COVENTRY Music Museum curator Pete Chambers BEM writes for the Observer.
Rudesix Reggae Rumble
On Saturday, May 14, at Knights Bar at The 2-Tone Village, you can expect something a little different from Nuneaton band Rudesix. More than just a gig, the band’s vocalist Liv Linley is doing this as part of her research project from the University of Birmingham.
I asked Liv what we could expect on the night?
She said: “It’s basically a 50-minute set of music- a mixture of covers and some new unheard originals, accompanied by a narrator (a professional Trinidadian actress called Tara) who will walk the audience through the story of ska and reggae – from 30s calypso to the modern day and everything that came in between.
“There will be a DJ afterwards and people are welcome to fill in a questionnaire about the piece/their thoughts on the liveness and what it means to performance.
“I’m basically looking into live performance cultures like small alternative music scenes and seeing what can be learned from them in terms of the attitude towards going to/involving the public in the theatre.
“If you like reggae, ska, 2-Tone, live music or live theatre, then this is the evening for you!
“Come see out the City of Culture celebrations in style.”
Also on the night I think there will be a good chance we get to see the band perform their superb new single ‘La, La,La’ – definitely a game changer for this dynamic young band.
RudeSix’s Reggae Rumble @ Knight’s Bar, 2-Tone Village is on Saturday, May 14, £7 for adults and £5 for children/concessions/students.
Danny Ansell – Jericho
So, Danny Ansell and his band have a new single out (‘Jericho’) and once again it is a cracker that builds to an unforgettable chorus.
I really love the next phase of Danny Ansell empowered by the energy of a band.
The current line-up is Danny on vocals and guitar, Patrick Beard on bass and Steven Shelley on drums.
They have been together for just over a year.
Danny said: “What a year it’s been.
“I could not have envisaged performing live at the venues and some of the gigs we’ve been lucky enough to do.
“We’ve done over 70 live gigs all around the UK, performing at festivals, headline shows and supporting some fantastic bands such as Marquis Drive, The Dirt Road Band and The Primitives, among others.
“Jericho is a song I’ve had for a few years and one which I used to sing along with my cousin the late Steve Madden when he lived with me.
“It’s a great tune with a great message and a catchy chorus that people were singing along to at our shows immediately so this made it an easy choice to be my next single release.
“It was recorded at DAM studios, with drums recorded at CM studios both in our hometown of Coventry.
“We would like to thank everyone who supported the band over the last year.”
Jericho will be available to stream and download on all online music platforms.
You can see the band next live in Coventry at 8.30pm next Saturday, May 21, at The Rose and Woodbine, Coventry.