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Photos: Billy Lockett, & Cousin Avi at the Royal

Billy Lockett played a triumphant hometown headline gig at Royal Theatre in Northampton on Saturday night. The singer-songwriter took to the Victorian-built stage for a solo, 11 song set featuring…

Billy Lockett played a triumphant hometown headline gig at Royal Theatre in Northampton on Saturday night.

The singer-songwriter took to the Victorian-built stage for a solo, 11 song set featuring some of the songs which have propelled the Northampton native, who now lives in London, into the national limelight.

Opening with ‘Covered In Chaos’, Lockett’s set featured new single ‘Feels So Good’, ‘Empty House’, a cover of ‘Heart-Shaped Box’. and set closer ‘Burn It Down’.

Joining Lockett were an acoustic version of Cousin Avi [also pictured below], whose set included new track ‘Mustard’.

Billy’s set will be broadcast this Saturday on BBC Music Introducing in Northampton at 8pm, and he has just announced his biggest headline show to date, at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 9. For more details, visit www.billylockett.com

Photos by @davidtjackson / www.davidtjackson.com

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The Lovely Eggs announce autumn tour, including Roadmender date

The Lovely Eggs are bringing the latest leg of their This Is Eggland tour to Northampton later this year. Having previously played ShoeTown in 2012 and 2016, the Lancashire duo…

The Lovely Eggs are bringing the latest leg of their This Is Eggland tour to Northampton later this year.

Having previously played ShoeTown in 2012 and 2016, the Lancashire duo of Holly Ross and David Blackwell will headline The Roadmender on October 21.

They have released five albums. The latest This Is Eggland, from earlier this year, was produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Mogwai, MGMT, Tame Impala) at his studio in upstate New York.

With seven BBC 6 Music sessions under their belt, as well as sessions for Radio One and XFM, The Lovely Eggs have enjoyed huge support.

Marc Riley declared their singles “I Shouldn’t Have Said That”, “Drug Braggin” and ”Goofing Around (in Lancashire)” his official top tracks of 2015, 2016 and 2017, with the band also attracting airplay from DJs Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins, Gideon Coe, Shaun Keavney, Radcliffe and Maconie and Jarvis Cocker. 

Their songs have been produced by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), remixed by Tjinder Singh (Cornershop) and sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip.

Tickets are on sale for the whole Oct/Nov tour now.

The Lovely Eggs headlining The Lab, Northampton, October 2016. Photo by @davidtjackson.

 

 

 

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Photos: Ginger Snaps, Fox Chapel, Leo Robinson & Mio Flux at the Roadmender

Ginger Snaps rounded off three days of live music with their headline gig in the back room of The Roadmender on Sunday night. Snaps, fronted by Jay Brook, have been…

Ginger Snaps rounded off three days of live music with their headline gig in the back room of The Roadmender on Sunday night.

Snaps, fronted by Jay Brook, have been out on tour across the UK and were joined by Fox Chapel and Leo Robinson & Mio Flux.

Ginger Snaps’ recent single ‘The Modern Man’ recently received a week of BBC Radio 1 airplay after being picked for one of its daytime playlists.

Another great turn out for three great acts who put in cracking sets. More weekends like this please!

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

Fox Chapel

Fox Chapel

Fox Chapel

Fox Chapel

Leo Robinson & Mio Flux

Leo Robinson & Mio Flux

Leo Robinson & Mio Flux

Leo Robinson & Mio Flux

 

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Arcane Roots and Jamie Lenman revealed as Hootenanny headliners

Rocked Up Hootenanny is keeping the announcements coming thick and fast, with Arcane Roots and Jamie Lenman among the latest additions to the line-up. Arcane Roots will headline the festival’s…

Rocked Up Hootenanny is keeping the announcements coming thick and fast, with Arcane Roots and Jamie Lenman among the latest additions to the line-up.

Arcane Roots will headline the festival’s main stage, with former Reuben man Lenman headlining the YUK tent.

The Rocked Up Hootenanny heads to Rockingham Motor Speedway on September 8th.

Other new additions to the line up include ACODA, The Scruff, widzy, Starboy, Strauss, Stanza Divan, Lloyd Luther, Exp and Normzilla.

They join the previously announced acts including InMe, Pres To Meco, Palm Reader, Veins, Wars, King Purple, Sarpa Salpa, Monarchs, Skirt, Luna Rosa, People’s Army and Flame Griller.

There will also be live demonstrations from Adrenaline Alley.

Ticket cost £25 for adults, £10 for children under 16-years-old, and free for children under eight years old.

For more details, visit https://goo.gl/ccah1N

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Photos: Sarpa Salpa & Century City at the Roadmender

Sarpa Salpa have been busy gigging all over the place recently, picking up fans across the region. However, Saturday night marked their first home town gig in ages. Joining them…

Sarpa Salpa have been busy gigging all over the place recently, picking up fans across the region.

However, Saturday night marked their first home town gig in ages.

Joining them at a sold out Roadmender were Century City and Naked Next Door. Great sets by both SS and CC – and apologies for not getting along early enough to check out NND.

Here’s some photos of CC and SS.

Sarpa Salpa

Sarpa Salpa

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Sarpa Salpa

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Sarpa Salpa

Centruy City

Centruy City

Centruy City

Centruy City

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Centruy City

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Tickets for Craig David and Rita Ora’s County Ground gig on sale tomorrow

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning for Craig David and Rita Ora’s gig at the The Country Ground in Northampton in September. This week’s announcement was the latest in a…

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning for Craig David and Rita Ora’s gig at the The Country Ground in Northampton in September.

This week’s announcement was the latest in a line of outdoor shows taking place across the county this summer which is already set to include gigs by Little Mix, Lionel Richie and Paloma Faith.

