FOLLOWING the controversial news that Redditch was found to be the least musically sophisticated part of Britain an event has been organised for all local bands and artists.

Organised by Death Or Glory Records, based in the Kingfisher Centre, the event aims to discuss the issues of the study as well as try to create a community togetherness and see what is needed to support musicians in the town.

A spokesman from the store said that the revelation had sturred up a lot of reaction.

He said: "We were planning on holding a forum for bands and artists to discuss a range of things.

"Now seems like the ideal time to bring it forward. We apologise for the short notice as I know people will have work and other commitments. However if people can try and attend I think it will really benefit everyone."

Redditch came top of a list of the least musical parts of the UK in the study, carried out by researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London and BBC Lab UK, which measured people's 'musical sophistication', or their ability to engage with music.

However, the town's musical history boasts the likes Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and Dodgy frontman Nigel Clark among others.

It also has a growing number of young up-and-coming bands and artists.

The Death Or Glory Records event will take place at the store this Sunday, March 9 starting at 4.30pm.