BRITISH gospel expert Steve Smith was back in his home town for a special event.
He signed copies of his new book at Huddersfield New Testament Church, yesterday.
Steve’s book, British Black Gospel, explores the origins of gospel music in the UK.
The book has been a 10-year work in progress for Almondbury-born Steve who now lives in London.
British Black Gospel traces the roots of modern black gospel from 19th Century pioneers such as Thomas Rutling and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, who performed for Queen Victoria, to the contemporary sound of the London Community Gospel Choir.
British Black Gospel by Steve Alexander Smith is now available to buy in all book shops, published by Monarch Books priced £12.00. It’s accompanied by an audio CD of the spectrum of British black gospel.