The student who is giving bands a chance to be heard

Date 26.09.2017

A student from the University of Northampton is giving local bands a chance to showcase their sounds with the launch of a regular music night.

Rachel Schouten, who presents The Monday Night Show on Northampton community radio station NLive, is the brains behind Shoetown Sounds.

The first gig night takes place at The Lab venue, in Charles Street, on Saturday (30 September), and features five different acts.

Rachel, who studies Creative Writing, said: “Alongside studying for my degree, I wanted to do something fun and positive for the community and I thought a regular live music event popping up in various venues across town was a perfect way to do this.

“Community radio is such a rewarding and inclusive project to be involved with and we hope these events will promote the station and the work we do, in addition to supporting local music.”

Two of the five acts on the night have University connections – O’Mahon is Popular Music graduate James Robinson, while Burrowing Bees feature PhD student Josh Judd.

Shoetown Sounds will be the culmination of a day’s celebrations organised by the radio station, which is marking its rebirth as NLive, having previously been known as NNBC.

NLive, which broadcasts from the Universtiy’s town centre St John’s Hall of Residence, will be broadcasting from a street circus in Market Square between 11am and 4pm.

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