Writing / Arrangement Producing
Musician (Keyboard, Organ, Piano)
Clinician (Choir, Music, etc.)
Adjunct Professor at Christian Life College (California)
National Board Member, Pentecostal Music Association (UPCI)
Licesned Minister, UPCI
Associate Pastor, Christian Life Center // Stockton, CA (Haney)
Chairman, Music Department Christian Life Center // Stockton, CA
Associate Pastor, Pentecostals of Alexandria // Alexandria, LA (Mangun)
Chairman, Music Department POA // Alexandria, LA
With a wide-ranging skill set and a passion for Apostolic
musicians, Pentecostal music, and the Gospel, Sillimon is ready to help your
ministry blossom! Let's talk, and find out what Sillimon Sound can do for you.
Representing Stockton, CA, Laird Sillimon enters the scene with an accomplished pedigree. The artist has handled production efforts for the
Christian Life Center (CLC) Mass Choir while also serving as Associate
Pastor and Music Department Chair of Christian Life Center. In addition, Sillimon's work has been recorded by the famed Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar choir over the years.
With anticipation, Sillimon and his ensemble Covenant releasetheir newest effort titled The One God. The 11-track studio project presents the Sunday morning experience in a balanced package that highlights
both the traditional and contemporary expressions of the genre in an authentic manner
Sillimon teams with Grammy award winning producer Kevin Bond to handle production for the entire effort. Bond's years of experience serves as a perfect complement to the musical presentation of Sillimon and Covenant, as he adds his signature polish to the final product.
Sillimon finds his musical comfort zone in traditional presentations such as the "Back To Church Medley" that features "As Long As I Have Jesus", "Give The Lord The Praise", "Bless That Wonderful Name", and "Look What The Lord Has Done". "Gotta Praise Him (Sing Hallelujah)" continues the church vibe which works well for the ensemble, with Nichole Evans providing solid lead vocals.
Sillimon, an accomplished songwriter, pens the lion's share of the songs for this effort. In addition to
penning traditional favorites, Sillimon knows the power of the ballad. "All My Praise" is an urban worship gem, featuring the passionate and powerful lead vocals of Tramaine Lee Lewis. Equally powerful is "To Know You". Penned by Laura Payne, the track is simple in nature, yet lives on the strength of its heartfelt lyrics and the powerful leads of both Lewis and Daniel Meintasis, Sr.
Arguably, the album's most exciting moment comes on the track "Not Just 4 Me". This infectious groove gets in your shoulders and features Sillimon on lead vocals. With a vocal tone a bit reminiscent of Marcus Cole, the track reminds all that Christ's love is for all men. This track is definitely the one!!
Sillimon's experience works well as he and Covenant proudly herald the praises of The One God.
Making their home in Stockton, California, The Christian Life Center Mass Choir makes their triumphant return to the industry with their 2007
release, He Shall.
Known throughout the years as the CLC Mass Choir,
this aggregation is by no means inexperienced in the realm of gospel music, having once been a mainstay on the famed Command record label in the early 90's. Having taken a near 15-year recording hiatus, the choir returns with a 12-song effort filled with Sunday morning passion and unmistakable Pentecostal
Enlisting the production efforts of music director Laird Sillimon and award-winning producer Kevin Bond, CLC takes listeners
into the midst of their Sunday morning experience, as recorded live in their home church, Christian Life Center.
The choir presents accessible pieces designed for easy replication by church choirs around the country. With a distinctly traditional flair, the choir kickstarts hand clapping and foot stomping with tracks such as the fun-filled "I'm A Pentecostal", "God's Already
Worked It Out", and "Ready for the Rapture". Check out the notable lead vocals of Olevia Williams on these cuts.
While the choir is comfortable with up-tempo offerings, their ballads are equally strong, showcasing the strength of their abilities.
Several favorites include "Here On Holy Ground", "Jesus You're Worthy" and the album's title cut.
Don't forget to check out their solid cover of the Thomas Whitfield classic "Genesis", one of the album's strongest
From cover to cover, The CLC Mass Choir presents a solid return effort, and are poised to become a favorite of church choirs and traditional gospel lovers of all ages, all over again.