Chans Thomas is a Houston native singer/songwriter with a unique approach to the Christian music genre. Influenced by the styles of gospel, neosoul, hip hop and jazz, she discovered her niche to be a fusion of those sounds with content inspired by her faith. Chans had her first professional opportunity to sing with the Stellar Awards Youth Choir at the age of 14, and went on to perform in musicals, gospel groups, and The Motown Revue. She served as worship leader for several years, and also had the pleasure to lead worship for the 2018 Legacy Conference in Houston, Texas. Chans is now a solo artist with a mission to creatively communicate Christ to the culture. From churches to cafes and lounges, Chans believes all platforms can be used to make Christ known and yet be culturally relevant. Chans is currently working on her debut EP along with Live Out Loud band named, "The Cultured Christ", a Christian neosoul jazz fusion project.
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In this episode we load we explore the reasons why it would be beneficial to collaborate more with each other in CHH, there is a sense of exclusivism that is now inherent in our community. How can we bridge the gap and build on the very fundamentals of our faith in the genre and community we enjoy?
We tackle how we can be more motivational to our church’s venues where we gather to embrace CHH. Is it that simple to motivate or do we need to do more?
We also chop up some tips for mixing your music, whether it’s you or someone else, we discussed some important pointers and factors.
In this episode we load the questions…
How can we make CHH authentic to itself? Is it possible to have something we can identify as CHH? A sound needs a message, by our message and substance is how we can be identified by who we are right? Surely Originality comes from a level of honesty with truth…right?
Episode 15 is here, lets go!
We are at Episode 14 and we go straight into a big one…
Gospel artist Le’Andria Johnson caught in a precarious situation on video, smoking, drinking, and cussing. How do we as Christians discern between talent and anointing?
Have we been conditioned to see anointing in a certain way, by people raising their hands or falling over, which at most times seems ingenuine and legalistic?
Are Christians being silenced because we are labelled ‘judgy’?
We discuss Trackstarz interview with Lecrae and the decisions he has made in the past. The struggle against fame and recognition. At times CHH requires total transparency from artists into the core recesses of their lives, which at times may not be required or warranted, however, the demand remains for absolute transparency on social media as we discuss Datin, J Givens.
Can the constant battle in CHH eventually sour and dampen the mood and desire for growth in CHH?
Are people abusing the power of social media?
Will we ever find a resolution to Christian Rapper and Rapper who is a Christian. Being a very young genre in comparison to others.
CHH Artist at times can treat it too serious and not serious enough!
– Calvin Venus
Do people see CHH as a vehicle or a culture?
Who has that grip on the #UKCHH scene? Who could bring out droves of people to their paying shows? This happens to be a very pressing issue for the future of this scene, as without the capital to produce these shows and the customers to attend the growth will be laboured and tiresome. Reach records artist seem to have found a way to get their shows heard in the UK. So the questions really are: how do we build?
We talk about S.O. new track ‘Be Mine’ discuss the versatility of the rapper in contrast from ‘The Fall’ to ‘Be Mine’ shows how he is developing his craft.
Would you pay VIP tickets on a CHH artist? Have you paid for VIP tickets what was your experience?
We discuss Music Labels and their importance to the industry.