Gig Guide: 24th Feb – 1st March
Tues 25 Feb
Aortas Open Mic at the Pom | 20:30 · The Pomfret Arms
A weekly night, sharing words and music, originals especially, acoustic but amplified in a small cosy brewery bar.
Fri 28 Feb
Lucy Shaw | Jacob Brathwaite | Russell Heyworth | The Lab | 19:00 |Free
A night of Acoustic music from Lucy Shaw, a Singer songwriter and guitarist from Birmingham – Lucy seeks to take her audience on a storytelling journey through her captivating lyrics, emotional songs and her strong passion for music. With local support from Jacob Brathwaite Music and Russell Heyworth.
Andy Crofts | Velvet Engine | Joe B. Humbled | The Black Prince | 19:00
SBD presents Andy Crofts. Following two sold-out shows in December in his hometown Andy returns due to overwhelming popular demand. Andy Crofts’s day job is bass player and vocalist in Paul Weller’s band, but more importantly he’s the founder member of The Moons, with three superb studio albums under their belt. As the band gear up for the release of their new, Abbey Road Studios-recorded album, Crofts takes a moment to play some of those new songs, some from The Moons back catalogue, and perhaps a choice cover or two as well. With support from Velvet Engine, the brainchild of Latina Northamptonian San-D Godoy. In 2012 she released her debut album ‘Glimpse Of The Sun’, a collection of songs described as “yearning Alt-Folk, with a sprightly but reflective soul”. Counting Laura Marling, Neil Young and Daughter amongst her many influences, she released her second EP ‘This Old Hat’ in 2014, followed by her third EP ‘Good People’ in 2017. Honest and heartfelt (if sometimes a little melancholy), the music exudes a soft and soulful femininity; and a pleasant reprise from the days tribulations. And Joe B. Humbled aka Joe Martin [GoGo Loco/The Mobbs] playing a soulful mix of original blues, folk and gospel-inspired melodies.
The Doors Alive | Roadmender | 19:30 | £14 + fees
A Doors tribute act with over 1000 shows under their belt. To achieve their authentic sixties sound, the band use the very same instruments that members of the Doors originally used. These include vintage keyboards such as the Gibson G101 and the Fender Rhodes Bass, as well as the vintage Gibson S.G. guitar and Ludwig Super-classic drum-kit in Mod Orange finish. They also use vintage Acoustic amplifiers. STANDING ONLY.
Level | CLUB 43 | 21:00
Level Records presents the launch of ‘Together Vol.1′, the first of a series of Level Records’ highly anticipated VA EPs, including tracks from some of the UK’s best upcoming producers and with big DJ support so far. ‘Level’ returns on the 28th of February, reintroducing their parties into the new decade with a launch of new music from producers from all over the UK. Not only bringing producers ‘together’ to create new music, but also gathering a carefully selected line-up guaranteed to get the party going. ‘Leveling’ up our production quality in 2020 creating nights with exceptional talent and a sensational soundtrack to match.’ Special guests to be announced soon…Grab your tickets online to guarantee entry for £5; first 30 people OTD pay £5, so get down early… £10 OTD thereafter. Genres: Minimal, Micro house, UK Garage, Deep/Soulful House & Tech House.
Sat 29 Feb
Heels and Hats Through the Ages Afternoon Tea | Vintage Retreat Northampton | Tickets £22.00 + booking fee pp
Come and enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in the Beautiful Retro Room, served on Vintage China. Presenting a Brief History of Shoes and Hat Etiquette. Dress to impress and hat wearing is positively encouraged.
Junior Jungle – Massive raves for little ravers | Roadmender | CHILDREN £10 online – Each ticket admits one adult FREE, EXTRA ADULTS £8 online
Look who’s back to brighten up the gloomiest of February afternoons!!! Junior Jungle crew are touching down in the ‘Shire once more!!! After another year of hitting the stages some of the biggest names in the festival calendar… Boom Town, Bestival, Shambala of course Glasto to name but a few … Junior Jungle crew are ready for another Jungletastic adventure and once again they’re taking over the Roadmender! …Make sure you don’t miss this one and join in for the biggest, bestest family rave on the planet. With DJ Nick Terrific and MC Rocky Patch pulling out all the stops once again to bring the hugest tunes to you and your little monkeys!bAt Junior Jungle we understand that taking the kids out for a treat can be expensive. We also believe it doesn’t have to be. That’s why with every kids ticket we give free entry to one adult! We recommend this as an event for under 10 years however older siblings are more than welcome. Babes in arms are free if accompanying an older sibling. We understand that you may want to bring food and drink for your kids with you, please don’t bring any nuts – NO NUTS IN THIS JUNGLE. Online Tickets: CHILDREN £10 online – Each ticket admits one adult FREE. EXTRA ADULTS £8 online – If a child is coming with more than one adult additional adult tickets will need to be purchased. PLEASE BOOK YOUR FREE ADULT PLUS ONE. So we can keep accurate numbers. MAX 4 CHILDREN PER ADULT. On the door prices (If tickets are still available) CHILDREN £12- Each ticket admits one adult FREE. EXTRA ADULTS £10 – If a child is coming with more than one adult additional adult tickets will need to be purchased.
SOLD OUT Martin Kemp ‘Back to the 80s’ DJ Set | Roadmender | 20:00
Martin Kemp returns to the Roadmender with his full on ‘Back to the 80’s’ takeover! The Spandau Ballet, Film & TV star will be taking to the decks on February 29th at the Roadmender Northampton. After his sell out visit in May, we just had to get him back for part two of his fantastic ‘Back to the 80’s’ nights. These nights have been selling out venues across the country. Do not miss this one… It’s a blast! Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
The Same Faces: Improvised Comedy | The Pomfret Arms | 20:30
The Same Faces are an improvised comedy group, consisting of Tom Young, Allan Smith, Dave Gotheridge, and – in Northampton – Jen Kenny. If you’ve ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you’ll already have an idea of what they do. If you haven’t, they perform short-form improvisation, taking ideas from you to form brilliant comedy sketches live on stage. Full line up for this show features: Tom Young,Hoketil Dave & Jen Kenny with guests and (usually) musician Barry Speirs. Entry is £7 on the door, or £5 (+ booking fee) if you buy your tickets in advance, from here: http://www.tinyurl.com/TSFNorthampton. Northampton gigs are always on the last Saturday of the month, so if you can’t make this show, come to the next one; same time, same place, different month!