Thursday, August 30, 2007

Coventry To Honour The Enemy

The Enemy - the toast of Coventry!

Coventry's Lord Mayor wants to hold a civic reception for The Enemy in honour of all they have done for Coventry,according to the Coventry Telegraph today. Cllr Dave Batten believes the band's recent album number one and international fame deserve recognition. It would follow a similar civic reception given to the Kombat Breakers, who almost won "Britain Has Talent".

Andy Hopkins, Liam Watts and front man Tom Clarke became the first band from Coventry to get the number one album spot, something that not even The Specials or The Primitives achieved. The Enemy have gone from strength to strength this year following two top 10 hits (Away From Here #8, Had Enough #4), several sell out tours and being part of almost every music festival.

This week the Holbrook lads supported the Rolling Stones at the O2 Arena in London, appeared in Pentonville Prison to help raise awareness about youth suicide (Wasted Youth) and are performing an acoustic set tonight in Camden London.

Cllr Batten said: "I would like to think anybody that does something to
promote the name of Coventry, in encouraging activities and presenting
themselves as a model to follow, is obviously worth celebrating.
"I have heard they [The Enemy] are absolutely fantastic."

"A number of colleagues have said how polished their
performances are, so, hopefully, I will get to meet them soon, although they are
very busy which is very good news."
Cllr Tony Skipper, shadow cabinet member for culture, sport
and libraries, said making it to the top of the album chart was a "massive

Hailing The Enemy's success, he said: "They're three
Coventry lads and I met their parents backstage at the Godiva
"It would be nice to thank them and their families and
also the people behind the scenes because they have a very good
robmacca says: "It's great that those that are helping put Coventry on the map are finally being recognised as ambassadors for our city. The Enemy and Kombat Breakers have made people stand up and notice that Coventry exists. But let us not forget that numerous people are proud to come from Coventry - The Ripps and the Coventry City football team, to name a few. It's always easier to give recognition to those who are already recognised, maybe a civic reception for The Ripps is long overdue and making the 1987 FA Cup winning Cov City freemen of Coventry."

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