21st Nov, 2018

MUSIC MATTERS by Pete Chambers: Vince Hill swings by for birthday celebrations

The 4th Birthday

The Coventry Music Museum celebrates its fourth birthday next month, and the excitement builds as they welcome Coventry singing legend Vince Hill on November 4, at 12 noon.

Vince Hill, is a multi-million selling recording artist best known for his 1960s mega-hit ‘Edelweiss’.

To date, Vince has released 25 studio albums, recorded theme songs for 5 motion picture soundtracks and earned a national and international reputation through hit records and sold-out performances at some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues.

This is what Vince had to say: “I am truly delighted to be part of this year’s celebrations for the Coventry Music Museum’s fourth Birthday on Saturday, November 4th at Knights Wine Bar (beginning 12:00 Noon).

“The museum is a wonderful tourist attraction for the local area and I greatly admire the work to promote Coventry’s illustrious musical heritage.

“I am very proud to have been born in Coventry; I also have very happy memories of being raised there and starting my singing career.

“I greatly admire the way my home city has developed over the years so it is my sincerest wish that Coventry succeeds in its bid to be the UK City of Culture 2021.

“There is no doubt in my mind that Coventry is a fantastic place to visit, with lots of interesting cultural events and things to do.

“I am currently celebrating 55 years since I made my debut as a solo singer. I have a new greatest hits CD out now entitled ‘Legacy’ which will be available at the fourth birthday event.

“As well as talking about my career with Pete, I will also be doing a CD signing session for my album. I will be very pleased to see friends and fans old and new on the day.”

A wristband can be purchased giving access to this event from the Coventry Music Museum. Go to http://www.covmm.co.uk/2016/where-we-are/

Museum fundraiser

On Friday October 13,The Empire and Dave Nicholls Music are hosting a fundraiser for the music museum at The Empire in Far Gosford Street.

The line-up includes the amazing Danny Ansell, the museum’s poet-in-residence Nick Knibb aka The Archbishop, and headliners DV8.

It all kicks off at 7.45pm to 10.30pm, it’s just £5 entry, tickets are available from the music museum and avenichollsmusic.com

On the night, you can also get your hands on the collectible Coventry Music Museum EP, that comes with a free copy of my book, Articles In Sound, and a one-night-only offer. Please come and support.

Sounding Off with Dave Pepper

This Saturday, October 14 at 12 noon, the museum welcomes Dave Pepper, a local legend and extraordinary musician who has appeared in so many great local bands. Bands like Xcerts, Team 23, Ramrods, Courtiers of Fashion,, ‘i’ Blitzkriegzone.

I get to ask him about those great local bands and his 24 years in Virginia, from open mics to his Rock Band with US CD release and West to East tours. This will be fascinating. See you there.

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