IWF presents, by arrangement with EARTH AGENCY...
HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR
Saturday December 16th at Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool.
"For over 10 years Natalie Maddix, Founder & Creative Director of House Gospel Choir has diligently and faithfully built and developed a beautiful community of singers. It is a genuine representation of her experiences as a woman living in London and is the embodiment of her cultural, spiritual and musical beliefs. We Are One has become their mantra. Natalie explains “We can’t all speak at the same time and have our voices heard, but we can sing together as one voice and be understood”. HGC’s magic is their ear for production, thanks to the songwriters, producers, vocal arrangers and selectors who make up the collective. The joy is through thoughtful digging in the crates and selecting house tracks that work alongside others – refixing, sound clashing and taking the classics, well, to church.
House Gospel Choir arranged courtesy of REP Vocal Agency. REP VA is one of London’s leading vocal agencies.
HGC burst onto the scene with ‘Salvation’ in a debut single that was crowned BBC Radio 1 ‘Hottest Record’ by Annie Mac, peaking at #1 in the Music Week Cool Cuts Chart and #5 in the Billboard Dance Club Chart. Releasing their acclaimed 14-track LP in October 2020 via Island Records, RE//CHOIRED was born out of a love for sound system culture, the healing power of house music and the group seeking to channel the magic of people working together to raise the vibrations. The album has some of the biggest producers in dance music, with house legends Todd Terry and DJ Spen, UKG favourite Wookie, prolific producer Toddla T, Grammy-winning producer Alex Metric and UK Gospel legend Nicky Brown. Their latest releases include collaborations with an eclectic mix of talent including Ella Henderson, Rudimental, Duane Harden and Purple Disco Machine.
House Gospel Choir’s live sets create a fusion of the biggest house, gospel and garage tunes that make every performance an unforgettable experience. That is the beauty of HGC, taking us to new heights of euphoria, imploring us to feel empowered, connected and always looking for a chance to uplift our voices with theirs. They remind us of the altitude of our last euphoric club moment and with each note, we’re there again, watching the magic unfold in front of us, ready to receive.
The art of finding the truth in deep house gospel refixes and garage classics is something that House Gospel Choir simply do better than anyone else. Whether it’s performing at the Mercury Music Prize Awards with Loyle Carner, joining Emilie Sande for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer, performing at BBC Gospel Christmas with Beverley Knight, Gregory Porter & Tom Jones, as part of Kylie Minogue’s headline gig at Hyde Park and Infinite Disco Live Stream, or joining Jax Jones in Radio 1 and 1Xtra Live Lounge, HGC have taken these seemingly disparate musical moments and shown us the connection."