John Taylor fans, do not despair. I know it has been a tough year so far…given that it’s what….almost March and yet it feels like it should already be April at the very least! Winter will truly be over on May 2nd, when JT will appear at the Birmingham Music Awards to present the Rising Star Award.
The Birmingham Music Awards will celebrate young artists from the Midlands, according to expressandstar.com. Given that Birmingham was the birthplace of Duran Duran, having John present seems like a given. We’ve all listened to Katy Kafes where John has mentioned a new artist or two that he’s listening to, and I don’t think I’m alone when I say that nine times out of ten, I will write down the name and go have a listen for myself. Even Nick says he relies on John to keep him up to date (with musical preferences).
I’ve been to Birmingham a couple of times, and the city has a wonderful vibrance. Duran Duran is hugely representative of the importance that music brings to the culture of Birmingham and the Midlands area, something that I take pride in as a fan of both the band AND the city. If I could manage a trip there again, I would go in a heartbeat.
There are tickets available for the May 2nd event at the Glee Club, so those of you who are local and can go, definitely should! Send my best to Mr. Taylor, and take plenty of photos!