Gig Guide: 3rd – 9th Feb
Tues 4 Feb
Aortas Open Mic | The Pomfret Arms | 20:30
A weekly night, sharing words and music, originals especially, acoustic but amplified in a small cosy brewery bar.
Fri 7 Feb
Fundraiser At The Billy | The King Billy Rock bar | 19:30
Raising funds for YoungMinds – a charity dedicated to fighting for young people’s mental health and Spotlight Dance – a local dance school. Free entry but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to donate. Featuring four fantastic Northants bands including Emo pop punk from Crawlspaces, Dead Frequency – finest purveyors of pop punk. Spitting Feathers UK – Disco Glam Punk with no additives and DIY punk rock from Crash Induction.
Manoeuvres (Tribute to OMD) | Picturedrome | 20:00
Manoeuvres are Europe’s premier tribute to OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – one of the most influential and original bands to emerge from the early days of synth pop in the late 1970’s. Barry & Sarah created Manoeuvres to bring you a Tribute Show to OMD brought about by a genuine love and respect for the music of these synth pop pioneers. By focusing on meticulous attention to detail together with a little twist or two of their own, an energetic and authentic stage performance is ensured, faithfully capturing the atmosphere and excitement of a true OMD concert. Performing all of OMD’s many hit songs such as ‘Enola Gay’, ‘Messages’, ‘Sailing On The Seven Seas’ and ‘Souvenir’ to name but a few, Manoeuvres will leave you with lasting memories of a captivating and unique show that you will want to see again and again. Including a DJ set from Alex Novak.
Random Concept Origins Ft Taxman & Juiceman | Roadmender | 21:00 | Free Entry
Northampton’s first ever exclusive Random Concept Origins FREE DNB EVENT With Special guests TAXMAN (Playaz Recordings) and JUICEMAN (SDE) plus full support from Random Concept Origins covering the whole spectrum of Drum & Bass. How do you get in for free? This is the first ever Messenger / Text event so simply sign up to our messenger service which will give you 1 ‘FREE ENTRY‘ to the opening event- Send message ‘FREE DNB’ To :- http://m.me/randomconcept.official Then wait for your allocated pass/message to be sent back. *****VERY IMPORTANT **** If you haven’t received our confirmation message from our messenger/ text service then you CAN NOT gain entry to the Random Concept Origins free event. If you arrive with no message then it’s strictly no entry unfortunately as we have a limited amount of passes for this exclusive event. I don’t use messenger, what now? If you don’t use MESSENGER : Please text ‘FREE DNB’ To – 07979615965 You will receive a reply if you have successfully been allocated a ‘FREE ENTRY’ pass. Again if NO message, then unfortunately there will be no entry. It’s a first come, first served policy! Once they’re gone they’re gone! PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 24 HOURS FOR CONFIRMATION.
The Girl from Tiger Bay – The Dame Shirley Bassey Story | The Deco Theatre | 19:30
The Girl from Tiger Bay tells the unique story of Dame Shirley Bassey’s incredible rise to stardom and her magical career spanning 65 years. The ultimate ‘rags to riches’ tale, you will be dazzled by this epic musical show, chronicling this remarkable artiste’s journey from the back streets of Cardiff’s Tiger Bay, to the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo Bay. The Girl from Tiger Bay, features stunning dancers, spectacular replica costumes and a sensational saxophonist. Using powerful live performance, narrative and footage, this is a truly unmissable show. International tribute artist/vocal impersonator Joanne Copeman has been performing globally as Dame Shirley Bassey since 2002. During the last 2 decades, she has maintained her recognised status, as the most respected and sought after Dame Shirley Bassey impersonator in the business. She has performed her authentic portrayal of Dame Shirley Bassey worldwide in over 25 countries so far.
Sat 8 Feb
Rolling Thunder | Skyflood | Where’s Mitchell | The Garibaldi Hotel | 20:00 | Free Entry
Rolling Thunder’s first gig in Northampton of 2020 and first Headline slot at the Gari! Joining them are top local lads Skyflood and Yorkshire’s finest Where’s Mitchell. It’s going to be a class night of music, not to be missed! Music followed by a big indie disco with R U INDIE.
