IDMC sells out South London jazz club

Even by the choir leader’s own admission, Hideaway jazz club in Streatham took a huge gamble when they booked the venue for IDMC’s headline show. Yes, the choir is well known in gospel circles but Hideaway had never heard of them and neither had a lot of the venue’s regulars. There was a lot riding…

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…

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…

Travis Greene to headline London show in April

US gospel star Travis Greene is set to travel to London in April for the first of what will be two major headline shows in the UK in 2017. Greene, who has made a huge splash in the gospel scene in his young career, will top the bill at the Revive Concert in Golders Green. The event…

Premier Gospel’s UK Gospel Show announces 2017 Ones to Watch

One thing that we hope is true: 2017 HAS to be better than last year. Saying that, we did see a lot of great music released by British artists in 2016 and the horizon looks promising for the next 12 months. The UK Gospel Show on Premier Gospel has named the people it thinks will…

Guvna B makes history with MOBO win

Guvna B became the first artist from the UK to win the Best Gospel Category twice at the MOBO awards after winning the prize for the second time last night. The East London rapper picked up the gong at the Pre-MOBO Awards at Cadogan Hall in the capital. In what was the toughest gospel category in…

Lurine Cato: I almost didn’t record Power

It’s one of the biggest tracks to come out of the UK in recent years but Lurine Cato’s smash hit Power almost didn’t get recorded. Lurine Cato, known to many as the Queen of UK Gospel, told the Sound Doctrine that the track almost ended up on the cutting room floor and was close to…

S.O. drops new single ahead of fresh EP

Mobo nominated rapper S.O. has been teasing a new EP but it looks like we now have all the details we need. Following some cryptic messages on social media last night, S.O. has just took the wraps off a new single. And there’s a full EP on the way. The new track is called New…

Times Change for Triple O – New Music

You can’t say Triple O is afraid of variation. Hot on the heels of raucous grime track Godzilla, the Mobo winner has smoothed things out for his next release. The new track is called Times Change and it’s a chalk and cheese departure from his previous effort. The laid back soulful beat produced by R-Kay allows Triple O…

Bobby Bovell takes the triple at the JUMP Awards

Bobby Bovell was the big winner at last night’s JUMP Music Video Awards, taking home three awards. The massive haul included the prestigious Music Video of the Year prize for the track Love Love. Yes, we totally called it. Another of the evening’s standouts was Sarah Téibo who picked up two gongs – both for…

Could ITV give UK gospel music a Voice?

You may remember the article we wrote a couple of months ago about the possible turning tide in UK singing contests. We were starting to see a smattering of gospel songs and artists appearing on TV but we were calling for more. Well our prayers might be answered. ITV, which is the new home of…