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

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’.

James Numbere

James Numbere

London based Singer Songwriter James Numbere is an Afrocentric Soul Artist with music that draws influences from r&b,reggae, world and African music.

A human physiologist who quit his job to pursue a career in music, James has over the past 3 years released 4 singles with support from BBC Introducing and ever growing fan base.

Soulful, Electric and Passionate are some of the words critics and fans alike have used to describe his live performances. Backed by his multicultural 6 piece band, his live sets are certainly not one to be missed.

Working with the charity Operation Smile (a charity that performs life changing surgeries on children in mostly third world countries with cleft lips and palates), he released a new single Smile, to raise funds and awareness about the cause.

Presently working on new material, anticipation from fans are quite high.

London Community Gospel Choir

London Community Gospel Choir

From humble beginnings, in 1982 London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) came together to spread an important message of peace and unity in diversity through music and faith. Pioneering the sound of British Gospel Music, they soon rose to fame, and went on to become Europe’s leading Gospel brand and one of the most in demand choirs across continents of the globe.

35 years on LCGC’s unique, warm, rich, vibrant sound and charismatic, unforgettable performances continue to break boundaries and inspire people internationally, touching the hearts of audiences from all walks of life.