Sharlene Monique is a triple JUMP Award winner

UK singer-songwriter Sharlene Monique did the unthinkable at the JUMP Music Video Awards by picking up three of the top prizes. The Sound Doctrineโ€™s founder Jermaine Dallas presented the artist with her first award of the evening for Best UK Solo Female Video. She also went on to claim gongs for Best Inspirational Video and…

Midnight Oil returns home

The countdown to Midnight Oil continues as the dates – 5-6 August – quickly approach. This year is special as it marks the 5th year of conference and sees the event return to the venue of the first ever Midnight Oil Summit – Bethel Convention Centre, West Bromwich. Midnight Oil has now cemented itself as…

Celebrating the best

It’s a really good time to be in the UK if you’re a fan of gospel choirs as there are some events coming up that will celebrate all that’s good about the traditional gospel sound. What’s more, the events are going to be saluting some of the best in the business. First up is the…

Saturday debut for Roller Gospel Blitz

We’re just days away from the latest edition of Roller Gospel Blitz in Sheffield and this one’s a bit different – it’s the first to be held on a Saturday. Traditionally held on Bank Holidays, this event looks to be bigger and more accessible to those who struggled to come out to previous nights. But…

Review: Worship Xplosion

I write this slightly drained after an energetic night at Worship Xplosion in Birmingham. The most animated of the night’s artists was New-Ye who topped the night off in fine style. They opened their set with a massive praise party and took us on a ride with a truly explosive performance. New-Ye is one of…

Monique album launch

This year is shaping up to be an important one for Monique Thomas. 2011 started with the release of her single Colourful and now she’s about to release her debut album, Unbroken. The long awaited launch event for the album will take place in Monique’s home city of Birmingham at Fazeley Studios on 16th April….

The music, the message, the moment

Welcome to a new home complete with a brand spanking new look and URL. Hello to everyone who’s just stumbled across this renewed blog. Feel free to have a nosey around and familiarise yourself with the new place while the smell of fresh paint and new carpet subsides. So what’s the Sound Doctrine all about?…

For one day only…

Be sure to get online on 24th February because for a very limited time, you’ll be able to get your hands on the new Ni-Cola single. She’ll be putting her new track Better is One Day on her website for free download but it’ll just be there for 24 hours. After that, it will be…

Valentine's release for Guvna B video

As today is Valentine’s Day, it seemed a perfect day for Guvna B to upload the video for the loved up track I Wanna B. Check out the video and if you’re feeling the track, download it as part of his mixtape Scrapbook from his website http://www.guvnab.com

Kirk Franklin releases Hello Fear in March

Kirk Franklin has finally announced the release date for his new album. Hello Fear will hit stores on March 22nd (the day before my birthday, hint hint!). The album will have 13 tracks and some appearances from a wide range of artists including Mali Music, Marvin Sapp and Beverly Crawford. The legendary Rance Allen, John…

The best of the year

That time of year has come round again. Wow Gospel is about to drop in the UK and as always has a huge lineup of the year’s biggest tracks. As is often the case with Wow Gospel, many of the tracks you’ll already have from individual downloads or from the original albums but it’s always…

Mary Mary to release Something Big

Be excited. We’ve been looking forward to it for a while and now Mary Mary have announced their new album Something Big will be released on March 29. Granted, we’ve still got a bit of a wait but at least we’ve got the single Walking to whet our appetite. Walking is a great lead single…