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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Music

The Hot Rods last tour? I hope not

Peter Dennis reflects on Eddie and the Hot Rods / The Yellow Dog Blues Band at Northampton Roadmender... For the uninitiated tonight's support band, The Yellow Dog Blues Band, are a rather tasty six-piece who play a high energy rhythm and blues....

Cilla the musical is epic theatre

Tre Ventour saw Cilla Black the Musical at Royal and Derngate, Northampton... Liverpool in the 1960s. Everyone had a story about Cilla Black. You couldn’t walk into any club without hearing a story or two. Mention Liverpool and music in...

Deaf Trap: Northamptonshire’s music is under rated

To mark the release of their new EP 'Miscreants' Peter Dennis spoke Northampton's alternative indie rock band Deaf Trap. The band consists of Matthew Wetherill (guitar), Rob Gray (drums) and, confusingly the band has two Tom Wright's: Thomas (vocals)...

Sting unveils The Last Ship at Royal and Derngate

Sting came to Northampton to whet the town’s appetite for the visit of his musical The Last Ship. He was joined by cast members at the Royal and Derngate theatre to give a sneak preview of some of the songs...

UK’s biggest psychobilly festival celebrates 25 years in Northampton

Northampton’s very own Bedlam Breakout festival celebrates its 25th anniversary show this March so Peter Dennis spoke to organiser Tobe Wright to get the low down on this years event... The term ‘psychobilly’ might be an unfamiliar term to the...

Mayor fest is a feast of originals and tributes to the best

Peter Dennis gives us a flavour of the opening night of Mayor-fest which took place at The Picturedrome... Mayor-fest, as the name suggests, is a three day event organised by the Mayor of Northampton to raise awareness and funds for...

Wellingborough songwriter wins US award

Wellingborough indie singer songwriter Selina Swaby has received honours for one of her compositions, writes Nigel Swaby. This is the third time she has been recognised in the US based SongDoor International Songwriting Competition. Being one of the leading global...

Almost 250 children in cast of The Nutcracker at Derngate

Keredy Andrews describes a seasonal treat coming up at Derngate... The enchanting tale of The Nutcracker is being performed by East Haddon School of Dance at Derngate in Northampton on Sunday, 14 January 2018, with a cast of 242 girls...

Spiral Archive’s Alex Novak in sound and vision

Peter Dennis looks at a new exhibition showcasing the work of an artist and musician...  Local artist and musician Alex Novak will be exhibiting a selection of work from his 40 year career at The Sanctuary Gallery, Clare Street, Northampton. A...

Pictures from the premiere of Nene at the Albert Hall

Young singers and musicians from Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust starred at the Music For Youth proms at the Albert Hall. A mass ensemble gave the first performance of Benjamin Still's Nene led by music director Beth Hodgson. An official...
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