Tye In London –  The Gospel Concert of 2015?

For the first time in 8 years, Grammy award-winning Gospel superstar, Tye Tribbett was back in the UK on 12 December for what has been hailed as the hottest UK Gospel concert of 2015.

It took place at The Lighthouse Theatre in London, which from the outside is not an impressive building but once you step inside you are welcomed with a more than fit-for-purpose concert venue. It had significant space and a notable stage with all the trappings you would expect in regards to lighting and a huge back screen. Nice.

Volney Morgan & New Ye
Volney Morgan & New Ye

Now before we go on to talk about Tye Tribbett’s performance, it must be said that the 5 supporting acts were amazing! By the time Tye Tribbett was ready to grace the stage he had a crowd that was pumped and ready to go! The Reapers Choir, Kieron Bygrave, and Naomi Parchment really ministered powerfully whilst Volney Morgan & New Ye and Guvna B brought the hype in abundance and overflowing!

And you’ll probably be surprised to know that even the interval proceeding Tye Tribbett’s entrance is worth a mention because the DJ dropped some tunes! The crowd was taken down Kirk Franklin memory lane and started singing and formation dancing in true Holy Ghost Party style.

Now, when you think of Tye Tribbett you think of powerful songs with unforgettable rhythms, energetic dance moves, screams that actually sound good (only when he does them) and a praise party that you pray would never stop. And that’s exactly what we got at the #TyeInLondon concert and more. After 8 years, and with 3 encores Tye didn’t disappoint! He dropped some church favs like ‘Bless the Lord’ and some of our loved bangers like ‘You Are Everything’.

But if anyone was under the illusion that Tye had crossed the waters simply to entertain an auditorium of Christians, they were mistaken. The singer, songwriter, keyboardist and choir director also came with a thought-provoking and spirit-stirring word on now being the time to be all that you can for God. That staying focused on Jesus is mandatory and that we are to maximise the times that we’re in. It was a tear-jerking-shout-hallelujah moment…trust us.

Was the turn out great for this momentous event? Well, let’s say it was very good but you probably would have expected better. Although we’re only a couple of weeks from Christmas and things are tight for a lot of people.

Naomi Parchment
Naomi Parchment

So in conclusion – was this the concert of 2015? In our opinion YES! From start to finish the event just didn’t have any low points, even the interval wasn’t a low point. Oh, speaking of the interval we forget to mention that they had stalls selling stuff. Now before you roll your eyes and say “they always have stalls selling stuff at these kind of events!” This was just a tad cooler than your average. There was a sweetie stall, a Mocktail bar (which was yummy) and some good food. That topped off with the reminiscent Kirk Franklin tracks the DJ was playing made for a really fun interval! The supporting artists were very well selected and of very good quality. Then the Tye Tribbett finale just went off the chain.

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s some of the feedback from other people blessed enough to be there:

 

 

 

 

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