COVENTRY Music Museum curator Pete Chambers BEM writes for the Observer.
Caitlin McCarthy – Artist of the month.
It’s so exciting to have The Artist of The Month back at the Coventry Music Museum, and our new star is singer songwriter Caitlin McCarthy.
She was born in Coventry on April 22, 2005, and has lived in Stoke Heath for most of her life.
I got to hear her on Coundon’s Hot Talent and was astounded by her performance and her amazing voice.
Catlin really is the real deal, with talent to spare, a gifted songwriter who has already starred in musical theatre productions and named as one to watch and a star of the future the same year she was runner-up in Rugby’s Got Talent 2019.
In 2020 just before her 15th birthday, she released her Debut EP during lockdown which reached number 4 in the iTunes Country music chart.
During lockdown Caitlin did live performances online and, in the street, to keep people entertained and try to bring the community together. She also supports various charities in Coventry (Fridays, This is Me, GYM intervention, and The Daniel Kennell Foundation).
As part of the City of Culture, Caitlin was nominated for her work for the city’s youth charities and at 16 was chosen to represent Coventry as a modern-day Lady Godiva – an achievement she is very proud of.
Currently she and her band have been gigging and doing festivals in and around the West Midlands including the Sound House in Leicester, the Wye float festival in Herefordshire and Freedom 21.
Caitlin performed at Godiva Festival 2021 on the BBC Introducing stage albeit this time doing her original material performed at Staffest and Covtember and is going into the studio to record so new music is on the way.
On Saturday (September 25), I will have the honour to talk to Catlin about her life and career so far, and the audience can take part in a Q and A. It all starts this Saturday at 12pm at The Coventry Music Museum, space is limited.
Coundon’s Rialto Plaza venue in Mosely Avenue is not content with just hosting a range of top attractions and gigs has recently opened the Loft restaurant, and judging by the samples on offer, I can say that diners are in for a treat.
One prospect as mouth-watering as the food is the idea that at some point event goers can have a pre-concert dinner then enjoy some top entertainment all in one venue.
Be it a film, a live show, boxing or a music concert – they have it all covered.
There is lots of various entertainment coming to this unique venue, check them out at www.rialtoplaza.com