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Birmingham Bands 1960,s
Pages and pictures about a Birmingham band from the 60,s.where we played ,how it started, plus pictures,. THE CHADS. THE SUNDOWNERS. BITS ABOUT JEFF LYNNE
Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre. Reopens 13th November 2001
Birmingham Rep Theatre
The liveliest and most enterprising theatre in Britain today
Brum Rocked On! 
The sequel to the popular (and sadly out of print) book, Brum Rocked! Following the escapades of Birmingham's beat pioneers, Brum Rocked On! focuses on the years 1963 to 1969. You can view the entire index online here to check that your favorite group, venue, or even you yourself are included. With well over a thousand entries it stands a good chance!
Brum Brrrrm Brummm
Brum is a unique live action comedy series for 3-8 year olds featuring a real little car that travels by himself into the big town for real adventures. Filmed in Brum
Chris Kenny Entertains
Birmingham Born Chris Kenny is a vocalist who performs at venues throughout the Midlands and South West. His shows provide a wide variety of musical entertainment. With music ranging from Country... Rock? right through to beautiful Ballads and all time 'Evergreens' Chris provides a wide variety of musical entertainment with great songs for all occasions. His personality shines through and he ALWAYS ensures that his audience comes first? A 'Chris Kenny' show is sure to provide an atmosphere.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Choruses are world renowned for their music-making. Wherever your taste in orchestral music lies - from Purcell to Julian Anderson - The CBSO have sparkling new pieces to show off their talents and familiar favourites that seem to sound better every time you hear them.
ClubWizard | Birmingham's Nightlife Guide
A guide to events and nightlife in Birmingham, including reviews and pictures of a selection of clubs and bars. including VIP access to certain venues.
Custard Factory
The Custard Factory, Birmingham's revolutionary new arts and media quarter, is just 800 yards from the Bull Ring. The 5-acre sprawl of riverside factories was built 100 years ago by Sir Alfred Bird, the inventor of custard. The Custard Factory is already a remarkable project. Soon it will take its place as the largest and most exciting concentration of artistic and creative activity in Europe.
The Dan Collective - Steely Dan in Brum? 
The UK's greatest (but Brummie home grown) Steely Dan Revue...THE DAN COLLECTIVE (ex-DSO. Musicians of the Second (to none!) City coming together to perform this great music LIVE and local.
Dandy Comedy Dandy are a husband and wife comedy duo from the Black Country. They have delighted audiences for many years with their original brand of humour and are part of the ever popular Black Country Night Out which tours each Autumn.
 
The George Pub - on Ladypool Road, Balsall Heath. The pub's cosmopolitan outlook embraces people from all countries and cultures. The landlord is also involved in charity work for the village of Ranvav in Gujrat, India.
Jaydee custom basses and guitars
World famous hand made custom basses and guitars  - as used by Mark King of level 42 and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and made in the heart of Brum.
John Harrison Singer/Songwriter
My own personal web site with a cross of St George songwriting forum.
Jump Shake Rattle & Roll
A monthly night featuring breaks beats & basslines. the site has details of forthcoming events, our music and venue.
MusicHoundDog
Your complete guide to the Birmingham music scene...
O'ill give it foive
60's site hosted by Janice Nicholls and her husband Brian Meacham, Janice was the former "Thank your lucky Stars" girl which was recorded at Aston in Birmingham
Punam Verma
Punam is an accomplished Singer, Songwriter, Radio Presenter and Voice-Over Artist.
She has written over 300 songs and recorded 20 to CD with a number of top UK producers including Simon & Diamond who produced Shania Twain's recent album, and George McFarlane who has worked with Gabrielle. Punam has worked as a Radio Presenter for several years and has worked on some of the biggest BBC and Commercial Stations across the whole of the Midlands including BRMB, Leicester Sound, Northants 96 and 97.2 Beacon FM.
Pub and Beer Guide for the Midlands
A pub guide aimed at people who enjoy a bit of sightseeing too. There is tourist information, photographs of towns along, of course, with reviews for the pubs. In addition, the site attempts to trace some pub histories, explain pub names, describe the beers on sale and cover a whole range of pub-related topics.
Reddingtons Rare Records
Buying, Selling & Exchanging all types of Vinyl Records, Cassettes, Videos, CD's & Programmes Also specializing in Pic Discs, Shaped Discs, Demo's, Promo's CD / 7" Vinyl / Large Display Frames
Rocking The Boat .
Relive the early days of the Midlands greatest ever rock group, Slade, covering their earliest incarnations.
SAGA RADIO 105.7 fm
Saga Radio 105.7fm..the first fm radio station dedicated to the tastes and interests of people aged 50 and over in Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, and the Black Country. You can listen to all transmissions live from the website. Presenters include: David Hamilton, Pete Johnson, Tony Lyman, Peter Tomlinson (Managing Director), Bev Bevan (ex- Move & ELO), Mike Baker, Andy Marriott, Jane Markham, David Yarnell, Mark Williams, and Tony Brandon.
Slim Pickins Folk
Straight out of Alvechurch, in the heart of England, a British band at the forefront of the blossoming folk scene in the West Midlands. Promoting themselves and other singer / songwriters in the local area.
Streetly Electronics
The revolutionary Mellotron keyboard was built by Streetly Electronics, Birmingham and was responsible for the legendary sound of the Moodies among many others. From 1964 'til now, it has played an important part in Rock music. Today Streetly Electronics are back in business restoring these wonderful machines for the likes of Paul McCartney, Oasis and Radiohead and private musicians and collectors.
The Birmingham & Midland Operatic Society
Birmingham's oldest (1886) premier amateur operatic society. Have played many shows at the hippodrome and are due to start rehearsals for 'Guys & Dolls' at the Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street. Visit our website to see what we are all about, and if you're in Brum why not come along to our next production.
The Chads & Sundowners Page
Brum produced many fantastic Pop groups and singers in the 60's & 70's. Some went on to become huge international names such as The Move, The Moody Blues, ELO etc etc. Some did the local circuits around Brum and sometimes on the near Continent and became the starting ground for many of the household names in Brummie-made Pop Music. One such musician was Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)..and this site by Mick Adkins, former member of the Chads & Sundowners, tells of the early beging
The Trevor Burton Band  
The man himself, a founder member of The Move, and still gigging in and around the pubs and clubs of Brum with his own distinctive style of electric and acoustic Blues.
Trio Gitano  
"Three great young guitarists are making waves" - The Birmingham Post. Based in Birmingham, Trio Gitano are three guitarists performing gypsy-influenced Spanish, Jazz, Latin and Flamenco music, with much new and exciting original material written by Director Bryan Lester. See the website for the latest gig listings, and listen to the Trio online!
Willows Folk Web site
Folk Group specialising in historical Songs of Birmingham & the West midlands with Historical details of music etc to sing.
CD available of recordings.

 



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