KONTRA EVENTS AT A GLANCE


OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

Further details of all events listed below are on the appropriate venue pages.

KONTRA ROOTS CLUB

                                          

13 OCTOBER  

STELLA HENSLEY & CHRIS NEWMAN  Bluesy, soulful originals - velvet vocals & fantastic guitar.

STUART MARSON  Veteran folk star whose regional songs have been covered by Fairport, etc.  

EAST WEST  Excellent original West Coast influenced folk rock band from Harborough.


27 OCTOBER

PHIL HARE  A dazzling guitarist & folk star - great songs, great singing & a great entertainer.

TWO COATS COLDER  Excellent progressive trad & contemporary folk band from Essex.

APACHE JOHN  A unique fusion of blues, folk & 60s psychedelia. Great fun.     


10 NOVEMBER  

FRED’S HOUSE  Exceptional, brilliant folk-pop. Catchy songs with wonderful vocals & harmonies.

BENJAMIN WILLIAM PIKE  Outstanding & critically acclaimed roots musician & virtuoso guitarist.

MELANIE CREW & ROSS PALMER  Excellent young singer-songwriters: gentle, distinctive, soulful.


24 NOVEMBER  

HARBOTTLE & JONAS  Stunning, acclaimed folk duo from Devon & rising stars of the folk world.

ADY JOHNSON  Great powerhouse songs, deft guitar, & superb gritty vocals. A knockout!

LOZT  Top class singer-songwriters, Tom Ryder & Lauren Scudder, in a new special partnership.           


OTHER KONTRA EVENTS


ROOFTOP ARTS CENTRE

  ROOFTOP ACOUSTIC EVERY 1st WEDNESDAY

4 OCTOBER & 1 NOVEMBER

An excellent new venue in Corby town centre (it used to be the old library) the Arts Centre is primarily an art gallery with workshops, but Kontra has been asked to put on regular music events there, commencing with a monthly acoustic night called ROOFTOP ACOUSTIC held on 1st Wednesdays. It's an open mic with two featured guests plus resident / MC KEV BUXTON. Our next two nights this autumn are on October 4th when we feature HAZEYJANE and IRENE RAE, and November 1st when our guests are SWEET MOLLY and ANDY GRIFFITHS. Free admission and a 7.30 start with food and drink available. The Rooftop Arts Centre is at Chisholm House, Queens Square, Corby NN17 1PD. Contact rooftopartscentre@gmail.com / 01536 267101 / 07956 000177 for info.


KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER

SALLY BARKER + CHRIS CONWAY & DAN BRITTON

£9 advance, £10 on the door, 7.30pm start (doors 7pm)

SALLY BARKER. An amazing, rave-reviewed singer- songwriter who can move people to tears with her 'bucket-full of soul' voice (including, memorably, Sir Tom Jones on BBC’s The Voice), Sally has had a long, varied and successful career in music & her appeal stretches across many musical genres. She has supported the likes of Bob Dylan & Robert Plant.

CHRIS CONWAY & DAN BRITTON The multi-instrumental Govannen front men are two of the finest musicians in the East Midlands and a powerful combination, each a distinguished singer-songwriter in his own right. Blending American and Celtic styles with fantastic vocals, they have the unique ability to sound like a full band.


COTTAGE CONCERT, COMMUNITY CENTRE, OLD

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER

THE ROSELLYS

£8, 8pm start

Influenced by country, bluegrass, roots, folk, cajun and blues, this brilliant five piece UK band are really making their mark on the British Americana scene. Several trips to the Southern USA have clearly influenced The Rosellys, leading to a combination of energy and melody in their song writing and live performances that are often compared with artists such as Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris. A very class act.

tel: 01536 330014 for info & bookngs