A family singing praise together


the_murrills.jpgA unique family of talented vocalists and instrumentalists, The Murrills are endowed with the ability to reach and rebuild broken spirits through the ministries of song and prayer. With an amazing chemistry that can only be shared between six close knit siblings, The Murrills have already wowed audiences through their work with the famed Tri-City Singers. Their debut CD "Family Prayer" is being released June 3, 2008 on Zomba Gospel. "Family Prayer" is produced by Grammy Award winner Donald Lawrence, who first worked with the group as part of his celebrated choir The Tri-City Singers.

Comprised of Darwin, Damion, Donnell, Andre, Roger and sister Arnetta – who was a featured Tri-City lead vocalist - The Murrills, guided by their mother, began singing together as children and "Family Prayer" is replete with songs that bring to life the old adage "the family that prays together, stays together." Their music beautifully emphasizes the love and strength, ups and downs of family, with faith and togetherness being the central themes.

"If only by the example we show of the unity and power of the family, I believe we can be a force for healing and reunification," says Arnetta.

"We want our lives and music-as a strong, close, loving Family, to count for something meaningful." Roger Murrill adds, "If the way we live, and the music we make, will help ease anyone's pain, heal anyone's brokenness, we will have accomplished something long lasting and important."

The first single "Family (There's A Healing)" is an emotional ballad that pierces the heart with its passionate sentiment that "God has come to heal the family" and its genuine plea for broken families everywhere to reunite. As a bonus, "Family Prayer" is enhanced with sheet music that features piano and vocal notations for "Family (There's A Healing)."

Other highlights on FAMILY PRAYER include "This Is How I Feel About You," an earnest devotion describing the limitless capabilities of God; while "I Declare War" is a punching, up-tempo jam pronouncing victory over any temptation or obstacle. The Murrills also show a versatile edge with a heart-throbbing remake of New Edition's classic "Can You Stand The Rain."

The Murrills will perform April 27 at the 2008 Silver Rose Awards & Auction Gala for the Jenesse Center. Halle Berry is the event Chairperson and a huge supporter of The Jenesse Center, a non-profit domestic violence program in South Central, Los Angeles. The Gala will be hosted by Wanda Sykes and other performers include Jennifer Hudson.