SATURDAY 16th MARCH 2024 7:00PM
Mountsorrel Baptist church invite you to an evening of
& Live Music with
JB Gill and introducing ECHO
JB Gill of JLS comes
to Mountsorrel (subject to professional engagements) to chat, with
video out-takes about his life and career how his Christian faith has
impacted him. There
will be an opportunity also to take questions from the
Joining him are ECHO (Extending Christ’s Heart to Others) a covers band with a difference, they love Motown and soul classics but are also Christians.
Book your seats early, but be ready to get up and dance.
Ticket price is just £10.00 or £8.00 for students
The band ECHO, based in Essex/East London, are a 7-8 piece soul band with a heart for people, building bridges and reaching out to those outside the church. They play a mix of Motown and soul but have given the words an Eternal Edge to become songs of worship and love to the Lord. They have found this to cross cultural and religious boundaries - everyone likes a bit of a groove after all and ECHO always get them to their feet!
ECHO released their second album, ‘Soul Proprietor’ mid 2017 having sold out of the initial pressing of their first album, Bought Not Souled.
Equally at home on a festival stage or coffee bar, at a Christian conference or a night club, these accomplished musicians and singers know how to build bridges.
JB Gill Biography
JB Gill (32) rose to fame as a member of one of the UK’s biggest boybands – JLS. They dominated the charts for five years, boasting 5 number 1 singles, over 10 million record sales worldwide and a multitude of awards. JLS reformed in 2020 and in the autumn of 2021 had a sell-out UK tour, as well as releasing a new single and album.
Six years ago, JB set up a farm in the Kent countryside, where he lives with his wife, Chloe, four-year-old son, Ace and 9-month-old daughter, Chiara. Their smallholding successfully produces award winning KellyBronze turkeys and free-range Tamworth pork.
Now an established member of the farming community, JB has used his success within the entertainment industry to highlight his passion to educate children about the origins of their food and he is the lead presenter on CBeebies’ BAFTA-nominated television series, ‘Down On The Farm’ (created for children aged 0-6 years, teaching them about life on the farm and in the outdoors). JB’s enthusiasm for farming life and knowledge of countryside issues has seen him regularly contribute to BBC’s ‘Countryfile’ and ‘Springwatch’.
In 2016, JB became the first ambassador for the Mayors’ Fund for London, an independent, social mobility charity, linked to the mayoral office, seeking to empower young Londoners from all walks of life in their journey onto London’s career ladder. JB has served as an ambassador for The British Red Cross, to raise awareness of the effects of climate change in some of the poorest regions in Zimbabwe. He is also an ambassador for Mercy Ships, a faith-based international development organisation that deploys hospital ships delivering vital, free healthcare to those in need around the world.
JB performed with his wife, Chloe on the ITV Primetime show ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’, for which they won ‘Best Performance’ at the National Reality TV Awards 2017. Most recently, JB has presented on ‘Springtime On The Farm’ and ‘Big Week At The Zoo’ both for Channel 5. JB also presents BBC South East’s ‘River Walks: The Stour’, a regional show in which he walked 50 miles from the river Stour’s origins in the Kent Downs, to Pegwell bay.
As well as his continued work as a presenter for CBeebies’ ‘Down On The Farm’ and BBC ‘Songs Of Praise’, JB has presented four, hour-long episodes of a new BBC1 series “Walks Of Life”, which was broadcast on 17March 2019.
An avid sports fan, JB enjoys taking part in outdoor pursuits. He is a keen skier and snowboarder and is an advanced PADI Scuba-diver. In his spare time, JB likes to relax with his family and play an active role as a member of his local church.