Joby & Miriam Brown
Joby & Miriam Brown
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GenresChristian, Pop, Rock, R&B Jazz, Latin Freestyle, Latin Jazz, Reggae More...
LocationBeaver Falls / Pittsburgh PA United States
Sounds LikeChristian comtemporary with Sam Cooke/Steve Perry/Frankie Beverly vocal range & smoothness. Distinguished spoken verse on selected songs
Digital Locationhttp://www.rekonception.com musicpage.com/rekonception
HistoryMember since: 10/10/2013 Year Founded: 2007
- Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 00 hrs : 30 min
- CDs released: 10
- CDs sold: 2500
- Original Songs:
- Average Draw: 250
- Largest crowd: 1,000
- Have sound: Full PA
Re-Konception! was founded in 2007 by Joby Brown & his wife, Miriam Brown, in response to a vision that the Lord gave Joby (Joseph) in 2005. The vision instruceted that all music given to them must be shared with the entire world, all of mankind. Re-Konception!'s mission is to "bring forth the Word through music."
Re-Konception!, in conjunction with their independent label, Narrow Way Music hosted Advent of Autumn Christian Music Festival at the L.G.I. Room, an intimate and compact theater in Beaver Falls Area Sr. High School. The event was a two day benefit featuring 16 area artists from all Christian music genres and art forms, including Christian contemporary, Gospel, Christian rock, Christian folk, mime and ventriloquism.
Re-Konception! was named to Black Essence Awards Hall of Fame in 2010; Joby received an American Song Festival Honorable Mention award in 1980. He began writing songs at the age of 19, and he also encouraged Miriam to begin writing. She has become an extremely accomplished lyricist and arranger.
Re-Konception! actually began as Konception!, the popular eleven piece jazz/rock/funk band, comprised of the late Joseph ‘Squeakie’ Saunders (guitars) and Leroi Humphries (electric violin), Tony Paine (guitar), Mallory Winbush (drums), Samantha ‘Sammie’ Blake (piano), Derment Winston (saxes), Jimmy Webb (bass), Timmy Biggs (trumpet), Larry Jones (tenor sax), Gordy Metz (tenor sax & vocals) and Joby Brown (lead vocals
percussion & melodica). Konception!, the featured band of Pittsburgh radio station, WKTQ (13Q), played on bills with The Ohio Players and Tavares, at Point State Park and local theatres and drive-ins. The band morphed into the four member jazz-fusion combo, Luendian Konception!, featuring Brown, Saunders, Winbush and bassist Martel ‘Jerry’ Brown. During the late ‘70’s and ‘80’s, both groups played original compositions during engagements at parks, theatres, festivals & clubs in Pittsburgh.
Luendian means “Harmony through Peace, Love & Understanding!”
Joby sang with Sons of Thunder, an a capella Gospel recording group, founded by Pastor Emeritus, Calvin C. Brown, from 1991 until 2010. Other group members were Pastor Dan Henderson, Deacon Willie Scott, Deacon Greg Tymous, Regis Bolden and Alvin Rodgers. Pastor Emeritus Brown, Minister Bobby Jones, Deacon Kenny Gibson & Deacon John Hosey have also ministered with Sons of Thunder.
In 2005, the Lord gave Joby a song, “Mirror Of You,” after many years had gone by without any
song writing. The Lord not only gave a song, but in 2007, added the command, “to share all of the
music He gives with the entire world.” This led to the founding of the 2010 Black Essence Awards
Hall of Fame music ministry/recording artist, Re-Konception! by Joby and Miriam ‘MiMi’ Brown on
May 11, 2007. Re-Konception!, operated as a group between 2008 and 2011, with members, the late Deacon Jack ‘JaReese’ Reese (2008-2009), Darlene Wilcox (2008-2011), Linda Braxton-Jackson (2009-2010), Rick Jones (2010-2011) and digital keyboardist, Antoine Williams (2010).
Joby and Miriam, members of BMI and CCMNI Christian Songwriters Network, write, record, produce, publish and distribute God’s gifts to them on their independent label, Narrow Way Music. Their music is now playing in more than 250 countries, on their custom internet radio station on (Jango) Radio
Airplay. They also design and create several lines of original art based Christian products, such as Framed Glossy pictographs, stationery, Mini Note cards, programs, brochures, catalogues, calendars...
