Monday, September 24, 2012

VIDEOS: Godiva Festival In The Square

Here are a selection of videos from Godiva Festival In The Square - I think the camera got a bit water logged, so the sound quality is not perfect. Pictures from the Coventry music festival can be seen HERE.

1. Russian Gun Dogs 2. The Fallows 3. Twisted Wheel 4. The Kontours 5. The Antics 6. Dexters 7. Dark Actors 8. The Coves 9. The Subways

The Subways (sadly my camera had given up and I only managed to record a snippet from my mobile phone - so the video quality/sound was pants!)

PICTURES: Godiva Festival - In The Square

Here are a selection of pictures from the Godiva Festival In The Square, held in Broadgate during a very wet day in Coventry. Watch the videos from nine different bands HERE......

The Godiva in The Square Line Up

The Fallows


Dark Actors

The Kontours

Russian Gun Dogs

The Antics


Twisted Wheel

The Subways

 A cheeky pint

 View from the beer tent

Wet - but worth it!

Videos from Godiva Festival can be seen in the playlist below:

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Coventry Night Club Launches New Live Music Event

At a time when many venues have either closed down or stopped playing live music in Coventry, one night club is bucking the trend as it launches a brand new live music event. S7VEN will be hosting 'Friday Night Live' on Friday 10th August 2012 in a bid to showcase local bands and keep live music alive in the city centre.

Coventry musician Daniel Connolly is spearheading the event and I caught up with him to ask him why S7VEN were launching 'Friday Night Live'. It was clear his passion for live music is real as he said, "We're launching the night to try and get the point across that live music isn't as dead as people say and that a venue like S7VEN is extremely diverse. Going from, house nights, to garage and to now indie!" 

Daniel wants to see not only local bands perform, he has plans for UK acts to come to Coventry's 'Friday Night Live' over the coming months, "people can expect not only the best local acts but the best acts from all over the UK. Big things are going to happen with this new night and S7VEN will be put on the map for being a diverse, energetic and warming venue." 
The music scene in Coventry will welcome this new venture and as a young musician himself, Daniel was keen to say why music is so important to him, "music is my life, I love writing and playing music. Being in a band myself I know how hard it is for the local live music scene, but we are going to make this happen, and people will know about us here at Friday Night Live - S7VEN."

The Old Fire Station in Hale Street has been transformed in recent years from the disused fire station to the swanky S7VEN night club, it was put on the map when Coventry chart toppers The Enemy recorded their 'Gimme The Sign' video back in February 2012. The band have been zealous in promoting new unsigned bands and Daniel wants to follow in those footsteps, "with hosting The Enemy and Pint Shot Riot and other acts like Reverend and the Makers, S7VEN have a lot to offer. We will be giving local bands the opportunity to support big names and offering them a fresh new venue to perform in."

The launch night has a great line up, featuring the cream of local talent. Daniel is hoping to continue Friday Night Live as a regular live music slot in Coventry, giving young people a chance to perform and get the party weekend off to a flying start. He said, "Friday Night live is hopefully going to take off after the launch night, we will be announcing some big names towards the end of 2012,start of 2013. Things are going to look up - it's going to be all about Club S7VEN more than it is at the moment!"

Coventry band The Fallows will take to the stage as they continue their successful year, having been BBC Coventry and Warwickshire's 'Band of the Month' and were booked for the main stage at Godiva Festival (the weather meant a venue change with  some cracking pictures by Redwood Photography). Like the venue, The Fallows are quality with a rich sound that music lovers will enjoy. Check out their folk pop music and  head down to 'Friday Night Live' at S7VEN.

Another exciting Coventry band are This Modern Youth, they were the only Cov band to be featured on the Teenage Cancer Trust tribute to The Specials recently and have been in the studio with Matt Terry, who has produced for The Enemy. The video below gives you a flavour of the sound you can expect at 'Friday Night Live', with TMY  bursting with energy and a rock 'n' roll stage presence that earned them a place in MTV's Unsigned Band UK final.

Since Daniel Connolly is launching 'Friday Night Live' at S7VEN then it only seemed natural that The Espadrilles should be there for big night. The five piece hail from Coventry and Bedworth and will be sure to kick your weekend off to a foot stomping start. The lads formed last year and hope their love of music will result in tunes that people can sing-a-long too. Have a listen below, then come and see The Espadrilles perform their set with Daniel Connolly on drums.

The Old Fire Station venue will also be host to four local lads The Charmers, described by Front magazine (I could only find a website that has lots of  boob pictures!) as an 'baby faced' indie rock band. Their sound is anything but childish, as fans of The Ripps found out when The Charmers supported their album launch in May. With a voice that comes straight out of The Kooks, this up and coming band has a great future that Coventry should get behind and support.

Get yourself down to the launch of 'Friday Night Live' @ S7VEN in Coventry for an evening of live music and then stay for the after party to get your weekend off to a flying start.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tales From The Television - Part 20

In the final part of  'Tales From The Television', we end the series on another soap opera. This time 'Brookside' is the theme and a trip down memory lane to the time when the Channel 4 soap opera was ground breaking and gritty. The body under the patio, the first off screen campaign and the first onscreen full on lesbian kiss - these were just some of the headline grabbing stories over the 21 years Brookside graced our screens.....

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Tales From The Television - Part 19

Crossroads becomes the focus in this penultimate video, turning the clock back to a time when UK soap operas attracted massive viewing figures. The story lines may not be as dramatic but we grew up in simpler times where sex wasn't the main focus.

When Central TV took over the franchise from ATV, Crossroads fell out of favour with TV bosses and the beginning of the end for Crossroads began when Noele Gordon was axed from the long running Midland soap. It was a captivating yet heartbreaking to witness the departure of the Crossroads  matriarch who had been a positive role for women on TV being tossed aside like a used rag .......

Monday, June 04, 2012

Tales From The Television - Part 18

If you remember TV from the late 70's, early 80's then this 'Tales From The Television' video might bring back memories about one of the TV shows from that era. I loved the theme music and opening titles even more than the actual programme itself.

No cheating on the mini quiz though .........

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Antics @ Kasbah Coventry

The Antics were supporting The Enemy during their gigs at Kasbah in Coventry, here are a selection of pictures and videos from the two nights. The Leamington Spa band proved to be a great support act, really involving the 1,000 strong crowd and getting them to join in. For more information on The Antics:

May 21st:

The Antics - All Together Now @ Kasbah Coventry 21/05/12

May 22nd:

The Antics @ Kasbah Coventry 22/05/12

The Kontours @ Kasbah Coventry

Coventry band The Kontours were supporting The Enemy during their Kasbah gigs and put on a fantastic performance. Here are a selection of pictures and videos from the two nights. For more information about the band:
The Kontours on Facebook

May 21st Gig:

The Kontours - Knock Knock @ Kasbah Coventry 21/05/12

May 22nd Gig:

The Kontours - Wind & Rain @ Kasbah Coventry 22/05/12
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