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Valerie Dawkins

Gospel Singer from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
GigMasters 2012 AWARD WINNING PERFORMER!!!
When she sings…people stop what they are doing to listen. When she sings…people get goose bumps. When she sings…people are moved to tears. When she sings…people want more!

The powerful vocals of Valerie Dawkins have been known to captivate and inspire audiences across the country. For more than 3 decades, this anointed SINGER-SONGWRITER has performed at various church events, weddings, corporate events, and a host of other occasions. In fact, from the department store to the local beauty salon, there is hardly any environment in which Valerie has been that she hasn't been asked to sing! Her voice has been said to contain "a certain magic", possessing the ability to move the spirit and soothe the soul. Her versatility is evident in her ability to effectively use her instrument in many music genres. But whether gospel, R & B, or pop, Valerie recognizes that she is accountable to the "Giver" of the gift in its use. The rich, sultry tones in her voice are reminiscent of such powerhouse vocalists as Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. It has been said that she must have a "microphone in her throat"!

While in college, she gave a full concert accompanied by a live band. She has worked as a session vocalist for various recording projects. Valerie has appeared as a guest soloist on a Singles' Cruise where Gospel artist Smokie Norful was the featured artist. She also lent her talents to the 2008 Annual Foster Youth Benefit Concert hosted by W.H.A.L.E.R.'s Creation at the Hard Rock Café (DC). In 2011, Valerie was selected as one of ten finalists to compete in the Budweiser Superfest Opening Act Contest, and came in 2nd place. She is currently the Worship Leader at the Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church in Fort Washington, MD, where she has been privileged to serve in this capacity since the church's inception in 1990.

In addition to being an accomplished singer, Ms. Dawkins has written many songs – for praise and worship, for weddings, and even songs in celebration of the transition to eternity. Her creative talents have also been expressed through original poetry, the narration of dance recitals, playwriting, and even a Christian comedy stand-up routine!

Be it with live music, accompaniment tracks or a capella, Valerie Dawkins is sure to deliver the goods. Due to a technical malfunction at one wedding venue, Valerie had to sing with no music. When it was all over, the satisfied couple ended up giving her the biggest tip she'd ever received. Truly, it's the anointing that makes the difference!

Valerie is working towards recording her first solo project in the coming year. Possessing the right mix of pure, raw talent and a wealth of experience, Valerie Dawkins is sure to make your event special and memorable. Book her today and find out for yourself what happens...when she sings!


CLIENT FEEDBACK

Choir Anniversary, Friendship A.O.H. Church - Sunday, March 11, 2012

Valerie Dawkins acccepted an invitation to sing two selections at my church for the 36th anniversary of the Senior Choir on March 11, 2012. When Valerie started singing, everyone was in awe. Her voice was so clear and piercing to the soul. Her performance was so touching, people could not stop talking about her singing. In fact, we stood outside the church for a long time talking about the service. Her performance was outstanding!

Everyone really enjoyed her singing and want to invite her back for other services. Not only that, the other 3 musical guests got her information because they want to invite her to their churches! We were truly amazed at her voice. We just could not get over it! You really have to hear her for yourself. You would be amazed. She is totally awesome! -- Ada Holcomb, Hyattsville, MD


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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2012 - Top Gospel Singer

Anniversary Party

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Valerie was patient and extremely professional. She also blew my guests away by singing so beautifully. I highly recommend hiring her based on her professionalism and talent. Her videos don't do her credit once you witness her sing live, in-person. She doesn't even need a background track with that voice! Thank you Ms. Dawkins for making my day so beautiful!

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Memorial Service

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Valerie was a true blessing and WOW! what a beautiful voice. Although we had discussed songs to sing prior, she felt the overflow of Love the family had for our Loved one and tore it up and sang one of his favorite songs "Never Could Have Made It". When you can make big mama and them stand up and run to the back and praise dance you doing something. Thank you soooo! much Valerie for that comfort. Gurl, you are still being talked about just as much as the potatoe salad.(smile) We appreciate you, Thank God for ya! and like my great uncle said: That gurl can sang!! Good Gracious Alice!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Valerie was so AMAZING that most of my guests thought it was a CD Playing!!! When they realized she was siging live, they all wanted a business card :) Valerie took time to get to know me as a person and made sure my wedding ceremony was perfect. I look forward to using her services again in the future!!!!

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2016
Aug
27
Women's Conference - Marriott Hotel
Atlanta, ID
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Aug
26
Women's Conference - Marriott Hotel
Atlanta, GA
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Aug
25
Women's Conference - Marriott Hotel
Atlanta, GA
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jun
18
Wedding
Annandale, VA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Jun
17
Graduation Party
Glen Burnie, MD
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
May
6
Memorial Service
Bladensburg, MD
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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  • Add my performance of Pharell's "Happy" to your event at no extra charge!
  • Offer good when booking a minimum of 2 songs
  • Verses customized upon request for your event! (e.g. wedding recessional)
Happy
Pharell Williams
I'm Sure It's You
Shalea Frazier
Love Is You
Chrisette Michelle
A Couple of Forevers
Chrisette Michelle
Break Every Chain
Tasha Cobb
I Love the Lord
Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
His Eye is on the Sparrow
public domain
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
public domain
He's Concerned
CeCe Winans
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Please note Valerie Dawkins will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro.
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