The voice of a generation is most often heard more clearly when
spoken through the rhythmic sounds of music. The chords
produced by the engineer behind the boards plays a significant
role in the message. Without the ingenuity of the creative
mind, the voice is naked and weightlessly flails upon deaf ears
with little chance to be heard. It is the producer who
develops substance from what once was abstract and
insignificant—captures the frolicking fusion of nature and
technology and produces a pleasurable symphony. He has the
ability to take a cornucopia of drums, strings and woodwinds
accompanied by a magnetizing voice that effortlessly stretches
words atop a melodious syncopated arrangement of tune, pitch and
bass to produce one sound that can speak to the hearts of many.
It is a gift that is granted to so few, yet so many approach the
realm of the music world like pious pipers hoping they have the
ability to appeal to the masses.
Anthony Broadhead has been granted this gift.
Not only has he
been given the name of a saint at birth, he has been blessed
with musical talent which enabled him to learn to play the
keyboard, organ, bass and drums by ear. Although his
affinity for music was established at a very young age, Michael
Anthony never received any formal training to enhance his
aptitude for musical instruments. It wasn’t until he was
thrust into the inner workings of a small church that he was
able to fine-tune his love for music. At Emmanuel
Tabernacle Baptist Church, located in his hometown, Hempstead,
New York he was allowed the opportunity to develop his skills.
What once began as encouragement from a congregation,
metamorphosed into the first stage of the development of a
producer of gospel music.
contributions at this small church went from “back up” to lead
organist and then to Director of Music by the age of fifteen.
Added responsibility brought forth Michael’s musical ability and
professional attitude. Under his auspices he promoted what
once was a struggling storefront edifice of faith into a notable
house of worship and praise. After tasting his potential
for greatness, his hunger grew and he delved into Christian
stage plays and lent his orchestrating skills to several live
recordings. He was called upon to work alongside the Late
Rev Timothy Wright, Daryl Coley, Rance Allen, James Bignon,
James Hall, Marvin Sapp, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and other
established moguls highlighted within the gospel halls of music.
The multifaceted Michael Anthony Broadhead has affirmed himself
as a songwriter, composer and musician solely on his love for
musical worship and praise. Curiosity has led him to do
many mighty things in ministry and his continued appeal for what
he endears will push him to the forefront. Among the
heavyweights of producers of gospel music such as Kirk Franklin,
J. Moss and Fred Hammond, Michael Anthony Broadhead will
definitely be a contender that won’t be denied.