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I live in the future. And it’s better than I thought it’d be…

Huge Dream Back in the day (as in: well over a decade ago), when I was publishing new music release information on the UK Gospel music scene, I had this huge dream to have a BIG problem. I realise that sounds counter-intuitive but stick with me. I longed for a time when I’d be pushing out updates about consistently high quality releases, so much so … Continue reading I live in the future. And it’s better than I thought it’d be…

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UKGospel 2020 – State of Play

‘State of Play’ specials return after 4 years, celebrating landmarks and anticipating trends… Introduction February is the month I cast an eye over the previous year’s trends, events and general happenings in the UK Gospel scene. The last time I did anything this extensive was in 2016, and back then there was an incredible amount to get truly excited about. 2016 Vibe for 2020 2020 … Continue reading UKGospel 2020 – State of Play

I have very few regrets. *This* is one of them…

I have a small tear of sadness in my eye and a fair bit of heaviness in my soul.   Just found a demo for a UKGospel.com spin-off radio project called ‘UKG Spin!’, that I did back in something like 2003/2004. This was YEARS before podcasts were a thing (and before I was even on radio). I’d created stings and idents, spoken to some of … Continue reading I have very few regrets. *This* is one of them…

Great ‘Mainstream’ Songs from Christian Artists (Part 4)

This is the fourth instalment in the series looking at UK Gospel artists and their exploration of the world of ‘mainstream’ music. You already know the back story: we’re still navigating the long-running discussion around how best to respond to Christian artists creating music that isn’t evangelical by default. It’s an interesting, if somewhat ironic, state of affairs because – given the chance – the same … Continue reading Great ‘Mainstream’ Songs from Christian Artists (Part 4)

Great ‘Mainstream’ Songs from Christian Artists (Part 3)

This is the third in a series that looks at UK Gospel artists and their exploration of the world of ‘mainstream’ music. You know the one: songs that don’t necessarily fall into the evangelical bracket (and we all know the long-running discussion we’ll be forever having about that). Meantime here are another 3 artists to check out – this time it’s the ladies edition Michelle John … Continue reading Great ‘Mainstream’ Songs from Christian Artists (Part 3)

Great ‘Mainstream’ Songs from Christian Artists (Part 2)

This is the second in a series that looks at UK Gospel artists’ foray in to the world of ‘mainstream’ music. You know the one: songs that don’t necessarily fall into the ‘evangelical’ bracket (and you know there’s still a long-running debate about that). Be that as it may, I thought it’ll be interesting to see what happens when people who profess the Christian faith … Continue reading Great ‘Mainstream’ Songs from Christian Artists (Part 2)