First six names on Coventry Wall of Fame revealed!!
Nominations have been coming in thick and fast for the brand new Coventry Music Wall of Fame since it went live a few weeks ago. The steering group is happy to announce the first six people to be honoured on the wall at the city’s 2-Tone Village complex on Ball Hill. Coventry Music Wall of Fame plaques will be awarded to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Coventry music scene.
The six names are:
Bob Brolly MBE. (plaque Sponsor TBC) Singer and broadcaster and charity guru, Bob has also highlighted a plethora of new musical talent in his ‘Brolly and Friends’ shows and on his radio broadcasts.
Neol Davies.(plaque Sponsor All Or Nothing Scooter Club)Songwriter, Guitar Player and founder of The Selecter, it was Neol who penned the classic songs ‘On My Radio’, ‘Three Minute Hero’ and ‘Celebrate The bullet’. He continues to perform as Neol Davies AKA The Selecter.
Steve ‘Cardboard’Eaton. (plaque Sponsor The 2-Tone Cafe) Steve who lost his battle with Cancer earlier this year, was an original 2-Tone DJ a scene leader and style icon and famous for being the ‘face’ on The Selecter’s Too Much Pressure album.
Lynval Golding. (plaque Sponsor Paul& Ruth Williams) Specials rhythm Guitarist, and Fun Boy Three vocalist and all round good guy. He is responsible for bringing about the recent Specials reunion.
Vince ‘Martin’Holliday. (plaque Sponsor The Phoenix Rock N Roll Band) Godfather of Coventry Rock N Roll music, vocalist in The Vampires one of the city’s first pop bands in the 1950’s. He later became an influential music promoter and is still on the scene as the Manager of The Phoenix Rock N Roll Band.
Panjabi MC. (plaque Sponsor Panjabi Bazaar) Panjabi MC AKA Rajinder Singh Rai, DJ, MC and Bhangra Desi musician, responsible for the “Mundian To Bach Ke (Beware of The Boys)" a global crossover hit, that helped put Bhangra music on the world stage.
Mark Dixon from the steering group said: "I believe that these six people represent a perfect cross-section of our music scene, and it's a positive way to start such an exciting project, and if your favourite is not among them, then get nominating, as there are more to come."
The first six plaques will be unveiled at a ceremony in November, with more to be added in the coming months. So keep nominating at The 2-Tone Village, and In Coventry Market at Shoekings, Midnight Records and Ben N Zacs and at www.2tonecentral.co.uk