When you ask Earnest Reed about the days of hardship in his youth, he simply replies, "Gone but not forgotten!" It's not that he's bitter or that he can't get past his past. No, in reality, it's much different than that. He uses those days as a guage of just how far The Lord has brought him.
A native of the Isle of St. Nicholas, Earnest saw the other side of what most people would say is a tropical paradise. A world of corruption and debauchery where war and turmoil could break out in an instant. Earnest not only saw that world, he thrived in it.
"I was so caught up in making political statements that I did not see what was taking place all around me! We were young and angry and all we could think about was changing the world around us. We changed it. We changed it from bad to worse!", he states without apology. While a guitar and a microphone were his weapons of choice, Earnest had no qualms about firing live bullets at his political enemies...and they were plentiful.
Raised in a Christian home, the prayers of his parents did not fall on deaf ears. For years, they interceded for the troubled young man. Knowing the rough crowd with which he ran, they spent many sleepless nights wondering if their wayward son would return.
After a near death experience with a sqaud of soldiers whose sole mission was to eliminate him, Earnest began taking stock of his life. The result was a change of purpose and cause for Mr. Reed.
Shortly after giving his life to Christ, Earnest began writing his native style music with Christian lyrics. The response was tremendous. He and his group, The Flamboyants, were in high demand. Their last single, "A Little More Like Jesus", received critical acclaim from the industry.
Be watching for the new single from Earnest Reed as well as a brand new website!