The Lord has also revealed that He is, always was the One who named all three (K!) groups. The “K” is symbolic of the way our Lord KEEPS us, will never leave or forsake us, and is our Refuge, Shelter, Tower, Fortress and Shield. Re-Konception!, was reborn and reshaped from the ashes of the first two groups by The Lord, and is actually a surname. The Exclamation Point stands for Christ Jesus, our Lord, Savior, Redeemer, God and KING. Our charge is to bring forth the WORD through music.
Christ Jesus works with Miriam and Joby in the ways many of their songs are ‘Konceived.’ Miriam
receives song themes and lyric content during her Bible study and during sermons. Joby has received many songs via dreams, during the waking state, through visions and meditation; miraculously, every time the Lord has delivered a song this way, it has been at 6:00 AM. They both also write many songs through their Christian experience, faith, their relation to life, perception, and Scriptural Truth.
“Be still and know that God is always faithfully in the midst!”
Beaver County Times OnlineSeptember 22, 2013
Scott Tady, Entertainment Editor
Re-Konception!, in conjunction with their indie label, Narrow Way Music, presented Advent of Autumn Christian Music Festival Saturday & Sunday September 28th & 29th at Beaver Falls Area Sr. High School's L.G.I. Theater. The event, a benefit festival, featured 16 artists from the Pittsburgh Tri-State area. The lineup included bands, groups, soloists, a mass male choir, mimes and a ventriloquist.
Pittsburgh Jazz NetworkSeptember 01, 2013
Dr. Nelson Harrison & Re-Konception!
Re-Konception!'s Page on Pittsburgh Jazz Network. Re-Konception! & Narrow Way Music's Advent of Autumn Christian Music Festival was featured by the Network throughout the months of August & September!
Re-Konception! Schedule & Anthology from Official WebsiteAugust 31, 2013
Narrow Way Music & Re-Konception!
Re-Konception! Appearance & Milestones 2007-2013
New Pittsburgh CourierOctober 10, 2012
Feature story in New Pittsburgh Courier, 'America's Best Weekly' newspaper: "RE-KONCEPTION! BRINGING GODS MESSAGE THROUGH MUSIC"
Radio Airplay (Jango) Internet RadioAugust 31, 2012
Worldwide Custom Internet Radio Station
Re-Konception!'s music is playing in approximately 250 countries on this internet radio station!
New Pittsburgh Courier - America's Best WeeklyJuly 10, 2012
Joby Brown, New Pittsburgh Courier Independent Correspondent
"Tabernacle Baptist Church-Pre Women's Day Bizarre" Not only did Re-Konception! appear as a musical guest, I also covered the event in my position as New Pittsburgh Courier Independent Correspondent
Beaver CountianApril 02, 2011
Re-Konception! scheduled to appear again at the Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival an the Main Stage
Black Essence MagazineNovember 01, 2010
Gwen Spinks/Karen Pfeiffer
Re-Konception! featured in "Making It Happen" profile of Black Essence Awards Hall of Fame awardees
The Review - East Liverpool, OhioOctober 22, 2010
Press Release by promoter
"Re-Konception! mini concert"
The Review - East Liverpool, OhioOctober 20, 2010
Press Release from First United Methodist Church in Wellsville, Ohio
"Benefit dinner for Terry Dunn"
Re-Konception! was the major guest artist in this festival the raised $4,700 for stroke victim, Terry Dunn.
"The Karen Show Experience"October 08, 2010
Re-Konception! appeared on "The Karen Show Experience" during the 2010 Black Essence Awards. This show was broadcast internationally on the internet, and aired regionally in the South Bend, Indiana/Benton Harbor, Michigan market. The group was interviewed by host, Karen Pfeiffer, and performed three songs.
Weirton Daily Times - Weirton/Hancock County, West VirginiaAugust 20, 2010
Press Release from St. Peter's A.M.E. Zion Church
"Family bizarre" First of two concerts at this venue by Re-Konception! in 2010
Beaver County Times/Allegheny Times/Ellwood City LedgerAugust 01, 2010
Scott Tady, Entertainment Editor
Archived: We have copy of this artical available in our Press Kit
Sunday Edition feature in Beaver Times, Inc.'s three newspapers: "Re-Konception! to perform at Black Essence Awards"