Lead Vocalist and guitarist Leroy Emmanuel has been a dedicated musician and entertainer for most of his life. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he began his professional career at the age of twelve and has since toured all over the United States.
Leroy endorses Rivera amplifiers.
Get it On Deluxe Edition
Knight and the Pips
I Were Your Woman
King of the Blues
I'm for Real
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Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Edwin Star, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Al Green, Sonny Boy Williamson, Funk Brothers, Bohanon, Dionne Warwick, James Brown Band, The Counts.
Jay-Z, The Counts, Bohannon
Funkadelics, Sly and the Family Stone, Commodores, Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, Grover Washington, Rufus, Jackson Five, Peaches and Herb, The Dells, Chick Corea, Rufus Thomas, Ben Vareen, Ike and Tina Turner, Ruby and the Romantics, Roberta Flack, Temptations, Booker T and the MGs, Hot Chocolate, Albert King, Martha and the Vandellas, War.
Mark Rogers is the model of versatility, both musically and professionally. Along with full-time gigs anchoring the award winning Gospel Soul of Newworldson and seasoned funkateers LMT Connection, he also finds time to maintain a busy recording schedule and operate his own production company New Century Productions. Life moves fast for the in-demand drummer and producer and he wouldn't have it any other way.
A lifelong native of Niagara Falls, Canada, Rogers started playing drums when he was eight years old; by the age of eighteen, he was recognized by the Canadian Jazz Festival as the top drummer in the country for his age group. Shortly thereafter he began performing with a ten-piece Motown revue touring all over North America with legendary guitarist Leroy Emmanuel. When the Motown revue came to an end, Rogers and Emmanuel, along with bassist John Irvine, formed LMT Connection.
In 2005 Mark became a founding member of Newworldson. To say their rise was meteoric would be an understatement. Within four short years, Rogers and Newworldson have been awarded 4 Covenant Awards by the Gospel Music Association, 2 Juno nominations for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year, a # 1 video for the single "Working Man" on the US Gospel Music Channel, and had the biggest selling debut album for EMI CMG in 2008 with their CD "Salvation Station".
These accolades, combined with their electrifying live show, landed them headlining spots on festival stages in 2009 in the US, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Scotland, England and Belgium.
One of the most exciting bass players out of Canada is Ottawa native John Irvine. Having played professionally since the age of twelve, his credits include working for Capitol and RCA Records with such diverse artists as Ronnie Hawkins and Liberty Silver. John is an exciting showman and his approach to bass is simply amazing.