first British gospel group to sell out the HMV Apollo in Hammersmith to a capacity crowd of 5000 – The Voice.
Everybody’s talking about Muyiwa…this concert is a big deal – The Independent.
Muyiwa and Riversongz will be releasing the live film and music, LIVE AT THE APOLLO, from the epic, rammed to the rafters, joyful concert last summer, on February 11th 2013 on CD/digital and DVD.
The CD features 13 songs and alongside the dynamic 15 piece band Riversongz, it also includes some of the artists that participated in the evening; Pandit Dinesh, Andrea Louise, Joelle Moses, Michele Chueng and Guvna B / Victizzle .
The Name Of The Lord
I Will Call
Glory To God
King Of Kings
The Lords Prayer
I Love You Lord
Here and Real
Holy Holy Holy
Come Lord Jesus
Let There Be Light
The Concert “All Around the World was a night to remember. But more than anything it highlights that British gospel has come of age.” The Voice. The release will be accompanied by a UK Tour in Spring 2013 billed as an Intimate Evening with Muyiwa, culminating in another spectacular event planned for July at Indigo at the O2 in London
2nd of March Swansea
8th of March CRA, Bristol Street Birmingham BR5 7AY
15th of March The Beacon Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
23rd of March V.A Centre Sheffield.
29th of March J.C.C Coventry
30th of March Jubilee Centre Manchester.
5th of April Dublin
6th of April L.O.M Centre Leeds
13th of April Lighthouse Liverpool
20th of April The Carnival Centre, Luton
11th of May Kingswood Community Centre Bristol.
5th of July – Indigo o2 London
Muyiwa is Britain’s biggest gospel singer and songwriter, the one who more than any other is helping to popularise the form and bring it to a wider audience by mixing it up with elements of world music (from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia), soul, R&B and pop. In 2009 Muyiwa was the first international artist to appear on the American BET channel at the annual “Celebration of Gospel”. A year later he was the first UK Gospel act to sell out the Indigo O2 London. In 2011 the the Grammy Award winning Kevin Bond produced album ‘Declaring His Name all around the World” by Muyiwa & Roversongz reached number five on Amazons World Music Best-Sellers, while its predecessor ‘Declaring His Love’ held the no 1 spot in the hmv blues and soul chart for five consecutive months.
It is not just through singing, that Muyiwa’s deep rich voice has reached millions in Europe, Africa and the USA, but also through his work as a broadcaster. He has a late-night show on London’s Premier Radio, (where he presents their flagship Gospel Tonight and Worship Tonight programmes), and has won numerous awards, including Best Presenter at the Oasis Awards (2006), Best Radio Show and Best Contribution to Gospel Music at the Gospel Music Awards (2009).
Muyiwa Olarewaju has a life story packed full of the stuff that films are made of. After spending his early childhood years in Nigeria, his parents sent him and his brothers and sisters to live in London where they were split up and passed from house to house among a series of distant family members and friends. An experience for Muyiwa that at best could be described as unsettling, and at worst traumatic. It was during this time that Muyiwa found the church and music, both of which helped set him on a more positive path. He learnt to play piano, studied a degree in music from Westminster University, and went on to work for Channel 4 and then Sony Music. Things finally seemed to be going well for Muyiwa when a period of terrible misfortune began. His younger brother, (who was 14 at the time), got involved in an armed robbery and was sent back to Nigeria where he later got shot himself by an armed robber. Following this Muyiwa’s father was shot dead by an armed assassin. A few years later he also lost his mother, when she was killed in a horrific car accident. Once again, it was music and the church that helped Muyiwa through such difficult times, as is evident from listening to any one of Muyiwa and Riversongz five previous albums.
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