Students’ final fling has been three years in the making

Date 13.03.2017

Gig goers can enjoy a concert that’s been three years in the making when the music makers of tomorrow take to the Roadmender stage later this month.

The Big Break will see a quartet of final year Popular Music student bands from the University of Northampton grace the main stage of the legendary live music venue, on Thursday 23 March.

“Our students play at various venues across the town, and when they eventually get to the final year of their course, they ‘graduate’ to playing the Roadmender’s main stage, because it’s the perfect venue for the last thing they are ever going to do with us,” said Jasmine Shadrack, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music.

“I’m going to be sad to see them go. You see them start in the first year where perhaps they don’t have a lot of confidence, or they can play a bit of an instrument, and by the time they get to the third year you can see how far they’ve come, how commited they are and I’m just very proud of them.”

The Big Break is the final one of three consecutive University gigs at the Lady’s Lane venue.

On Tuesday 21 March, the first year bands kick things off in the Roadmender’s smaller room, doors open 7.30pm.

The second years then take over on Wednesday 22 March, doors 7pm.

Doors open at 7.30pm for the final year bands, on Thursday 23 March.

Entry is free for all the gigs.