It’s a brilliant May summer’s day, one of those perfect English afternoons with blue skies and a Goldilocks temperature. Face Mask My face mask – an optional social accessory these days – is firmly fixed over my nose and mouth. While I’m no longer legally required to wear it in public, it’s ideal for the job at hand: gardening. I’m round the back, and I … Continue reading Like this? You’ll LOVE that!
Sometimes kicking back is absolutely the right thing to do… It might be just a tad too cold outside (don’t worry, summer’s on its way) or – in case you’re one of those really weird people that prefers the cold weather – I’ve got you covered (see what I did there..?) Whatever your story is, here are four classic UK Gospel tunes to mellow you … Continue reading 4 Retro UK Gospel Vibes to Mellow You Out (Part 2)
Introduction I wrote this back in April 2016, with the original intention to have it coincide with the release of Michelle John’s EP, Paper Doll. If you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of Paper Doll, the answer is simple: it was never released. I asked her a few years later why she didn’t go through with it and she cited two reasons, which – on … Continue reading Michelle John’s ‘Paper Doll’ – The Back Story that Never Got Told
I made this video 1 minute after hearing the new one from The Spirituals Choir for the first time… 🙌🙌🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 The full EP, ‘Black History Project Live’ is out on 13 February 2021 (follow the link above for all the details) Meanwhile – download Wade in the Water on Bandcamp Continue reading The Spirituals Choir – Wade in The Water
Sometimes kicking back is absolutely the right thing to do… Perhaps you’re in the middle of a particularly stressful life moment – or maybe you’re badly in need of some time out from a decidedly knotty Rubik’s cube of a problem currently getting the better of you. Maybe you want to chill out just because (and: why not..?) Whatever your story, here are four classic … Continue reading 4 Retro UK Gospel Vibes to Mellow You Out
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)
The debate around whether Christian artists should create exclusively evangelical (or at least overtly Christian) content is unlikely to be resolved this side of heaven. In the meantime I thought it’ll be interesting to launch this new series examining what actually happens when people who profess the Christian faith actually record music that – to coin a phrase – doesn’t ‘have Jesus in every line…’ … Continue reading Great ‘Mainstream’ Songs from Christian Artists
The UKGospel shop closed down a few years ago – and ever since then the CDs in the store have been sitting in their storage boxes, wondering what will happen next… Well, as an experiment to see whether it’s worth re-opening the shop, a few CDs will be added to this page throughout March 2018. If there are enough sales I might actually consider reactivating … Continue reading Throwback Thursday Special CD Sale – Raymond & Co, 4 Kornerz, Sammy G, Faith Child!
I’ve got a good feeling about 2018. I haven’t had to post so much about so many different things in quite a while – and seeing as it’s the last day of January I need to post this now. In this update: New music, new podcasts, local and international dates released for a long-running play and a night-time Spotify playlist to help you wind down. … Continue reading New Releases – January 2018 (Part 3)
Two weeks into the new year and it’s good to see the ‘new thing’ announcements still coming. In this update: there’s a new app for you to download, new music for you to check out, new initiatives to get involved in and mixes for you to stream or download right away. New Music Blessed Man Hip-hop veteran Blessed Man announced the second single from his … Continue reading New Releases – January 2018 (Part 2)