BBC accolade for Rugby’s The 7.20s

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ONE of Rugby’s finest bands have been chosen to be BBC Introducing’s Band of the Month for Coventry and Warwickshire.

The 7.20s will now get more exposure across the networks and more radio play, after being selected as Band of the Month.

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Introducing is a weekly show dedicated to playing the music of artists across the area. Introducing showcases the best talent and is part of a national network of BBC programmes that tap into new music.

Frontman Ed Wright said: “To my knowledge no Rugby band has had this. Again, another first for the town.”

A biography being used by the BBC said: “The 7.20s have been playing in the current line-up for 14 months in the small off-shoot of Coventry that is Rugby. For such a small and ordinary town, Rugby has produced some brilliant bands and musicians - Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, John Doe, Devil’s Black and Blue, Koniguan and Laura Bettinson are all past successes that hale from this normal town. More recently, Attica, the Dukes Jetty, WhoNeedsHeroes, Floorshow, The Anteloids and The 7.20s have performed across the UK yet all call Rugby home.

“Its no wonder that The 7.20s have followed in the wake of some brilliant local talent. Andy, Ed and Steve all played together in North Free Ride and the remaining members of Eddie and Seb have a diverse and wonderful repertoire of musical influences. From playing at sun-kissed festivals to performing in wonderfully dank pubs, The 7.20s have managed to tap into the audience’s psyche with their catchy tunes and erratic stage presence of frontman, Ed Wright. The 7.20s have created music that should be, as they have been told many times before, enjoyed by the masses.”

On Friday, November 18 the 7.20s are supporting the Moons at the Kasbah in Coventry. The Moons are musicians that play with Paul Weller and will be supporting Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher’s new band, next year.