"In the beginning there was a girl. That girl was Danielle. That girl would sing her heart out to Sandi Patti and Larnelle Harris records every day after school. Blessed with supportive and insightful parents, Dale and Annmarie Lewis, Danielle went on to star in her first musical before she turned six. Dale and Annmarie nurtured Danielle by enrolling her in formal piano lessons at this budding age. It was plain to see that their daughter's love for music was more than a hobby or interest but a downright passion. In a house filled with love and faith, Danielle was living in her own childhood paradise. She was given wings to soar as high as her dreams would take her. She rested comfortably, knowing that she could always land in the arms of her mother and father.
That comfort came to a suffocating halt when Danielle was 14 and her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Danielle's mom lost her fight with breast cancer a few months later, crushing her. As a result, she gave everything to her music. Danielle Nicole earned a Bachelor's Degree and became a highly sought after singer-songwriter in the NYC Tri-State area. Her talent began to reach beyond borders and before she knew it, she found herself sharing her intense yearning for revival and her gifted voice around the world. In addition to ministering coast to coast, Danielle's pure sounds have also been heard in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and Serbia, to name a few.
In 2010, she became the co-CEO of A-MinorMusik Group, Inc., and started extending growth opportunities to churches interested in expanding their music ministry through vocal and instrumental training, music and vocal production and arranging, and music and vocal recording. She has released her first album, AMAZING, also in 2010. Danielle wanted to get even more personal with her fans and in 2011 did just that with her first book, "Today, I Will," a 31-day devotional where Danielle shares her own thoughts, experiences and reflections to uplift her readers and her sophomore project, PURE DEVOTION. She also embraced new writing opportunities and was blessed to be able to co-write for Shekinah Glory Ministries' SURRENDER album, a song entitled Your Glory. Danielle's mission is to fill the world with songs of worship and adoration; her vision is to see people, worldwide, lifting up the name of Jesus. Music is her passion, writing is her love, singing is her heart and ministry is her life! The Pure Worship Band is an extension of the vision of lead singer, Danielle Nicole. Comprised of 5 musicians and 6 singers, the mission of the Pure Worship Band is to incite people everywhere to worship Christ." (Provided by Danielle Nicole & The PWB Bio's)
On Saturday September 19th We experienced the Pure Sound of Worship from the beautiful Danielle Nicole & The Pure Worship Band. The evening started with Label Mate, Chris Jackson. Shortly after Danielle took the stage. The evening was filled with unique sounds from Destiny Music Group as well as the soulful vocals of the worshiping artist, Matt T. Danielle Nicole & The Pure Worship Band closed out the evening leading us into a another dimension of worship. Hands were raised and voices were lifted as the room echoed with worship!
We were able to catch up with Danielle. Let's see what she had to say!
KingdomSoldNYC: We’re going to switch it up a lil, Just for fun. Fill in the blanks! Without music, I would be ____?
Danielle Nicole: A moody painter
KingdomSoldNYC: Music is __________?
Danielle Nicole: Everything
KingdomSoldNYC: I love singing because ___________?
Danielle Nicole: It helps me to release what's in the deepest parts of me
KingdomSoldNYC: Without Jesus I would be _____________?
Danielle Nicole: Dead
KingdomSoldNYC: Without Andre “A-Minor” I would be _____________?
Danielle Nicole: A woman without experience in the area of true soul mate love, living a life without real gut wrenching laughter, music on the pages of my book but not on wax, a woman still mentally in her teens and much more!
KingdomSoldNYC: That was a seg-way to our next question, How are you enjoying working with your mogul hubby, Andre “A-minor” Johnson?
Danielle Nicole: It's an evolving situation that always leads to me becoming a better person.
KingdomSoldNYC: Thats awesome, I'm sure you both inspire many! How do you balance music and ministry with your other obligations?
Danielle Nicole: I do my best to pray everyday at 5AM, I have a wonderful COO (Chief Operating Officer), Naomi, who is my breath of fresh air, I schedule family time, beauty time and soul time and I give myself permission to say NO.
KingdomSoldNYC: Saying No can be good at times! Danielle, we have heard a lot of great talk about the Worship In My CityMovement. What birthed this vision?
Danielle Nicole: This vision was birthed about two years ago when I realized that there needed to be a place where people could go toworship without restraint and worship leaders could be encouraged.
KingdomSoldNYC: What has been your strong influence to continue?
Danielle Nicole: I am on a mission to build 50 worship leaders this year. This is what pushes me.
KingdomSoldNYC: How would you define success? what does that look like in relation to your vision for Worship In My City and even your own personal goals as an artist?
Danielle Nicole: Success is being a blessing. Success is being able to gather people, pour into to them and see them grow. Success is to create a platform that is powerful enough to affect culture.
KingdomSoldNYC: What advice can you give to to fellow bands or artist?
Danielle Nicole: Be a person of prayer. Be authentic. Be unapologetic about your gift. Invest in it.
KingdomSoldNYC: What is next for Danielle Nicole & The Pure Worship Band?
Danielle Nicole: We will continue to build Worship In My City and release our single this November.
KingdomSoldNYC: Where can we stay up to date with DN & TPWB?Danielle Nicole: Our website www.pureworshipband.com.
KingdomSoldNYC: Lastly, if you have anyone you would like to thank who would it be and why, or give a shout out to, an announcement or an encouraging word...what would you like to say? What message would you like to leave?
Danielle Nicole: I would like to thank my parents for seeing my gift at an early age and cultivating it. I would like to thank my brothers for being my best friends and my WHY. I would like to thank my husband for being such a real gift to me. I would like to tell everyone who follows me that I appreciate them, love them and value them and I'm working super hard to give them a soundtrack to their prayer life.
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