Urban praise king, Fred Hammond (pictured), has brought together vocalists Brian Courtney Wilson, Dave Hollister and Eric Roberson and himself to record the United Tenors project, which is out now. Hammond, forever the gospel music innovator, says that he has formed this male ensemble to “bring the sound of men worshipping back to the forefront in the music world.” There’s talk of the group doing tours, a stage play and even a movie. Whatever these brothers decide to do – watch this space.
Reggae gospel artist, Marky T, will be launching his EP ‘Upliftment’ at a special concert on May 11 at The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY at 6pm. He’ll be performing some of his hit songs, including ‘Millionaire’, ‘Marnin Worship’ as well as new songs from his EP. Admission is £10 and includes an EP. If you’d like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 07415 337 171 for tickets.
BBC Songs of Praise is hosting its first ever gospel choir competition. Amateur gospel choirs from across Britain are being invited to submit their entries by video, featuring two songs (including a hymn) sung in a gospel style, and a song chosen from a specially-compiled list by the BBC. Closing date for entries is May 10, but for more information, please visit the website www.bbc.co.uk/songsofpraise