Join us for an uplifting evening celebrating some of the best musicians making music here in the region, from established names to the superstars of tomorrow.
Made in Coventry celebrates the incredible range of music artists and styles in our city and across Warwickshire. Tonight we celebrate the contribution of inspirational women to the region's music scene, with sets from Srividya Venkat, Abz Winter, Catherine & Josephine Nightingale and Letitia George.
Srividya Venkat is an Indian Carnatic violinist who started learning at the age of 6 in India, performing from the age of 9 as both a solo violinist and in group collaborations. At the age of 10, she received the Government of India Scholarship for excellence in art (CCERT). She has performed in Music festivals in India, the United Kingdom and the USA. Srividya is also a meticulous teacher and conducts classes in Rugby and online. As an organiser, Srividya has been organising virtual concerts titled ‘Carnatic Music rendition series’ since May 2020 with eminent artists from the UK, the USA and India. As a musician, she loves to experiment with different genres of music and collaborate with artists from different musical styles.
It’s no exaggeration to say un-singed Abz Winter has broken boundaries with her unique sound and fun-loving nature. Abz’s music is Dark Pop, with a retro '80s 90's sound with electronic, dance, synth-type vibes, and a strong voice that resonates. At only 19, Abz has achieved so much, including BBC CWR Introducing ‘Artist Of The Month’, ‘Best New Artist’ status in Coventry, A BRUM Radio’s A-lister, nominated for 'Best New Female’ at Radio WigWam, and nominated for ‘Best Female 2021’ at the NMG Awards, as well as playing the Coventry City Cathedral ruins in July for Terry Hall’s ‘Home Grown Sessions’.
Born in Coventry, of British and Guyanese heritage, Catherine and Josephine Nightingale were raised in an inner city multicultural household: the ground in which the musical seeds of their lives were planted was rich, deep and dark. Josephine is an artist of her times; Catherine, the epitome of old school Soul. Roots, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Reggae, Motown, the beats and basslines of Funk and Disco, Bluebeat and Ska lived just around the corner and held court at the family home on Saturday nights.
Best known across the UK for her appearance in Series 4 of The Voice in 2015, where she reached the knock-out rounds as a member of Team Ricky, soul singer Letitia George is now a presenter on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and performs regularly around the UK.