So a new year and a new beginning for Black Country Community. We had an enjoyable 2014 that saw us playing many of our favourite regular haunts, as well as playing some well-received gigs at new venues. But the year ended for us with the sad news of the departure of our guitar-playing gun-slinger Nik Lloyd. Nik was there from the beginning of BCC (previously Soul Mover) and was an integral part in getting the band up and running along with Owen. With his mean guitar playing and attention-to-detail he leaves big shoes to fill. We all wish Nik the very best with his future endeavours.
So we’ve spent the last few weeks hidden away auditioning new guitarists. It’s been a difficult decision to make as we’ve had some awesome guitar players come through the door. But we believe we’ve found our man and are pleased to welcome Ben Bicknell to the BCC fold! More about Ben in the coming few weeks. We’re busy rehearsing a set at the moment but all going well should be back out on the live circuit in the next few months.