Black Gospel Angels
Meet The Angels
"Angels Watching Over Me"
Producer, Lead Vocalist
Lady Rose Watson is a triple threat talent who sings, dances, and acts. Lady Rose is not only known as a great performer, but also as an entrepreneur leading her own company, TWG, Inc as president, producer, director, and songwriter; doing everything with class, elegance and excellence.
Classically educated at the School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia, she has toured and performed extensively in the USA, Europe, the Caribbean, South America and Asia. Lady Rose has appeared on numerous television shows, and has an extensive resume of stage credits in Europe and the USA.
In Europe, she co-starred with Ron Williams in the musical, Ray; with Joan Orleans in Mahalia; and with Joann Bell in Oh Happy Day. She was a principal performer in both Tenoritas and Sister Act during their European tours, and in the hit musical, Beehive in Hamburg, Germany.
In the USA, her musical credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Crowns, Ain't Misbehavin’, Beehive, Blues in the Night, Songs from the Soul, Tales of Hoffman, the Magic Flute, and the epic operetta, Carmen.
With all her monumental successes ranging from stage to television, her first love is gospel music. Out of a deep desire to share the joy of her music with the rest of the world, she founded the Black Gospel Angels.
The music of Lady Rose Watson and the Black Gospel Angels is heavenly! Started in 2015, this dynamic ensemble from the USA, with its soulful mix of traditional gospel music and contemporary rhythms leaves audiences standing, jumping, stomping and cheering in expressions of pure joy!
Guest Performer, Lead Vocalist
Queen Yahna is a native of Philadelphia, USA. She grew up in a family of singers and musicians as the daughter of Bishop J.W. Dennison. Musically versatile, her gifts shine in a number of genres. She has performed on Broadway and in American National Productions such as Porgy and Bess, South Pacific, One Mo 'Time, The Wiz and God's Trombones.
She was the featured guest in the last episode of the TV series of ABC's Cop Rock in the closing number "It's not over until the fat lady sings." This fantastic Tony Award nominated singer/composer has top ten hits in Germany and Europe.
Queen Yahna has performed in major concert halls, theaters and clubs in the USA and Europe, as well as at jazz festivals in Bregenz and Berlin. She has performed in the Philharmonic, the Friedrichsstadtpalast, the Theater des Westens, the Deutsche Oper and the Komische Oper.
She has directed the Berlin Community Ensemble, and is still known as the "Queen of Soul" in Berlin's music scene. Her radio, film and television appearances continue. Her philosophy is that she wants to share her gift from God with the world, to bring joy to the heart; rejuvenation to the soul, and awakening to the mind.
BGA 2019 Angels
"Angels Watching Over Me"
James "Jaydee" Lewis
James “Jaydee” Lewis is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He is an associate minister at the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Although Reverend Lewis was licensed to preach in 1996 and ordained in 2002, he is better known for his musical gifts. He has shared the stage with many well-known gospel giants like James Cleveland, Byron Cage, Albertina Walker, Timothy Wright, The Winans, John P. Kee, Kirk Franklin, and Anthony Hamilton. Jaydee has been featured in several local theatrical productions to include “How I Got Over,” “The Church in the Valley,” “He Said, She Said but What Does God Say?” “Stop the Violence,” “Respect,” “Christmas Every Day,” and “Keep On Dancing.” He made a cameo appearance in the motion picture, “Major Payne,” starring Damon Wayans. Most of all, Jaydee loves the Lord and loves to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. His motto is, “If you got the faith, God’s got the power.”
Jontael M. Anderson
Jontael Anderson is a native of Danville, Virginia, she discovered her love for singing at the age of 5. Never afraid, she has continued to share her musical gifts on a variety of stages and platforms. A graduate of Virginia Union University, and owner of her own hair salon, she welcomes the honor and privilege to join the Black Gospel Angels on this year’s tour.
Patrick Newby - The musical story of Patrick Newby began in elementary. His early explorations with the cello formed the platform for musical instruction that included the piano, organ, theory, composition, sight reading and orchestration. A powerful creative, disciplined musician and artist, he is a distinctive vocalist, arranger and songwriter. A child of the church, he serves as the Director of Worship for the 12,000 member Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, VA (USA). He has toured extensively in Italy, Switzerland and Germany, and its with great excitement that he joins the tour as musical director.
Chiquita L. Cross
Chiquita Cross is a graduate of Virginia State University in music. Chiquita is a recording artist and a vocal coach. Featured on several recordings, she has shared the stage with some of the greatest names in gospel music. She has toured extensively in the USA, Caribbean and Europe. She serves as Executive Director for Hopewell is Alive, a free music program for children, and finds joy in impacting the lives of others in a positive way. Excited to be an “angel,” we welcome Chiquita to the 2018 tour.
Markise Hicks is a singer, songwriter, and producer, an American independent Gospel artist. He is known throughout the southeastern region of the United States for his energetic style of music with his ensemble “The MO band.” His Debut album “Markise Hicks and the Mo Band: Live” garnered five award nominations, and the opportunity to sing on stages across the U.S. He is also the worship coordinator for his church in Norfolk, Virginia where he serves as choir director, and leads over 6,000 people in praise and worship every weekend.
Emmett Walker IV
Emmett Walker IV is making his debut international tour performance with the Black Gospel Angels 2019 Tour. However, his dream of being a. professional musician began with drums, continued with piano and ultimately found expression with the electric bass guitar. Music has always been a part of who he is. Preparing for a career as producer, arranger, and performer, he has performed with a number of well-known artists across the U.S., and is completing his formal education at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. We welcome Emmett Walker IV to the 2019 Tour of the Black Gospel Angels.
JJ Lassiter II
JJ Lassiter II is a dynamic drummer, and has shared his percussive stylings with a number of well-established artists around the U.S. A newcomer to the Black Gospel Angels Tour, his musical experience and exposure have enabled him to function as a producer, music programmer, musical director, drum technician, keyboard and bass guitar player. In his element on the drum set, he plays to the beat of his heart. He uses his God-given gift as both a ministry and a mission. We welcome JJ Lassiter to the 2019 Tour of the Black Gospel Angels.