Vocalist/Minister of Music/Executive Producer
Presents His Latest Project
Donald Malloy LIVE: “Finally Home”
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Every once in a while a highly anointed individual comes along who God has downloaded super sized gifts and talents. One such anointed individual is “vocalist extraordinaire” Donald Malloy. What a gift God has given to the industry! He simultaneously propels his uncompromising vocal talents to an unprecedented level of artistic achievement. His gifts and talents continue to revolutionize the gospel music industry. As a veteran in the gospel industry, Malloy has provided indisputable proof of his great talent and an even greater future!
Malloy was born in Cheraw, South Carolina to the late James Robert and Loreain Malloy. He was born with an intrinsic melodic distinctive and a compelling music heritage. His mother, a singer, immediately recognized her fifth child, Donald, was blessed with keen vocal talents. Accordingly, when he was six, his mother put him up front of the Pleasant Grove AME Zion church during the Sunday morning service. Notwithstanding, she told him as only a mother could -- “Boy, you’d better sing!” Sing, was what Donald did that Sunday morning! Unexpectedly to him, it was the dawning of his gospel music career!
Malloy is a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey where he serves as the Minister of Music under the dynamic leadership of Pastor Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham. As a Minister of Music, coupled with his keen ear for music direction and arrangement he effectively delivers the total connectivity for the appreciation of gospel music. As a result, he creates for his audience a “taste and see response.”
His educational pursuits exemplifies his pursuit of excellence. He earned a degree in Business Management from the Lincoln Business School.
He is married to the very lovely June. They are the blessed parents of two dynamic children Jessica and Christopher.
Malloy’s latest project “Finally Home” features the single “I Know What Prayer Can Do” was recorded live in his hometown Cheraw, South Carolina. This project was produced by the legendary Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and Malloy is the executive producer. His vocal talent on this project takes melody and harmony in a completely new direction. This project echoes success and will certainly enhance your music collection.
This authentic masterpiece offers a smorgasbord of “13” incredible tracks telling a musical story which ends well. This project immediately establishes a dialogue with the melody and the lyrics. The lyrics throughout are tastefully and elegantly oriented. The arrangements are coupled with a rich full exceptional sound that is just powerful to the core. The stylistic diversity released on this project simply raises the bar of excellence. Malloy brings to his audiences “ministry through song” with a personalized melodic/harmonic blend.
The highlights of Malloy’s career are quite impressive. He initially recorded on Savoy Records with the Voices of Unity on their album “I’m Heaven Bound.” His impressive vocals and exciting stage charisma were components in his landing his first solo single with Prelude Records. Remarkably, Malloy’s career catapulted and he recorded an additional six solo projects: “Holy Spirit,” “There Is No Limit,” “Everything Will Be Alright,” “Hold On To The Promise” “Jesus Reigns” and his current project “Finally Home.”
The highlights of Malloy’s repertoire is well-documented. He has collaborated, recorded and/or performed with the late Reverend James Cleveland, Cleophus Robinson, Dorothy Norwood, Tramaine Hawkins, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Richard Smallwood, Rev. John P. Kee (“Cast Your Cares” – VIP), Vickie Winans, Pastor Donnie McClurkin and the late Timothy Wright. He recorded three albums with the New Jersey Mass Choir including the smash hit “I Want To Know What Love Is” (Malloy lead vocals) which soared to the top of the charts worldwide. He performed as a special guest artist on five releases with Bishop Jeff Banks and Revival Temple Mass Choir and the Georgia Mass Choir’s “They That Wait” and “Tell It” projects. He has guest appeared on the “Urban Hymns Project” that was released in Japan in 2001.
Other recording highlights for Malloy singing lead are: “The Harvest Is Ripe,” written by Jeffrey LaValley, “Yah Mo Be There” by Michael McDonald, “You’re The Inspiration” by Chicago, New Jersey Mass Choir – “Live At The Ritz” Album (Vinyl), “Jesus Is Right On Time,” “Jesus Will Make Everything Alright” on the “Tell It” CD, Georgia Mass Choir “They That Wait” CD “He Steps In,” Malloy co-leads with the late Rev. Timothy Wright.
Malloy earned other elite distinctions including: New Jersey Male Vocalist of the Year presented by the New Jersey State Gospel Music Association, Dove nomination for his traditional song “There Is No Limit” in 1991. A 1993 release “Everything Will Be All Right” earned him a Stellar Award nomination for “Best Contemporary Male Vocalist.” He also performed on the national televised award show. The album charted on Billboard’s Top 40. In 1992, Malloy received the GMWA Excellence Award for “Male Vocalist of the Year – Traditional” for the song “Ready To Serve The Lord,” a salute to the Caravans. He was a participant in recording a DVD entitled “Gospel Legends.” performing the songs “Joy” and “Lord Do It” on Malaco Records. He recorded with other legendary gospel artists namely, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, the late Albertina Walker, Dottie Peoples, Joe Ligon and many others. He has traveled extensively throughout the USA and is a favorite at Gospel Festivals across the country.
Media Highlights: He has appeared on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel, Motown’s 25th Anniversary “Live at the Apollo Theatre,” “Saturday Night Live” with Andre Crouch and Singsation in Chicago, Illinois.
International Highlights: In film, he has been featured in commercials in Amsterdam, Holland for Volkswagen singing gospel music. Donald Malloy also took his ministry to South Africa to do several concerts and workshops with the South African people. The experience was a life changing experience.
Malloy’s message for the youth and artists is: Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Believe in your heart that God has called you out to do ministry. Pray, pray for His Guidance.”
“Finally Home” bless and ignite the sparks of your spirit. You will agree with Malloy and say “I Knows What Prayer Can Do!”
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