On this site we are creating an uptodate
A to Z of Coventry bands and artists
from the late 1950's onwards.
By Coventry, we mean the Coventry area, taking in some bands from Bedworth, Nuneaton, Leamington, Rugby, Warwick, Kenilworth.
By nature it will never be a complete list but we'll attempt to bring together the majority, with links to Audio and You Tube links where possible.
Navigation Note - already this site is nearing it's capacity! So new posts will be created on a part two of Cov bands google site to give more space but those posts will be in the directory on this site. I will put a link back to the directory on here for posts hosted on the second site.
This compliments and will eventually replace the work done over the last few years on the Hobo - Coventry Music Archives on Vox blogs. Recently Vox closed it's blog service and the posts are now archived on Typepad - here http://coventrymusichistory.typepad.com/blog/
General Coventry Music Archives
The other content on the original Vox Site is being reorganised on a series of linked Blog Spots - some of it was recently on here but had to be moved to create space.
Hobo - Coventry Music Archives - Will contain the main archives of Hobo Magazine - with a range of features and other Cov Magazines such as Broadgate Gnome, Alternative Sounds and later fanzines; Hobo Workshop - Holyhead Youth Centre etc with pdf files, audio, You Tube etc.
Coventry Arts Umbrella Club
This is the archives of the Coventry Arts Umbrella Club where some of the Two Tone musicians started out and literary figures like Phillip Larkin Here http://coventryartsumbrella.blogspot.com/
Coventry Musicians Who's Who http://covmusicwhoswho.blogspot.com/
This blog has an A to Z of Coventry musicians. It's not yet complete (if ever!) but there are many names and their bands on already. I will come back to it when the A to Z of bands is complete and add in names not on. Meanwhile if you are not on it - and you should be - or your friends and their bands or if your info is incorrect - do let us know at email@example.com.
Coventry Folk Club Scene 1970's http://coventryfolkclubs.blogspot.com/
Will contain archives from the Coventry folk scene formerly housed on Hobo Vox site and pdf versions of Pete Willow's Folks Magazine from 1979 and articles derived from there.
Coventry Gigs and Venues 1960's to Present http://coventrygigs.blogspot.com/
This blogspot houses Pete Clemon's Rock of Ages columns (as they appear) from the Coventry Telegraph charting gigs in Coventry by professional and local bands from the 60's to present. It also has additional material from the Hobo files on gigs, venues, Lanchester Poly and Warwick University Arts Fests, Pete Waterman in Coventry, Coventry Hit singles 1950's to 2008, Trev Teasdel's 1971 music scene diary resource.
This is a work in progress so it will take a while to compile of course and contributions of information, photos, audio, video etc well. If you have any comments, further info or if you're band's not on here - Contact us Here - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you enjoy it - Trev Teasdel
Here are some sound bites from recent Wandering John Reunion concert in Coventry taken on my mobile. The concert was filmed for DVD and a link will be on here soon to where you can buy it -meanwhile the sound bites.