Today we’d like to introduce you to Gerard C. Cole.
Gerard, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
It all started in Amityville Long Island N.Y where I and my brother was sent to a foster home due to the fact that the social services did not feel that our parents were doing a great job parenting all 11 of us so they separated us into pairs. The family that I was sent to was a Christian family that attended church at least twice a week. After attending church for about 6 months I decided to Join the youth choir and that’s where I began to learn how to lead and work together with the other choir members. Years later I moved to Binghamton N.Y where I continued my love for music by spinning records for popular clubs in the area and where I earned the name Dr. Love for my love of spinning slow romantic songs.
In the 90’s I move to Cambridge Massachusetts still having the love in my heart for music and helping people I decided to start ” Talent Unlimited” Talent Unlimited was established to assist the many people looking to get into the entertainment industry but did not know how to get started. I worked diligently with dancers models, and artist of all genre and took much pride in knowing that I was helping others pursue their dreams.
An artist by the name Of Zay Zay Aquino a member of the group “Pequot Posies” named after the Pequot apartments in Salem, Ma was one of the first artists who joined “Talent unlimited” and I take pride even today in the fact that he went on to find a career as the host of the popular Latin television show mun2 and a popular reporter at Cine Movie TV ( Hollywood Entertainment News ). Other local Boston talent that I went on to manage Michelle Hunter A/K/A Rap Artist “Honey Bee” and Artist Bryce Christopher A/K/A The Magnificent Prince”.
After years of working with and managing Talent Unlimited clientele I decided to concentrate on Real Estate and would no longer field calls regarding entertainment management, In fact, my exact words were that I don’t want to hear those two words entertainment management unless it’s managing my immediate family. Not to long after making that statement my niece and nephews Nadia, Avery, and Michael Cole went on to finish as the top five finalist on season 4 popular reality TV show “America’s Got Talent” and shortly after I received a call from their parents my brother Michael Cole Sr. mentioning that he and his wife Felicia Cole were interested in me managing the kids now known as Voices Of Glory.
I once found myself managing again, however, this time I am managing one of the countries most sort of Pop/Gospel/Inspirational Group. I have since been able to be a liaison between God and their parents on guiding the amazing group Voices Of Glory to global recognition and on the path to greatness. I must say that when I received the call from my brother to manage the kids I knew that this was definitely a divine assignment from God.
I was able to successfully arrange many opportunities for Voices of Glory including a book study with Boston University Film / Screenwriting Graduate program for a study on Voices of Glory award-winning book ” Higher Than Me” The Story Of Voices Of Glory https://www.amazon.com/Higher-Than-Me-Story-Voices/dp/0985826681; a study that discussed how the family’s amazing story could be turned into a big screen film. I am also currently involved in all phases of a major project that’s preparing to bring VOG’s story to the big screen.
Boston University Study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCIAekFX0nY
During My Journey, I was able to meet many celebrities and contacts that help me to arranged performances at major arena’s, stadium, theaters, TV networks, colleges, churches, military base, and artist interviews with a variety of national and local newspapers and magazines. This type of on hands experience is priceless and can truly help others.
I came back to Boston to start ” New Talent Consultant” so that I can share my Vast knowledge and experience in the entertainment business with the local talent as well as others around the globe. Although New Talent Consultant would not be acting as a manager, booking agent or a publicist New Talent Consultant certainly have the ability and resources to point you in the right direction. I currently continue to manage Voices of Glory and have learned a lot communicating and working with many award-winning songwriters, label and arena’s contacts and yes Qadree El-Amin of Southpaw entertainment. Qadree El-Amin former manager was the manager of Michael Jackson, Boyz ll Men, Vanessa Williams and many more popular performers. http://bransontrilakesnews.com/entertainment/article_8ef80c78-9522-11e5-bd6a-6b4c6747fab1.html
A voices Of Glory Christmas Special: https://youtu.be/qdGmDdm7Ruo
Voices Of Glory Singing The National Anthem At Kansas City Royal Game: https://youtu.be/OlV-bJ-7RbU
Voices Of Glory Perform The National Anthem At Madison Square Garden During The 2016 Boston Celtics N.Y Knicks Game on Christmas Day. https://youtu.be/UhrwH_s2uoc
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
One big struggle was living in Branson, Missouri for 5 years without my family who did not want to move to the Midwest. So I had to travel back and forth from Branson to Boston on a regular basis. I had to move to Branson ” The Live Music Show Capital Of The World” because right after appearing on America’s Got Talent the children where offered a show at one of the theaters however once we arrived there the family learned that the whole show thing was a fraud, however, we knew that God wanted us there and we endured the struggles as well as embraced the love from Branson’s entertainers businesses, tourist and residents. We decided to stay and now “Ayo” starring Voices Of Glory is one of the biggest show in Branson, in fact, Voices of glory received the 2017 Terry Award & The Branson Show Awards for ” Best Vocal Group in Branson.
Branson Show Awards: https://bransonshowawards.com/2017-winners.html
TripAdvisor ” Ayo” Starring Voices Of Glory: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g44160-d4177784-Reviews-Ayo_Starring_Voices_of_Glory_Starlite_Theatre-Branson_Missouri.html
New Talent Consultant – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
A talent consultant is an experienced industry professional who works with the tools you already have in place, to advise and suggest new ideas while continuing to improve and maintain growth and structure to your music career/project. What separates “New Talent Consultant” from other talent consultant is its personal touch and the vast amount of talent I am able to share.
It makes me the proudest when I think about the smiles I was able to put on the performer’s faces over the years, along with the fact that he I have met some great friends during my journey and is able to pick up the phone and speak with major players and well-known celebrities in the industry.
Once again “New Talent Consultant” does not or will not be acting as a manager, but strictly as a consultant
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
New Talent Consultant services works best when after the initial discussion both New Talent Consultant and its client both understand their parts. When that happens and the entertainers apply the knowledge and direction given to them and it moves them forward and closer to reaching their dream then I am very pleased. I am always looking to see how hard someone is willing to work to achieve their dream. I always say work harder than your most successful artist, have fun and enjoy the journey
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