Keith Johnson is a true veteran of the Detroit music scene.
For more than twenty years, Keith has been the solid foundation behind many of the area's most popular bands.
From Keith's earliest memories of playing, his main focus has always been songwriting. Playing both guitar and bass in many different bands, Keith has always nudged the band members into trying original songs on live audiences, as songwriting is his first love. Keith's formidable talent in this area results in creative lines and truly original songs. Keith and Kelly collaborate in this area constantly, sharing and nurturing this most precious gift from God and helping The Immortals carve out a unique sound among the myriad of bands on the scene.
"Although songwriting was always the biggest part of playing for me, the light finally came on when I realized the songs were a gift from God. Writing and playing songs praising the Lord is the highest joy and honor that anyone could ever experience."
Kelly Connors Johnson, Sax and Vocals.
"Queen of the Saxophone"...."Machine Gun Kelly"......"Detroit's Diva".......
These are just a few of the monikers pinned to this brassy powerhouse of the Motor City. With a dynamic playing and singing style all her own, Kelly has exploded onto the stages of Detroit, Chicago and Europe. An exciting
performer, she has toured Europe with veteran saxophone great A.C. Reed and has shared the stage with other national artists, including: Sponge, Joanna Connor, Tinsley Ellis, Bill Perry, Larry McCray, Catfish Hodge, and Johnny B Gayden.
Kelly has also played with many of Detroit's top acts such as: James Cloyd, Robert Noll, and Motor City Josh.
She has recorded for A.C. Reed, Motor City Josh, Robert Noll, Curtis Sumter, and many others, and remains in demand as a studio musician when she isn't tearing up stages live!
Kelly gave her heart to the Lord in 2000, and enjoys telling others about the amazing transformations that have taken place in her life. "It's funny...I didn't see it coming, but in retrospect, I can see so clearly where God was slowly leading me to a place where I could listen to him. Small changes in my heart and in the way I looked at things led up to me walking across the street from our house to a church that was having a revival. I was physically ill when I went over, with dizzy spells that couldn't be diagnosed. That night, I felt physically drawn across that street. I didn't know anybody. I didn't want to go. But I just had to go. When I walked in, I sat in the very back row, trying to be inconspicuous. The preacher pointed at me and shouted, 'You didn't just wander in here for no reason, sister!' And he was right...I didn't. I had an appointment. I walked out of that church with my heart given to Jesus and my dizziness gone." (She laughs when she thinks of this.) "I didn't even know what had just happened, so I called my one Christian friend....Dave Fair. I feel so blessed to have known him then, and I'm so happy to be playing with him now. Maybe the most amazing part was that I didn't tell Keith for a month, because I was afraid of his reaction. He went to church with his uncle a month later, and the minute he walked in the door, I knew that he had given his heart to the Lord, too. So God inspired both of us to give our hearts to the Lord within a month of each other without the other knowing about it."
Blessed with incredible musical talent, Kelly is now stepping up to the challenge of being a Praise and Worship leader for The Immortals' live shows. She has the ability to break down barriers and establish a rapport with the crowd that allows her to tell her story of Salvation and reach out to those in need.
"God has set me free from so many things, and I know he's not done yet. If you are reading this and feeling a tug on your heart, know that God has an appointment with you. If you're not saved, He wants you to give your heart to Him. If you are saved, you still have an appointment. I don't know what He wants to do in your life, but please be sure and talk to Him so you know. A life lived with God is meant to be victorious and joyful. Don't miss your appointment."
Tom Cucuru - Bass
Born into a loving family with a good Father, Beautiful Mother, and two very dear sisters, Tom was raised with high values and commitment while his time on earth is to glorify God.Tom has always been the Foundation or "Rock" if you will, of every rhythm section that he has performed with. He has played with the likes of Bob Seger, Savage Grace, SRC, Amboy Dukes, and the Rationals. His career in music started at the age of 12 and spans through today. Tom along with Dave Fair makes the ultimate combination for a strong, dynamic Rhythm Section.
His faith drives him to be the best that he can be and it is apparent that God is the producer of his talents.
David Fair - Drums/Percussion
Born into a military family in 1961 and raised in two countries - this exposed Dave to different styles of music, in particular, the Blues. At age 8 or 9 he heard Howlin' Wolf and it felt like coming home.
Starting with formal training gave him the basics to draw on today. Large "Pockets" and steady Grooves... No flash here just keepin' the band in line.
After doing journeyman's duty drumming around Texas, opening for the likes of John Lee Hooker, Room Full of Blues and Canned Heat, Dave brought his love of music to the Motor City.
Quickly establishing a reputation as a solid player he found work with George "Wild Child" Butler, Robert Noll, Johnny "yard dog" Jones. His list of Credits also include Garfield Angove, Kenny Parker, The Dave Fair Four, Al Hill, The ButlerTwins, Harmonica Shaw and James Cloyd.
On the Gospel side he has played in Praise teams from Woodside Bible Church (formerly Troy Baptist), Cornerstone Christian Center, Calvary Baptist, and was a member of The Uplifters, based in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
When he's not backing The Immortals David keeps his irons in the fire by powering the Soulful Grooves of The Filter Kings, playing praise and worship services throughout the Metro area and doing session work.
David Fair uses Premier and Pearl drums, Vater Sticks, Remo & Aquarian heads, along with Zildjian & Sabian Cymbals.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Walk on Water
2. Work for You
3. Eternal Love
4. I Talk to Jesus
5. Holy Redeemer
6. Only Takes a Minute
7. You are the Reason
8. Hand on Me
9. Our Mighty God
10. What a Friend
11. Set Free
12. Amazing Grace