Coming from a musical background, Gerard Placide began his quest as a soloist at the tender age of three. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Gerard resides in Atlanta, Georgia and serve as a Minister of Music at his local church, The Cathedral at Chapel Hill where the world renowned Bishop Earl Paulk is overseer.
Gerard has had the privilege to sing for such luminaries as the Queen of England in London through Chances for Children under the patronage of the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, President of the U.N.57th. General Assembly His Excellency Julien Hunte, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice, Senator John McCain and other members of the United States Congress.
In 2001, Gerard became the first Caribbean National to win the acclaim title of the McDonaldï¿½s Gospel Soloist Award. He again won the title in 2002 becoming the first non-American to hold this title for two consecutive years in the New York metropolitan area. This feat, however, was only the beginning of Gerardï¿½s many achievements. Later that year, Gerard went on to release his first album (traditional gospel) at the historical Baptist Temple in Brooklyn, New York where his friend and brother in Christ, the godfather of gospel, Reverend Timothy Wright was the opening act. Gerard opened for and shared the stage with gospel greats such as Grammy nominee Vickie Winans, Grammy Award winner Donnie McClurkin, Dove Award recipient Alvin Slaughter, Norman Hutchins and Grammy Award winner Hezekiah Walker.