The band is made up of Gary Brittain, former singer of The Glassguns
, who has a unique and organic vocal tone; Lewis Concannon, session musician and former member of The Glassguns
, is a distinguished guitarist whose style and inspirations range from Randy Rhodes to Joe Bonamassa; Nick Harrison and Dominic McAvera, the youngest members of the band, have a natural flair and passion for music.
Symphony State, The Exports, Flygone, Glassguns
and Guilty Skies will perform in front of an independent panel of judges and a voting audience.
IN September Coventry's own Glassguns
release a four track EP to the waiting world, anyone who knows this band will have a pretty good idea what to expect.
Artists include The Glassguns
, Rebel Life, Charles Dexter Ward and The Imagineers and The Jar Family, plus many more.
* DARK Actors won the Godiva Unsigned competition last Friday, getting the nod ahead of runners-up Yes Sunshine, Symphony State, Flygone, The Glassguns
, and This Modern Youth when the final was switched to the Kasbah following the decision to cancel the festival.
The winners include energetic band, This Modern Youth; five-piece harmonic rock 'n' roll group Dark Actors; Coventry band Yes Sunshine; four-piece group The Glassguns
; alternative rock and electronic group Symphony State and alternative rock quartet Flygone.
''But first it's Godiva, so we'll see you when Saturday comes!" The festival kicks off tonight with a headline show from the evergreen Echo And The Bunnymen while the Rhythm Tent will feature the final of this year's Godiva Unsigned competition featuring This Modern Youth, Dark Actors, Yes Sunshine, Glassguns
, Symphony State and Flygone.
The bands to go through to the next round are; Alex Warburton Band, The Moonshines, This Modern Youth, Dark Actors, Yes Sunshine, The Exports, Symphony State, Flygone, Glassguns
, and Guilty Skies.
COV rockers The Glassguns
have been doing something of a regrouping of late, and with new bassman former Satin Dolls Adam Burrows, the band are going great guns, and are confident that this will be their year.
She has also booked local artists such as Wes Finch, Emma McGann, The Imagineers and The Glassguns
to perform at four free ale festivals taking place throughout the summer at the Whitefriars pub in Gosford Street, city centre.
Look out for a rocking night at 2-Tone Central this Friday with The Satin Dolls, Glassguns
and Kill Progression; it starts at 8pm and it's just pounds 3 entry or pounds 2 to students or VIP Klub Members.
2-Tone Central is located on the ground floor of the Students' Union building Priory Street and is open weekdays between 9am and 5pm; details of evening events will be available of the Coventry University Students' Union website www.cusu.org Gig wise, 2-Tone Central Sound Academy nights will host many top local bands kicking off with, Agents of the City and King Hermit on 9 October, Jesus Deluxe, This Broadcast and Universal on October 22, The Satin Doll, Glassguns
, Kill Progression on November 5, and many more to come.
Tickets go on sale at 9am today, pounds 27.50 plus booking fees, from the Ticket Factory on 0844 33 88 0000 or www.theticketfactory.co.uk THE LITTEN TREE, in Coventry's Warwick Row, is staging a bumper charity event on Sunday with appearances by Rider, Convict Louie, The Tones, The Glassguns
, State Britain, 7-20s and Dante.