the group Clarkwise were involved in two floods, one time as victims and the other time as disaster relief volunteers, so coming to the aid of those affected by this tragedy is a cause that hits home.” states Rochell C. Irving, the song’s principle writer. “Victory In The Storm” conveys messages of faith and hope for all, regardless of the personal storms that we may face in our lives.”

Evangelist Michael K. Storm of Storms of Deliverance Ministries, Myrtle Beach, SC states, "The Gospel music world better get ready for the harmonies, musical creativity, and ministry that can only be achieved when the foundation is family. These sisters… take the listener beyond the music, to the prophetic. Clarkwise not only sings the message, but also with their dedication to ministry and their benefit release on behalf of (Hurricanes) Katrina/Rita relief, they live it.” Evangelist Storm is also the host of the Praise 1200 AM Morning Show on WMIR, and the former announcer on WNAA 90.1 FM Greensboro, NC, WOKX High Point, NC, and the former Program Director and morning show host for WDVA, Danville, VA.

“Victory In The Storm” is the first single from Clarkwise’s debut CD project entitled “Brand New”. The project is produced by Denver A. Wright, producer for R&B-turned-Gospel crooner Tony Terry, Robert (Baabe) Irving III, former musical director and producer for Miles Davis, and Paul E. Irving, most noted for his work with the Edwin Hawkins and Bishop Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Love Fellowship Choir. Edwin Hawkins serves as the Music Consultant for the project.

Clarkwise is putting the finishing touches on the accompanying “Victory In The Storm” Music Video. The video was filmed on location at Fort Fisher National Park, NC and features actual Hurricane Katrina footage courtesy of storm chaser Jim Edds and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Several individuals and local businesses donated their time and talents to help bring the project to fruition including: Deacon Jones Automotive Group, Smithfield, NC; Fort Fisher National Park, NC; Jayson Martin of JM Productions Studio, Eden, NC; James Lewis of JIL’s Audio & Video Productions, Lumberton, NC; Minister Garry Percell, Reidsville, NC; Adrian Gardner and Phat House Studio, LaGrange, NC; Elder Radford S. Rogers, Greensboro, NC; and Denver A. Wright of WIZPRO Creative Services, Raleigh, NC.

Omnific Music LLC is a gospel music label established in 2005 and headquartered in Durham, NC. Omnific Music is a Christian-based company that strives to provide innovative Gospel/Christian music that does not compromise Christian values.


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