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New Release from Casey & Erica “Better” On Dream Gospel

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CASEY & ERICA

Casey Lee Pringle, Jr. was born and raised in Oakland, CA. and started singing at the age of         four in New Testament Holy Church of Jesus where his grandfather, the late Bishop Casey Pringle was the pastor. Casey still sings at the church and contributes greatly to the music department at New Testament. He has sung in the UC Berkeley’s Young Inspirational Gospel Choir under the direction of Sivester Henderson. He also sings with the gospel choir at Los Medanos Community College and has received private vocal training from Silvester. He received training in the following: Chamber Chorale, Piano, and Recital Class. He was the runner up in the Bay Area’s “Apollo in the City” talent competition. He sings with the bay area’s finest gospel artists, such as: Tramaine Hawkins, Lawrence Keith Matthews, Demetrius Tolefree, Amar Khalil (of Tony! Toni! Toné!), Dave Hollister, David Jackson, and saxophonist Angelo Luster (featured soloist on his album entitled Face to Face). Casey is the Minister of Music at the New Testament, (Pastor Casey Pringle) and New Life Community Church, (Pastor Darnell Hammock).

Erica Starr Pringle was also born and raised in Oakland, CA. where she started singing at the age of four at Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church where her grandfather Rev. Rogers Mitchell, Sr. is the pastor. She sung in the choir, led praise and worship, and then later took over the youth choir as the head musician.  She received vocal training from the UC Berkeley’s Young Musician’s Program, where David Tigner was her vocal coach. She then received a scholarship and attended Holy Names University and studied with Cheryl Keller. She sung with the gospel choir at Los Medanos Community College and also received training in the following: Chamber Chorale, Piano, and Recital Class. She also sung with the UC Berkeley’s Young Inspirational Gospel Choir under the direction of Silvester Henderson. She also sung with East Bay Anointed Voices under the direction of Rachelle Ard.  She has also sung with the bay area’s finest, such as: Tramaine Hawkins, Sunny Hawkins, Lawrence Keith Matthews, Demetrius Tolefree, Amar Khalil (of Tony! Toni! Toné!), David Jackson and Angelo Luster.  She has also had the privilege to sing background for the legendary Jennifer Holliday. After marrying Casey, Erica started singing with the praise team at New Testament. She is now the Praise & Worship leader at New Testament, (Pastor Casey Pringle) and New Life Community Church, (Pastor Darnell Hammock).

The couple has been blessed to sing background for a number of artists, such as: Yvonne Cole (foster mother of Keyshia Cole), and gospel recording artists DeWayne Woods and Ted Winn. Casey and Erica have been part of many vocal ensembles and have opened for artists such as: Martha Munizzi and Marvin Sapp, the New Kids on the Block and a host of other artists. Casey and Erica were featured artists in the “Ultimate Black tie Affair” honoring the legendary Edwin Hawkins. Casey and Erica have also had the opportunity to minister at City of Refuge, Bishop Noel Jones (Gardenia, CA.) and West Angeles COGIC, Bishop Charles Blake (Los Angeles, CA.) Casey & Erica currently sing with a group “Ethology”, under the direction of Chris Haynes.

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Music is everything to Casey and Erica, but their first love is for the Lord. Ministry through music is what they want to do, to spread the word of God throughout the nation. They also enjoy writing and arranging music as well.

The release of Casey and Erica’s album “The Beginning” was June 2013 and is available on iTunes as well as available in stores. Casey & Erica have recently released a new single “Another Love Day” and it’s available on iTunes as well as other online sources.

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