Debra Perry & Majestic Praise, (Vanessa Allen, Avalon Cutt-Jones, Robert Kelly, Kelvin Jackson, Dorcas Jones, Marie Matthews, and Carolyn Allen) While the group is close knit and shares the common thread of their faith, the members are from various ministries in the greater Grand Rapids area. Debra has utilized her record label Joint Heir Music Group and recording studio to produce the unique sound and blend of this group. The successful debut project entitled “Forever He Reigns” produced many hits, which were written and arranged by Debra and her brother Gerald Perry.
Debra Perry introduced Majestic Praise to the music industry in 2002 at the Gospel Music Workshop of America (G.M.W.A.) at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Since then, the chorale has made numerous appearances, including the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Westshore Symphony, and Chicago’s famous House of Blues.
Majestic Praise has shared the stage with some of Gospel’s greatest artists such as Kirk Franklin, Dr. Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, and countless others. In addition, their single “No Not One” appeared on John P. Kee’s New Artist compilation album, which was released in 2005 on Verity Records. As a result, the group has been blessed with various artists from around the nation. In 2010, the ensemble was also recruited to sing background for Lyle Lovett when his nationwide tour came to Grand Rapids. Last year they have also been called on for background vocals on Blacksmoke’s Records debut artist, Zacardi Cortez.
In 2012, Debra Perry and Majestic Praise made their second appearance on Pastor Dan Willis' show "I'm Just Sayin’", which airs on one of Christian television’s premier networks. The group has also joined in collaboration with fellow recording artist, Glenn Bulthuis for his recording entitled “Gloryland”. Their second album release “Anticipation”, is still in high demand and
available on Itunes, CD Baby and Amazon.com.
The group’s latest project “Conqueror” has already reached notable acclaim with the breakout single “Look At Me Now”, which is blowing up the airwaves. The album was officially released on Friday,
December 8, 2017.
The chorale has also received accolades for work on Cameron Blake's project. The song "Queen Bee" was nominated for West Michigan's Jammie Awards.
The skilled abilities of Debra Perry and Majestic Praise have enabled them to cross into many genres from traditional gospel to urban praise. Their fluid vocal harmonies and strong message remains on the cutting edge in spreading the gospel.