Doreen Vail
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Doreen Vail

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF
Solo Christian Gospel




"About Odyssey"

ODYSSEY is defined as:

- a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes in fortune.

- an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest.

From "sin to sent".

God does not deal with me in words and music alone; He deals with me in concepts also. This CD is called "Odyssey" because it represents the voyage from sinner to being sent by God to GO and be great and inspire others to be great! This is a 360-degree odyssey of transitioning from living under our divine potential because of sin, discovering the greatness inside of us because of Christ, and then reaching back into what we were delivered from and helping others out of sin and into greatness.

The journey begins with a place packed with a "STANDING ROOM" Only crowd who unexpectedly has a run-in with Christ at the most unlikely places and He states, "YOU BUMPED INTO ME". It parallels the story of the woman at the well and Paul on the road to Damascus. The voyage takes you through the ups, downs, and "UNCERTAINTIES OF LIFE", only to find that it is by the mercy of God that we survive and so we become "GLAD ABOUT YOUR MERCY". Because of hope, we begin to encourage ourselves and declare "I'LL FLY AGAIN". It is then that we realize that Christ is "THE ANSWER" to all of our questions in life.

At this turning point you're asked "ARE YOU SAVED?", because salvation brings on our new beginning and the knowledge that we need God directing our lives. Once we are saved we give our will over to God's will for us and "THE STRUGGLE ENDS IN SURRENDER". When the struggle is over, we are ready to be "DELIVERED" from the things that hold us down and keep us from our destiny and joy in living. We now begin to feel that we are on our way into becoming someone that God can use so we answer God's question in Isaiah 6:8 with "SEND ME, I'll go". But before we are ready to go, we must develop more of a relationship with Christ so we can hear His voice and obey, feel His heart and love, and walk in the steps that He has ordered for us. So we ask God to "HIDE ME".

It is at this point that we begin to understand that we are designed by God and that there is so much more to us than what we thought. We realize that we are wonderfully made and anything God does "HE DOES IT WELL" (Psalms 139). This knowledge awakens the "GREATNESS INSIDE" of us and we proclaim to God and ourselves that "I WANT TO BE GREATER!" I want to give more than I receive, I want to be someone's miracle, I want to help others be greater, I want to lead others into their greatness through a relationship with Christ. I want to GO and get someone else. SEND ME!!!!!!!
- Vail House Productions

"Truly Anointing!"

This CD is truly anointing! Doreen Vail's voice is that of a songbird. The variety of songs on this wonderful CD certainly provide something for everyone. One of my favorite songs on the CD is "Use Me Lord." I can't tell you enough how Reflections Of A Yielded Vessel has touched my heart in so many ways! Doreen, if you read this I want you to know that you are a very special lady. And for those who have yet to experience the awesome voice of Doreen Vail . . what are you waiting for? Experience Reflections Of A Yielded Vessel today! You won't regret it, I assure you! - Ken's Gospel Crib


Release Date: January 26, 2008
The CD "ODYSSEY" will take you on an amazingly soulful and introspective journey about life. Doreen's eclectic and powerful yet smooth vocal style will transition you from simply living to feeling alive! The ride is sweet as the music moves you along with gospel, jazz, neo-soul, and R&B beats. The lyrics, delivered with outstanding vocals, bring home the message. It is when the music and the vocals unite that you are then swept away by the "ODYSSEY". This is a superb CD that requires the listener to do only one thing..."PUSH PLAY"!

The project was produced by the talented and versatile James E. Johnson for Vail House Productions.

Release Date: July 2000

REFLECTIONS OF A YIELDED VESSEL is the debut project released by gospel vocalist Doreen Vail. If you find difficulty in figuring out to whom the songs on this project are directed, then the vision God gave to Doreen has not been compromised. He told her that her gift of song is meant to reach a wide and diverse audience, and that she must allow the music to meet the people where they are. The variety of songs on this project may be best described if we coin a new term . . . "gospirationary" . . . a unique blend of gospel, spiritual, inspirational, and contemporary melodies from Heaven.

The project was produced by producers extraordinaire Vonkendrick Ginyard and Vernon Bouknight of Knight Time Productions in Washington, D.C.


Seth Vail - manager
(410) 866-1497

Vail House Productions
P.O. Box 10883
Baltimore, MD 21234 (e-mail) (website)



Singing has been as natural for Doreen Vail as breathing. Her powerful vocals have been compared to those of Yolanda Adams, Jill Scott, and even Barbara Streisand. However, most people agree that she has a unique style that is all her own. Doreen is able to rip through a traditional gospel hymn, soar through a love ballad, and flow into a jazzy tune, all while taking her listeners on an inspirational journey that keeps them captivated until her final note is sung. Her style can be described as “gospirationary”, a unique blend of gospel, spiritual, inspirational, and contemporary melodies.

Doreen is a 2009 Stellar Award nominee for Contemporary Female Artist Of The Year for her sophomore project entitled “Odyssey”. She is also a 2009 WAMMIE nominee for the same CD. Her first CD, “Reflections of a Yielded Vessel”, opened international doors through worldwide television exposure and travel to Africa. Doreen sees her music as not just a collection of songs but also as a concept that if taken in its entirety will impact and change lives. Doreen realizes that her greatest assets are in her voice and in her heart. When connected, no matter what the platform, God uses her to impact lives.

In 2006, Doreen was also afforded the opportunity to co-produce the season four theme song “Way Down in the Hole” for the highly-acclaimed HBO series “The Wire”.

Doreen has sung and appeared on a wide variety of venues including TBN, appearing with her friend Alvin Slaughter, and a movie entitled, “Guilty By Association” starring Morgan Freeman. She has shared platforms with artists ranging from CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Franklin to Frankie Beverly and Maze to Andy Williams. The list of churches, festivals, and conferences at which she has shared the stage with many prominent artists are too numerous to name. However, if you were to ask Doreen where the greatest places are that she has ever sung, she would say the prison in NC, the nursing homes, hospitals at patients’ bedsides, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, camps for underprivileged children, and in the bush areas of Zimbabwe, Africa. She lives her life to fulfill the quote, “You make a living from what you get and a life from what you give.”

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