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Born in a Barn

  • Born in a Barn Studio – The Old Parlour
    Mobbs Wood Farm, Nettle Hill,
    Ansty, West Midlands.
    CV7 9JN
  • Tel: 024 76621033

The farm setting is fantastic for bands who enjoy a bit of freedom. They know they can have long sessions into the night without any bother of disturbing the neighbours – the resident cows have never complained yet!

The Control Room has a cozy, well-equipped & professional ambience, to help you get in the mood for making great music. The Live Room is spacious & doubles as a rehearsal space.

The Cedar Pod is our song-writing room for RantProd Music, Nintendo games are up in the Chillzone, Jessie’s Pout (the party hangout) is for eating & drinking in, plus Pop Star Parade for posing & partying!
There is on-site accommodation & ample free parking.

Welcome to the new look Covscene

Much of the existing content on this site has become outdated and in common with other sites the ‘traditional’ forum is virtually dead other than for spammers and the occasional old-timer popping up to see if there is any sign of life. The easy solution would be to just pull the plug on the site, however it does still feature relatively high in search listings, and whilst there are some complementary sites around there is nothing that really seems to be a replacement. In view of this, I have decided to try and give the site a new lease of life to serve the local music community. Continue reading

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Kristy Gallacher


Kristy Gallacher is a guitarist, poet and songwriter from Coventry, England.  Being somewhat disillusioned and fiercely independent, in 2008 at the age of 21, Kristy decided to join the D.I.Y ethos. She formed her own independent record label Broken Player Records (, signed herself and has been self sufficient ever since. Each subsequent release has been on the label. A prolific songwriter, she is continually songwriting her way through life and regularly tours on the acoustic circuit to audiences across the UK.  With a strong live presence of carefully crafted songs and exciting fresh guitar work Kristy continues to grow and expand her loyal fan base.

In addition to her own shows she has supported Ed Sheeran, Micheal Chapman, Scott Matthews, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Mr Big, I Am Kloot’s John Bramwell, Miles and Erica (Wonderstuff) Mark Morriss (Bluetones) and Nerina Pallot. Kristy has just finished recording her second full album called ‘Spinning Plates’ which is due for release on 31st March 2012. The title track of Kristy’ s 2008 debut album ‘Emotional Gun’ has been selected for the British Library Project which achieves significant new music.

In May 2010 Kristy won the LG Arena’s singer/songwriter competition and played before Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and John Mayer on separate nights at the LG Arena in Birmingham. Subsequent to the competition win, she was invited back to the LG Arena’s Forum live to play before Elton John, Paul Weller & Roxette.

2009 saw Kristy’s first live CD. It was recorded (by Nova Music) at the historic Troubadour, Earls Court, London. She also has formal musical training with a degree in Music Composition gained at Coventry University.

“Channelled an amazingly tender singing voice, Kristy Gallacher songs of bitter-sweet heartbreak stand her out as one of the best singer songwriters in London.” – Troubadour – Earls Court, London

“KRISTY GALLACHER – A solo singer/ songwriter from Coventry who’s silky tones compliment her magical songs to produce an artist who is surely set for big things. You may hear some likeness to KT Tunstall or Suzanne Vega but we think even with these big name sound-a-likes she stands out as an individually talented and classy act.” – TML – London

“Mixing accomplished finger-picking guitar skills with vocals that manage to sound both fragile and defiant, Kristy is a storyteller with a poet’s heart.” – Emma O’ Sullivan – Electric Banana

“She plays like Bert Jansch and sings like a cooler version of KT Tunstall.” – Icarus Club, London

“Each song feels like poetry set to music, the difficult mixture of rhymes, half rhymes and internal rhymes being pulled off to perfection but never feeling overplayed or twee.” Frankie Brittain – Back Street Indie

“Kristy Gallacher has ‘it’ a genuine, heartfelt ability to play and sing her own original material in her own ‘voice’ with the simple accompaniment of her own guitar playing. That’s what ‘it’ is about and excuse me but she does it to perfection.” Paul Villiers – Americana UK

“Kristy Gallacher has a fantastic voice and a fantastic collection of songs – all bruised, streetwise defiance. Singing in a voice like crushed petals she managed to do what the very best songwriters do – let you glimpse her soul and see yourself reflected in its surface.” The Bomb Factory