Sarah Téibo

Sarah Téibo

Sarah Téibo has been pushing the boundaries since her entry into the UK Gospel scene late 2015 with her debut single ‘Steal My Joy’, which was quickly followed by her debut album ‘Walk With Me’ unveiled at London’s 606 Jazz Club in May 2016. This bagged her a MOBO nomination for Best Gospel in the same year and the gong for Best Album 2017 at the prestigious Premier Gospel Awards, UK

Following her breakout debut release, Sarah has travelled the UK, Europe and Africa captivating audiences with her live performances in festivals, gospel events, conferences, as well as selling out her own headline gigs at London’s Hard Rock Cafe twice in 2017. In addition to collaborating with fellow UK Gospel heavy weights including MOBO winners Triple O, Lurine Cato and Volney Morgan & New Ye, she has also worked alongside some American Gospel icons such as Charles Jenkins, The Walls Group, Daniel Johnson, as well as Lisa McClendon and Fred Hammond who both feature on her sophomore album ‘Keep Walking’.

Sarah’s love for music was highly influenced by her parents’ taste in music and their rich vinyl collection which featured amongst others, Soul and R&B legends like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross. She grew up listening to these phenomenal artists and recalls memories of singing along to Marvin Gaye with her mom.

Through tumultuous experiences in her early teenage years where her family was faced with eviction and homelessness, Sarah learnt the importance of faith in God and started writing music to express both her fears and her faith. These proved a great source of strength through the most trying of times.

On her second full-length album, Sarah demonstrates her growth and versatility through such songs as the album title track, ‘Keep Walking’, which is a beautiful, melodic ballad encouraging the listener to keep going in-spite of setbacks. Incorporating her strong Motown influences coupled with her love for live instruments ‘Keep Walking’ features a live harp which gives the singer’s soulful sound a classical overture. ‘Blessed’ is an energetic, vibrant Afrobeat Summer track featuring the UK’s Muyiwa and Andrew Bello. Recorded in the midst of Sarah’s grief following the loss of her mother, the message of the song is simply to remember to count your blessings; even when things appear bleak we can find something to celebrate. Instant hit, ‘Like a Child featuring Jason Nicholson-Porter and Tehillah Daniel’ was the first single released off the album in January 2018. The remix version gives the song a playful, edgy, funk makeover featuring Gospel mega-star, Fred Hammond.

‘Keep Walking’, which was unveiled with a sold out gig at London’s Pizza Express Live Music Venue on 29th June 2018 went straight to number 3 on the Official Christian & Gospel charts days after its release, breaking the record for the highest charting independent Gospel (non-rap) artist on the Official Charts  and first female artist to enter the charts. It is now available for download and streaming on all major online music stores here – http://smarturl.it/keepwalkingalbum

Sarah, who is also author of the book ‘Sex Interrupted’ a biblical guide to sex and relationships for young people, recently returned from a tour in South Africa, Cyprus and Nigeria promoting her new album. She is married with two daughters and attends Kings Church London – a member of the New Frontiers family of churches – where she also serves as a Worship Leader and in the Children’s Work

Chloe Reynolds

Chloe Reynolds

Gloucester-based Christian singer songwriter Chloe Reynolds has forged a strong musical reputation since her debut, earning comparisons with Joni Mitchell, Alicia Keys and Lou Fellingham. Her music has been heard on BBC Radio 2, UCB, Premier Radio and more.

Chloe’s debut album, Broken Beautiful, was released to instant acclaim. These are bold, moving songs – vivid tales of redemption that are unafraid of taking the listener on a journey of hope.

Chloe kicked off the launch of her debut album with a 27 date tour, a No.1 in the UK Christian Chart and a music video which reached 35,000 views in the first week. She then went on to tour the album as support act for Marti Pellow, and later, for Anastacia across the UK.

Releasing her second album, I AM BRAVE just a year after the first, Chloe was back out on the road supporting Lulu on an impressive 44 date UK tour. The sky is the limit for this one!

Chloe Reynolds takes her songs of hope to venues across the UK, sharing stories of real life and making a difference to people who need to know they are loved. She can be found performing in churches, theatres, cafes, homes, festival tents and conference halls. Chloe is unafraid of writing songs that touch hearts and challenge people to embrace the freedom God intends for us all. Chloe enjoys spending time with her audience, praying for people after the concert, signing CDs with personal messages and handwriting letters to her supporters.

Every year, Chloe Reynolds sets herself a challenge in order to make a difference to as many people as possible. Previous challenges have resulted in Chloe performing 279 gigs in one year and raising thousands for charity.

