‘Summertime and the livin’ is easy…’ Today is a perfect UK summer’s day: the maximum temperature is a cinderella-optimum, entirely agreeable 15 degrees: not too hot and not too cold. So here are a few AfroPop tunes to turn up the heat just a little more and soundtrack a hopefully already perfect day. Sarah Teibo – Blessed This G Kid-produced track almost certainly needs no … Continue reading 5 UK Gospel AfroPop Songs to Soundtrack Your Day
I cannot tell you how SO, SO, SO PROUD I am of every single lady on this list!!!! Story time: like many of the exciting ideas I get, this one came completely out of the blue and hit me like a ton of bricks It went like this: last week as I was planning the relaunch UKGospel.com version 3, I thought I’d create a section … Continue reading Celebrating #UKGospel: launching the Ladies Edition (Part 1)
‘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
It's that time of the week. Let's get to the good stuff.#UKGospel#NewMusic#NewMusicAlert#NewMusicFriday 👇 pic.twitter.com/YwkAN0John — UKGospel.com (@UKGospel) September 27, 2019 Continue reading New Music Friday – September 27 2019
A couple of minutes before I started writing this I checked the top 20 Official UK Christian and Gospel album charts for this week (beginning 8 July 2018). They Own The Place It looked incredibly familiar in its (almost depressing) inevitablity: the usual suspects were gathered in the charts, occupying the space like they own the place. And let’s face it – if we’re going … Continue reading Reasons Why Sarah Teibo’s Number 3 Chart Position is Brilliant News for UK Gospel
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)
We’re only two days in but new music news is already coming… Andrew Bello Afrobeat fans can look forward to the new Andrew Bello song ‘Elijah’s Prayer’. Production comes from Shabach so you know things will be good on the beat front. Andrew Bello has one of the most consistent release schedules in UKGospel music – his last song came out in November 2017 which … Continue reading New Releases – January 2018
Vinejuice needs you this Christmas! You’re invited to join them for a 24hr non-stop #CAROLATHON broadcasting live from Vinejuice Radio and on social media. The initiative has been launched to raise money for vulnerable women and children escaping domestic violence, abuse, and prostitution. On Friday 22nd December from 12 noon, Vinejuice will be streaming 24 hours of carol singing, challenges, and fun. Their target is to … Continue reading Vinejuice needs you this Christmas!
You know what they say: the more things change, the more they stay the same.
If you hang around the UK Gospel music scene long enough, you’ll get to see that – as with pretty much every other industry – things go in cycles.
In other words: we have our ups and downs. We experience times that (if I can get biblical for a second) the people lament the lack of good quality music, especially in view of the tremendous talent pool we have to draw from.