“Men of Valor,” expressing their musical talents, as they share the Trinity (God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit), with everyone they encounter. The Starlights are extractions linked by family blood and the “blood of Jesus, their musical background extends back to the 1960’s with the patriarch lineage of Mr. Henry Botts. The Starlights began singing together in 1980, having established themselves as a major force in the Gospel music arena. Christian men, totally sold out to Jesus. Their noveau traditional musical style; appeals, pleases, and delights people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Starlights are comprised of Greg Botts (tenor), and his three nephews, Ronnie “Deon” Palm (baritone), Rodney Thompkins (first and second tenor), and Albert Thompson (second tenor), all born and raised in the communities of Long Beach and Compton.
Their premiere album, “If There Ever Was a Time,” reached the top of the charts nationally, crossing the shores to Europe. Their second album “Do U Got It”, gave the Starlights their closing signature song for concerts, inducing audiences to a rousing, foot-stompin, standing ovation finale. Preparing for the next plateau, the Starlight’s are presently enhancing their talents to take gospel music far beyond human imagination.
The Starlights have set records at the West Hollywood, Chicago, New Orleans, and Myrtle Beach House of Blues, with over 400 performances. The Starlights were awarded the “Best Male Gospel Group” that has performed at the House of Blues.
Their versatility has allowed The Starlights to perform throughout the United States, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Luxembourg, New Zealand, and Switzerland. A command performance before the sequestered jury of the infamous O.J. Simpson trail, and benefit concerts for the American Diabetes Association, the Boys & Girls Club of America, Polly Klaas Foundation, Woman of Color Breast Cancer Survivors, among many others.