Fragrance of a Rose
J. Thomas has a particular soothing style that is hard to ignore. His voice is like an angel and his R & B sound is groovalcious. - Gilli Moon President of Songsalive Inc. This was written about the eldest child of Reverend & Evangelist Braden, whom was born and raised in Northern California and has been singing in church functions since the age of six. Being raised in that environment enabled him to learn valuable lessons. Lessons concerning faith, drive, and vision; and how you must give God your all in everything you do in His Name. Singing has always been his passion which drives him. Be it in local churches, auditorium events or café/ coffeehouses, J. Thomas with his Jeffrey Osborne/ Brian McKnight tone, can either electrify or soothe an audience with renditions sung from his soul. Though his music would be considered to be in the contemporary gospel genre; it can be appreciated by all music lovers. In 2003 after singing with his family group, "The Braden Family," for seven years, he embarked into somewhat of a solo endeavor; releasing the first of his two c.d's "Just to Bless." I say "Somewhat" meaning that even though he's singing by himself, spiritually he's accompanied by Jesus who makes the experience a duet presentation. In October 2007, with the release of his second project entitled "Fragrance of a Rose," he declares a life altering lesson learned; we can't make it without Jesus and it's all about Him. "Fragrance of a Rose" through it's diversification can uplift any crowd, no matter ethnicity, genre preference or age. It has also presented him with an opportunity to expand in the form of a band, which is called "Millennium." It is within this band where the Lord has placed individuals with different views on Christianity, but the same love for worship. Together they have been given opportunities one after another; friendships established, contacts made and most of all souls have been stirred and touched. This Pastor, once said,' Upon arriving to heaven, if you heard someone singing louder than everyone else, it would be J. Thomas.' But I feel we're lucky because we don't have to wait to hear him sing, all we have to do is listen. John 15:7 ... God bless J. Thomas © 2007 J. Thomas.
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