Setting The Tone - BBC Midlands Today meet the cast of Three Minute Heroes

Posted on 24 October 2014

After three foot-stomping weeks of packed houses, skanking sessions and infectiously energetic encores, it’s hard to believe Three Minute Heroes comes to an end this Saturday. As well as being a hit with rude boys and girls across the region, the production has been attracting the attentions of some of Coventry’s foremost music legends including Neville Staple, Lynval Golding, Hazel O Connor and more.

To add to the good news, this week saw BBC Midlands Today visit the Belgrade Theatre to find out more about the production and the lasting legacy of 2 Tone as a musical phenomenon.

Acting as our designated tour guide was ‘Aitch’, who treated BBC Midlands Today to a walking tour of some of his favourite former haunts including Albany Road (the birhplace of 2 Tone and former home to Jerry Dammers) as well as the Pilot Pub, Burnaby Road – former site of many an infamous jamming session during the late seventies and early eighties.

This was followed by a stop-off at The Coventry Music Museum where Aitch was joined by fellow cast members Elizah, Joe, Conor, Shedlon and Sarah.

If you missed Aitch and the cast chatting to Arts Reporter, Satnam Rana on BBC Midlands Today earlier this week, you can catch up by watching the video below:

A huge thank you to Aitch Bembridge and the cast of Three Minute Heroes for making this feature possible. Thanks also to Pete and Julie Chambers from the Coventry Music Museum for their help and support.