MUSIC MATTERS by Pete Chambers BEM: It's meant to sound like this! - The Coventry Observer

13th Aug, 2022

MUSIC MATTERS by Pete Chambers BEM: It's meant to sound like this!

It’s Meant To Sound Like This – David Goody

You either get David Goody or you don’t. Thankfully most do.

For those who don’t, you may want to indulge a little with his latest album ‘It’s Meant To Sound Like This’.

David has turned his love of the absurd into something of an art-form, that is pretty unique to David and his loyal fans.

If you imagine Half Man Half Biscuit and They Might Be Giants morphed into a solo acoustic act, you are getting closer to what makes David tick, but you would still have a long way to go.

David is one on his own. Once you accept that, you are ready to listen.

It’s a album packed full of clever and may I say well-researched ditties, each with their own preposterous lyrics.

‘Lady Godiva’ – sang to the tune of Lady Madonna – goes “Your nudity just causes a sensation / Love Island is your next destination”, while “It’s A Dulcimer” will give you a sideways glance of the fine tuning of this instrument. It’s not actually a guitar or ukulele, and yes, it is meant to sound like this.

There’s also a fantastical and fictionalised tale of buying the car from the Specials Ghost Town video which David ended up performing in. That actual Ghost Town car – a career highlight David says.

It’s Meant To Sound Like This is available now on all major digital download and streaming sites.

You can find out more at or follow David on Twitter at @MrDavidGoody

The Twin Studios Project

The Twin Studios Project is an exciting new project aimed at Coventry and Warwickshire artists and launched on October 6.

In collaboration with Coventry band Lost the Plot, Bayley Lane Kitchen & Bar aims to connect Coventry & Warwickshire with its 26 twin cities through music and media.

A new multimedia platform has been created, called Studio Reevo, to showcase the talent we have in Coventry, as well as provide a freedom of expression.

As part of the Twin Studios Project, Studio Reevo, alongside other Coventry and Warwickshire talents, is hosting a weekly live lounge, every Sunday at 6pm, at Bayley Lane Kitchen.

The first Sunday of every month will include scheduled artists to perform to not only a live audience, but to a global one, as each act will be recorded and put up on YouTube, and shared with our twin cities.

The following Sundays of the month will be an open mic session, where anyone can sign up and perform.

The open mic sessions could also be an opportunity that coul lead onto bigger things. The types of acts that can perform include any musicians with original songs, comedians and poets.

Artists who played on the October 6 included poet Emilie Lauren Jones. Bands performing included Lost the Plot, Crokodile Tears and Danny Ansell & Friends.

Shaun Donnelly said: “This is a unique and exciting concept, being global as we head for 2021, it is an opportunity to showcase for all those talented artists connected to Coventry and Warwickshire ”For more information contact


Massive thanks to Paul Quinn, MC Carl Richard Aylott and The Tin, all the amazing bands and everyone who took part in COVtember and raised an amazing £550 for the Coventry Music Museum. It really is going to help.

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