KONTRA EVENTS AT A GLANCE


SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

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

KONTRA ROOTS CLUB

                                          

8 SEPTEMBER  

BOXWOOD CHESSMEN  Exceptional, lauded new folk/Americana band with great harmonies.

ATTILA VURAL  Annual visit of the unique virtuoso Swiss guitarist. Thrilling & jaw-dropping!

LIZZIE J TAYLOR  Highly accomplished & popular Cambridge based singer-songwriter.


22 SEPTEMBER  

THE KING BEES  First rate classic 4 piece blues band & one of the club’s most popular acts.

LEON GORMLEY  A masterful folk fingerstyle guitarist & cittern player with superb songs & vocals.

ROCKET SCIENCE  Excellent & original acoustic duo: a smorgasbord of rock, pop, latin, blues, etc.


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.                 


OTHER KONTRA EVENTS

COTTAGE CONCERT, COMMUNITY CENTRE, OLD

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

GEORGE BREAKFAST

£12 donation, 8pm start

An internationally acclaimed, award winning folk roots songwriter, whose songs have been covered by many performers, George is also a troubador who has travelled the world for 40 years, playing pubs, clubs, festivals and concert halls, radio, TV, and street corners. A complete original, he is a songwriter of brilliance with “a voice that layers soul onto tunes like honey dripping off a biscuit.” His enormous repertoire, dexterity on guitar and mandolin, and engaging style are a winning combination, delighting people wherever he plays.

www.georgebreakfast.com

tel: 01604 780156 for info & bookings


ROOFTOP ARTS CENTRE

  WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER

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 night is on October 4th when we feature HAZEYJANE and IRENE RAE. 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 30 SEPTEMBER

THREADED + Ady Johnson

£8 advance, £9 on the door, 7.30pm start (doors 7pm)

With the unique instrumental lineup of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded create a distinctive and mesmerising sound that is impossible to pigeonhole. A stunning fusion of classical, folk and world music, they are quite unlike anything else and their last concert at the Arts Centre in 2015 was a sensation. We are delighted to welcome them back with fabulous, rave-reviewed singer-songwriter Ady Johnson in support.


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