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 Blow as bus routes face axe

2 GCSE pupils hit the mark

3 Dorothy left 650,000 in Rays memory

4 Rural machinery to be exhibited

5 Judge says pair are disgraceful for officer abuse

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
Annual motor show returns to Webbs

PETROL-HEADS can get themselves down to Webbs in Wychbold on ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Stratford home prices among least affordable

HOUSE prices in Stratford district are among the least affordable ...

Evesham Observer
Jailed for 70mph bid to evade the police

A VAN driver who sped through the centre of Evesham ...