""Heaven Is The Place" is a dream."
Raymond Myles: Bio
Raymond Myles started his career as a gospel singing child
prodigy. He scored a hit single at age 12 and was subsequently chosen to perform at
Mahailia Jackson's funeral. Since that time he has recorded several albums and performed
all over the world with virtually every big name artist in Gospel. Raymond also plays
secular music and is legendary for his incredibly high energy live shows. His latest
NYNO release, Heaven is the Place,
is a live gospel album recorded with Raymond's choir, The RAMS, at two historic Crescent
Share with us your favorite Jazz Fest memory.
"Performing on the Ray Ban stage. We were asked to play there two years in a row.
We were the only Gospel group to ever play outside of the gospel tent."
What are your five favorite records in your personal collection?
Donnie Hathaway - "Someday We'll Be Free"
What is the title of your favorite song that you wrote?
What is your favorite song written by someone else?
Aretha Franklin - "Amazing Grace"
DJ Rogers - "Trust Me"
Stevie Wonder - "Songs In The Key Of Life"
Raymond Myles - the medley off my album
"I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly
Do you have any advice to musicians and song writers?
Whatever your dreams are, keep striving. Never give up.
Where is the best place to eat in New Orleans?
Two Sisters, off Canal Street between Claiborne and Bienville.
Where is the best place to catch live music in New Orleans?
When is the best time to visit New Orleans?
When is your birthday?
Billboard, June 14, 1997
"Raymond Myles, long a fixture in his hometown of New Orleans, roars back onto the recording scene with a collection of sparkling originals and re-inventions of gospel standards. After years as New Orleans' best kept secret, Myles seems poised for major leap into the mainstream."
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