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…

Times Change for Triple O – New Music

You can’t say Triple O is afraid of variation. Hot on the heels of raucous grime track Godzilla, the Mobo winner has smoothed things out for his next release. The new track is called Times Change and it’s a chalk and cheese departure from his previous effort. The laid back soulful beat produced by R-Kay allows Triple O…

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…

Could ITV give UK gospel music a Voice?

You may remember the article we wrote a couple of months ago about the possible turning tide in UK singing contests. We were starting to see a smattering of gospel songs and artists appearing on TV but we were calling for more. Well our prayers might be answered. ITV, which is the new home of…

J Vessel announces launch date of debut album

The date was 23rd April. An important date in the timeline of J Vessel because it was the day he was crowned best newcomer at the first ever Premier Gospel Awards. But what that gong only did was confirm what we already knew: J Vessel is a huge talent. It’s why we’ve been waiting for…

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…

I’m a gospel singer… Get me out of here!

The latest series of the Voice UK is now in the history books but for fans of gospel music, this series was of particular interest. But one question remains. After you’ve appeared on a TV talent show, what next? In part 1 of this two part Faith & Reality series, we talked about the showing…

This debut single is ‘So Good’

  Here’s an artist you need to know about. She’s called RAE and she’s set to release her debut track for download on Monday. The track is called So Good and it lives up to its title. It’s exactly how you’d want to break through with your first track. It’s strong musically and lyrically, it’s…

UK Christian Chart makes a grand re-entrance

It’s not often we feature website launches on the Sound Doctrine, but the new home of the aStepFWD UK Christian Chart isn’t just a website. It’s an important part of the fabric of gospel music from Britain. Friday night was the launch event for the new aStepFWD site. Taking place at the London Southbank University,…

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…

New voice of UK gospel begins this week

There’s some exciting news to announce. Jermaine Dallas aka our very own DJ Fireman is the new host of the UK Gospel Show on Premier Gospel and the first show is this week! The show, which started earlier in the year with previous host Nage (now on maternity leave), covers the entire spectrum of music from…