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Prodigal Son, The (UK)

Country:United Kingdom
Website:http://www.prodigalson.co.uk
Releases:[To Whom It May Concern] [Things People Do For Money (single)]
Info:David Ellis, also known as Prodigal Son, was born in Balham, South London on the 1st of July 1974. At the age of three due to his parents’ separation he moved up to the East Midlands to the City of Nottingham with his mother and elder brother. As the youngest member of the family he was known as the family entertainer, who wasn’t shy to pick up the microphone or Breakdance at any special occasion.

Jamaica
In 1983 his mother remarried, and later the family immigrated to Jamaica. Whilst in Jamaica David and his stepfather experienced an armed robbery, when two masked gunmen broke into their home and demanded money. Aged 14 David was terrified by this ordeal and thanks God daily for his life - the life that he almost lost.

United Kingdom
1990 saw the return of the Prodigal Son to the United Kingdom. David came back to finish his studies and attend college. During this time he became involved with UK R&B group “Coincide” for whom he wrote lyrics and choreographed dance routines. David also played a key role in bringing together another R&B/Rap group by the name of “Dove”.

Dove
Dove consisted of two Rappers and a female vocalist. At this time David found himself living the life he rapped about, stealing cars, partaking of violence and drugs. Whilst on this road to disaster one of David’s close friends became a “Born Again Christian”, intrigued by his friends’ dramatic conversion David soon followed and made the commitment to follow Christ.

Solo
David felt the calling to his solo ministry as "The Prodigal Son (UK)" after a brief period in a christian rap group. A lot of hard work and perseverance and of course the Grace of God has opened many doors for David.

Media
He has enjoyed numerous media appearances including TV and Radio. David has also been a support act for a number of the worlds leading Gospel Artists. These include Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Dawkins & Dawkins, Papa San, Carlene Davis, Stitchie, Junior Tucker, Chris Willis, And Trinitee 5; 7.

Awards
Whilst David has enjoyed all of this he quite easily points out that for him the greatest thrill is to see a life touched or a soul saved through his ministry. David also won Best Solo Male and Best Overall Performance Awards, at the Gospel Newcomers Competition May 2003, which was a recognised achievement.

Name
The name Prodigal Son is taken from the 'Lost Son' parable told by Christ in Luke chapter 15 verses 10-24 (key verse 10 'I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repent'). As the Lost Son in the parable came to his senses, so it was with Prodigal Son (UK), after a brief spell of carnal and lascivious living he returned to his father's house where he shares his new and former experiences to a lost generation.

Albums
The MC is currently working on his album "To Whom It May Concern" for 2007. The Prodigal Son released the single "Things People Do For Money".

Release:To Whom It May Concern
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The album is scheduled for 2007.
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Release:Things People Do For Money (single)
Things People Do For Money (single)
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Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
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