Review: Sean C. Johnson @ The Bedford, Balham

If you asked us five years ago which US artist we’d love to see live, we would have said Sean C. Johnson. Yes, he’s been to the UK a couple of times in recent years but we’ve never been able to get the dates to work. This time, we finally made it. Sean C. Johnson…

Review: KB & Friends @ Brixton Jamm

Who in their right mind starts a record label? It’s no easy feat but KB Records had a flying start last night. KB and Friends was a celebration of the label that launched earlier this year. And although they had some high profile artists on the bill, including legendary rapper Da’ T.R.U.T.H, the evening gave…

CalledOut Music and Guvna B win big at Premier Gospel Awards

  CalledOut Music and Guvna B led the winners at this year’s sold out Premier Gospel Awards, which saw both artists win two awards each. CalledOut Music picked up prizes for Best Male and Best Video for Love Around, while Guvna B won gongs for Best Album for Hands Are Made For Working and Best…

Review: CalledOut Music @ Gracepoint, London

As a concept, CalledOut Music’s headline show in London shouldn’t have worked. He’s still relatively new as an artist and he doesn’t have an album out yet. Plus the venue was far too big for someone who only just started releasing music a couple of years ago. So why was the event sold out? And…

#WeIntroduce: The Pilgrims put strong songs first

The Pilgrims don’t want you think of them as your average group. That’s because they didn’t get together that way. Whereas other bands come together with the intention of releasing music from the beginning, the Pilgrims first assembled with the intention of just writing songs. The problem is that when you start writing songs and…

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….