22nd Jan, 2019

MUSIC MATTERS: by Pete Chambers BEM: Volunteers needed at the Coventry Music Museum

Editorial Correspondent 24th Mar, 2018 Updated: 19th Nov, 2018

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Want to come on a journey?

The Coventry Music Museum is looking for new volunteers to add to their already amazing team. Music loving people aged 18 and over who fancy coming on a fascinating musical journey to the land of 2021 should contact myself, Pete Chambers, on godivarocks@yahoo.co.uk

We are looking for people with a passion for music who are sociable people and can engage with the general public. Knowing lots about local music is not necessary.

Volunteers are especially required on Thursdays, but other days can be accommodated.

Footfall is increasing as we head towards The City of Culture. Many of the comments we get on Trip Advisor talk about our amazing volunteers – little wonder why we are currently the number one thing to do in Coventry and the number one museum in the West Midlands. Now you could be a part of that too.

Ross Darby

I had the pleasure of hearing the debut EP from former Fallows front man Ross Darby. Before I even played it, I figured I was going to hear some pretty professional sounding music that was beautifully produced.

Well what a surprise, because that’s what I got, but so much more. That unmistakable voice is still there, the cornerstone of the whole project of course. Down The Rabbit Holes is a superb collection of where this enormously talented musician is right now. The folk tinge is never far away of course, but it’s all a bit edgier now.

The leader track Sitting Duck starts off with voice and guitar. It’s all rather nice, and then all the other instruments come in and wow! This is going to be a live favourite without question. The song Down The Rabbit Holes continues the fractured relationship theme with more masterful build-ups – Ross is a man who knows how to work a track.

A solo artist, Ross says he has plenty more writing to do and is excited about the prospect of a solo career and studio time with a new label. Supported by BBC Introducing and with some local gigs lined up, Ross and 14 Records hope the EP sits well among other Coventry releases and artists and gets good response from old Fallows fans and new followers.

The EP will be available on all major digital outlets and a small run of hard copies will be for sale at gigs and via the label from March 30.

Join him on March 30 to celebrate the EP launch for a night of live music at the townhouse In Leamington Spa with support coming From Danny Ansell and The Folly Brothers – entry is free.

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