A Thanksgiving Gospel Experience w/ Special Guest Anika Evans & Hosted by Dennis Gaxiola
Sunday, Nov 24
5pm $27 GA, $35 VIP
The Bailey Sisters, Bridgette Bailey and Robin Lynette Bailey, known to many as “Lynette,” are native San Franciscans born into a musical family. Their grandfather, L. B. Edwards, was the founder of the Providence Baptist Church Male Chorus and their grandmother, Arnetta Edwards, was one of the lead Altos in the Chancel Choir. The Edwards family, long-time members of Providence Baptist Church, were well known singers in the church community of the Bay Area, especially the daughters of L. B. and Arnetta; the three sisters known as “The Edward Sisters.” The group consisted of Bridgette and Lynette’s mother, Lois and her two sisters Arnette and Inez. With high regards for their fore parents’ musical history, Bridgette and Lynette state that it has been their mother, Lois E. Bailey, an accomplished pianist, who has influenced them the most. As young children, were given piano lessons and began singing in the Providence Baptist Church Juniorette Choir and went on to join the Youth and Young Adult Choir. They currently sing with the Voices of Providence. The sisters have shared their voices at venues throughout the Bay Area, such as the War Memorial Opera House, wedding ceremonies and various churches. 2012 consisted of sold-out performances at The Rrazz Room and Tommy T’s. Most recently they were received by a very enthusiastic crowd at The San Francisco Juneteenth Celebration.
Bridgette has also accompanied LaToya London, 4th Runner Up in the American Idol competition, as a background vocalist. Currently she can be heard as a background vocalist with Michael Nelson, a rising star gospel recording artist, on his newly released CD, “Nikaio.”
Bridgette and Lynette have powerful Soprano/Alto voices they masterfully use. Breathing the spirit of lyrics into each word and skillfully delivering the message of a song to an audience. Therefore, their performance does not come off as contrived but as one which is aware of the trials of the world but maintains a deep and ever-growing spiritual relationship with God.
Anika Evans is a native of San Francisco, Ca. She currently is the Director of the Music Dept of Calvary Hill Community Church, Pastored by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr. Psalmist, Intercessor and Minister; Anika has touched and inspired many to look to Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith. Graduate of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary earning her diploma in Christian Ministries.
Her Debut CD Project entitled "It's Necessary" was released on October 9, 2012. Her 1st single “We Owe It All To You Lord” has been played on On-line stations like YESLORD RADIO, WGBR RADIO SYNERGY RADIO, LOOKUP RADIO, SOGN RADIO, NIA RADIO NETWORK, JOYGOSPEL RADIO and many more. Her NEW SINGLE “Awesome Are You Lord” is now getting into stations rotation and the album is getting Great reviews.
She was nominated by the 2013 Indie Music Channel Awards on April 28, 2013 for “Best Gospel Artist,” ”Best Gospel Song,” “Best Female Contemporary Christian” and 2 nominations with Label Mate Greg “Tre” Harris for “Best Gospel Duo” and “Best Contemporary Christian Duo.” She walked away with 3 awards. “Best Gospel Artist,” “Best Gospel Song” and “Best Gospel Duo” with Greg Tre Harris.
Managed and signed to Independent Record Label C'hellaNique Records, Anika's ministry of speaking, singing and teaching has taken her throughout the United States proclaiming God's Goodness, Look for her, God is doing an Awesome Work through his servant Anika.