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August 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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*** SHINE – A – LIGHT ***
#GOSPEL MUSIC SHOWCASE
August Bank Holiday Monday sees a new dawn fall on the North West as the ultimate #Gospel Music Showcase, #ShineALight comes to Audacious Church.
After a season of events where lives have been turned upside down and hope seems hard to grasp, a celebration of gospel music is what the North West needs. Shine-A-Light intends to bring a night of amazing gospel artists, bringing together a collective of well-known gospel solo artists and a choir. Expect a vibrant, energetic, joyous event full of favourable gospel music suitable for families, friends and singletons all looking to come together to enjoy the sweet soulful sounds.
VENUE: DOORS OPEN 6PM – 10PM AUDACIOUS CHURCH, TRINITY WAY, SALFORD, #MANCHESTER M3 7BD
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE EVENT INFORMATION: 0843 883 8600
TICKETS: AVAILABLE VIA SKIDDLE.COM AND AT SELECTED CHURCES OR BY CALLING THE TICKET INFO LINE ON 0843 883 8600
TICKET PRICES: CHILD (UNDER 12’S): £10 | EARLYBIRDS / CONCESSIONS : £15 | STANDARD £19
The line up you can look forward to experiencing on the night includes:
>#MANCHESTERINSPIRATIONALVOICES Winners of BBC Choir of the Year 2016 #Manchester Inspirational Voices come with this nationally acclaimed accolade. After wowing audiences week after week and being crowned winners of such a great competition this collective of astounding voices is excited to be part of Shine-A-Light. Manchester Inspirational Voices is a 60-strong community choir directed by Wayne Ellington. Wayne Ellington, an internationally recognised vocal coach, formed the choir in 2006. It is a community choir – there are no auditions – and the fact that members come from all sections of society, many different ethnic backgrounds and cover a wide range of ages, gives it much of its individuality and authenticity.
>#GUVNAB MOBO Award Winning London gospel rap artist, Guvna B, based in London is known for inspiring youth with his energetic and current lyrics. He has worked with highly acclaimed artists such as Boy Better Know’s C4, Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams, Nick Brewer, Jocelyn Brown, Keisha Buchanan and more. He has shared stages with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Chip, plus his story was shared with many in March 2015 when he appeared in nationwide music magazine ‘Music Week’. He is also the owner of ‘Allo Mate’, which is an urban lifestyle brand he founded in January 2013.
>#MICHELLEJOHN Finalist on The Voice Michelle John has a voice to be reckoned with, both for her passion and brilliance. Michelle came from humble beginnings in Peckham, South East London. She started out singing as a child in her local Gospel Choir and from the moment she sang her first note she knew that becoming an artist was what she wanted to do! The diversity of her musical background and the wide range of Artists she has worked with including Will.i.am most recently, has given Michelle a great vision for her musical destiny. After becoming a finalist on The Voice Michelle now has a strong desire to work on her own projects and move into a solo career; her new album is set for release in September 2017.
>#SANDRACROSS With over 20 years’ experience in the music industry, more than 12 albums and singles which were followed by numerous global tours and 7 international music awards, Sandra Cross is regarded as one of the leading forces of England’s ‘lover’s rock’ era. She has become one of the most successful and respected singing talents coming out of the UK. Sandra’s talent for singing and playing the piano was discovered in the local Pentecostal church. In 1979 she entered a school talent contest with a self-penned composition entitled ‘I Adore You’. She won the contest and accepted the prize of recording the song under the production of a local record producer named Winston Edwards who owned the record label Studio 16. ‘I Adore You’ went straight to the No.1 spot in the UK reggae charts.
>#CAVELL Manchester born and raised, Cavell’ Stefan Coo began rapping in high school, just for fun, with his friends. Not really looking to take rap serious, Cavell pursued his career as a professional footballer joining the famous Crewe Alexandra football Academy. Into the second year of his scholarship, Cavell surrendered his heart to the Lord and began attending a local church. Out of somewhat nowhere, Cavell was asked by the worship team to come up with a rap for one of the songs they were doing in the Sunday service.. After battling his nerves, Cavell agreed to do it and wrote his 1st 8bars for the Lord! To his surprise it went down well, and Cavell rekindled his passion for rap again. This time it was to bring glory to God. Cavell began writing songs inspired by experiences, sermons and of course the Holy Spirit, performing in church, prisons, open mic events and various concerts. Cavell finally released his long awaited debut album ‘Body Building’ on the 4th March 2017.
>#NI-COLAWITTER Manchester born, Ni-Cola has ministered up and down the country and internationally at countless events; from high schools, festivals, concerts, nightclubs, outreaches, Television, radio and conferences. On Ni-Cola’s return to the UK from a 20 date US college in Ohio and Alabama, in 2010, she successfully headlined her own UK Tour showcasing her sophomore album Love Out Loud. In the same year Ni-Cola was nominated for the prestigious MOBO award for Best Gospel Act. Ni-Cola is now the proud CEO of Manchester Community Spirit, (an arts charity dedicated to reaching out to disadvantaged young people across Manchester) using the creative and performing arts.