Hutchinson & Gayle - Just Like You

Published Friday 28th January 2011
Hutchinson & Gayle - Just Like You
Hutchinson & Gayle - Just Like You

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94472-17338
LABEL: Integrity 98242
RELEASE DATE: 2010-09-28
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Keren Perrott

In 2003 two soulful British singer/songwriters, Delroy Hutchinson and Godfrey Gayle, were awarded the Best Gospel Newcomer award at the MOBOs. Part of their prize was a recording contract with Integrity. Yet nothing was ever released until now! At least it's been worth the wait as Hutchinson and Gayle possess two of the best voices in the UK gospel scene. The vocals here are warm and earthy, wrapping themselves easily around mid-tempo tracks such as the opening "Life Giver" and "Reborn" as well as worshipful ballads including the title track "Just Like You". Endorsement from gospel radio stations is to be expected with good quality British offerings such as this. However, the interlude interview from BBC West Midlands presenter Nikki Tapper is a little self-indulgent, even if the artists are focused on thanking the musicians who worked on the album and in particular Brian Allen, who penned most of the tracks into the bargain. Overall, this is a solid first recording and here's hoping we're not left waiting another seven years for a follow-up.

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Product Description

Hutchinson and Gayle were crowned best gospel newcomer at the MOBO awards 2003.

Delroy Hutchinson and Godfrey Gayle come from the town of Smethwick, near Birmingham.

The duo sang together for a number of years before pursuing their own individual projects. In order to compete in GMTV’s Gospel Challenge 2003 they decided to come together and perform once again.

Soul-filled and meaningful lyrics are their trademark, which were evident in their heatwinning performance in Birmingham.

As well as taking home the prestigious MOBO award, they also won a recording contract with Integrity, the fruit of which is this album, Just Like You.

Reader Comments

Posted by Delroy Hutchinson in Birmingham @ 23:34 on Jan 30 2011

Hi Keren, Thank you for your honest critique of our album it is both encouraging and sobering. While it wasn't our intention to come across as self indulgent I can appreciate subsequent to your comments how it could be misconstrued. Our hope is that the album will be a blessing to all who listen to it and we are just amazed that God has afforded us the opportunity to release an album. Much love and thanks again for your review. Del.

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