It’s no secret that COVID 19 and the government imposed lockdowns have affected the live music and arts sectors and the people that work in them. At the beginning of lockdown, we launched a number of initiatives to help support local creatives through a series of projects, including this one, Front Room Sessions.
Front Room Sessions is a genre-bending, visual album featuring original songs and videos created by Coventry and Warwickshire musicians and artists. Everything about this album was created in socially distanced conditions, using the power of technology.
The album is a journey through the diverse genres of music that make up the fabric of the city and features bands, solo artists, illustrators and filmmakers. From the sound production, to the video teasers and behind the scenes documentary, this piece of lockdown history was created by Coventry.
Danny Ansell, Candid, The Session, Nicky Ager, Ace Ambrose, Curtis Liburd, Daddy Woody, Danielle Harding (DeeLayDee), Bella Deanie, Silinder Pardesi, Daniella Dee, ROSSO, Batsch, Abz Winter, Attrition and Kira Riess (YNES).
Featured Visual Artists
Bogdan Alexandru, Greg McLeod, InDeepEnd (Alex and Boyan), Huw Bowen, Cameron Cox, Nikki Marie, Rosa Francesca, Tom Chimiak, Dean Eastment, Sherrie Edgar, Alice Weston, Michelle Bailey, Josh Leach, Edie Murray, Raj Lal (Track Record Entertainment) and Polly Mooney.
Front Room Sessions was commissioned and supported by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. With thanks to partners at Warwick Arts Centre, The Tin Music & Arts, Coventry Caribbean Centre, The Empire, Coventry City Council, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Coventry Music, Sam McNulty and Hardish Virk.