This year Chloe has challenged herself to encourage people to change the lives of others by sponsoring a child with Compassion. Her aim is to get 100 children sponsored this year.

Danny O’Callaghan

Danny O'callaghan

Danny O’Callaghan is a worship leader, singer and songwriter living with his wife, Beth, in London, UK. He has been involved in leading worship in local church for over 17 years and for last 4 years has called Kings Cross Church (KXC) home. Danny has previously been featured in worship compilations and participated in multiple events around the UK and Europe, including David’s Tent, Big Church Day Out, Creation Fest and New Wine.

In September 2016 he released his first solo EP project ‘Son of My Father’ which is an honest account of man’s journey into becoming a son. Expect 80’s sonic sounds and soaring vocals! Danny carries a heart to see people sing their own song to God. For people to see the true full potential of worship not as a ritual but rather a rich discovery of the Father’s intention for humanity. An intimate connection with him that inspires us to live a full life.

Daughters of Davis

Daughters of Davis

D A U G H T E R S  O F  D A V I S is a band started by two sisters, Adrienne & Fern. Together they began an adventure that would take them from busking the streets for dinner, to performing at the O2 Arena and beyond. The story started when they sold near everything but their clothes and an old guitar, quit their jobs and took to living life in a rusted campervan bought on Ebay… As events unfolded, and disasters and miracles took place, the girls kept home in their hearts, but took their lives to the edge. No longer could they live with the question “what if?”…they had to see for themselves.

With van packed for living, their travels took them around the UK on what seemed like a never-ending nomadic tour. All luxuries were out the window and food budget was slashed to 17p soup & economy porridge. Braving English winter weathers in their unheated van, the girls faced break-ins, break downs and new struggles everyday.

As much as they missed the comfort and security of home, they had embarked on a journey they could not turn back on. When asked why they kept going, Adrienne and Fern say it was down to the people they met along the way, and a love for music that could not be shaken. This band carry with them a story that includes random acts of kindness, miraculous healings and fearsome battles of will with sinister spiders…….It is a story that will make you laugh as much as it will inspire. 

Daughters of Davis write songs with messages for this generation and those that reflect their own innate struggles too, born from their faith and experience living in this society. The girls songwriting is relevant & moving with intricate counterpart harmonies all packed up in a high energy performance. Don’t miss this band, either as the acoustic powerhouse that is the sisters alone, or with their amazing band (Drummer, Anthony Bealing, Guitarist, Jon Kendall & Bassist, Kyle Barnes).  

Dire Pitan

Dire Pitan

Dire is a passionate and deeply soulful singer-songwriter, breaking into the music scene with his distinct blend of soulful simplicity and easy listening.

His sound and vocal versatility instantly draw listeners to his music. Dire is a vivid storyteller, weaving evocative soundscapes as he navigates listeners through his life journey. He discovered his voice (and his potential in song writing) during a difficult period. In this, he found encouragement and comfort through singing.

Dire’s debut EP “Nowhere Else” was released in February 2016 and has since had two tracks reaching #1 on one UK Chart. His latest release ‘No Delay’ garnered him more attention particularly in the UK and US, with multiple reviews, radio and TV features including BBC Music Introducing. He was also featured as one of two UK support act, during the recent tour of Grammy Award Winning Artist Pastor Charles Jenkins.

Dire now performs accompanied by a team of five passionate musicians with whom he is comfortable being creatively vulnerable. With their individual distinct styles of playing and mutual love for music, they have created a different genre that could only be defined as ‘Eclectic soul with a fusion of Jazz and Classical notes’.

Drakeford

Drakeford

Drakeford are a husband and wife singer-songwriter duo based in Nashville, TN. Made up of a Brit and an American, the world-traveling duo’s music is folksy at heart with hints of pop throughout, with the finger-picking style being as clear and crisp as the vocal articulation. They manage to repeatedly deliver quality both in musical ingenuity and lyrical depth. Their first full album, Anchors Aweigh, received outstanding reviews and took them on tour all over the United States and the UK, performing at festivals, Universities, houses, coffee shops and everything in between. Their melodies are memorable, and the harmonies hypnotic. Their second studio album, The Venture, was released in 2018 and they have been touring it ever since. They are currently workingon new music.

Drakeford and Lucy-Jayne first met in 2011 in the small country of Kyrgyzstan, and later lived in Near East for a few years, traveling and doing street performances with a missions team. They later moved back to the States where they got married, and started touring and doing music full time together as a folk/pop duo.