The Vincent Vega Band + Canyons | The Black Prince | 19:00 | Free
John Cox’s 50th birthday party in the function room. Free entry and open to all those who behave well with live music from folk-story tellers, The Vincent Vega Band, americana five-piece Canyons with DJ Alex Novak too!
The Collective | The Lab Northampton | 20:00
The Collective started as a rap group consisting of AJ, Gwiva, Tom and Sooth Sayer in 2015 AJ started work on the first project Split Personalities alongside Craig Featherstone on production with guests, Nita Von T, Tom Spencer, Gwiva and Dame-O (AJ + The Collective). After lots of support from Richard Hart (Gravity FM) who encouraged them to do gigs they entered a competition for Fake Festival, and to their surprise won after lots of support from voters. They decided the best way to perform would be to form a band so then the Collective became The Collective Band with Toby Winter on drums and Rupert Tyrer on bass. After performing at Fake Festival the band had a small hiatus but got back together for a year of gigs attending Knipfest, VW Festival, hip hop nights in Camden and many more. With the first project done and the live shows well underway the group started work on a second project (Mixed Personalities) a two CD collaboration album, one disc full of mixed genres and an array of upcoming talent (Nuala, Waltzz, Tim Cruize, Ellie Edwards, Genesis Elijah, Shay D, Under-Rated, and loads more). All self produced no recording studio involved the band prove they can make something out of nothing, In April 2017 Rupert Tyrer sadly left the band and we welcomed David Cattermole on bass and Jordan Hankins on rhythm guitar. And embarked on yet another year of gigs to prepare for the release of the new project Mixed Personalities. Which was released August 4th at the album launch at the Voodoo Lounge Stamford. With 100 hard copies made sold out and now available online, and some singles getting airplay from BBC Introducing which led to a live session, they were very pleased with the reception of the album. The band is now on their fourth run of gigs and preparing for a third project. The band now sitting at 8 pieces. AJ, Sooth, David, Jordan, Toby, Craig and Chris Moore. Look out for 2020.
The Floyd Effect – The Pink Floyd Show | Roadmender | 19:30 | Free
Pink Floyd tribute band run you through The Dark Side Of Reason 2020 tour.
Faux Fighters & support from Candidates | The Picturedrome | 20:00
Foo Fighters tribute band with support from MK based brit pop band, Candidates.
Sun 9 Feb
Velvet Insane | The Big Dirty | Indya | Rufus | The Black Prince | 18:30
SBD presents: Velvet Insane, on their UK tour. Formed in 2013 as a dream project for the guitarist Jesper Lindgren, the Swedish based Velvet Insane has gone from a four piece rock band to a rock duo with inspirations from 70’s glam and more modern music. Velvet Insane has toured the world with countries such as Japan, USA, Spain, Australia and the UK, they have released EPs and in January 2019 they released their first full length, self titled album. The album with hits such as “High on Love” and “Coffee, Jazz and Arts” cemented them on top lists in several countries. After great reviews, a singer dubbed with one of Sweden’s top rock voices the duo has since worked on several art projects and events. Which has helped the band improve their music as well as evolve personally. In January 2020 the duo will release their new full length CD which is a new step for the band. This CD’s first single features renown rock guitarist Bruce Kulick, and other songs have collaborations with well known Swedish artists. A very ambitious album which the duo has spent a lot of time on and it brings out some of the best of them both musically and lyrically.The band features singer Jonas Eriksson and guitarist Jesper Lindgren. Plus THE BIG DIRTY, having just returned from recording at the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale studios, and as they work on their new album, the “sex rock” four-piece rock band from Northampton bring us tasty riffs with pumping drums and soaring vocals. Their live show is second to none. And INDYA, Kent fivesome with the sensational ‘Goddess of Rock’ frontwoman. Think glamorous 80’s sleaze rock with an integration of ska & heavy metal. And We Don’t Know Anyone Called RufusNew Northampton outfit, a mix of classic rock and punk. The venue is 18+.