Petula Beckles
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Petula Beckles

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | INDIE | AFTRA

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2005
Solo Jazz Gospel

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"Single review/ Today I Will Shout"

"I was extremely impressed with the song "Today I will shout". And I feel that you are extremely talented. I was equally awed with your style, the quality of the writing, overall production and performance". - Sam Carson/A&R Dept. The music insider network LLC. Nashville, TN.


"Music review. Today I Will Shout."

"Out of all the songs I've done, this is still one of my favorites". - Tarence Farell- Producer/ Levite music Group LLC, Queens, NY


"Music review. Today I Will Shout."

"Out of all the songs I've done, this is still one of my favorites". - Tarence Farell- Producer/ Levite music Group LLC, Queens, NY


"Comment/ review"

"...You have a great voice. Keep on doing what you're doing...". - Claude McKnight (Take 6). Nashville, TN


"Comment/ review"

"...You have a great voice. Keep on doing what you're doing...". - Claude McKnight (Take 6). Nashville, TN


"Performance Critique.- 'Taste and see'"

"...Saturday night at Berean. You was outstanding!... With only one song. I truly enjoyed your (one) performance at (UCAA) Berean SDA." - Richard White, Rowhouse Advertising and Design


"Critique/review"

"Interesting tone and delivery in vocal- has a jazzy feel in the delivery melody. Good layering and easy to listen to.

Smooth dynamic texture throughout but still maintains an ability to convey a good sense of sectional contrast with a distinctive chorus section.

I like the instrumental textures and arrangement on ending also". - Clint McBay/ Director of A&R/ TAXI. Calabasas, CA


"Comment on #1 spot on Charts"

"Congratulations on your #1 rank as the top Reverb nation artist in tri-state area." - Levite Music Group LLC.- Reverb Nation


"Song Review- 'Wherever Jesus leads me""

"Petula, I simply love your work! Yes I thought that you were about to scat on track 1! This jazzy touch is working, and is the kind of project that I must bring to the internet audience at Jazz Fusion Ministry..." - Margo Lovett/ Jazz Fusion Ministry.


"Comment on #1 spot on Charts"

"Congratulations on your #1 rank as the top Reverb nation artist in tri-state area." - Levite Music Group LLC.- Reverb Nation


Discography

SInner's Cry (2016)
My Song of Jesus (2008)
Today I Will Shout (2006)

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Bio

With her unique blend of Jazz, Soul and Gospel, Petula Beckles is one
of the most vibrant, and promising Gospel artists to date. Her golden
array of smooth tones and melodious stories captivates her audience
creating a warm effervescent atmosphere of praise. No shrinking flower
when it comes to expressing her deep spirituality, she speaks life into
the words of her songs and the truth of her conviction is clear to all
who hear her. 


Born in Tobago West Indies, Petula Beckles began her story as a
child protégé performing her first song, “Turn your Life to Jesus” at
the age of 5. Her natural talent and love for singing led her to become
the Golden Star Karaoke Girl in Tobago at age 14. Although not formally
trained, Ms. Beckles’ talent won her a full scholarship to sing with the
Chamber Choir and Choral at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. 


While attending college, Petula toured with the ensemble as well as
an African a cappella group called ‘The Zambian Vocal majority’ singing
throughout Texas. She also received invitations to sing solo at various
events and concerts. After moving to Florida in 2005 Petula decided to
follow another passion of hers; children, she became a Baby Nurse. While
using her voice to soothe babies, Ms. Beckles, never forgetting her
first love, worked behind the scenes and released her first single
“Today I Will Shout” in 2006, which charted at #21 on the Independent
International top 30’s in 2010. Though she enjoyed working with
children, Petula heeded the call from God and began her music ministry
full time in December 2007.


From 2008 and beyond Petula Beckles took the Gospel world by storm
releasing her solo debut album “My Song of Jesus” which aided in landing
Petula a distribution contract with Tate Music Group. She has shared
billing and stages with Gospel greats as Steve Green, Canton Jones,
Lexi, DeWayne Woods, Lisa McClendon, Kim Burrell, just to name a few.
She is currently a worship leader at Zoe Ministries under the direction
of the multiple award winning Song-writer and Musician David Bratton,
where Master Prophet Bishop E. Bernard Jordan presides.

Petula has toured a great deal gracing various stages as Gospel
Uptown, The Knitting Factory, Broward College OMNI Auditorium, Village
Underground, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Porter Sanford III Performing Arts
Center, The C-Room Atlanta, York College Performing Arts Center,
Arlene's Grocery, Ella Lounge and more. Petula’s stage has the
quintessence Jazz house feel with a kiss of whimsy—she often performs
sitting on a chair with her whimsical jade Guitar on her lap, an
instrument she taught herself to play.  An upright bass, piano,
percussion and bongos complete the Petula Beckles experience. 


“If you fail to prepare, you’ve prepared to fail” is Petula’s motto.
It is with this mind-set that the Gospel/ Jazz Sensation won herself
the 2012 En Sound Music Award for “Best Jazz Performance”, and two 2016
Radio Alliance Awards for “Alternative CD of the Year” and “Gospel Jazz
Song of the Year”.  Petula is using her God-given talents to reach out
to the world and touch each soul with her lyrical testimonies; you can
expect great and marvelous things from this blossoming flower.