First Brighton screening of Made in Birmingham Reggae Punk Bhangra plus Q&A with Alan Apperley (The Prefects/Nightingales) & special guest The Shend (The Cravats/The Very Things).
Upstairs at The Caroline of Brunswick, 39 Ditchling Rd Brighton BN1 2SB
Birmingham has a rich, but largely, ignored musical history. The film explores the social, political and cultural issues that influence music emanating from the city, including rare archive footage and interviews from: Brian Travers (UB40), Dennis Seaton (Musical Youth), Amlak Tafari and David Hines (Steel Pulse), Pete Hammond and Paul Foad (Au Pairs), Pete Hyde (Spizz Energi), Paul Panic (The Accused), Janice Connolly and Conrad Swartz (The Ever Readies, The Suprises),Alan Apperley (The Prefects, Nightingales), S-Endz (Swami), Vix (Fuzzbox), Dee Johnson (UB40 and Simply Red), Patti Bell (Khan & Belle) Ranking Roger (The Beat), Kevin Rowland (The Killjoys, Dexy's Midnight Runners), Pogus Caesar from Oom Gallery, Ammo Talwar from Punch Records, Boy Chana, Anachak and Apna Sangeeta.
A swish films production for Birmingham Popular Music Archive. Release date October 2010. Directed by Deborah Aston. Exec Producers: Roger Shannon and Jez Collins