Faith Child

FAITH CHILD

Faith Child (Michael Ayo) is one of the UK’s top Christian MCs, and a positive light in the music scene.  “Faith Child has been at the forefront of urban music in our community for over a decade. He has helped to define a new sound of music and redefined what an independent artist can achieve”

Muyiwa Olarewaju, Director of Premier Gospel Putting his life experiences into music, Faith Child has a remarkable story that dates back to his birth. The name ‘Faith Child’ relates to the story of how his mother was close to aborting him but heard God’s audible voice telling her to keep the child and have faith in Him. She was told that he would be a man that would serve God and be after his heart. The name Faith Child marries two scriptures together; Romans 10:17 – ‘faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’ and

Matthew 18:3 which says ‘we must be as children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but more so God’s child’.

Faith Child released his debut album ‘IllumiNATION’ in 2009, which went on to be the fastest selling rap album in UK Gospel that year. The album featured MOBO award winners Guvna B, Victizzle, Jahaziel and Hillsong UK. In support of his release, Faith Child independently hosted his first one-man show ‘Faith Child Live’ at the 1000+ capacity venue ‘ULU’ and had queues trailing round the block.

Always pushing to new levels, Faith Child headlined a show stopping night titled ‘The 3 Musketeers’ (T3M) at the prestigious Indigo2 in 2010. The concert saw Guvna B, Victizzle and Faith Child take the crowd by storm in a night that marked a groundbreaking moment for young Christian artists and followers from the urban music scene. Amidst all the music activity that year, he was also able to graduated from university with a Bachelors Honors Degree in Performing Arts and amass a collection of awards such as ‘Best Hip Hop/Rap’ at the 2010 Gospel Music Awards and ‘Best Gospel Act’ at the 2011 BEFFTA Awards. He was also nominated for ‘Best Gospel Act’ for the 2010 MOBO Awards and received a nomination for a Dove Award in the United States in early 2011.

Between 2011 and the present day Faith Child has spent his time touring the UK, Europe, America and Nigeria, performing in front of crowds ranging from 2,000 to 4 million. His mission has also led to media coverage in and out of the Christian music sector and it has seen him exchanging words with the Prime Minister David Cameron over tea at Downing Street.

His heart for serving and giving back and natural ability to connect with people has also resulted in him becoming the Ambassador for several initiatives in 2013 including becoming the main TV presenter for UK’s leading Christian and Inspirational music outlet –

UPRISE, spearheading a homelessness awareness campaign and sleeping rough, hosting a youth event in advocacy for the missing Nigerian Chibok girls and also being asked to become an Ambassador for Compassion UK.

J Vessel

J Vessel

J Vessel, at 22 years of age, is an award winning, musical artist from London. He became the youngest ever independent artist to be nominated for a MOBO Award in 2014. His debut album ‘Reflections’ peaked at #2 on the iTunes Christian Albums Chart. That is just a snapshot taken over a few years from the life of the inspirational musician and passionate Arsenal fan.

J Vessel, a Business Enterprise Graduate, has an artistry that is current and relevant to today’s world and consistently at the cutting edge of what will be the future for music. In creating output, he draws from personal experiences and observations he has made living in and around the gritty and fast-paced streets of London.

Courage and boldness not to follow the stereotypical trends of urban music today has led to many doors opening for J Vessel. This has allowed him to share his views on youth culture and society whilst retaining the essential ability to make excellent music. A talent that has been acknowledged not only by his growing legions of fans, but by national broadcast media stations such as BBC, Capital Xtra, Channel 4, TBN, Clash Magazine and Premier Christian Radio who are constantly airing his songs and his story. This has led to him being labelled “the future of urban music” by fans and artists alike.

He has worked with highly acclaimed artists such as Guvna B, Jake Isaac, Joey Vantes, LZ7, and works closely with producer Victizzle who has produced for the likes of Stormzy, Chip and Ms Banks. J Vessel’sstage presence is proven. In addition to performances at The O2 Academies in Islington and Sheffield, thousands in Africa and across Europe, have witnessed his performances along with full band and DJ. He has shared stages with the likes of Dave, Bonkaz, Andy Mineo, Tye Tribbett, Elevation Worship, Hillsong Young & Free and Tauren Wells.

Staying true to his name, Vessel hopes to be a voice of reason and of hope in a society often overwhelmed with the opposite. He wants to use his music to show young people that they too can use their gifts for good and help their communities strive. He aims to inform, inspire and equip young people all over the world to live out their God given purpose on earth and reach their full potential. In a world where most rap music promotes drugs, violence, sex and misogyny, J Vessel hopes to be a beacon of light.

Orphan No More Co

Orphan No More Co

We’re a community of pilgrims, making redemptive art, waking up to the wonder in everything and doing our best to love like everything depends on it. Their latest release is EXHALE VOL 1. We wrote these songs because we needed them. Through gratitude and grief we’ve confessed these words to be true and believe them now more than ever. Today they become yours. We pray you find them to be the vessels of hope and healing that they’ve been for us.

Joshua Luke Smith

Joshua Luke Smith

Joshua Luke Smith is a wordsmith packed with ammo. As a poet, rapper and producer he creates from the mandate to ‘speak into the chaos’. Joshua has a unique perspective on the world from both education and experience. After being born in London, and raised in Pakistan, he ultimately settled in Bath, UK near where he graduated from Bath Spa University.

His childhood of consuming Nas, The Roots and Fugees meshes with current sounds of Stormzy and Bon Iver to inform the songs coming out of the studio in Joshua’s attic. He’s been lauded in Complex and featured on BBC Radio 1. Spring 2018 brought his TED Talk being released, a US and EU tour and his first US label release on Residence Music.

Joshua along with his wife Kara founded Orphan No More back in 2012.

A Star

A STAR

A Star is a Grime artist from Leytonstone, East London. In 2015, A Star released his first EP ‘Revolutionary’ which reached number 4 in the UK Official Christian & Gospel charts as well as Number 4 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap charts. In his music, he paints a picture of where he is from, what he has seen/experienced/been involved in and how his faith helps him get through it all. In 2016, A Star sold out his first headline show at the 02 Academy Islington. He is currently working on his debut album ‘Born & Raised’.