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#UKGospelLegacy – Victizzle: Jam Yourself

About 13 years ago Victizzle almost singlehandedly changed the sound of Gospel Music coming out of the streets of London… Limited choice It’s almost difficult to believe these days, but at one time – and it feels like it wasn’t that long ago – your UK Gospel music options were limited to the classic choir vibe, a little Soul and some RnB (and let’s not … Continue reading #UKGospelLegacy – Victizzle: Jam Yourself

4 Retro UK Gospel Vibes to Mellow You Out

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

New Releases – January 2018 (Part 2)

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)

Fave new video series: Rachel Kerr and her husband on Music, Business and Marriage

I love music documentaries.  I love their whole behind-the-scenes, expository vibe. And it’s no big secret that I’m a huge fan of the UK Gospel scene too.   Plus: I’ve especially got a lot of time for Rachel Kerr and her husband, Ayo.  Doing what they do in an industry like ours with its restrictive boxes, impossible expectations and unrealistic comparisons requires broad shoulders, tightrope navigation, … Continue reading Fave new video series: Rachel Kerr and her husband on Music, Business and Marriage

3 Music Videos to Check Out Right Now (5 March 2016)

The weekend beginning 4th March 2016 has been good for new visuals.

Music videos out from the UK Gospel scene this weekend are sufficiently varied to sustain even the most abstracts of tastes: Contemporary African Praise & Worship, RnB/Soul and Hip-Hop from a 5 year old (yes, you read that right).

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New Ram 1 Video – ‘Mary’

Ram 1 I’ve been a huge fan of Ramone ‘Ram 1’ Williams ever since I came across him a few years ago. In fact he (along with his Riddim Culture cohorts Edward Holland Junior and Gyamma) is of the reasons I wrote the Pull Up Special Feature for UKGospel.com back in 2011 (link below) Riddim Culture has quietly gone about maintaining a rather formidable UK … Continue reading New Ram 1 Video – ‘Mary’

New Wades Generation Release Superb Memorial Single

Sons, daughters, nieces and nephews of the Wades continue family musical legacy with new group ‘The Wades Next Generation’. Their debut single in ‘Go Harder’ has just been released and is in memory of Derek Wade (part of the pioneering 80s/90s UK Gospel sibling group The Wades) who sadly died on 6th January 2014. ‘Go Harder’ features the vocal talents of Varren Wade, Ashley David, … Continue reading New Wades Generation Release Superb Memorial Single