IDMC at the Hideaway Jazz Club – Summer 2018

Friday 18th May 2018 marks the start of the summer season for IDMC Gospel Soul Choir!
IDMC pose with their Premier Gospel Radio ‘Choir of the Year 2018’ Award
Under the continued leadership of their founder and director John Fisher, the choir have been invited back for their third appearance (after two previous sell-out shows) at the Hideaway Jazz Club in Streatham, south London in what promises to be a night to remember. IDMC promise to deliver and wow to audiences with their brand of The Gospel of Jesus Christ who continues and will always be their guide for life, being blessed with the gift of music and having the means to share this gift with others will continue to be their driving force. As one of the first choirs to ever secure a MOBO award nomination in 2013, IDMC were recent winners of the Premier Gospel Radio award for ‘Choir of the Year 2018’ which somewhat goes to serve as recognition for the 24 years that the choir have been in the industry. Catch the interview here: https://twitter.com/PremierGospel/status/986660720292057088 For this great night of gospel music, IDMC will be replicating this recognition by paying homage to some of the 20th century’s most influential gospel greats such as Aretha Franklin and Edwin Hawkins (Oh Happy Day) You can catch IDMC Gospel Soul Choir at the Hideaway Jazz Club on Friday 18th May 2018 from 7pm. Tickets are priced at £20 from the link below http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/idmc-gospel-choir-friday-18th-may-2018    

“HIDEAWAY LIVE” GET YOUR COPY NOW

IDMC’S Latest album “Hideaway Live” is here and now fully available. Recorded over 2 sold out concerts at the award winning jazz venue The Hideaway in South London, John and IDMC on this project provides the listener with an energy you will only find on a gospel choir album. With songs from their extended back catalogue and new songs that will in inspire you, this album is full of authentic and contemporary gospel sounds that will give the listener the feeling that they were right there experiencing IDMC live. If you would like a hard copy of the album, email us directly and we will put a copy in the post straight away. Buying a hard copy of this album allows John and IDMC to contribute up to 50% toward it’s favoured charitable organisation “Adopt A Clinic” which are helping to refurbish medical clinics in Jamaica. Contact Wendy and she will get a copy out to you straight away.  wendy@idmcgospel.com If you want to down load a copy straight to your phone or digital device https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hideaway-live/1348501220    

IDMC’S 24th Anniversary Concert celebration

Jofish Media invites you to come and celebrate with one of Europe’s finest, at John Fisher & IDMC Gospel Soul Choir’s 24th Anniversary Celebration and full release of their eagerly anticipated 9th album “HIDEAWAY LIVE”! John Fisher & IDMC are one of the most consistent gospel artists in the UK, and have influenced and supported UK gospel music over the years. The celebration concert and full album launch will take place at the origin of IDMC – NTCG Brixton Community Church on Saturday 24th February 2018 at 7:00pm. IDMC will be in concert with their FULL live band and a list of special guests also performing on the night, helping to celebrate IDMC’s legacy. With the sad passing of Gospel Legend Edwin Hawkins (of ‘Oh Happy Day’ fame), this concert will include a musical tribute to this great gospel legend, as well as a small reunion of past IDMC members. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FROM EVENTBRITE

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 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.

IDMC@ We Sing U Sing Summer song Music festival

For the 5th year John and IDMC have hosted the spectacular Summer Song Gospel music Festival, held at the Fair field’s halls Croydon. This evening showcases the talents of children and young people from in and around the Croydon and south London Area. This year the event saw John and IDMC joined by a 600 piece children’s gospel choir as well as other guests. The IDMC team work very hard back stage under the guidance of project manager, and John’s wife Maulin. Along  with an army of volunteers to make the event go smoothly IDMC still have time to change into their performance gear and thrill the 1200 people who packed into the venue to witness this great show. Although IDMC’s following always enjoy the choirs work and performances, they were happy to be upstaged by 600 inspirational and talented children who don’t usually get an opportunity like this. Well done IDMC, but an event bigger WELL DONE to the children

IDMC Easter Tour 2012

IDMC Easter Tour 2012 IDMC set out on its first Easter season tour in a long while, with 7 dates over 10 days. The group which was made up of 8 singers and a 4 piece band travelled to Yeovil, Mine head, Gloucester, London, Skegness, Chatham and back to Mine head, covering over 1500 miles.   Many of these areas were places the choir had never been before, and were areas where gospel choirs were heard of, seen on TV, but never seen in the flesh, so there was a healthy curiosity for what we do.   The concerts were well attended, and received by the audience. Included in these dates were 6 performances at Spring Harvest in front of over 10, 000 people. These concerts were truly off the chain, with queues outside our venues going round the building before the show even started. Another very memorable evening was at NTCG Gloucester, home to good friend Bishop Fullwood. The sell-out audience of IDMC friends and fans danced the night away and sang HARD, as IDMC came close to taking off the churches roof. The tour was  a fantastic experience for the choir, and has put us in a great position to do it all over again next year but with the addition of a possible 7 more dates on the cards…