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Endorsements

“Darlene Ketchum has soul, chops, passion and authenticity. These qualities make her music rather irresistible. They also make her a uniquely gifted mentor, educator, leader, visionary and organizer. Whatever the project, if Darlene’s involved, I can recommend it without reservation.”

Carolyn Arends, Recording artist, author

 

“Darlene has captured some amazing sounds on an original album that you don’t hear of too often in Canada. She has taken her love for soul and created an easy listening, life giving inspirational album that not only appeals to the listener, but to the musical professional alike. From the producer to the band, to the songs, Darlene has put her heart into the music, integrating jazz, blues and gospel and making a really fun collective of songs. She also has brought back to life some of the greats with His Eye is On the Sparrow and You are the sunshine of my life, to You’ve got a friend, with the incredible vocals of Marcus Mosely. It’s an album that spans the generations, and can be enjoyed by all. Not only is Darlene a great friend, but I’m excited to see her step into this dream of a completed recording and now she is ready to share the songs with the world!”

Marika Siewert, Recording Artist, Song writer, Actress, CEO of Emerton Records and Siewert Entertainment Group

 

“Darlene brings a seasoned energy to her pop soul renditions. A life long student of R&B stylings, Darlene sings from her soul with passion and authenticity. Guaranteed to wake up the sleepy and enliven the  heart, Darlene’s music is pure contagious joy. It’ll put a smile on your face and a groove in your toes. Check out Darlene’s music. You’ll dance through your day.”

Roy Salmond, Producer/Recording Engineer

 

“What do I think of Darlene Ketchum?  My first thoughts are… servant’s heart… warrior spirit… accomplished musician and singer… teacher…  mother… kindred soul.  Little did I know that when she came and auditioned to be a member of the Marcus Mosely Chorale that she would soon become a valued and respected member of the MMC team.  As associate director, Darlene’s considerable skills and talents truly shine.  Whether she’s teaching the choir sections their parts, conducting them in concert or standing in front of them soulfully belting out lead vocals she never gives less than 110%.  Darlene even composes and arranges many of the songs that the MMC performs.  It is a privilege and pleasure to work with her.  She is truly a godsend.”

Marcus Mosely, Singer/Founder of The Marcus Mosely Chorale; member of The Sojourners

 

“Darlene Ketchum’s love of the gospel tradition and soul music shines through brilliantly on her latest album. Her distinctive, beautiful vocals combine powerfully with the songs and arrangements to stir our hearts and set our feet to dancing.”

— Laila Biali, jazz pianist and vocalist