Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Robert Plant-affiliated record label wins award

Congratulations to Kevyn Gammond and the record label he founded, Mighty Atom Smasher, on receiving an award last night in London. The Kidderminster College-based M.A.S. Records, of which Robert Plant is a patron, has brought home the Access to Music award as presented by Rockschool. The record label was set up to support young acts in the local area.

Gammond was often known under the name Carlisle Egypt during his career as a guitarist, particularly during the days he and Plant were bandmates, first as members of the Band of Joy, which also featured John Bonham, prior to the formation of Led Zeppelin. Prior to his founding of the record label, the Kidderminster College lecturer again teamed up with Plant in 1999 and 2000 for a covers act that played a limited run of low-key concerts under the name Priory of Brion.

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