Born, in the Central African nation, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Nancy Bilonda has been singing since she could talk. Raised with strong oral and musical traditions, it's no wonder that she feels at home the most when surrounded by rhythms and smooth harmonies. Her cultural heritage coupled with the God-loving upbringing she's received make Nancy a self described 'Presence of God Junky'. The daughter of Pastors, Herold and Rose Aubourg, Nancy is a fourth generation minister of the message of Jesus Christ. From an early age, Nancy has been involved in ministry. Like most PKs she's done it all: Singing in the choir, directing the choir, playing drums, teaching Sunday school, leading the youth ministry, leading the dance ministry team and organizing the Christmas and Easter programs. These days, however, she's finally where she belongs, serving as the Lead Worshipper at her parent's church, The Evangelical Charismatic Center in Boston Ma. She also, serves in this same capacity for the Reverence Gospel Ensemble, under the direction of Minister Dennis Montgomery III, at the Berklee College of Music, where Nancy is a member of the graduating class of 2003. She will receive her B.A. in Music Business/Management. Growing up in ministry and knowing first hand it's sometimes harsh realities has not deterred Nancy from heading in that same direction with her own life. Her debut album, Fall Deep, which will be released in March 2003 is a clear indication of this choice. Along with extra-ordinaire Boston -based, Producer, Pierre Huberson, Nancy co-produced her album. Her songs are written from a very non-artificial place, with honest lyrics that speak of a real walk with God. You won't find any played out, feel good cliches on this project. It's full of spiritual reality that is packaged with the intention of honoring God and speaking to the heart of the masses. This project seeks to unashamedly draw the listener into the presence of God and to encourage a tangible personal experience with Him. 'Fall Deep', the album's title track, is definitely one for radio. The danceable track is laced with raw lyrics that speak of pursuing the heart of God for the sole purpose of simply falling deeper in love with him. There's also, 'We Cry Holy', a previously released single that put Nancy on the map. A simple song of adoration to God, birthed in a quiet moment of worship during a church service, 'We Cry Holy' will bring you to your knees before the throne. Reminiscent of Gregorian sacred music, this song instantly brings the listener to envision themselves in the serenity of a great Cathedral. One of the Album's many pleasant surprises comes on track 6, 'Rodney: A prodigal Story'. Accompanied by famed guitarist, Tyrone Chase, Nancy tells the story of the prodigal son in a today's generation voice. Her vocal rendering is completely uninhibited and shows off her beautiful tone as there are no other instruments on the track. This is a song you'll have on replay for sure. This album's great songs, all of which are written by Nancy herself, except for two of the songs, and the tremendous production work, make this independently released project a great accomplishment. Pierre Hubberson (Freda Battle and The Temple Worshippers), Roger Ryan (Wynona Judd, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winan), and Alvin Speights (India.Arie, TLC) are all the crème of the crop in the music industry today. Each one brings a high level of experience and expertise that place this project at the forefront. There's also the musicians involved, whom are all amazingly anointed instrumentalist. They provide a noticeable edge to Fall Deep. Chris Loftlin (Brian McKnight), Thomas Pridgen (Destiny's Child, James Hall and Spirit of Praise, India.Arie) Tyrone Chase (Brian McKnight, Walter Beasley) and Jesse Bond (FreeStyle) just to name a few, bring so much to this project. With the release of Fall Deep, Nancy anticipates continuing to keep doing what she's always done: loving people and creating an environment through worship where they can touch God and be touched by Him. Though she's young, 22 to be exact, Nancy is no rookie. She's traveled extensively throughout the country and has a strong desire to take her ministry to the nations of the world. She's ministered with her parents and with Youth With a Mission for years, not only singing, but also dancing and bringing forth the word. She's been blessed to also minister with great men and women of God from all over the world, such as Donald Lawrence, Shirley Caesar, Dawkins and Dawkins, Lynette Hawkins-Stevens, The Grace Thrillers from Jamaica, Jeff Dayo, Morris Cerullo, Apostle Paul James from England, Bishop Margaret Idahosa from Nigeria, Africa and many others. However impressive her resume might be, Nancy delights most in knowing that she's walking in her calling and fulfilling the purpose for which she was created; to praise and worship God.
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