Taking as inspiration bands like "Golden Gate Quartet", "Soul Stirrers", or "The Blind Boys of Alabama", among many others, BY THE GOSPEL RIVER is composed by very experienced singers (all of them liders of their own bands and directors of choirs) proposing original compositions arrangements from classics of Nigro Spirituals and Gospel. By The Gospel River invites to get on board to the Gospel "Get on Board" and they make a journey through a rootless people through great standards as "Go Down Moses", "Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child", etc ... No matter what your origins and belives are, for sure you won’t remain insensitive to your heart. Their second album brings many great special guests, including Rhoda Scott, Jean Jacques Milteau ...
The band appears in their original format, that means, in quartet. Depending on the possibilities they can appear as a septet, acompanied with instrumentists (guitar, bas, piano & armonica). Conducted by Emmanuel Djob, they have been playing in many concerts and festivals (nuit du Gospel à Lattes, Festival Salaise Blues, Festival international Gospel de Grenoble, Festival International de Blues de Cerdanyola, Festival Jazz de Souillac, Montpellier con Helen CARTER y Rhoda SCOTT, Nice, Lyon, Paimpol, Jazz sur son 31Toulouse,Couleurs Vienne, Poitiers Troyes etc …)
EMMANUEL DJOB – group lider and unclassifiable tessitura
Marcel CANAL - Tenor
Loïc GEFFRAY – Tenor
François NYAME – SILIKI – bass
There are no concerts scheduled