Nick Corney &
The Buzz Rats
ESSENTIAL CLUB INFO
Held on the 2nd and occasional 4th Fridays of the month at Earls Barton Working Men's Club in Northants, a typical Kontra evening will showcase three varied, top quality acoustic roots acts who play for 45 minutes each approx. The club starts at 8pm and runs through till 11pm, and though it is non-profit making we do charge a token £3 admission to cover costs and welcome voluntary donations. Our Earls Barton venue is ideal for acoustic music: characterful and friendly (it also serves real ale) and can be found at 1 Queen Street, Earls Barton, Northants, NN6 0LN. Further info and history at the bottom.
ABOUT KONTRA ROOTS CLUB
From humble beginnings in 2004 as an open mic at a Northamptonshire village pub, Kontra gradually evolved through several changes of venue and format, all the while building a reputation for presenting entertaining and eclectic evenings of quality acoustic music. It is now acknowledged as not only Northamptonshire's premier acoustic roots club, but one of the most popular and respected clubs of its kind in the UK, attracting some of the best up and coming acoustic talent from across the country, as well as more established performers from home and abroad. With an open music policy that welcomes all genres of acoustic roots music as long as it is of outstanding quality, Kontra is a rare success story in these difficult economic times. Run as a non-profit making enterprise, admission to the club is just a token £3, and the acts, often professional musicians, play for expenses only. That they do so is testament to the excellent reputation the club has built up over the years, with its friendly atmosphere, large, loyal, and enthusiastic audiences, excellent sound, and the imaginative programming of organiser, Kev Buxton. Priding itself on the fact that it sets no musical boundaries other than quality, a typical Kontra session crosses many genres within the space of a single evening: folk, blues, Americana, jazz, world, contemporary and traditional music all find a welcome reception on the Kontra stage.
KONTRA ROOTS CLUB
Our next event will be on
FRIDAY 12th AUGUST
when our featured acts will be:
THE OCCASIONAL ORCHESTRA & DAN BRITTON plus MAMA LAINE and KEIRON FARROW
THE OCCASIONAL ORCHESTRA
Welcoming back Darrell Mitchell’s brilliant, rousing six piece band, TOO are folk festival favourites and one of the most dynamic and classy acoustic bands around. Darrell’s top drawer original songs have excellent insightful lyrics, catchy rhythms, and the playing of the whole band is just superb. If you haven’t managed to catch them before, don’t miss out this time!
A dynamic and powerful singer-songwriter who blends US West Coast with hints of Celtic and country, roots and rock into his own unique style. Performing with a rare passion, Dan's commanding voice and stage presence immediately attract attention. As Kontra audiences know, Dan also performs in a duo with the mighty Chris Conway, as well as with top Celtic band, the hugely popular and acclaimed Govannen. He has also released several nationally acclaimed albums. Not to be missed!