Review: Andy Mineo @ O2 Academy, Islington

They say you only get one opportunity to make a good first impression. Boy did Andy Mineo make his count. He exploded onto the stage with Desperados and didn’t let up. It felt like the set list was compiled by Andy’s DJ, not Andy himself. It was almost like a DJ set the way he…

Review: Big Church Day Out South 2018

From the outset, the lineup looked appetising. In our preview of the Big Church Day Out 2018, we listed just some of the amazing artists scheduled to appear and that was just scratching the surface. All in, the weekend turned out to be another memorable festival. Big Church Day Out really is a highlight in…

Review: Philippa Hanna @ Bush Hall, London

If you follow similar people to us on social media, there’s a good chance you’ve been seeing a lot of Philippa Hanna on your timelines recently. The reason? Her #EdSheeranWorship video that saw her covering the track Prefect by the red-headed pop star. Of course, the Christian version of the song that gave Philippa over…

Review: The Walls Group @ Oasis House, London

Do you ever listen to an album and think there’s no way vocals can sound that good in real life? That wasn’t the case with the Walls Group when they made their UK debut last night. As it was their first time on our shores, we didn’t quite know what to expect. Sure, their music…

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…

Review: Triple O album launch @ Camden Assembly

When he arrived on stage for his album launch event, Triple O warned us that he was going to take it easy at the start. He wanted to save his energy for the entire set. That disclaimer didn’t last long though. As much as Triple O said he was saving himself during the early tracks…

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…

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…

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…

Review: Christon Gray @ St Mary’s Church, London

Let the records state that we’re not huge fans of sit down gigs, especially where hip hop is concerned. It was a relief then the the first thing that both JGivens and Christon Gray did at their London show was to bring the audience to the front of the stage. This wasn’t a night of…

Review: Sarah Téibo @ Hard Rock Cafe

It’s a venue that’s hosted the likes of Aerosmith, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney but it’s never been known for hosting gospel events. In fact, Sarah Téibo’s show at the Hard Rock Cafe in London might well have been a first. The venue was perfect for this type of show. It was intimate, with the…