Wanda and Purpose

Wanda and Purpose

BandChristianGospel

A Mello urban contempary, with a jazzy R&B flavor that will soothe your soul. This music will have come back for more.

Biography

Wanda's Biography

Rev. Wanda Perry-Josephs is an inspiration and an encouragement to all who know her. A dynamic woman anointed with hope, vision and purpose. A faithful wife, mother, and educator. She is also an ordained Local elder and the Co-Pastor of Living Word Ministries/Brockton AME Mission.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts she is an accomplished, vocalist songwriter and recording artist with a substantial track record, including RCA Records, Boston International Records, Nehemiah Records. Hope and A Future Productions, and now Josephs Enterprise and Living Word Ministries are works that she and her husband have been building and developing over some years now.
She has songs in musical productions such as Jack's World Children’s Musical, (by Mone’t Ledbetter-Glaude), Moses, Gospel Opera, by Walter Robinson. There are churches, schools and educational programs singing her songs. She has done extensive background work for years for many as well. Wanda has also sat on various boards and committee’s for production projects. She has worked with many artists, songwriters, producers, directors, and play writers, as well as pastors and ministries over the years. Rev. Josephs has a track record of songs and videos on the top of the charts, nationally, and internationally. She considers it an honor and a privilege to be used by God to serve in the many capacities. She is a firm believer and advocate of collaborative projects and teamwork.

In 1985, RCA introduced the trio “9.9” (Margo Thunder, Leslie Jones and Wanda Perry) with their first album and hit single “All of Me for All of You,” which bolted to the top of the Billboard charts in the US as well as in Europe. With stardom on the horizon for 9.9, Wanda began to hear new lyrics; words such as, “How are you giving me glory in the lyrics that you sing?” In probing and finally finding the answer to the question that would ultimately change her life, Wanda made the decision to move on. Armed with a new commitment to God and a new song, she left the group in 1987 in answer to a higher calling. Since that time Wanda has been serving in her community. She has endeavored to reach the outcast, visit the prisons and the sick, and work with the youth. Pastor Ray Hammond has described Wanda as a “wonderfully gifted musician who works hard at building relationships.”

Wanda began recording gospel music as a songwriter and guest soloist with Baystate Choral Chapter under the direction of Freda Battle in 1990, “I Praise Your Name, Surely Goodness and Mercy”. In 1992 she signed with Boston International Records which started a gospel division called Nehemiah Records in Bloomfield CT. At that time made her debut as a songwriter in the gospel industry with her first solo project “It's Not About Wanda,” which soared to # 1 in Hartford, CT., and she toured with Black Expo. She has continued to share her original compositions, a soulful yet versatile repertoire, with various ministries, outreach organizations and rallies, youth organizations, Boston Public Schools, including political rallies for a number of mayors and government officials. Liz Walker, Boston news anchor at WBZ TV-4, said, “When she sings, her rich, smoky timbre speaks of pain and strength, sweetness and struggle.”

As Wanda continues to sing, teach and preach in various settings, more people are becoming aware of God’s love and forgiveness, which is available to all. Jazz recording artist Walter Beasley, who has worked with her and followed her career for years, aptly described her anointing when he said, “the voice of Wanda Perry-Josephs is one of the most powerful yet tender instruments I have ever heard. The listener need only hear one phrase to experience the depth and breadth of her amazing gift” Wanda Perry-Josephs is a dynamic woman with an anointed spiritual depth. Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond and Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond had this to say, “it pleases us to share such a marvelous talent with an audience who we are sure will be tremendously blessed as well as encouraged.”
Wanda believes scripture is the platform from where one launches their vision, these scriptures are a catalyst in Wanda’s life: Psalm 25:4-5; Isaiah 41:10/43:1-13; Jeremiah 9:11; Mathew 6:33 I John 5:4-5, Hebrew 10:35-36, Ephesians 6:10-18, 2Corinthians 10:4-5.

Discography

Hope and a future credit

#2 You’re Worthy
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs & LeRoix Hampton III
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI) & Sonseare’ (BMI)

#3 The Love We Share
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs & Silver Sargent
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI) & Silsar Music (ASCAP)

#4 Time
Composer: Margo Thunder, Wanda Perry-Josephs & Gordon Worthy/Keneon Isaac
Publisher : Margo Thunder Music (ASCAP), Perry-Josephs Music (BMI) & Winfield Music 2053 (ASCAP)

#5 Thank You For Loving ME
Composer: Phyllis Franklin, Wanda Perry-Josephs & Gordon Worthy
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI) & Winfield Music 2053 (ASCAP)

#6 Oh! Breath of Life I
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI)

#7 Hope And A Future (Vocal)
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs & Gordon Worthy
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI) & Winfield Music 2053 (ASCAP)

#8 The Lord’s House
Composer: Margo Thunder, Wanda Perry-Josephs & Gordon Worthy
Publisher: Margo Thunder Music (ASCAP), Perry-Josephs Music (BMI) & Winfield Music 2053 (ASCAP)

