MAR 01] SKYDOME COVENTRY NEWS
Support Smokie In City
Coventry band the Swains have been handed the chance to play to
their biggest audience in the city.
five-piece group have been signed up as support to 70s and 80s chart
stars Smokie in the first of the Sound of Skydome concert series.
AND MARTIN SWAIN OF THE SWAINS AND SARAH COUSINS OF PLANET ICE
will perform for around 45 minutes at the 4,000-seat arena on 31
drummer Simon Wagstaff said the gig was a step up for the band in
have attracted a loyal following over the last six years in
Coventry and have performed in front of 500 at various venues in
the city but this will be something very different.
watched the arena being built and to be one of the first bands
asked to perform there is a real thrill.
have been lucky enough to play at the NEC, when we supported Aston
Villa manager John Gregory, and also at Ronnie Scott's in
Birmingham but this will be our biggest concert in the city.
will perform a set of wide ranging material, mostly covers from
the 60s through to contemporary tracks. It should be a night to
Gunner, the Skydome Arena promoter, said the decision to hire The
Swains had been taken after hearing such positive reports on the
for the event are priced at £12.50 and are available from the
Skydome Box Office on 024 7663 0693.
actually saw them perform on Ian Wright's chat show when they
backed John Gregory but at the time didn't realise they were from
have had people at a couple of their recent gigs and they came
back with very good reports and that persuaded us to approach
them. We are always keen to support local talent and we know they
will be very well received in their home city.
should be perfect support for Smokie who will be playing a host of
classic cover tracks as well as their own material."
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