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Queen's Entertainment - About Us

Our mission at Queen’s Entertainment is to serve our client’s with music entertainment for any event. We provide a resource for artist to share their gifts with the world, we also provide an excellent package that offers competitive prices, a wide range of music variety, reliable service and professional performances that are exceptional.

Queen’s Entertainments is a Washington Metropolitan Area based agency which has a great range of music and entertainment to offer you for wedding ceremonies, receptions, anniversary, banquets, retirements and many other special occasions. Specializing in R&B, gospel, opera, pop, jazz and soul.

Tomika Arnold - Singer/ Songwriter/Actress

 

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HipHop/R&B/Gospel/Jazz/Songwriter/Singer/Author and owner of “Queen’s Entertainment, LLC”. Native to the Washington, D.C. area, she comes from a family of singers - one of whom is Atlanta vocalist Monica, who debuted in 1995 with the platinum Top Ten singles "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of dem Days)" and "Before You Walk out My Life."

Tomika has been singing since the tender age of 11 when she was selected to sing with a small ensemble of teenagers who sang with the Eastern High School Choir.  They were later asked to represent the United States in a worldwide competition for UNICEF which was held across the seas in the Netherlands.  Tomika has sung background and shared the stage with music giants such as Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Neyo, Natalie Cole, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Jeffery Osborne, CeCe Winans, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Anita Baker, Al Green, Yolanda Adams, Mark Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Faith Hill, and Luther Vandross.  She has also had the opportunity to sing for three U.S. Presidents, President George W. Bush, President William Clinton, and for the inauguration of President Barack Obama for nationally televised events to include HBO’s We Are One Inauguration Celebration, Christmas in Washington, Kennedy Center Honors and The Millennium Celebration on the Capital. Singing background for “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen at Super Bowl XLIII is one of most memorable accomplishments.

Tomika was taught to sing sacred, secular, classical, spirituals, inspirational, gospel, jazz, pop, and blues music by the award winning Joyce Garrett, Founder and Artistic Director of the ‘Excellence Without Excuses’ Program. She has also taken vocal training with Soprano Joyce Lundy at the Levine School of Music, one of the largest and most prestigious music schools in the nation; accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and the only all-Steinway community music school in the world.  Tomika is currently working with Dale Good of All Good Entertainment on her debut CD.  

In the Washington, DC area, Tomika is well known and has written lyrics and music for other local artists.  She is a member of the Songwriter’s Guild of America and has performed work with her local church The Soul Factory on their Remanufactured Soul I & II CD’s, where they have taken the world’s most soulful R&B music and remanufactured it to bring glory to God.

This 28 year old songwriter has written many songs that capture the essence of life – with lyrics that transcend gender, race, and age.  Her music educates, inspires and displays wisdom far beyond her years. Her sound is unique, melodic, and controlled and her voice is soulful, sultry, soothing, yet bold. The earth grumbles and moans to hear her sing.

 

Roderick Giles - Singer, Arranger, Composer, Clinician or Vocal Coach

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Roderick Giles is a native Washingtonian. He attended Eastern High School and was a member of the world renowned Eastern High School Choir. He studied under and credits his musical expertise to the highly esteemed, Dr. Joyce Garrett, Music Director, Eastern High School.

Roderick has come to realize that music is his passion. He has been singing since age five. At the age of 13, he traveled to Europe as one of the lead soloist with the Children’s Gospel Choir of America where he was a member for four years. He is currently a member of Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, and the Founder and Leader of the group EXTOL.

In the summer of 2001, Roderick formed the group EXTOL. The group has been blessed to perform with seasoned artists such as Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark collectively known as the world renowned “Clark Sisters”, Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, LaShun and Duranice Pace of “The Pace Sisters.” The group has also opened in concert for Vickie Winans. They have participated in a “live” recording with Bishop Michael V. Kelsey and the New Samaritan Baptist Church Mass Choir for their 2004 CD project “Masterpiece” and rendered background vocals for the CD project of Aneisa Simon and Stephen Hurd’s CD project scheduled to be released in the fall of 2008.

In 2004, during the 50th birthday celebration for Twinkie Clark, EXTOL was blessed to minister as the special guest in Detroit Michigan at Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, where J. Drew Sheard is Pastor and Evangelist Karen Clark Sheard is First Lady. In September 2005, EXTOL was blessed to minister on Bobby Jones Gospel as background vocalists for Twinkie Clark.

Roderick is a remarkable singer, arranger, composer, clinician and vocal coach. He has composed music for Mike McCoy and the Voices United’s CD project “Continue 2 Continue,” for the track entitled “Get Thee Hence”, Aneisa Simon’s CD project for the track entitled “I Am God” and Brian Spriggs & NuWorship’s CD project for the track entitled “Purified.” He participated in the DC Unity Project for Heaven 1580 as one of the lead vocalist on the track entitled “Take Me Back,” written by King Soloman. He was also lead vocalist and sang background on a few projects produced by Stellar Award Winner Isaiah D. Thomas.

He is an active member of the Southern Baptist Church of Praise and Worship Center. He serves as choir director for the choir “Inspiration,” and he serves on the Judah Praise Team.

Most importantly, Roderick loves the word of God. His favorite passage of scripture is Psalm 112:7-8, New International Version and it reads: “He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look triumphant on his foes.”