#9 Your Mercies Are New
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI)

#10 God’s Blessing
Composer: Margo Thunder & Gordon Worthy
Publisher: Margo Thunder & Gordon Worthy

#11 Hope And A Future (Rap)
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs, Gordon Worthy, Rap: Wyatt Jackson
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI), Winfield Music 2053 (ASCAP) & YY Music (ASCAP)

#12 Victory
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI)

#13 Oh! Breath Of Life
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs, Freda Battle & LeRoix Hampton III
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI), Peace-O-Mind Music (SESAC) & Sonseare’ (BMI)

#14 I Yield
Composer: Wanda Perry-Josephs & Gordon Worthy
Publisher: Perry-Josephs Music (BMI) & Winfield Music 2053 (ASCAP)

Conquering the Giants in Our Lives

1. Fly on Butterfly (INTRO)
Lyrics/Vocal Arrangement by Wanda Perry-Josephs, Music by Gordon Worthy
Publishing Josephs Enterprise, Winfield Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Josephs Enterprise, Rhythmatic World Music (RWM)
Sound Engineer Gordon Worthy,
Mixing Engineer Brad Young/Underground Studio
2. Your Presence Is In This Place
Lyrics/ vocal Arrangement by Wanda Perry-Josephs
Background vocals Leslie Jones, Elise Jones, Wanda Perry-Josephs
Publishing Perry-Josephs Music (BMI)
Produced by Josephs Enterprise, Rhythmatic World Music (RWM)
Sound and Mixing Engineer Gordon Worthy
3. We Must Press On
Lyrics by Wanda Perry-Josephs, Vocal Arrangement by Wanda Perry-Josephs, Margo Thunder
Music by Gordon Worthy
Publishing Perry-Josephs Music, (BMI) Winfield Music (ASCAP)
Background Vocals Wanda Perry-Josephs, Margo Thunder, Leslie Jones, Elise Jones, Constance Kirven, Christina Kirven, Risa Engerman
Produced by Josephs Enterprise, Rythmatic World Music (RWM), Margo Thunder
Keyboard and Drum Programming Gordon Worthy
Sound Engineer Gordon Worthy
Mixing Engineer Brad Young/Underground Studio
4. Our Children
Lyrics/Vocal Arrangement by Wanda R. Perry- Josephs, Music by Gordon Worthy
Publishing Perry-Josephs Music (BMI), Winfield Music (ASCAP)
Background Vocals Wanda Perry-Josephs
Produced by Josephs Enterprise, Rythmatic World Music (RWM)
Keyboard and Drum Programming Gordon Worthy
Sound Engineer Gordon Worthy,
Mixing Engineer Brad Young/ Underground Studio
5. My God Shall Supply
Lyrics/Vocal Arrangement by Wanda Perry-Josephs, Mone't Ledbetter-Glaude
Music by Mone't Ledbetter-Glaude
Publishing Perry-Josephs Music (BMI), Cof Music (ASCAP
Background Vocals Wanda Perry-Josephs, Mone't Ledbetter-Glaude
Saxophone Solo Melchizedek Crockett (MEL)
Keyboard and Drum Programming Mone't Ledbetter-Glaude
Produced by Josephs Enterprise, Ine't Productions
Sound and Mixing Engineer Sidney Burton Jr.
6. I want to be all that I can be
Lyrics/Vocal Arrangement Wanda R. Perry-Josephs, Music by Gordon Worthy
Publishing Perry-Josephs Music (BMI), Winfield Music (ASCAP
Background Vocals Wanda Perry-Josephs
Produced by Josephs Enterprise, Rhythmic World Music (RWM),
Keyboard and Drum Programming Gordon Worthy
Sound and Mixing Engineer Gordon Worthy
7. Praise the Name of Jesus
Lyrics/Vocal Arrangement by Wanda Perry-Josephs Music by Mone't Ledbetter-Glaude
Publishing Perry-Josephs Music (BMI), Cof Music (ASCAP)
Background Vocals! Wanda Perry-Josephs, Leslie Jones, Elise Jones
Keyboard and Drum Programming Mone't Ledbetter-Glaude
Produced by Josephs Enterprise, Ine't Productions
Sound and Mixing Engineer Sidney Burton Jr.
8, Obedience is Better than Sacrifice
Lyrics/ Vocal Arrangement by Wanda Perry-Josephs
Publishing Perry-Josephs Music, (BMI)
Background Vocals! Wanda Perry-Josephs, Leslie Jones, Elise Jones
Produced by Josephs Enterprise, Rhythmatic World Music
Sound and Mixing Engineer Gordon Worthy
9. Triumphant
Lyrics/Vocal Arrangement by Garfield W. Josephs, Music by Mone't Ledbetter-Glaude
Publishing P

Set List

Our typical set is five songs or forty-five minutes.