Performing tracks such as 7 Days, Walking Away, When the Bassline Drops, Nothing Like This, Heartline and I Know You, Craig David and his full live band will be performing hit after hit on Saturday, September 1.

He said, “I’m really looking forward to bringing my show and band to Northampton in September. This will be one of only a handful of shows I am doing in the UK this summer so let’s make it big night and a time to party.

“Having Rita Ora as my special guest makes this even more special as we worked together back in the day and I’ve always been a big fan of her and her music.”

Craig David has sold 15 million albums worldwide, has had multi Brit Award and Grammy nominations and is an Ivor Novello Award Winner.

Rita Ora has recently equalled the Official Chart record for the most top 10 singles by a British female artist.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 16, and cost £39.50 for Bronze tickets, £45 for Silver tickets and £60 for Golden Circle tickets. All prices exclude fees. All tickets are standing.

Tickets will be available via www.ticketmaster.co.uk and 0800 988 4440.

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Don Broco add Roadmender gig to Technology LP tour

Don Broco will headline The Roadmender in May as part of a run of new dates which the band has added to their UK tour. The Bedford quartet released their…

Don Broco will headline The Roadmender in May as part of a run of new dates which the band has added to their UK tour.

The Bedford quartet released their third album Technology in February and kicked off their UK shows with a hometown gig at the town’s Corn Exchange.

They will headline the Roadmender on Wednesday, May 2. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, February 23, via http://myticket.co.uk/artists/don-broco

Released to widespread critical acclaim earlier this month, Technology became the band’s second Top 10 album and first to break the Top 5.

After selling out both their Alexandra Palace gig last year to more than 10,000 fans and their current tour, Don Broco will head to Northampton after their upcoming US tour as part of nine new shows which have been announced.

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Report: RedFaces, The Barratts, Phantom Isle, Citrus – Northampton

Sheffield’s RedFaces headlined The Black Prince on Friday night. The second night of their February UK tour, the venue was busy and ready to go at it from the beginning….

Sheffield’s RedFaces headlined The Black Prince on Friday night. The second night of their February UK tour, the venue was busy and ready to go at it from the beginning. Highlight of the RedFaces set? Probably ‘Kerosene’. Support came from a Northampton trio at different stages of their development: The Barratts are the kids that strut it like seasoned pros, Phantom Isle the London-experienced confident quarter ready to push on, whilst openers Citrus played just their second show with the vim and verve of people in love with what they do.

Here’s a few photos from the gig courtesy of David Jackson.

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The Barratts

The Barratts

The Barratts

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Phantom Isle

Phantom Isle

Phantom Isle

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Lionel Richie to headline Franklin’s Gardens

Musical legend Lionel Richie has revealed plans to kick off his summer tour in Northampton this summer. News of this gig broke yesterday and alongside Paloma Faith announcing a gig…

Musical legend Lionel Richie has revealed plans to kick off his summer tour in Northampton this summer.

News of this gig broke yesterday and alongside Paloma Faith announcing a gig at Towcester Racecourse, it’s the second huge announcement for the county this week.

Lionel will headline Franklin’s Gardens on Friday, June 1. Tickets go on general sale on Friday, February 2, at 10am and we don’t expect they’ll be around for long.

Tickets went on sale to Saints season ticket holders today and email subscribers can get early access tomorrow ahead of general sale.

You can sign up for early access via the club’s website.

Lionel Richie has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won for Grammy Awards

This will be the first time Richie has appeared in the UK since his 2016 All The Hits tour, which followed a phenomenal Glastonbury performance in 2015 – with more than 200,000 people flocking to the Pyramid Stage to make up the biggest crowd of the weekend.

Richie is known for hits including Lady, Truly, Hello and All Night Long.

A range of hospitality packages will also be available in the Franklin’s Gardens Boxes, Sturtridge Suite and Director’s Lounge. For more information about those, call 01604 751543.

General admission tickets will be available via ticketmaster.com, AXS.com, gigantic.com and alttickets.com

Not that you’ll need a reminder, but here’s some classic Lionel and a track which has notched up a staggering 61 million views!

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InMe, Flame Griller and King Purple to play Hootenanny

Rocked Up has today revealed the first acts which will play its Hootenanny at Rockingham Motor Speedway this summer. The promoters held an official launch night for the event at…

Rocked Up has today revealed the first acts which will play its Hootenanny at Rockingham Motor Speedway this summer.

The promoters held an official launch night for the event at The White Hart in Corby last week and have now announced Essex alt rockers InMe, jazz hip-hop trio Flamer Griller and Corby’s King Purple as the first acts which will be playing.

In a career spanning more than 20 years, InMe have toured the world, released six albums, played on some of the biggest festival stages in the UK and supported the likes of Deftones and Biffy Clyro. They are due to release a new album this year.

InMe will be main support of the Rocked Up main stage. King Purple will be playing the YUK tent and Flame Griller – which features vocalists and producers ExP, JND and Addverse – the hip-hop stage.

Flame Griller sold out The Hut in 2016. They have released two albums and have been championed by the likes of DJ Format, Frankie Boyle and DJ Yoda.

Corby rising stars King Purple have previously supported the likes of Dream Wife, Husky Loops and Jordan Allen. They are currently working on new material.

More than 100 people brought early bird tickets in the first weekend they went on sale. They are available now via www.crowdfunder.co.uk/rocked-up-hootenanny-2018 until March 1.

There will also be an extreme sports area in conjunction with Adrenaline Alley and BBC Introducing in Northampton will also be hosting and filming acoustic sessions in its tent.

Rocked Up are expected to announce more of the line up in the coming weeks and months.

You can check out InMe’s 2015 video to Amnesty: Bonsai Forest below.

 

 

 

 

 

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