13th Nov, 2019

MUSIC MATTERS: The Session will be great Godiva Festival openers

The Session open Godiva

I’m proud to have suggested a few Godiva Festival openers in my time – Rooted N Booted, Yes Sunshine and The Duck Thieves to name but three.

I’m aware it takes a certain band to play the Main Stage, never mind opening the whole festival. Does it actually mean anything though? Well it’s worth pointing out that The Enemy opened the festival in 2006 and closed it as the headliners in 2008!

This year, we have Coventry’s finest unsigned band The Session, a band that includes one of the area’s most enduring musicians and all round enigma Al Dubber, the powerhouse to so many amazing local units including the legendary Criminal Class, Dub jam Force and Sophie Corona.

You can bet he will be owning the stage on Friday July 5 along with the rest of the band.

Dean MacDonald of The Session had this to say about it: “The Godiva Festival MAIN STAGE is the Holy Grail of stages to any Coventry band like ourselves or beyond but it’s the ultimate honour to be asked to open it like we have been.

“We played the main stage before back in 2016 ahead of The Charlatans and out of the 450 or so gigs that we have played all over the UK, it still sits as the most important one to us because it’s total recognition in our home city.

“For all of the hard work that we put in (and we do, with our five original albums soon to be six) with countless hours on stage and writing music, occasions like these are to be etched inside the memory bank forever.

“We are proud to be a Coventry band through and through and we hope that our followers and anyone who has never heard of us but supports original music will be down the front on Friday July 5 at 6.10pm when we open up three days of brilliant music and fun times”. #wearethesession2019″.

Etch and Pin

Cov Kids are no doubt already aware of the amazing Coventry themed badges that have become collectors’ items, thanks to king Pin Aaron Ashmore of Etch & Pin.

Already, Coventry Falerists can proudly display badges as diverse as Lady Godiva, The Ring Road, It’s A Batch, The new Coventry Flag and now a very special Ska badge.

The superb card mounted limited edition badge is to celebrate 40 years of 2 Tone and the upcoming The Specials (Official) gigs at Coventry Cathedral.

Etch and Pin launched the badge last Saturday at The Coventry Music Museum and already it’s showing signs as a best seller.

The badges are available at the museum at The 2-Tone Village and here etsy.com/uk/listing/702195274

Please note like all Etch & Pin badges, they will sell out.

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