EXTOL - Singing Group, Background Singers

EXTOL

 

EXTOL is more than just a singing group.  They are above all else, a gospel ministry who stands firm in what they believe in-Sing unto God, sing praise to his name: extol him who rides on the clouds his name is the Lord and rejoice before him. Psalm 68:4 (NIV)

 

In the summer of 2001, Roderick Giles formed the group in Washington, DC.  The group consists of 4 members: Jocelyn Hill, Lakisha Goldsberry, Roderick Giles and Cherlita Claiborne.

 

EXTOL has been blessed to perform with seasoned artists such as Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark collectively known as the world renowned “Clark Sisters”, Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, LaShun and Duranice Pace of “The Pace Sisters”, BeBe Winans, Kelly Price, Sheri Jones Moffett, Kim Burrell, Mary Mary, Stephen Hurd, 2009 Sunday Best Winner Y’Anna Crawley and also opened in concert for Vickie Winans.  They have participated in a recording with Bishop Michael V. Kelsey and the New Samaritan Baptist Church Mass Choir for their 2004 CD project “Masterpiece” and rendered background vocals for the CD project of Aneisa Simon and Stephen Hurd’s latest CD project “Times of Refreshing.”

 

They are featured on Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music CD entitled “In the Fellowship” on the track “All These Thing I Do”.

 

In November 2004, EXTOL was blessed to minister as the “special guest” in Detroit Michigan at Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, where J. Drew Sheard is Pastor and Evangelist Karen Clark Sheard is First Lady for the 50th Birthday Celebration of Twinkie Clark and in September 2005 was also blessed to minister on Bobby Jones Gospel as background vocalists for Twinkie Clark.

 

They have ministered in churches and community events throughout the Washington-Metropolitan area as well.

 

They are members of Southern Baptist Church Praise and Worship Center under the leadership of the Senior Serving Shepherd, Overseer Charles H. Doom, Jr. and the most elegant First Lady, Elder Eleanor Doom, Co-Pastor and Pastor of Women.

 

EXTOL has been anointed to preach, write and produce gospel dramas/theatrical plays, compose, write and arrange music and conduct workshops.

 

God continues to bless and open doors for EXTOL, but as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for EXTOL.

 

Marcus Young - Musician, Singer, Recording Artist

Baptized in music before he was born, Mr. Young experienced the sound of music at an early age. He was raised in an environment surrounded by music under the influence of his father, Steven Young, a music teacher and an accomplished musician. It's no surprise that Marcus is a master at playing multiple instruments. Marcus is playing out what he was born to do deliver pure soulful melodic and inspirational songs infused with jazz rhythms, "Groove Jazz", as Marcus calls it. He's young, he's fresh, he's talented and stands at the threshold of becoming a musical icon. His invasion in the music industry has already begun. Just weeks away from releasing his debut CD, homegrown talent Marcus known on stage as 'Mr. Young', is ready to take the music industry by force. A singer, songwriter, composer and musician, Marcus has been blessed to share his God-given talent with both national and international audiences. Marcus has worked with the likes of Kirk Whalum, Marcus Miller and Steven Hurd. He has expanded his musical horizons in Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; San Diego, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee; and the island of Jamaica. He has toured Europe, Paris, Italy and Germany. Marcus says, Music is a universal language. I want my music to have a mass appeal…overcoming age, language and religious barriers. Marcus is truly a one-man show. His debut project, entitled, “Sit Back, Relax, And Listen to the Music promises a great future. The project is self-produced and a creative talent filled with instrumental sounds, uplifting vocals, and promotes an atmosphere that's easy othe ears and soft on the heart. The track list features eccentric tunes 'Be Free' and 'Your Voice', that describe his style, complements his age, and are in tune with a generation accustomed to the fusion of Hip Hop, RnB, Neo-Soul and Rap. Currently residing in Fort Washington, MD, Marcus studied briefly at Middle Tennessee State University and Prince George's Community College. He is a graduate of Friendly High School and attends Mt. Ennon Baptist Church located in Clinton, MD, where he serves as Director of the Youth Choir. Marcus arranges, composes and produces, and aspires to become a Minister of music. Until then, he continues to make his musical mark.


 

Tasha Robinson - Make-Up Artist

PLAYING IN PAINT -TASHA ROBINSON
Playing in Paint started in 2001 when a hobby and a passion turned into a
business.  The style of Playing in Paint is simply to enhance the natural
beauty of the client. To play up the features that set us apart from
others. To have our clients see a new, improved, and polish look that can
be achieved everyday.
Eighty percent of our clientele don’t wear make-up on a daily basis. This
is not because they don’t want to but because: (a) they don’t know how to
apply it, (b) they have trouble determining what natural look works for
their skin tone, or (c) the number one reason…they are afraid of  looking
like a clown.
We have several divisions of expertise in artistry: weddings, photo
shoots, workshops, consultations for aspiring artists, makeover parties,
and lessons for everyday make-up.
Creativity is unleashed and we explore ways to convey a message through
photos.  Working with photographers and models/clients of all styles,
ethnicities, and ages has given us an even greater appreciation of make-up
artistry and we hope to create new trends.
Gaining inspiration from everyday life, artwork, jewelry, and even poetry
keeps us current. You name it, we can create the look for it.
We look forward to working with you and “Playing in Paint.”