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…

Review: V9 Collective @ Close Up

They say it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. That’s definitely the case with some things, like ice cream. You’re going to have to take our word on that one. The good news is that after seeing V9 Collective twice in a short space of time, we don’t feel like we’ve overdone…

Review: Kirk Franklin @ Gospel Fest, London

It’s not every day you get to experience a member of gospel music royalty live but that’s what happened when Kirk Franklin came to the UK as part of Gospel Fest. On the day of the Queen’s honours list, someone who deserved to be knighted is Richie Dan after last night. Although the venue did…

Review: Premier Gospel Week 2015

Writing a review of an entire week’s worth of events is never easy, especially when so much took place. But it’s not an unpleasant situation to be in after what was a brilliant week of gospel music. This year’s Gospel Week is the second one to be arrange by Christian music radio station Premier Gospel….

Review: Big Church Day Out 2015

We gathered in our thousands, pitched our tents and prepared for what we expected to be an epic weekend of great music and a lot of fun. We got it by the bucket-load at this year’s Big Church Day Out. The eagled eyed readers of the Sound Doctrine will know that it has been five…

Review: Treblez – #TheLiveTapes album recording

Who’d have thought? Hip hop works really well live. I’m not just talking about a live vocalist, I’m talking a rapper and full band. Dwayne Tryumf proved it could be done well when he recorded his album in 2011 and tonight Treblez did the same. Treblez, the GL Records artist appeared at El Shaddai church…

Review: Premier Gospel Week

It was the first of its kind, an entire week dedicated to all different types of gospel music across the London. Premier Gospel’s Gospel Week festival was 7 nights, 7 concerts and all in all a fantastic experience. The Gospel Finale took place tonight at the Rock Tower (a really noice church, by the way!)…