MUSIC MATTERS: Abz Winter is now ready to release Sike, her first song of 2024 - The Coventry Observer

MUSIC MATTERS: Abz Winter is now ready to release Sike, her first song of 2024

Coventry Editorial 18th May, 2024   0

Abz Winter-Sike

After a year of releasing hit song after hit song and having her songs played on over 120 radio stations globally, added to numerous playlists including Spotify Fresh Finds she finished the year as an AMEX Gold Unsigned Winner.

Abz Winter has joined forces with Hamish Reilly and Producer Bruce Rintoul and is now ready to release Sike, her first song of 2024, showing us that this year is another year of making her mark with more stand-out tracks.

Sike, like all Abz’s other songs is a powerhouse of great production and high energy choruses, so well penned and arranged. As her press release puts it perfectly: Sike, a Pop/Rock/Punk track that begins with velvety smooth vocals hinting at a love song, luring you into a false sense of genre, quickly followed by hi-energetic guitar riffs, heavy drums, strong up-tempo vocals and an ode to 2000’s cheerleading.

Abz’s vocals are filled with storytelling on another level she manages to manoeuvre her powerful vocals with constant control, taking the listener on an unapologetic tongue-in-cheek journey about looking for love and always coming to the same conclusion – they are not the one!

The song based on the word Sike (Joke) has a great catchy chorus which is sure to draw you in.

Coventry Central Library- Dance Craze

Look up as you walk into Coventry Central Library and you will see a 2-Tone Trail plaque dedicated to the previous ‘use’ of the building, IE The Locarno or Tiffanys night club.

The plaque lists all of the 2-Tone band that played there and that pretty much includes all of them.

So fitting that from 6.30pm to 9pm on Saturday, June 1, the building will once again resound with the sound of second generation Ska bands, such as The Specials, The Selecter, Madness and The Beat and The Bodysnatchers, when a very special screening of the film Dance Craze is to be shown.

The recently digitally restored film shows the bands from late 1979 to early 1981 in their natural environment on the stage playing live and causing Bluebeat mayhem to all who will listen.

Captured in sometimes claustrophobic scenes when the front row of the audience seem to almost be on the stage, to moments later when the audience are definitely on the stage, skanking along with the bands in their two tone tonic suits and pork pie hats.

Also on show is the BBC documentary that takes place at 51 Albany Road 2-Tone HQ ‘Rudies Come Back’.

It promises to be a superb night of Skatalgia in association with Stoke Screen and Beyond The Bassline, you can pre book at [email protected] tickets just £10 on the door.



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