Our MONTHLY ACOUSTIC NIGHT at this delightful and atmospheric venue in the centre of Corby (it used to be the old library) has in recent years become Kontra Roots Club's "sister" event, presenting quality live music to enthusiastic listening audiences.
Following a long break due to the pandemic, with several restarts having to be postponed due to ongoing Covid issues, we are finally hoping to revive Rooftop Acoustic from February 2022. We will, however, be making a few changes. The event will now run on last Wednesdays instead of first Wednesdays (which means our new restart date will be WEDNESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY) and excellent new Northants acoustic roots five piece, The Rants, will become resident band, each month playing a short opening and closing set and providing a top quality PA. Otherwise Rooftop Acoustic will remain much the same, continuing to book a wide range of top quality featured acts, both local and regional and from across the UK.
As always, we start at 7.30, admission is free, and a licensed bar and food is available.
Rooftop Arts Centre is at Chisholm House, 9 Queens Square, Corby, NN17 1PD.
GALLERY OF PREVIOUS ACTS
ROOFTOP ARTS CENTRE, CORBY
INTRODUCING OUR NEW RESIDENT BAND THE RANTS
Emerging from the shadow of legendary Northants folk/cajun band, Ock 'n' Dough, comes new multi-genre, multi-instrumental acoustic five-piece, The Rants. Serving up a fabulous musical gumbo drawn from blues, folk and Americana roots traditions, the band's entertaining mix of distinctive originals, unfamiliar but classy covers and imaginatively arranged standards, is guaranteed to please.
Featuring Ock 'n' Dough's Bob Fisher (vocals, bass, squeezebox), Dace Fisher (percussion), and Robin Hillman (vocals, fiddle, mandolins), along with roots svengali / singer-songwriter Kev Buxton (vocals, guitars, harmonica) and ace bluesman Adam de Santis (vocals, guitars, good vibes), The Rants perform with wit and panache, bringing tremendous musicianship to their many styles.
OUR NEXT FEATURED ACTS
WEDNESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
SOLOMAN SMITH & CHRIS NEWMAN
Top class Cambridgeshire singer-songwriter whose fabulous, thought provoking songs are flavoured with soul, jazz, funk, country and more! Soloman is accompanied by Chris Newman, one of the UK's top blues and ragtime guitarists.
A fabulous foot-stomping, punchy, country-rock influenced Northants singer-songwriter and a great new talent.