Integrity Music announces the signing of soulful worship duo, husband/wife Seth & Nirva, and their forthcoming major label debut, Never Alone, a studio album produced by Israel Houghton and set to release globally in March 2016.
Known for delivering worshipful, vertical songs that blend pop, R&B and gospel influences, Seth and Nirva Ready are each extraordinarily talented artists in their own right. Nirva, who is a Chicago native and daughter of Haitian immigrants, is a backing vocalist in TobyMac’s Diverse City Band, with whom she has been performing for over a decade. Similarly, Seth has served as a backing vocalist for some of Christian music’s leading names including Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans.
It was while Seth and Nirva were each performing with other artists at a Billy Graham Crusade that the two met. Now, over nine years into their marriage, they are based in Tampa, Florida, where they attend The Crossing Church at which Seth served as Young Adult Pastor for over three years. Before signing with Integrity, the couple released an independent EP, I Need You, and most recently they appeared with Houghton on Integrity’s multi-artist project Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby, in addition to their ongoing studio work for other artists.
“I’ve been friends with Nirva for many years and have been familiar with hers and Seth’s music for quite a while,” says Integrity Music A&R Director Chico Gonzalez. “I’ve always been impressed by their heart for worship and how they take a crowd from being listeners to participants. No matter what ‘genre’ they are working in, or artist they’re working with, they worship with their whole hearts and they are passionate about helping others do the same.”
Lending their perspective, Nirva explains: “Worship leading is a passion for us because living a life of worship unto God is what we were made for. We were created for God, His will, and His pleasure. He is showing me that it’s bigger than music. Worship flows from a heart that draws life from the One who gave it. Leading people into that understanding is an honor we don’t deserve, but we do out of love and reverence for Him.”
Seth adds: “Being connected to the local church as we have been throughout our marriage provides us with first-hand knowlege of what people are dealing with, and our work as artists often flows directly out of these experiences.”
Nirva is currently on a U.S. tour with TobyMac that includes appearances in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina.