Experienced and talented musical minds, Kelley Nicole and C-Aye, came together in 2019 to create YV Ministry, a musical space in which music is the key spiritual connection to God. Born out of their music ministry work as a couple at Covenant Blessing Fellowship in Wilmington, California, YV Ministry is not your standard Christian Duo. They have lots of prior experience outside of the Gospel and Worship genres. C-Aye is a seasoned music professional with over 15 years of experience in music performance, direction, production, and engineering. He’s worked for, or shared the stage with, acclaimed producers and artists such as Aaron Lindsey, Pop/R&B group All-4-One, Poo Bear, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Claude Deuce, Twinkie Clark, India.Arie, Hip-Hop and R&B hit writers Nate Dogg, Devine Evans, David “DQ” Quiñones, and so much more. As for Kelley Nicole, was a former vocalist for the afro-funk band, Soulfège, with whom she performed around the world. She’s also shared the stage with artists like Bobby McFerrin and El Debarge.
Their new single, “Glory and Honor,” is based around the message they’re trying to send, that God’s love is eternal. We have a lot happening in our daily lives, but with God’s guidance and everlasting love, nothing is impossible. When you put your attention and focus on Him, your life will be full.
“Glory and Honor” is an R&B style Worship song featuring Trey McLaughlin, the impassioned vocalist who recognizes the beauty of, and fusing together, an eclectic mix of musical genres for all those who encounter his artistry. He composes and performs original works and prolifically arranged covers with his own recording ensemble, The Sounds of Zamar.
C-Aye talks of the process of production of “Glory and Honor” – “The process of recording this song was great! My wife and I have the benefit of having the equipment to do it ourselves since that’s what I do as a profession. Most of this recording was done over the course of quarantine when we had a lot of time at home. The best part was our dear family friend, Trey McLaughlin, an amazing artist in his own right, really liked the song and was excited to be a part of it. He and I had never worked together on a project, so it was great that he was really excited about it.”
Listen to “Glory and Honor” here: