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The place for everything in Sandra's world. Get music, concert news, radio hosting updates, love notes and her own Godley inspiration on how to live your life to the full.

Born in Bristol, UK of Jamaican parents, Sandra grew up listening to the likes of Aretha Franklin, Sade, Andrae Crouch etc. Her earliest memories of singing and songwriting were when she was 12 years old, performing in church, at many conferences/festivals and fronting two bands.

 

In Sandra Godley, we see the embodiment of all the things in a multi award winning diva we hold dear. Beautiful, yet somehow humble, Sandra Godley is so wonderfully talented that she has evolved from being just a singer/songwriter, to being a stylish, multi-genre songstress comfortable in her intimate style whether it be before 100 or an arena of 80,000 people or a crowd of 100,000 at the Godiva Festival which she has performed at 4 times. 

 

Easily adapting to all of contemporary black music’s offerings, Godley has performed contemporary, gospel, disco, house, soul, and R & B effortlessly. By herself, Sandra Godley has evolved from the embodiment of the dance-diva to an elegant songstress. Always creative and spontaneous, Godley’s use of power house vocals in conjunction with the ability of holding an audience spellbound as she solos with an acoustic guitar, has taken her music to higher levels.

 

Sandra has performed on many television and radio networks including BBC, Sky & US channels, The House of Commons, UK’s The Roundhouse, CBS and Manchester Arenas to name but a few. With 4 (largely self-penned) albums already under her belt, Sandra’s passion as a singer, songwriter, gifted communicator and entertainer is contagious to anyone who meets her.

 

Sandra recorded her third album (Miracle) in 2013  in Nashville, which earned her a prestigious MOBO nomination for Best Gospel Artist. She’s gone on to receive a Lifetime Achievement in Music Award from Ladies First Professional Network and many other awards including Best International Song at the GMA Italy awards Her song ‘Grateful’ reached No 21 in the ITunes RnB charts. 

 

She released her 4th album Reflections in 2019 and in August 2021 released 'My Darling' in memory of her aunt who passed away due to Covid. Donations from the track went to 3 charities: Surviving Bereavement, Molly Olly's Wishes and MIND.

 

Inspired by the work of Prince Harry, Sandra put together a unique choir of 26 people with physical/mental challenges to perform her self penned wedding song The Big Love Song as a gift for the Prince and Meghan Markle. Auditions were held at the prestigious Coventry Cathedral. The journey of the choir was so inspiring that BBC Worldwide created a 30minute documentary which went viral. She received a letter from Prince Harry to say thank you, which she read out live on BBC’s The One Show.

 

To complement her passion for music/creative arts, she has held positions as Trustee/Director/Board Member of various organisations and is currently Patron for Highly Sprung Performance, the UK’s leading Physical Theatre, an Ambassador for AtaLoss & The Belgrade Theatre and is also a Partner fo. In 2019, she was commissioned to write her first immersive sound installation for Warwick University, UK (I:DNA) and in 2022, she was commissioned by Coventry City of Culture to write a runway song for Haus of Kraft Fashion show followed by a performance at the Assembly Gardens.

 

She is currently also a Broadcaster for BBC CWR presenting shows: Upbeat and The Sunday Breakfast show. One of her proudest shared moment as a Trustee of community radio station,  Radio Plus was to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

 

As a Trustee and Humanitarian of Feed the Hungry, she travelled internationally, spreading a positive message of hope and engaged with local orphans in Kenya to write a song I am Me, which is now the school.s anthem.

 

She’s recently hosted 5 TV show/round table discussions for TBN, hosted Mercy Ship’s Christmas TV show & performed in a barn in Nashville, Tennessee, thanks to the Lanning Family!

In 2023 she received 2 European Gospel awards form the Gospel Music Association for Best Overall Artist and Best Female Artist. She is regular host of BBC Radio 4's Daily Service. 

What people are saying:

 

‘Sandra’s passion radiates through her music, bringing energy and emotion to abiding life giving themes’ The Bishop of Coventry,  Christopher Cocksworth

 

‘Sandra has delivered one of the best Gospel Albums in a long time’ Cross Rhythms’

 

‘Miracle’ the album….’Audio Velvet’ CMW.

 

‘Amazing Grace by Sandra Godley is the soundtrack for Britain at the moment.’ SAS

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