Shoetown Sounds returns to Northampton after first night success

Date 24.10.2017

A live music showcase organised by a University of Northampton student will be making a triumphant return to the town next month.

Shoetown Sounds is the brainchild of Creative Writing student Rachel Schouten, who also presents The Monday Night Show on Northampton community radio station NLive.

The inaugural gig night in September drew music lovers to The Lab, in Charles Street, to see five local acts take to the stage, with the performances broadcast live on NLive.

Shoetown Sounds will return to The Lab on Saturday 4 November, with three bands and a comedian on the bill.

Rachel, who is pictured above at the first event, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the second instalment of Shoetown Sounds back to Northampton.

“Not only do the audience have a great time, but the acts really appreciate the double hit of exposure they receive – in the flesh and on the radio.”

Kicking off proceedings at November’s Shoetown Sounds is up-and-coming Northampton comedian Chris Harris, who himself is a graduate of the University.

Chris said: “The Shoetown Sounds event is a great idea, and I’m happy to be supporting this showcase of local musical talent.

“From my act, people can expect some fun and weird one-liners, as well as a different way of looking at the little things in life.

“This is going to be a challenge for me, as the event is broadcast live on NLive, so I am having to limit myself to being family-friendly, which is not my strong suit!”

Following Chris on the bill are Dan Hughes, The Ginhouse Gypsies and headliner Corinna Jane, with Shindig DJs spinning records throughout the night.

Entry is £3, or free with a wristband – listen to 106.9 NLive for competition details to win a wristband.

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