Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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Hobo Coventry Music archives started out on Vox blogs in 2007, The site now closed is hosted on Typepad but provides an opportunity to reorganise the material on that site. Hobo was a Coventry Music and Arts Magazine c 1973 -75 run by Trev Teasdel and co-founded with John Bargent (Bo) and the Hobo Workshop at The Holyhead Youth Centre and later the Golden Cross was an important early music centre in the history of Two Tone and the Coventry music scene.
This is the Hub to all the Coventry music sites below http://covmusicscenehobo.blogspot.co.uk/
There is now -
An A to Z of Coventry Bands (on Google sites)
The rest of the material is on this suite of Blogspots -
Hobo Coventry Music Archives ( The main blog) (Hobo magazine archives, features, other alternative Coventry mags and more.
Coventry Arts Umbrella Club The Umbrella was established 1955 and opened by the Goons. It produced an important Literary Journal which featured an essay by Phillip Larkin. Held lectures by writers like EM Foster. Held the first Coventry Folk club. Was home to Coventry musicians, including some who were later in Two Tone bands.
Coventry Gigs 1960 - present houses Peter Clemon's Rock of Ages columns for the Coventry Telegraph which charts gigs in Coventry (local bands and famous bands) from 1960 onwards. In addition I'm adding Disco DJ Venue Gig, Coventry Hits, Pete Waterman archives to this section and my 1971 diary of Coventry gigs as a resource.
Coventry Discos / Venues / Studios - Work in progress - includes music shops and more.
http://covmusicwhoswho.blogspot.com/ - A comprehensive Who's Who of Coventry Musicians - still a work in progress. More to be added when the A to Z of Coventry bands and artists has been completed.Mean while if you should be on the list of the info is wrong or incomplete and if your friends are not on here and should be - let use know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coventry Folk Club Scene
This blog with house copies of Pete Willow's Folks Magazine from c 1978 and articles from it. My archive of material from the Coventry Folk Scene in the 1970s and other relevant articles, You Tube and links.
This site is only just in development so be patient!
Visit TWO TONE CENTRAL MUSEUM http://www.2tonecentral.co.uk/
TorqwoodTorqwood were a Coventry area folk outfit in 1970's with Ron Ablewhite (Guit / Vocals) - now an artist in the Lake district. I think percussionist Roy Brewster was in this group - both joined Ron joined Trilogy in 1973. An acoustic trio with Al Hatton also on guitar and vocals. Al was an early member of Indian Summer and for a short while in 1972, part of Al Docker's Coventry supergroup Runestaff with Roy Butterfield, Bill Jackson, Ron Lawrence.
Although I saw Torqwood several times and Roy Brewster played percussion on my floor spot set at a folk club in Coventry one time I can't say much about them. If anyone has any further information then get in touch.
Ron Ablewhite - Artist Biography
"Ron Ablewhite spent many years in commerce and advertising in the Coventry area,
painting on a part-time basis, before moving to Cumbria in 1993 when he became a professional artist. He created and developed the “Collectables Range”, a unique portfolio of over 60 limited edition prints of scenes in Cumbria and the Lake District. These images capture moments in time, which are reflected in the atmosphere, unique light conditions, buildings and livestock that make Cumbrian images so universally popular."
Sunday, July 4, 2021
The City Arms, for the last 20 years a part of the Wetherspoons chain, has been a popular pub in Earlsdon for over 150 years. The current building has stood since 1930 but a 'City Arms' has been on the site since the mid 1800s.
By 1967 it was in the hands of popular musicians Rob Armstrong and Rod Felton who successfully ran this popular club for a good number of years. The pair had already become popular guests at the venue.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Below is a video with all the musical audio from the above film featuring Derek Brimstone, Dave Bennett, Pete Willow, Mick Cullen, Dennis Clark, Mick Stuart.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Their music was a deceptively complex brand of progressive folk, driven by the presence of four full-fledged virtuoso players. Whippersnapper spent most of their first year honing their sound and repertory, which started out fully formed, drawing on the songbags of all four members. As a result, their debut album, when it came time to do it -- recorded for their own Whippersnapper label -- came together very quickly. The Promises long-player was recorded in December of 1984 and in stores just about eight weeks later, and well received by fans and critics. A second LP, Tsubo, didn't appear until 1987, and it was similar in form and structure to the first. A third studio album was intended, but in the interim the quartet issued These Foolish Strings, a compilation of four years' worth of live recordings. The fourth album, Fortune, was released in early 1990, and also marked the end of Swarbrick's involvement with the group. The group continued as a trio of Leslie, Dempsey, and Jenkins, and Leslie and Dempsey recorded the LP Always with You, released in 1996. Dempsey eventually teamed up with Swarbrick anew, while Leslie joined one of the latter-day lineups of Fairport Convention."
View a recent Pete Clemons article on Dave Swarbrick for the Coventry Telegraph here Hobo - Coventry Gigs http://coventrygigs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/dave-swarbrick-fiddler-from-fairport.html
Saturday, February 3, 2018
A1 Baby you've been on my Mind
A2 Susan's Song
A4 The Water is Wide
A5 Have Faith in Me
B2 Willie Moore
B3 Bushes and Briars
B4 Lady for Today
B5 Hedgehog's Song