IDMC we invited in 2019 to headline a concert at the Bridge Community Church in leeds after members of the pastorial team saw John and the choir in action at Leeds university early in 2019. Two years on, the choir find themselves traveling up the A1 in the midst of a fuel crisis joining people struggling to get fuel, passing all the service stations with their “No Fuel” signs.The team made it to the amazing church complex in the heart of Leeds
IDMC’s return to venues continued with their second in the series of “CONCERTS ARE BACK’ Friends reunited event, held this time at the Pizza Express, the pleasantry in Chelsea. This very intimate venue saw John, Dayna, Clive and first time drummer for IDMC Nathan share a very small stage with 8 of IDMC’s best on a lovely summers evening. The choir by now was getting back into the stride of performing and giving their audiences the full IDMC experience. The songs set
With the whole country on lockdown and the major scare of Covid-19 controlling every one’s lives, there was a need for people to hit the release button to let off some of the pressure of the current situation. Musicians and artists in general have found their income dry right up and bookings and events have been "locked off" in the lock down. August 2020 saw many of the strict restrictions start to be eased, and opportunities for groups and singers to come
With the lock down in London coming to an end, and the chance of gigs coming back to town, John’s agent and good friend Graeme Maile approached john offering him and IDMC their first gig which would be billed in from of a live audience. You know John, He jumped at the chance, but what made the gig even more special was that it was going to be held at a venue which was attached to his old secondary school. As
John & IDMC’s second lockdown full live concert for transmission across the airways was for the Christian organisation Spring Harvest. IDMC have been associated with spring harvest for the past 10 years, doing concerts in Minehead as well as working with them over many years at the summer resort in France, LPO. This time there were no journeys past Stonehenge, on the A305, there were no big worship audiences in the big top, or the always lively audience eagerly anticipating the late
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
An absolutely HUGE fund raising concert has been organised by comic M.C. and gospel personality Anthony 'pass the mic' King and Patrick Medley aka Bishop Shacklefoot on Friday 15th February 2019 in aid of John Fisher and his work with IDMC Gospel Choir and the children's music and arts initiative, We Sing U Sing. As you would have read in last months news update, John suffered a massive blow at the start of the new year with all his business possessions being
Did someone say Gospel Choir of the year!!! Yes, Yes, Yaaaassss! The rumours are true! IDMC had the pleasure of taking receipt of the Premier Gospel Radio award for Choir of the Year 2018 at what was only the third Premier Gospel Awards ceremony. The star-studded event took place at the new flagship venue in Croydon - Trinity Baptist Church, Oasis House, where anticipations and expectations were running high. The explosively labelled ceremony brought out some of the biggest names in the UK Gospel
SHOWTIME! After weeks in the planning, the evening that marked 24 years of the journey of IDMC Gospel Choir had finally arrived! Soooo, lets have a tiny bit o' history then, because stage was re-set at NTCG Brixton Community Church, where IDMC’s journey had started 24 years previously in February 1994 and the choir had released their first album ‘Prove Me’ ! FACT TIME! Ever wondered what the letters IDMC actually stand for?
It’s with great pride that John Fisher took delivery of IDMC Gospel Soul Choirs’ latest release Hideaway Live! The new album is a combination of recordings from the choirs’ previous performances at the Hideaway in August and December 2017 and had its official release in February 2018 in prestigious launch ceremony held at the Jamaican High Commission in London’s South Kensington. Knowing that the Hideaway held superior recording and production facilities, John felt inspired to create a recording project from the two performances.