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…

Review: Becca Folkes @ Regent Hall, London

Wow. Just wow. If we had our own way, that would be the extent of our review of last night’s Becca Folkes live show. But apparently, it’s considered bad form to be THAT succinct. You get the point, though – we enjoyed it. Initially, we were a bit concerned. How can a singer with such…

Review: Muyiwa & Riversongz @ Transformation House, London

Muyiwa is one of the busiest men in the British gospel industry and does a lot of appearances and performances not just across the UK but around the world. Yet this show wasn’t just any show. He pulled out all the stops to make it special. The Eko Ile headline show is named after the…

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…

Review: Sarah Téibo and Lisa McClendon @ Glory House, London

They say honesty is the best policy. That’s usually the case but in gospel music, artists are sometimes tempted to gloss over the issues they have and get on the stage. Last night’s Premier Gospel live show was a refreshing change where the headline artists, Sarah Téibo and Lisa McClendon were very candid in the…

Review: Big Church Day Out 2016

Don’t let anybody tell you that putting up a tent in the middle of a downpour is fun. It isn’t. Far from it, actually. But that was the prelude to what was an otherwise near perfect weekend. And we’re not just talking about the weather. This year, the Big Church Day Out was two full…

Review: Premier Gospel Awards

It was a night the UK gospel industry was waiting for for a long time. And when it came, it delivered. The first ever Premier Gospel Awards took place last night in front of a sold out crowd at the Hub in East London. But it wasn’t just about giving out prizes, it represented a…

Review: A Star – Revolutionary Live, Islington

If someone told A Star back in 2007 that he’d be rolling out on a hoverboard in front of a packed O2 Academy crowd, he probably wouldn’t have believed it. You could probably work that out from his face when he entered the stage at his first headline show last night. This wasn’t a destination…

Review: Faith Child – Airborne Tour, London

The problem you usually have when you have a lot of tracks that feature guest vocalists is live performances. If the guest can’t make it, you have to pipe their voices in or even sing them yourself. Faith Child didn’t have that problem. He filled his stage with the very best of what the UK…

Review: S.O. Live in London – Christmas Edition

  With a new album under his belt, it only seemed right for S.O. to do another headline gig in London. It was only his second ever one and the venue was packed. Even so close to Christmas, the huge crowd acknowledged S.O. as one of the best this country has to offer. The set…