As these guys are based in USA for most of the years, please check when they are due to be in the UK/Europe and don’t miss out on booking them. Such talent.

Joe Hardy

Joe Hardy

Joe is a songwriter of great depth and variety and is a first class live performer whether solo or with his band. His emphasis on excellence is obvious to everyone. He has been playing stages of all sizes for over 10 years, and is at home in a church hall, a pub or a festival having honed his craft in all three…  

The end of 2016 saw the release of his debut album ‘Without Borders’ – a mixture of acoustic tracks through to Pop and all out Rock. He has a desire to tell a story and draw others into the process. Without Borders was the result of two years of writing, during this time Joe penned over 60 songs expressing different parts of his journey and telling the story of people he was meeting.

Since the release of Without Borders Joe has been leading worship and performing at churches and events all over the UK and into Europe. 2019 sees the release of his new EP ‘Hold Me Close’ – recorded live in a local Church, this is a collection of new and re-arranged songs in an acoustic format. As well as an ever-growing live schedule and further releases.

Lily Jo

Lily Jo

Lily-Jo is a pop singer songwriter from Manchester, UK. She comes from a family of musicians and grew up singing in church. In summer 2015 Lily-Jo released her debut EP ‘Need to Know’, after signing a record deal with indie label LIGHT Music, home of popular charting Christian band LZ7. After opening shows for LZ7, Lily-Jo became their female lead vocalist, embarking on a two and a half year journey of invaluable experience touring and performing in arenas and venues all across the UK and Europe, as well as shows in Belarus and at Planet shakers conference in Australia.

In March 2017 Lily-Jo completed her first solo UK tour as the support act for pop artist and UK X Factor winner Ben Haenow. The tour was sixteen dates across the UK and Ireland, playing to crowds of between 200-700 people per night. Lily-Jo is so passionate about meeting people where they are at, whether that is within the church, at a festival, school, or in secular club. She is passionate about inspiring and igniting freedom within her audience.

Not only is Lily-Jo a musician she is also a qualified Counsellor and has a passion to see people living their lives to the full whilst embracing their true potential. In early 2016 Lily-Jo launched an online self help  resource called The Lily-Jo Project. The web resource features information, interviews, videos, practical tools, on the most common mental health issues including; Low mood, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss. The resource has been nominated and shortlisted for several awards, and last year won a Premier digital award for ‘best use of digital media in youth work’. Lily-Jo promotes her web resource at her live shows, to date the site has had just over 15,000 hits. Lily-Jo is passionate about going into schools and meeting with young people face to face. She offers workshops on emotional wellbeing and self esteem. LJ has seen girls handing in their (self harm) blades after lessons and moving into a place of healing.  Lily-Jo’s work around mental health has opened doors for her to speak out and be featured in local and national press including; BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Breakfast to mention a few. Her music has also been play listed on local and national radio stations throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Atlantic Roots

Our Atlantic Roots

Cornwall based indie duo, Our Atlantic Roots (Mac and Laura Johnston) bring an uplifting blend of American and British alternative folk, with harmonies that are rich and dynamic. Mac’s country bluegrass roots add a popular authentic southern vibe to many songs, with the more folk-inspired influence coming from Laura’s side of the family being English and Irish.

The husband/wife duo met in Asheboro, North Carolina in August 2012. Just a few weeks after meeting, they wrote their first song together and straight away people commented on the way their voices and styles complimented each other. The coming months sparked a flame that would turn into quite the adventure. In April 2014 the duo married and relocated to the UK. September 2017 saw the release of Mac and Laura’s debut EP ‘First Light’ recorded with award-winning folk producer Andy Bell. In 2018, the duo focused on writing, and are currently recording new material which will be released throughout 2019.

Matt Hooper

Matt Hooper

Where it all started…

Music is in my blood. Growing up to Cash, Dylan, Seeger, Springsteen, Paul Simon, The Beatles I guess my musical DNA was set from an early age. I wanted to write the soundtrack to something great. I learnt from the protest singers of the 60’s that if you write the wordsyou can start a revolution. And if you write melodies you could help people have a good time too.

So I decided to write songs.
Great songs connect us.

They remind us who we are and what we love. I’ve played rock n roll in clubs & bars. I’ve led worship all over the world. I’ve seen God’s spirit connect with people in amazing ways in all kinds of places. Songs of hope and healing become stories that can help people in ways I never imagined.

Writing songs and helping people connect to God, to each other – These are my favourite things…