Gospel artist trio Signature is excited to hit the stage Saturday September 28 at Jazz & Jokes, a premier music and comedy venue. They are one of the featured acts performing live during the New Artist Showcase starting at 5pm. Jazz & Jokes is located at 174 3rd Avenue North Nashville, TN.
Signature was recently featured on the renowned Bobby Jones Showcase. The group possesses a natural gift for music and is poised to standout with their new label, Birmingham Entertainment/ Epic Entity Music Group. Kristie; 25, Michelle; 23, and Bonnie; 26 are a multi-talented trio from Birmingham, AL, touching a broad spectrum of musical styles ranging from traditional to contemporary gospel. Other musical influences include Kim Burrell, The Clark Sisters and Beyoncé.
Signature’s sophomore project, “A Perfect Signature” is currently being produced by Grammy Award Winner, Fred “Uncle Freddie” Jerkins III (Kirk Franklin, Kierra Sheard, Brandy, Monica, Destiny’s Child Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson), Grammy Nominated songwriter/producer, Alvin Garrett (Veshawn Mitchell, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Ruben Studdard, Deitrick Haddon), and Johnny Wilson, manager. Their new single release is entitled “Bigger Than All.” All three ladies write and sing lead in their songs.
They are the daughters of Pastor Charlie and First Lady Bernette Lett of Greater Grace Community Church in Hueytown, AL. Signature began their musical journey at ages five, six, and seven and credit their mother as the motivation behind their talented ability.
Like many church singers, these three decided to test the waters in the R&B industry; however, their strong faith and Christian foundation led them back to gospel music.
“It didn’t feel right for us,” Bonnie shares. So we decided to go back to what we know.”
Michelle adds, “Since then, we’ve had a lot of change and a lot of growth. We also tried several different group names before deciding on Signature.” This name was given to them by a friend and holds quite a significant meaning.
“God has three parts, in which He plays the signature roles of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”, Kristie explains. “We’re the same in how we’re coming together as one with the signature sounds that God gave us. We share three roles but we have one purpose.”
In 1999, the sisters were finalists in “McDonalds Presents: It’s ShowTime at the Apollo.” Years passed before they were discovered by their current manager, Johnny Wilson, in 2008. He saw them on a TV program and encouraged them to continuing pursuing their talents. Their first album, Sunshine, was produced by Erick Matthews and received continual play on local radio stations.
This talented group of young ladies have a sincere desire to be a positive influence as they minister to the lives of today’s youth, and they are indeed, ready for the spotlight.