About the Founder

Dr. Percy Bady

Legendary Super producer, a term reserved to describe the very elite in modern music production, a word that best typifies Grammy™, Dove, and BMI award winner, Percy Bady. 

 

This talent is coupled with prolific songwriting ability responsible for timeless number one albums and hit singles effortlessly spanning genres in the secular and Christian arenas for over three decades. Perhaps his greatest contribution to music can be traced to two extreme ends that depict his musical depth and crossover appeal as both a gifted writer and musician. In the span of his lengthy career, Percy has worked with notable names like Smokie Norful, Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Avant, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Common, Marvin Sapp, Toni Braxton, and Babyface to his impressive credits, Percy's long list of contributions reads like a "whos-who" in the Music Hall of Fame. 

 

Percy's beaming talent would also catch the eyes and ears of the notorious R. Kelly, which would later result in the collaboration of one of the best-known pop songs of our time – “I Believe I Can Fly”. Percy Bady's extraordinary gift for composing, arranging, and later crafting a good song would make him among today's most coveted personalities to partner with. 

 

Percy served as the Musical Director at one of the fastest-growing churches in the Midwest, New Life Covenant Church Southeast. With a membership of over 20,000, New Life taped Percy to oversee its musical presentation on a weekly basis. New Life also entrusted Percy to launch and develop new music/artists for its church. 

Here's a list of what Percy is doing now and what he has been up to lately: 

  • Founded Peninpad which includes a songwriting curriculum for songwriters at all levels. 

  • Recently wrapped up work with Johnny Mathis. 

  • Released the highly anticipated CD of the Tommies Reunion (world-famous choir) 

  • Composed/produced Musical Director for gospel artist Yolanda Adams 2017 GMA Honors Induction into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame which featured performances by Gospel Music's Greats Jekalyn Carr, Grammy Award-Winning CeCe Winans, and Grammy Award-Winning Donnie McClurkin. 

  • Preparing to produce the award-winning family group Kinsmen Developing artists for his own independent company ClarkJames Entertainment 

  • Served as Music Director for the gospel segment of the 2019 GMA Dove Awards which featured performances by Gospel Music's Greats Jekalyn Carr, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and Grammy Award-Winning Pastor Shirley Ceaser. 

  • Awarded 2019 SAE Institute Chicago Cultural Influence

  • Awarded 2020 Westside Icon Award in recognition of being one of the greatest musical influences of all time

 

This musician, writer, arranger, artist, and producer is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and well-respected names in Christian and Secular music. His body of work has garnered him 26 Gold and Platinum albums. Not many songwriters and producers of any genre can boast a body of work that's been sung by a cast of star-studded names like the list that reads on Percy Bady's resume. Percy's works have earned him an honorary doctorate degree. Percy currently still resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and children.

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