News: Valentines with The Subterraneans
Release date: 12th January 2012
A Coventry covers band is making a rare appearance in their home city to entertain guests at The Heart of England’s Valentine’s event.
The Subterraneans, who were formed 14 years ago, will be performing at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Meriden Road, Fillongley, on Saturday, February 11.
Guitarist and vocalist Mark Roberts, bassist Kev Lomas, vocalist Tony Dangerfield, drummer Steve Tombs and lead guitarist Andy Shortland have played at Glastonbury, Wasted and Retrofest festivals as well as appearing on television on the 1980s retro progamme Hit Me Baby One More Time.
Mark, who lives in Earlsdon, said they travelled across the UK performing but the show at Heart of England was a rare appearance in Coventry.
“We have loved playing in front of lots of different audiences over the last 14 years from Glastonbury to corporate events as well as being the backing band for a whole host of singers from Toyah Willcox and Carol Decker to Hazel O’Connor and Pauline Black.
“At the moment we’re working on our album at the studios of Roger Lomas, who was behind 2 Tone in Coventry, in Styvechale.
“But we only play in the city now and again so we’re really looking forward to the Valentine’s night at Heart of England.
“We will be playing rock classics from Kings of Leon, The Killers, Bon Jovi and Stereophonics – hits that everyone knows – so it is a perfect way of enjoying Valentine’s with a difference.
“We have been hired by corporate clients at Heart of England in the past but this is the first time we have been booked by the venue for a public event.
“The Birchley Suite at the Heart of England is a great venue as it’s a nice big room with fantastic nightclub style lighting which creates an electric atmosphere. We’re hoping that it will attract people looking for a great meal that also want to let their hair down and dance and enjoy the band.”
Stephen Hammon, managing director of the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, said The Subterraneans are a superb band who would ensure everyone thoroughly enjoyed their Valentine’s night.
“Valentine’s this year will be extra special and not the traditional romantic meal for two,” he said. “It’s not just the old romantics we are expecting to attend but mixed groups as well.
“As usual we will be rolling out the red carpet and the pink bubbly will be on ice to greet everyone as they arrive, with a three-course meal before the band begin.
“I have seen The Subterraneans play several times and they are always extremely popular with the crowd so we are confident this will be a night to remember.”
Tickets, costing £39.95, are available for the night which gets underway at 7pm by telephoning 01676 540333 or by booking online at www.valentinesdinner.co.uk