A massive thank you to all that came to Solihull’s The Dingle (Harvester) for last night’s gig. You were one boisterous crowd and we loved every minute of it! A full-on hot and sweaty night and we hope you enjoyed the debut of California Breed’s ‘All Falls Down’. Big thanks as always to Alan Dawkins at Cannock Sound Hire, Phil and Dawn at the Harvester and also Sue for all her help with the publicity. Also, special thanks to our great new guitarist Ben – we’re so lucky to have found him. We’ll be back at The Dingle later in September. We hope to see you there!
Last night at the Dingle…
NEXT GIG: Solihull, Saturday 25th July 2015
A local gig! Come taste the band on Saturday 25th July when we play the brilliant and always lively Dingle pub (Harvester) in Solihull on Tanhouse Farm Lane. As always we’ll take you on a musical journey though the varied career of Mr Glenn Hughes with a few little detours thrown in along the way. C’mon down!
A new little promo video!
Beaverwood & Boom Boom Club gigs
So I think we’re just about fully rested and recovered here from what’s been a brilliant and unforgettable few days in London. Thursday night saw us play the brilliant Beaverwood Club in Chislehurst. We were truly bowled over and humbled by the response from the crowd – a real enthusiastic bunch with some hardcore Trapeze fans in attendance! We met some great people on the night and special mentions go out to Eric Harvey for his help and Peter Rubin for his support and kind words on his ‘PR RockShow’ on Ridge Radio. A massive thank you also goes out to Owen’s brother James for his kindness and hospitality in allowing four sweaty, loud-snoring Brummies to stay the night at his house.
Friday night saw us play the awesome Boom Boom Club in Sutton. Again, we were bowled over by the loud, enthusiastic response – an awesome crowd of music lovers – it was our absolute pleasure to play. Yet again there were more hardcore Trapeze and Bonamassa fans in attendance so we hope you enjoyed the set and it was great to give Trapeze’s ‘Jury’ an airing. We really hope to be back at both venues asap as we made some great friends on both nights. We would especially like to thank Pete Feenstra for his support and help with both gigs, Simon Taylor at EQAudio for the amazing sound at both venues and John Bull at Rockrpix for the absolutely amazing photographs!
There’s some great footage from both night’s floating around Youtube here
Last night’s gig in Evesham
A big thanks to all that came out on a Wednesday night to Evesham’s brilliant ‘The Iron Road’ venue for our first gig in nearly 7 months and also our first gig with our new guitarist Ben. We were honoured to be the support act for the brilliant Uli Jon Roth and the crowd and reception we got was amazing. Ben played a blinder and now we’re all buzzing and can’t wait for our next gig and to play a full set. Big thanks as always to Uli and his great band and Dennis Eyre. See you all soon and hope to be back at The Iron Road asap.
It’s Noddy and Big Owen!
Farewell Nik Lloyd… and hello Ben Bicknell
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.
Dave Timmins – the man behind the camera…
Just a shameless plug for our good friend and photographer extraordinaire Mr Dave Timmins. If it wasn’t for Dave we wouldn’t have all these lovely photographs to use on our website and promotional materials. So a big man-sized thank you Dave from us all in BCC. You can see much more of Dave’s talents here