Our MONTHLY ACOUSTIC NIGHT at Corby's excellent Rooftop Arts Centre 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 Covid, Rooftop Acoustic finally returned in early 22, though with a few changes. The event now runs on last Wednesdays instead of first Wednesdays and excellent new Northants acoustic roots five piece, THE RANTS, has become resident band, each month playing a short opening and closing set and providing a top quality PA. Otherwise Rooftop Acoustic remains much the same, continuing to book a wide range of excellent 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 now at 27 New Post Office Square, Corby, NN17 1PB.
GALLERY OF PREVIOUS ACTS
ROOFTOP ARTS CENTRE, CORBY
OUR 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 SHOW
The Rooftop Arts Centre is moving to a new venue (just round the corner from the old one) in early summer, so there will be no Rooftop Acoustic in June. However, we'll be back at the new premises for our next session on Wednesday 27th July when our featured acts will be excellent singer-songwriter PHIL RILEY and blues/soul singer ANN DUGGAN, as well of course as resident band THE RANTS.