Steve Cropper Walking into Woody’s bar at The Robin 2, and seeing a genuine legend propping up the bar, chatting with the punters is one of the more surreal moments of my life*. But, as Steve Cropper (for it was he) was to say later “I’m just an old man, having some fun”.


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Godiva Festival Coventry War Memorial Park is the home of Godiva Festival. Now in its 16th year, Godiva played host this weekend to an audience of around 125,000 for three days of live music, street theatre, comedy and disco as well as a host of family and community activities. The music was a diverse range of rock, indie, pop, punk, ska, rap, including local talent aplenty, with a number of Godiva Calling competition winners performing on both of the main stages. With music coming from established and up and coming artists Godiva, brought a great mix of the old and new, and best of all it was all free. (Yes free!!)


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The Specials The Specials are back in Wolverhampton. The pioneering two-tone band reformed in 2008 and played Wolverhampton in 2009. They must have liked their reception because now they’re now back again for a two night run in the city (whoops, nearly called it a town!) and I am privileged to be at the first gig! Tonight you get really great value for money too, with a lengthy set from headliners, the Specials, plus two excellent support bands which blend well with the style of The Specials.


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