About

Artist Name

Konai Adelphe

Genres

Gospel

Location

Knoxville, TN USA

Biography

Konai Adelphe (Greek for equal sisters) is a gospel music group that hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. What you see is what you get! Bold, spicy, soft, and a bit offbeat female R&B gospel singers who bring their own twist to the sound of salvation! Their music is a mixture of traditional and non-traditional gospel music mingled with some old school R&B, Neo-Soul, Jazz, Blues, Rap, Reggae, contemporary music and sprinkled with a lil’ bit of Country! The Founder, Leader, and Songwriter of this eclectic group of female artists is Evangelist Cynthia R. Butler. She is accompanied by Shilia Rogers, Lacquicia Blair, Charlotte Weaver, and Jacquelyn Rhett. This exciting bunch of females love to sing, travel, and spread the Word of Jesus Christ with their wonderful brand of music ministry that is Konai!

Background

The group started wtih the two sisters; Cynthia Butler and Lacquicia Blair who sang with a varity of local R&B groups, they were later joined by sister Shilia Rogers when they began to sing Barber Shop as a base to blend their sound but always with a desire to creat a unique style. By 1991 these three had formed a group known simply as “The Sisters”. In 1992 the sisters then became the “AL Butler Singers” which had other members and was name for their beloved Pastor Dr. Allen L. Butler Sr. of Universal Church of Deliverance in Knoxville, Tennessee where they still attend services. After the separation of many member of the “AL Butler Singers”, the group restarted under a new name and thus becoming what is now known as “Konai Aldephe”, (Greek for Common and Equal Sisters). Family friend Charlotte Weaver joined the group in late 2013 and long time friend Jacquelyn Rhett joined in late 2014 making up the members as you see them today!  Some of the high points in their career to date are:

January 2016 – Appearing on the “Dr. Bobby Jones Presents” which airs weekly on Impact Network!

June 2016 – Dr. Bobby Jones’ “Red Carpet Luncheon”!

 

May 2016 – Live Radio broadcast and interview on 107.7 WARP-FM Radio with On-air Personality Mr. Thomas “Superman” Richardson in McComb Mississippi!

October 2016 – Performed at the “Praise Break presented by MGAG (Missorri Gospel Announcers Guild) in Pine Bluff Arkansas.

 

Fact Sheet

“Konai Adelphe” had their First CD (EP-Version), self titled “Konai Adelphe”released in October 2015.  With the release of this first CD the group found them selves traveling and singing the list of soul stirring songs such as: “God Like An Eagle”, “Blessings”, “God is Watching (High in the Sky)”, “Free” and “Saved”!  Their travels and television appearances include but are not limited to the following: Their second Cd release titled “Everybody” was released in April 2018.

February 2017- “Celebration of Life Event” with Recording Artist Josephine Allen in Labanon, Ohio!

March 2017 – Women’s Conference at New Day Covenant Ministries in Lake City, Georgia!

May 2017 – Women’s Conference at Power Praise Ministries in Morristown, Tennessee!

January 2016 – Appeared on the “Dr. Bobby Jones Presents” which airs weekly on Impact Network!

May 2016 – Live Radio broadcast and interview on 107.7 WARP-FM Radio with On-air Personality Mr. Thomas “Superman” Richardson” in McComb Mississippi!

May 2016 – Big Antioch Perkins Road Church in McComb Mississippi!

June 2016 –   Dr. Bobby Jones’ “Red Carpet Luncheon”

October 2016 – Performed at the “Praise Break presented by MGAG (Missorri Gospel Announcers Guild) in Pine Bluff Arkansas.

September 2014 – Appeared on the “Dr. Bobby Jones Presents” which airs weekly on Impact Network!

December 2016 – “Children’s Christmas Festival” at Heaven’s Fire Ministry in Panama City, Florida!

October 2016 – Official Time Keepers for the 2016 National Senior Olympic’s Swim Competition held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

September 2016 – Members of Konai participated in the Susan G. Komen “Walk for the Cure”!

July 2017 – Entertaining the many residents with their comical antics and song at the Northshore Senior Assisted Living Center, in Knoxville, TN.

Some of the groups that have influenced the Konai sound are: James Cleveland, New Jersey Mass Choir, Shirley Caesar, The Mamas and the Papas, The Manhattan Singers, Dolly Parton, Charlie, Pride, Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, BB King, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Ertha Kitts, Etta James, and so many more!

To follow Konai Adelphe and to see what else they have going on, please follow them on Facebook at “Konai Adelphe” and you can also join there fan page at “Friends Who Like Konai Adelphe” on Facebook as well!

Discography

Discography

Their professional work includes two CD compilations: Konai Adelphe in 2015 and Everybody in 2017. We have recorded three musical videos from the Everybody CD, appeared twice on the Dr. Bobbie Jones Presents Show which aired on the BET and IMPACT Television networks, and performed live in numerous venues in the Midwest and Southeast (e.g., Pine Bluff AR, Atlanta and Savannah GA, St. Louis MO, Nashville TN, Panama City Beach FL, and Lebanon OH).

Press

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KONAI ADELPHE, EVERYBODY REVIEW
by Seamus Fitzpatrick on November 24, 2018
Konai Adelphe is a Gospel Music Group who hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. Their glistening sound is a mixture of traditional and non-traditional gospel music, amalgamated with old school R&B, neo-soul, jazz, blues, rap, reggae, contemporary music, adorned with a smidge of country. That might sound like a mouthful, but the sound is enlightened. The group released their first self-titled EP in 2016. Then in April of 2018, they released their sophomore effort EveryBody. A sophisticated contemporary gospel album that shimmers. That’s the short of It!
Postive:Contemporary grooves and slinky production and seriously well-oiled vocals, by a group of ladies that can serve of soulful helpings of mighty voices and tightly woven harmonies.
BOTTOM LINE
The tunes are reminiscent of hit pop-tunes, filled with heavy grooves and uplifting lyrics. Konai Adelphe has a sound that speaks beyond its religious lyrics. Tunes like, “Boom,” and “Next Generation,” speak to the updated gospel sound the vocal quintet offers. Whereas tunes like “Come Home,” and “Always Put Your Trust in God,” offer more of a traditional gospel flavor. The ladies voices blend together nicely, invoking beautifully blended vocals that offer a sweetness when needed, while at other times a bold and edgy sound. EveryBody has something for everyone. There are plenty of gems in each tune and a bounty of positive affirmations.

Interviews

From the Singing Freeman’s Network: interview and performance we enjoyed Konai Adelphe. Their harmony is phenomenal and music is an expression of what we all can relate to in our everyday lives. Their song ” Boom” and ” Another day At midnight” their performance was great and very professional. Renee Freeman- of the Singing Freeman’s Network

Videos

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Announcements

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Konai appeared on the Dr. Bobbie Jones Artist Showcase (2015 and 2016) which aired on the BET and IMPACT Television networks.

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Radio broadcast interview on 107.7 WAZA-FM Radio with On-Air Personality Mr. Thomas “Superman” Richardson in McComb, Mississippi (2015)

o Radio broadcast interview on 105.1 WMUG-FM Radio with On-Air Personality Mr. Doug Varner in Indiana PA; http://www.wmugradio.org/ (2017)

o Radio broadcast interview with On-Air Personality Pastor Melvin Wright in Knoxville TN on 900 AM, 100.7 FM, or live stream at http://www.wkxvradio.com (2018)

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Singing freeman Network:2018 Interview and performance Channel 12 CTV Knoxville, TN with Renee Freeman

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