Review: Worship Xplosion

I write this slightly drained after an energetic night at Worship Xplosion in Birmingham. The most animated of the night’s artists was New-Ye who topped the night off in fine style. They opened their set with a massive praise party and took us on a ride with a truly explosive performance.

New-Ye is one of the most exciting and unique young choirs in the country and they showed why with this performance. I wasn’t able to make their big Premier Gospel gig in February in London so this was a great opportunity to see them live in Brum. They sang their hits from their EP including Fade Away and I Love You and even had time time for some old school church songs to end their set (Goodbye World, anyone?).

Myron Butler was also on the bill – one of my favourite artists at the moment. I’m still rinsing his Revealed album a year after its release – the true definition of longevity. He opened with the two title tracks from his last couple of albums Revealed and Stronger. He finished up with the standout classic track Set Me Free. It was an amazing performance but would have been made even better if he’d extended his set by a few more tracks.

Kings Ministries was there to begin the night, a group to look out for in the future. They’re  a team of brilliant songwriters and worship leaders and I’m told an album is forthcoming.

Vashawn Mitchell was scheduled to co-headline the concert but couldn’t make it because of some red tape issues. However, it didn’t leave a gaping hole in the programme. Although we would have liked to have seen him perform, I, for one didn’t leave disappointed at the end of the night. And besides, New-Ye did their own little version of Nobody Greater so that was something, I guess.

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