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…

Premier Gospel’s UK Gospel Show announces 2017 Ones to Watch

One thing that we hope is true: 2017 HAS to be better than last year. Saying that, we did see a lot of great music released by British artists in 2016 and the horizon looks promising for the next 12 months. The UK Gospel Show on Premier Gospel has named the people it thinks will…

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…

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…