Soulful Simplicity with Sarah Téibo & Dire Pitan

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Thursday 28 September 2017
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £18
Date Night, Live Music
Over 18

Come and join us for a night of easy listening and soulful simplicity with MOBO nominated singer Sarah Téibo and the deeply soulful singer songwriter Dire Pitan. It will be a memorable evening where Gospel meets eclectic soul with a fusion of jazz and classical notes.

Doors open from 6.30pm with live music starting shortly after.


Songstress, Sarah Téibo is gradually becoming highly sought after for live performances in the UK and Internationally following the release of her debut album ‘Walk With Me’ on all digital music platforms on the 8th of May 2016, which was unveiled with a live gig at London’s 606 Jazz Club and subsequently bagged her a MOBO nomination for Best Gospel in the same year and Best Album 2017 at the prestigious Premier Gospel Awards, UK

This is a follow on from her debut single ‘Steal My Joy’, which was a huge success late 2015, charting at Number 2 in the UK StepFWD Christian Charts in December 2015

Following the launch of her album, Sarah has kept up the momentum, recently selling out London's Hard Rock Cafe at her headline gig 'An Evening With Sarah Téibo' on the 18th of January 2017. The year prior also saw her sing along side Grammy Award winning Gospel artist Charles Jenkins, headline her own concert with American Gospel artist Lisa McClendon and perform at one of UK’s largest Christian festivals – Creation Fest.

The second of four children, Sarah was born in London, England but also had the privilege of growing up in Nigeria where she started singing in choirs from the age of ten. It was from this early age that it became evident that she was one to be heard and watched.

Her love for music was highly influenced by her parents’ taste in music and their rich vinyl collection which featured amongst others, Soul and R&B legends like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross. She grew up listening to these phenomenal artistes and recalls memories of singing along to Marvin Gaye with her mom.

Through tumultuous experiences in her early teenage years where her family was faced with eviction and homelessness, Sarah learnt the importance of faith in God and started writing music to express both her fears and her faith. These proved a great source of strength through the most trying of times.

In her 11-track album which ranges from soulful, infectious numbers such as ‘New Day’ and ‘Special’ to bouncing up-tempo tunes like ‘I Will Sing!’

and deeply inspiring tracks like ‘Keep The Faith’, Sarah fuses her uniquely soulful yet contemporary style and powerful lyrics to produce a new and exciting sound which some music critics have described as ‘fresh, urban yet classic’.

‘Walk With Me’ is now available for purchase on and for digital download from all major online music stores.


Suffice to say that 2017 has been an eventful year for Dire and his team. Having made his debut break on to the biggest Christian Festival stage in Europe (The Big Church Day Out 2017), Dire's music continues to grow in strides as he and his band seem to be performing everywhere this summer.

Having gained recognition with his debut EP 'Nowhere Else' released in the spring of 2016, backed by a successful Kickstarter campaign. It is fair to state that this deeply soulful singer-songwriter has found his niche in the music industry, with his distinct blend of soulful simplicity and easy listening.

Dire's sound and vocal versatility instantly draw listeners to his music. He is a vivid storyteller, weaving evocative soundscapes as he navigates listeners through his life journey.

With a record number of #1 tracks on the UK Christian Chart already, his latest release ‘No Delay’ garnered even more attention particularly in the UK and US, with multiple reviews, radio and TV features including BBC Music Introducing, TBN UK, UCB, Cross Rhythm, AStepFwd, among others.

Dire also featured during the 2016 UK tour of Grammy Award Winning Artist Pastor Charles Jenkins and has been included in the line-up for more notable festivals and events around the UK.

Dire will be performing at the KingsStock Festival, Bradwell Festival, Arkyard Tour and many more, accompanied by his band.

Ashley Abigo

Myles Emenike-Abigo (also known as Ashley Abigo) is a talented singer, songwriter and producer. Born in London, he found his love music, singing and dancing at the early age of 3 inspired by his pop idle Michael Jackson.

At the age 16 (2006) Ashley turned to producing, working at Stormont recording studios developing his skills as a sound engineer/producer. In 2014 he's released his first single "TINGALING" featuring Mr 2Kay Nigeria’s celebrated know for bubgaga.

Later in 2015, with his passion for making music and God-given talent, Ashley Abigo got back into the studio to hone his craft. He continued to develop as an afro-brit Singer and Songwriter/producer.

Ashley Abigo is currently working on his new album which will be announced later (2018).

Tosin Adeniyi

Gospel saxophonist, Tosin Adeniyi is a London based musician, composer and songwriter. Tosin began playing music at an early age, initially singing in her local church choir as well as playing the Trombone and piano but later discovered her passion when she began learning the alto saxophone.

Stepping out as an artist in her own right - Tosin is considered to be one of the hottest upcoming musician/artist to come unto the UK gospel scene. Tosin’s sound and musical style can be described as Soulful, Jazzy and Inspirational.

Watch this space for her new “EP” entitled Glorify Your Name which encompasses singles Keep Moving & Glorify Your Name!


Dinachi's music is an intriguing blend of her varied influences from folk and soul to gospel. She has performed at several notable venues and festivals in the UK and abroad, including Sofar Sounds and Tropical Pressure.

Her debut album, Parables (due September), is a haunting collection of beautiful melodies, with lyrics that remain with the listener long after the last strings have faded. Her unique interpretations, from an acoustic cover of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean to a garage remix of the nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice, showcase Dinachi's artistry.

Her songs will make you think, make you feel, and her voice will move you.

"One of the joys of writing this feature is discovering a voice that stops you in your tracks, and that’s exactly what happened when we first listened to Dinachi" - Right Chord Music

"Dinachi plays the guitar and sings with this beautiful Asa-esque voice that I find endlessly charming." - Brittle Paper

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Hard Rock Cafe
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