IDMC 25th Anniversary Year

You may not believe it but IDMC Gospel Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary on the 26th February 2019 and are planning a year of fantastic events, special moments, trips abroad, concerts and exclusive productions and promotions for friends and fans of their music. To get the proceedings going, the first major event is a return to the Hideaway Jazz Club for a night full of music from IDMC’s extensive catalogue, coupled with a reunion of past members, this is a night not to be missed. John has promised a full on P-A-R-T-Y! & even !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CAKE!!!!!!!!!!! Watch this space for updates, on a very exciting year. In the mean time get your tickets now to avoid disappointment as the hideaway ALWAYS SELLS OUT!! https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/idmc-gospel-choir-friday-8th-march-2019

IDMC AT THE WINDRUSH CELEBRATION

IDMC return to the award winning Hideaway Jazz venue on Friday 18th May for a Gospel summer  jam session, featuring a full cocktail of soulful Gospel, with elements of Jazz, Fusion and Reggae. IDMC were recently crown Premier Gospel Radio’s, Gospel Choir of the year 2018, and you know they have worked hard to earn the privilege to use this title. With multiple shows throughout the UK & Europe over the past year and also 2 sellout shows at the Hideaway you can be guaranteed that John and IDMC know what they are doing and guarantee you a night of quality. IDMC are celebrating their 24th anniversary this year as a gospel choir and have recently released their 9th album project which was recorded at the Hideaway and is titled “Hideaway Live” which is a selection of new and past songs from IDMC’s vast song book. This show includes a celebration of the arrival of the HMT EMPIRE WINDRUSH to the UK 70 years ago. IDMC promise to share gospel music from its West indian gospel roots as well as music from it’s heritage. This evening is a night not to be missed, especially as the first 2 visits to the Hideaway sold out. The Hideaway has a unique gift of offering an awesome menu and also themed cocktail drinks. I’m sure there will be one named the “Windrush” Don’t be disappointed, get your tickets now and join John, IDMC and their full live band for a night of inspirational, soulful, UK Based gospel music. https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/idmc-gospel-choir-friday-18th-may-2018  

A Gospel Christmas ft John Fisher & IDMC

This is the “BIG END OF YEAR GOSPEL MUSIC SPECTACULAR” put on by John Fisher and the IDMC GOSPEL CHOIR…..

This event is a double celebration, with John, IDMC and special guest welcoming in the Christmas season with the best in Gospel, Inspirational and Christmas songs, with special readings from community leaders as well as performances from the We Sing U Sing 100 voice children’s choir, dancers and other special guests… Along with this celebration is the release of IDMC’s 14th recording project “Don’t Lose Your Song” A double album project that celebrates IDMC 18 years in the business, featuring brand new songs, tracks from previous projects as well as IDMC’s first live European project, recorded at Spring Harvest, France. The venue for this Gala concert is Fairfields halls, home to all of John’s major productions and a full house of 1500 gospel music fans will be treated to a feast of Gospel music all given the John fisher touch, which has earned him the title of one of London’s “Gospel Soul Brothers” Tickets for this event starts from as little as £8:50 upwards, with family and group discounted tickets all on offer allowing everyone to enjoy this momentous occasion. Tickets go on sale Sunday 11th November, so put that ticket money aside…   Be one of the first people in Europe to get your hands on IDMC’s latest project, and add it to your collection of good music, which we know you will enjoy. The double album will have over 20 master pieces on it, which will have you singing, dancing and reaching for the volume control to turn up…. The project will be released on all of the major digital distribution formats on Friday 14th December, the perfect Christmas present for friends and family. Listen out for the Title track of this project “Don’t Lose Your Song” as it will be released on Sunday 11th November for digital down load, and played on rotation on all local and national gospel music loving stations.   For 18 years IDMC have wowed audiences all over the world, with their rich brand of Gospel and inspirational music. This event is a must for IDMC friends, family and fans. Help John & the choir end a fantastic 18th year of music  

IDMC @ Afrikids 10th anniversary Dinner

  Thursday 20th September saw Gospel come to the Natural History Museum, helping the Afrikids organisation, lift the spirits of all who attended to raise funds for the charity & celebrate its 10th anniversary. John Brought down a 16 piece IDMC unit to the Natural History Museum, where after the general public had left, the building was transformed into an amazing and elegant setting for a dinner party to the highest quality… IDMC were asked to prepare and perform the Lion King Classic “Circle of Life” as part of a presentation with a video in the background, and then a full 30 minute set. It was a beautiful night in amazing surroundings, and we were really privileged to be a part of a great night.

IDMC & London Fashion week ft. Philip Treacy

  Saturday 8th September, John got a call from long-time friend Joe Pitt, inviting IDMC on a session for a top fashion designer at the London Fashion Week. John thought it sounds like a nice gig. The following Tuesday, when John woke up he never thought I would be meeting the Legend that is Philip Treacy, and then also meet another Big Legend, Michael Bush, the designer and creator of all of late Michael Jacksons stage clothes, and then to be in the same room with all his outfits.. What a Tuesday…   So Sunday 15th IDMC performed at the Royal courts of Justice in the strand. The venue which is normally a massive corridor was transformed into a fashion catwalk full of celebrities. The show was opened by Lady Gaga, and the show showcased models wearing Michael Jackson’s outfits with extra- ordinary head gear from the Philip Treacy. In the audience were invited celebrities, Bryan Ferry, and good fried of Philip, Grace Jones. IDMC closed the show with a 19 voice choir all robed for the occasion, singing “Will you be there” while the models took to the stage one more time, and the introduction of the legendary designer. Well done IDMC

IDMC @ the Rye International Jazz Festival

IDMC @ the Rye International Jazz Festival Bank Holiday Sunday in August saw IDMC travel with the full production to the West Sussex picturess town on Rye, for the first every Rye International Jazz festival. The day was lovely and the setting very pictures’, as IDMC performed in St. Marks Church right in the centre of the town. Over 500 people packed into this lovely building to hear one of the UK’s finest lift the roof with timeless classics, modern inspirational songs and IDMC original compositions. After a 90 minute set, with the audience sitting enjoying the mellow sounds and also standing, clapping and singing along with the choir, we said good-bye to a lovely experience and a great music festival… IDMC are looking forward to traveling back to Rye next year.

IDMC Sainsbury’s tour

To help celebrate Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee, J. Sainsbury’s had a massive UK promotion of an event it was having at Clapham Common in July and help launch various promotions all tied into the Queens Jubilee, and enlisted IDMC to help highlight this special time in the U’s history. A small 6 piece choir toured the UK bringing joy to shoppers in over 20 Sainsbury’s superstores around the country as well as at their head offices in Derby and London. Idmc sang as shoppers walked past, some smiling, some stopping to take pictures, and we even had staff join the choir in a few store. The team had a brilliant time, tiring but brilliant. We are grateful to our agents and Sainsbury’s for looking after us so well.