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Godfrey began publically singing at the age of approximately 18 years of age, eventually becoming a member of a choir known as 'The Merry Bell Gospel Choir,' where he was also singing as a soloist.

In 1989, Godfrey won The Stevie Wonder Award for 'Best Male Gospel Choir Soloist'. 

This afforded him the privilege to both meet and share the stage with the maestro himself, during his appearance at the NEC. 

With Stevie being one of Godfrey's biggest inspirations, offering a Tribute Act to Stevie Wonder was a natural progression. Many had often commented on his uncanny resemblance and vocal tones to the living legend. And we have to agree!

Godfrey has also made several television appearances. One of these appearances was of particular significance for him - Channel 4’s 'People Get Ready'.

This was the point at which his talent was noticed by those who were considered to be the UK’s foremost respected leaders of Gospel Music among the Gospel fraternity, and Godfrey was invited to play the part of Christ in a production called ‘Creation’, which was aired on channel 4‘s ‘People Get Ready Easter special.

During his singing career, he has worked alongside well known artistes such as; The Winans, (Father and Uncles of Mario Winans), Commissioned, Billy Gaines, Michael Bolton, Westlife and Heather Small... to name but a few.

 

Godfrey was, some years ago, one half of the duo 'Hutchinson & Gayle'. In 2003, the successful pairing won GMTV's Gospel Competition, and on the back of this, they were crowned Best Gospel Newcomers at the MOBO Awards ceremony! Having won this prestigious award, they were offered a recording contract with Integrity Music, the largest distributors of Gospel Music today.

Godfrey is involved in a substantial amount of studio recording sessions for various artists.

Now performing throughout the UK and Europe as a solo artist, Godfrey sings the legendary Motown Classics and Soul classic ballads, occasionally throwing in a few gospel numbers for good measure.

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