Vibrant and empowering are words that capture the essence of Londa Larmond. Since her solo debut in 2001, this Canadian gospel treasure has faithfully maintained her calling: bringing inspirational messages of God’s love with her authoritative and commanding voice, uplifting anyone who listens.
In 2011, Londa delivered to fans and music lovers the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album, GREAT THINGS. With new experiences and maturity, Londa steps back into the spotlight showcasing her signature melodic voice, resonating in a fusion of invigorating sounds. With singles like Only you Lord, an uplifting contemporary praise song that highlights her signature rasp, and title track Great Things, Londa Larmond does not disappoint music lovers who enjoy a hard-core gospel music vocal performance. Only You Lord gained radio play and notoriety in Canada, US and the UK.
“My music’s purpose is to let people know that God is always with them and in the midst of a song being sung He’s able to accomplish their heart’s desire,” asserts Londa. “He is with us through thick and thin, and He wants and is ready to do great and powerful things in our lives.”
Designed to cross and transcend borders, GREAT THINGS is a compilation of up-tempo songs, ranging from world sounds and reggae beats to soulful ballads that soothe with powerful and penetrating lyrics. With the African-inspired and energetic songIncredible, listeners will be compelled to dance and delight with the rhythmic guitar strings.
Recorded live in Toronto, at the Evangel Temple, GREAT THINGS is a dynamic album that is sure to become a staple in your Praise and Worship collection.
Emboldened with the musical production of Joel Chambers, GREAT THINGS is a testament of God’s power manifested in Londa’s life. “I have a different perspective on what is possible and what is God’s purpose and destiny for my life,” says Londa. “I am a woman who is persuaded that her God is unshakable, unmovable and unstoppable!” Londa’s ability to vocally impact hearts is profound and in the remake of Phillips, Craig & Dean classic “You Are God Alone”, a powerful acoustic duet with Peter Moncrieffe, Londa manages to flawlessly wrap the sound of worship around the soul of every fan. GREAT THINGS won the Gospel Music Association for Canada Award for “Best Gospel Album of the Year 2012”. She is also the triple-crown winner for Canada’s Glass Awards for “Best Female Vocalist of the Year”, “Best Gospel Song of the Year” and “Best Gospel Album of The Year”.
Without missing a beat, in May 2014 Londa released her studio single, “NOBODY”. This song is infectious and will definitely make even the most reserved person want to get up and dance! While the music transcends your traditional gospel, the lyrics are quite clear that she’s talking about NOBODY, but Jesus!
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, to loving Jamaican parents, Ethan and Evan, Londa’s childhood is characterized by Gospel music and service. Alongside her musician father and brothers, Londa was singing at church since the age of 7, and performing professionally since 14, as a member of Toronto’s renowned Youth Outreach Mass Choir. Londa continued her musical career as part of the Gospel Soul Sisters before joining the internationally acclaimed Sharon Riley & Faith Chorale.
Londa’s powerful voice led her to appear in the blockbuster film, The Blues Brothers 2000. Under the direction of John Landis, Londa performed in the film and recorded the Grammy nominated, Certified Gold (U.S.) soundtrack alongside musical icons Aretha Franklin, Erykah Badu, James Brown, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes, Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton. She also performed in the Tony Award-Winning Musical Caroline or Change, where she was nominated for “Best Female Performance in a Musical”. Under the direction of Robert McQueen, Londa worked alongside well-known actors, such as, Arlene Duncan (Little Mosque On The Prairie – TV) and Shawn Wright (Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia – Theatre). Caroline or Change won the Dora Award for “Outstanding Production of a Musical”. And now Londa is currently touring with a new cast, from the powerful theatrical Melody of Deception, under the direction of Dr. Elaine Brown-Spencer.
Her solo debut album, LOVE LETTERS, established Londa as a one of Canada’s Gospel music trailblazers with international acclaim. A winner of the Canadian Urban Music Awards for Best Gospel Recording, GMA Dove Awards nominee for “Urban Album of the Year” and a JUNO Award nominee for “Best Gospel Album of the Year”, Love Letters, introduced a new genre of soulful-jazz and urban-pop grooves that marked the beginning of a legacy, which Londa continues today with GREAT THINGS.
Londa attends and serves as a worship leader at Rhema Christian Ministries in Toronto, Canada under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Pastor Orim Meikle.
2014 Nobody (single – Londa Larmond – Independent)
2011 Great Things (Londa Larmond – Independent)
2006 The Experience (featured vocalist with Rhema Worship & Praise) Zhanre Music/Koch
2001 Love Letters (EMI Gospel/CHORDANT/EMD)
Awards & Nominations
Gospel Excellence – New Urban Artist 2002 Urban New Artist
Sheridan Gospel Network Awards – Nominee 2002 Most Promising Female
Sounds Alive Awards – Nominee – 2001 Artist of the Year
Sounds Alive Awards – Nominee – 2001 Female Artist of the Year
JUNO Award – Nominee – 2001 Best Gospel Album
GMA’s Dove Awards – Nominee – 2001 Urban Album of the Year
Gospel Insiders Award – Nominee – 2001 Best New Female
Canadian Urban Music Awards – “Love Letters” 2001 Best Gospel Album
GMA Canada Awards – “Great Things” 2012 Best Gospel Album
Canada’s Glass Awards – “Great Things” 2013 Best Gospel Album, Best Female Vocalist of The Year & Best Song of The Year
Canada’s Glass Awards – “Nobody” (single) 2014 Best Single of the Year
2002 Honey Soundtrack (Universal Studios)
2001 WOW Gospel (Verity/EMI/Word) “Once” Certified Gold status (US)
1998 Life Is (EMI Gospel/CHORDANT) “Get To Know Him”
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 Soundtrack (Universal) “John The Revelator”
Grammy Award Nominated (Best Blues Album) with Certified Gold status (US)
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (Universal Studios)
Appeared in internationally acclaimed film sequel with Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Paul Shaffer, Eric Clapton, Sam Moore and B.B. King.
1996 “Light to the Power of Two” (HBO)
Performed in dramatic film that focused on the extraordinary life of Albert Einstein.
2014 YesTV – Melody of Deception – Private Pain in Public Pews 3
2007 CTS – Easter Special with Rhema Christian Ministries
2002 Canada AM
2002 Open Mike with Mike Bullard
2001 Gospel Superfest
2001 Bobby Jones Gospel
2015 Trust God – Private Pain in Public Pews
2014 Melody of Deception – Private Pain in Public Pews 3
2012 Caroline or Change (Berkeley Street Theatre) – Dora Award – Outstanding Production of a Musical