The Sonar Group
We are a family run independent Record and Music Publishing company based in Coventry, England. Established for over 30 years we have a catalogue of predominantly Coventry based artists. To celebrate our 25 year anniversary in 2009 we released a compilation album (Sonar Music – 25 years) and Chris Sidwell (Crokodile Tears) put together a press release for the album which explains it all…..
Plumbing the depths of Sonar Records – 2009
Liverpool had the Cavern Club and Ringo Starr but here in Coventry we had Cabin Studios and Robin Hill.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve now had over 25 years of Sonar Music and indeed Cabin Studios and that’s all thanks largely to one man, Jon Lord (but not the one in Deep Purple as he always reminds us!) Producer Paul Sampson who has also been at the Cabin from the start crops up a lot on these tracks and is well known for his work with Catatonia and the Primitives along with many others.
Gdansk take their name from a place far, far away. ‘Stand up’ is taken from their first E. P. and feature the Cunningham (Cov’s very own Gallagher?) brother and are still gigging today. This might make Gdansk one of the longest running of the ‘new wave’ of Cov. bands (post Lft. Pigeon).
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