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…

Nominations announced for Tru-Life Gospel Music Awards

    Sarah Téibo and Guvna B lead the nominations for the first ever Tru-Life Gospel Music Awards, which will be held in London in October. The artists, who have both released high profile albums this year, will feature in awards categories alongside other gospel artists from the UK and abroad such as Tneek, InderPaul…

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…

Guvna B makes history with MOBO win

Guvna B became the first artist from the UK to win the Best Gospel Category twice at the MOBO awards after winning the prize for the second time last night. The East London rapper picked up the gong at the Pre-MOBO Awards at Cadogan Hall in the capital. In what was the toughest gospel category in…

Guvna B turns to Good Book for vid premiere

Now is a great time to be a music fan. Even for often unrepresented genres such as Christian hip hop, you can see the videos quite easily on YouTube. But that shouldn’t always be the default. MOBO award-winning rapper Guvna B has announced that he’s doing something completely different this month. He’s releasing a video…

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…

Has hip hop become the new shining light in Christian music?

Something historic happened in Christian music this past week. An artist from the ‘gospel’ scene became the first ever to reach the top of the US Billboard album chart. But the artist isn’t from one of the established gospel music families, or even the latest reality show winning singer or choir. It’s the rapper Lecrae….

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!)…

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…

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

New year, new mixtapes

We’re well and truly into the new year and there’s some great music to get your hands on.  And befitting of our depleted bank balances, there are some awesome mixtapes to download for free. First up is the E Tizz mixtape We in the Building Vol 1. It’s a 13 track LP full of huge…

Big Church Day Out lineup announced

Tobymac, Israel Houghton, Matt Redmond and Newsboys are among the names to headline the Big Church Day Out 2011. Guvna B, Jahaziel, LZ7 and Philippa Hanna will be appearing on the UCB Stage over the weekend. But perhaps the biggest change to the Big Church Day Out is the cancellation of the Midlands date with…