is very rare that you find an artist that is
an excellent writer and performer. One that
commands and receives equal attention from
both secular and non-secular audiences; an
artist that is unique, genuine, true to the
music,spiritual, strong, ...
very humble. Possessing and maintaining a
Godly character, a firm believer and
upholder in all that are good and right...
Audrey Gordon is all of these and more.
Out of Jamaica comes Audrey Gordon, an
exceptionally excellent songwriter who
paints you a picture with words in her
songs; coupled with a unique and anointing
vocal that leaves a word in song with you
for days and weeks on end…
If you sit and talk with this gorgeous young
woman, she will tell you that her past
life's discography is not impressive in the
least; there are no accolades, nothing to
note, but today sitting with her, Audrey
expresses only a love for her Savior Jesus
Christ which surpasses accolades and
Every other word that proceeds from her has
to do with 'Jesus'.
is all I truly know and that is all I can
talk about. Now that I am born again, that
is the story. I am naturally a very shy
person but now my shyness is not evident
because of the power of God. I am still very
shy, but when it comes to Jesus, I am as
brave as a lion...That is the power of
Audrey expresses that there is nothing great
about her past life to speak about. There is
nothing there to say "WOW! She’s been
there"... but that is all ahead of me,
"There's been many obstacles, hills and
mountains to climb and rivers and valleys to
cross and each day I am getting there,
closer to the dream. I know that even though
it tarries, it will happen. Patience is the
virtue and I have been blessed to be able to
take things in stride".
Before migrating to Canada in 1990, Audrey
was in many ways active on the music scene
in her native country but not in-depth as
she wanted to...but that was all for a great
purpose. Audrey has performed on the local
hotel scene with the resident bands and
became a member of various bands.
Here she gained opportunities to dance and
join in the cabarets.
From there Gordon met musicians, did
auditions and end up being part of the
bands, so it is the music that held her
She would even visit dancehalls as she had a
passion for reggae music. Unfortunately,
that has not changed now. Although in her
collage of writings, there are different
kinds of songs, reggae remains at the top of
the charts for her.
"Musically I went cold turkey when I
just got saved but it was not long
afterwards that the sound of the started to
re-echo in my head again. I cannot seem to
shake it. I just cannot seem to get away
from it. It is as they say, 'Take the girl
out of the country, but you can't take the
country out of the girl". That is me,
that is me and reggae right there."
years, I maintained a low profile doing
different kinds of jobs; I worked as Hotel
Front Desk Clerks and Entertainment
Coordinators for a while too after getting a
degree in Hotel Front Office Management. I
was always involved in some musical
entertainment aspect of my jobs. I am
naturally drawn to the arts, but I was very
shy too, confidence I did not have, I am
still working on that now and getting better
at it. There was no one to encourage me
those days I do not even think I had ever
heard the word, "self motivation".
I heard the word 'ambitious'...although I do
not know if I truly knew what it meant or
else I would have pressed more. I was just
not "driven". I wanted it but I
just did not know how to push for it. I was
not hungry enough. Back then, I had many
opportunities that just flew out the window.
Hotels that I would work for would
oftentimes have employee talent shows and I
would always enter these competitions and
get involved with the cabarets too; it was
so much fun for me. Therefore, my mind was
always on the music and my jobs and hobbies
always involved some form of musical
entertainment. I love the arts completely. I
love dancing, I love drawing, I love to
write, hate to read though, ha,ha,ha.
Therefore, while there is nothing exciting
to note of the past, the dream and call
remained to sing. I did not see myself
singing gospel music at the time, but
God had his own plans and dreams for
Gordon is from a family of three older
brothers and two older sisters with an army
of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and
Audrey credits her mother for having brought
her up in the church from an early age,
which has provided her a solid foundation.
Audrey’s idol at a very tender age while
attending her local church was the late
Evangelist Dunn. Audrey loved and admired
her and wanted to be like her. Gordon
confesses that she never pursued that
pathway either but knows now that God had
already designed the wonderful life she now
leads; a life she simply did and could not
presently serves as a worship and praise
member in her local church when not on the
road. Her spiritual covering is Pastor N. D.
Audrey is also active in her solo ministry
at home and abroad as she prepares to
release her sophomore album, "Mi
This will be Gordon's fourth studio effort.
The first album entitled "He Lifted
Me" has not been officially released.
This album preceded her demo of four songs.
Raising the gauntlet with her debut release
...Still Waiting, the release of the
sophomore will supersede the success of her
first official debut release.
Audrey’s earlier stints included an
appearance at the Lisle centre where the
Hon. Jean Augustine, Minister of Multi-Culturalism
in Canada was the guest speaker.
Audrey opened for the Canada Christian
Festival held at Mel Lastman’s Square; a
two days fest which drew artists and
audiences from the Canadian and American
Latino communities both locally and
At the first Annual Dinner for the CHINDS
Scholarship Foundation Audrey was invited as
a special guest artiste.
Audrey was featured in the local newspapers
after taking part in an evening of praise
and worship held at the renowned Heritage
Theatre in Brampton along with other artists
including Paul Melo, Helena Kamika, Sandra
Taylor and more.
Audrey Gordon has since shared stages with
Papa San, Carlene Davis, Kay Morris and the
Jewels, Joshua Generation, Toronto Mass
Choir, Marvia Providence, Barbara Jones and
Audrey performed in the marathon “Walk of
Hope” concert for needy children which
included various artists across Canada and
the USA, and has go on to grace many local
stages for charity.
As an artist, Audrey transcends all age,
religious, ethnic and racial boundaries that
will allow her to last in the industry.
Audrey’s debut album was released October
2004 and has gained Nominations in two
categories from the Hopeton Lewis Caribbean
Gospel Music Awards, USA 2005.
The Toronto International Reggae Music
Awards (TIRMA) also awarded nominations in
the Roots and Culture category. Audrey will
perform at the award event slated to take
place later this year.
Nominations were received from the Maja
Gospel Music Awards 2005, Canada’s premier
Gospel Music awards, a red carpet
affair…Gala event Sept 24, 2005.
Audrey performed at the first annual Reggae
Gospel SONSplash in Toronto, August 2004,
which included artists from Jamaica, UK,
Guyana, Bahamas, USA and Canada.
Audrey Gordon is truly a work in progress
and a perfect example of love-in-action and
believes that the only way to be fully-
blessed is to lay everything at the altar…
“Like Esther and Moses, I know that God
has called, preserved and prepared me for a
time such as this” and so I earnestly
pursue excellence in righteousness."