UB40 are playing a gig at the tiny (for them) Rainbow in Digbeth on the third of November. The idea is to raise awareness, and some dosh for a sound-deadening roof, of the noise problems the pub have been having.
It’s part of a wider debate about how music is something more than just a business, I’ll let the guys from BCU explain, they’ve been thinking about this for a long time:
“Music is a business. But it’s not only a business. It’s part of who we are and how we express ourselves. It’s not just about money. It’s about people. A vibrant and active musical environment is part of what makes life rich, exciting, interesting and meaningful.”
Here’s Brian Travers on why music plays an important part of the city, and why UB40 are getting involved:
You can get Tickets and make donations here, but if you’re not a ‘B40 fan there’s still something you can do.
BiNS would like you to tell us about how music has shaped your city — email us, comment here, anything. Why is YOUR music important to Brum?