Duran Duran star offers his support

By Ian Dipple Tuesday 20 May 2014 Updated: 20/05 13:25

Latest News

Buy photos » John Taylor attended latest bands forum at Death or Glory Records to offer advice and support. (s)

THE CO-FOUNDER of one of Britain's biggest bands has visited Redditch to offer support to develop the borough's music scene.

John Taylor, bass player in Duran Duran, attended a band forum event at Death or Glory Records in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre to give advice and encouragement to borough musicians.

Owner Steve Hadley said: "He was brilliant, charming and funny and really wants to support the shop and what we are trying to achieve."

Taylor grew up in Hollywood near Wythall and went to school at the Abbey High School, now Trinity High School.

The shop regularly holds band forum events and is leading the way in fighting back against claims by researchers earlier this year Redditch is the least musically sophisticated place in the UK.

Since the last forum the shop has launched a compilation CD of Redditch bands, increased the number of bands playing live in the store and launched a record label among its many achievements.

Share This

Popular »

1 Politician gets the cold shoulder

2 Men charged with ram raid on Redditch business

3 Surprise at 'u-turn' on Asda bid

4 Couple share happy day in Devon

5 GCSE pupils hit the mark

More news »

Fire chiefs urged to put cuts to a public vote

THE PUBLIC should be given a referendum on

Burglars remove window but leave empty handed

BURGLARS removed the window of a Redditch home

Street attack results in jail

A REDDITCH man who crossed the road to

Man played football while claiming disability benefits

PLAYING football while claiming benefits for walking difficulties

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Worcestershire meals on wheels service to go in cuts

POTENTIALLY hundreds of elderly residents across the county are due ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Samaritans on lookout for more local volunteers

THOUGHTFUL people willing to help others are being sought by ...

Evesham Observer
Drunk man was abusive to police

A DRUNK man swore at police because he was angered ...