Review: Shantéh Fuller @ Proud Camden, London

It was the perfect setting for an event of this type. It was low lit, intimate and as soon as we saw the instruments, we knew exactly what kind of night we were in for. South London singer-songwriter Shantéh Fuller graced the stage at Proud Camden for the launch of her EP Conversations with God….

Review: Big Church Day Out South 2017

Snake petting, camping in a hideous thunderstorm, sprinting between stages to catch your fave artists. It all builds character, you know. Big Church Day Out is growing quickly, not just because of the artists it attracts but also because of the experiences it provides. Such is the popularity of the event that it now has…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: LZ7

If you were to build an act that embodies the spirit of Big Church Day Out, it would look a lot like LZ7. The Manchester group has become synonymous with the festival. In fact seeing them light up big and small stages at BCDO is almost an annual tradition now. Like Pancake Day. So, why…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Dire Pitan

Give this man a guitar and watch the magic. Dire Pitan is a talented artist brimming with enthusiasm and passion for the One he’s singing for. You’re in for a treat if you check him out at Big Church Day Out this weekend. The first time we met Dire, he had just released his debut…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Andy Mineo

There’s no one on this year’s Big Church Day Out bill that we’re more excited about seeing than Andy Mineo. After the historic Lecrae set that we saw in 2015, Andy is the natural follow up. He’s right up there on the hip hop totem pole with his Reach Records boss. Andy Mineo burst onto…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Lucy Grimble

One thing we love about Big Church Day Out is its variety. For all the time we’ve rocked out on the main stage, there’s also a contrast such as that found in the Kingdom Come tent. Lucy Grimble is a name that feels right at home here. Fresh from hitting the number 1 spot on…

Book and EP in the works for chart-topping Juanita

Her debut single went straight to the top of the iTunes Christian charts and now Juanita Francis is readying the next projects that will be released soon. The London singer songwriter, who is the eldest daughter of Bishop John and co-pastor Penny Francis of Ruach City Church, received rave reviews for her track Fall Afresh….

Triple O starts again ahead of new album

Six years is a long time in music, especially if you’re a Triple O fan. That’s how long it’s been since Triple O released an LP. The wait is almost over. The MOBO winner just dropped what will be the first single from the new album. We think it’s hit material. The track’s called Started…

Review: Travis Greene @ Hippodrome, Golders Green

“I’m just a worshipper who loves God.” These words said on stage by Travis Greene were more than empty remarks. He didn’t come all the way from the US to give a halfhearted performance. He put everything in because he’s clearly passionate about the one he’s doing it for. At his gig at the Hippodrome…

Travis Greene: Shut up and get involved!

  Travis Greene has called on the church to stop complaining about the world culture and do something about changing it. He said that believers are really good at moaning about the things they’re unhappy about, instead of becoming part of the positive change they want to see. Greene spoke to the Sound Doctrine in…

Review: Premier Gospel Awards 2017

Retro is cool again. There’s nothing quite like a little dose of nostalgia to bring back happy memories from yesteryear. So in celebrating the cutting edge of gospel music in the UK at the Premier Gospel Awards 2017, the odd sprinkle of old school was welcome. First, we have to mention G Force. A decade after…

Has mainstream hip hop found its faith?

“This album is actually a Gospel album,” said Kanye West ahead of the release of his Life of Pablo album. Most of us howled with laughter. But once we stitched up our sides that had literally (yes literally) split, we had to think, why would Kanye make such a statement? Aside from his 2004 hit…