THE EVOLUTION OF ELIJAH BRADFORD
Elijah Bradford is a multifaceted business professional who is achieving success through following his passion. A prolific singer, songwriter, musician, motivational speaker, actor, author and performance coach, Elijah Bradford continues to reveal several personas as he matriculates through the world of performing arts and personal growth.
As a performance coach, Elijah works with groups, choirs, soloist from all walks of life teaching them the psychology of a excellent performance. A dynamic speaker, he enjoys traveling to speak at conferences, workshops, and cooperate events empowering the masses to pursue their God given gifts and purpose.
In 2006 Elijah developed Coffee House Productions. Initially, the production company was developed to house his annual music conference, Word In Song Conference. Bradford, however, was inspired in 2008 to expand the brand to include his three gospel music groups; Purpose Driven, Epiphany, and the Valentinos along with his speaking ministry.
In 2012 Bradford starred in his first acting role in the stage play “Crowns” written by Regina Taylor, perhaps best known as the Golden Globe award winner actress in the television series I’ll Fly Away.
In 2014 Elijah self published his first book “Notes of Reassurance.” In the faith based book, Bradford uses real life experiences to provide a practical guide to handling the storms of life.
Recently Elijah played the role of Andre in the off Broadway run of Ain't Misbehavin, a musical revue and tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Fats Waller song "Ain't Misbehavin'".
Elijah Bradford attributes his fiery and convicting singing style to all of the music he surrounded himself with as a child. He often reminisces the sounds of Dorothy Love Coates, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Clark Sisters, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, and others blasting in his home.
Although Elijah and his groups (The Valentinos, Purpose Driven) have shared the stage with the likes of Luther Barnes, Dorothy Norwood, The McDonald Sisters, Lee Williams, Legendary Singing Stars, Brooklyn All Stars, Ted and Shari, The Canton Spirituals, The Williams Sisters, The Clark Sisters , and others he is determined to stay humble and let God exalt him. In 2015 they had the awesome opportunity to be the special musical guest at best - selling author, internationally known speaker Luncinda Cross' Activate Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Elijah Bradford never tires of using his energies to transform the world, well beyond the church podiums and concert stages meshing traditional and social media to empower his audiences. Hundreds of thousands are watching him on Youtube and Facebook. He has a keen way of turning what he touches to gold. His straight –from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into the greatness of what God has called them to be.
As a performer who strives for excellence, while ignoring artificial boundaries between musical genres, Bradford says, “A star talent must know everything there is to know about his or her craft. Talent is not enough.” He is on a mission to “connect cultures through music.” With performing in his DNA, singing as his principal career, and teaching as his passion, Elijah is just coming into the prime of his life. He holds in highest regard his own teachers Debbie Grable, Andy Hill, Linda Beck, Deborah Horton, along with many other musical icons, whose wisdom continues to inspire him and his work.