My friends are gone and my hair is grey…

Tower of Song is “a new intimate live music venue run by musicians” in Cotteridge that I’ve just found out about.

Sit back and enjoy live jazz, folk, blues, roots, acoustic, bluegrass, unplugged indie, pop and rock, leftfield, dub, comedy.

I haven’t visited yet but they have a load of videos embedded into their MySpace page which give a flavour of the kinds of music being played. They also have regular new artist nights (presumably a variation on Open Mike) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays which I’d imagine are quite welcoming.

The venue is located at 107 Pershore Road South, a little way out of Cotteridge along the 45/47 bus routes and just by Kings Norton station. (map). It’s also on the Number 11 route which has got me thinking. There are a few music venues on the Outer Circle – Kings Heath, Cotteridge and Bearwood spring immediately to mind – possibly one for every major stop. I’m not sure how important this is but I feel it’s worth cataloguing.