Christian soul artist, Shelia Moore Piper released her new single “Get Excited” to a great response on radio and online. The upbeat tune is the first single release from the LP ‘Are You Ready: Chapter II’. The highly anticipated single is a follow-up to her fan favorite LP ‘Tha Story Told Twice’ in 2009, which received radio play nationally and was a favorite on Praise Houston, home of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show.
Released by the Bdm/Ugroove Music imprint, Get Excited is currently in rotation on radio stations across the US and is a mainstay on internet radio station playlists. Get Excited debuted on the DRT Top 50 Rock Chart in March.
The new project features 12 new tracks, including, “It’s Time” and “Clap It Up,” produced by award winning producer Dre ‘Drathoven’ Atkins. The title track, “Are You Ready” features Erin Stevenson. Other artists lending their voices to the LP are Tachina Danielle, Monica Williams, Derrick Leon and Gene Moore Jr., one of the Kirk Franklin singers.
Shelia is serious about her craft, she says “Music is a ministry, and it is my ministry.” Her soulful, dynamic voice brings life to the music and provides the listener with jazz and soul undertones. Sheila says that you will also hear “groovy offerings of funk with light smatterings of Motown and disco, and will occasionally visit the hip-hop genre” in her LP.
Houston-based inspirational soul artist Shelia Moore Piper began writing songs as a young girl in Dallas, Texas. Her debut release, “Tha Story Told Twice”, which featured highly recognized voices Liz Vaughn, Shei Atkins, Gene Moore Jr. and Gary Mayes and Allegro Adams—was a critically acclaimed success. Shelia has drawn her musical inspiration from some of the great names in contemporary gospel music like Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, Dorinda Clark and Karen Clark-Sheard; still ultimately, her main inspiration is the word of Jesus Christ.
“The power of the Lord is awesome, especially through times of difficulty.” Piper received a bachelor’s degree in music from Southern University-Baton Rouge in La. and an associate’s degree in music and video business at the Art Institute of Houston. She has lifted her voice and talents at various special events, including “Koinonia” at Lakewood International, where mega church pastor Joel Osteen presides, Pastor Dan Willis (I’m Just Sayin’) gospel TV show in Detroit and various traditional and non-traditional venues.