Gig has star quality

Thomas Nicholas and Matt Kennedy
Thomas Nicholas and Matt Kennedy
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One of the stars from the American Pie film series will be among those performing at a gig in Rugby next month.

Thomas Nicholas, who has appeared in the first four films in the comedy franchise, will be at The Vault in Rugby on Wednesday, April 16.

He will be appearing as part of a UK-wide tour alongside his acoustic guitarist friend Matt Kennedy.

The duo will be supported by Jamie Lovatt who has appeared on the recent series of the BBC talent show The Voice.

Thomas played the part of Kevin Myers in the American Pie films and the 1993 movie Rookie of the Year. In recent years, he has moved into performing music. He released his debut album, Without Warning, in January 2008 and his follow-up album, Heroes Are Human, in June 2010. His third album is a self-titled EP, released on March 20, 2012, in which the first single is also on the American Reunion soundtrack album.

The gig at Rugby is part of an 11-date tour across the UK for the duo and will mark a a return to The Vault, having performed there in September 2012.

A spokesman for The Vault said: “We’re extremely happy to welcome back Thomas and Matt for what will no doubt be a fun, uplifting, top quality acoustic show from the LA duo.

“Our customers really enjoyed seeing such a familiar face grace our stage for such an intimate show.”

Lovatt, who blew the judges away on The Voice, is the self-proclaimed rock god, and has impressed on the ITV show.

He delivered an outstanding, emotional performance of 90s dance hit Everybody’s Free by Rozalla, which persuaded coaches, pop legend Kylie Minogue and Kaiser Chiefs front man Ricky Wilson to turn around.He ended up taking his place on Team Ricky. He will be performing a solo acoustic show of his band, Romance’s songs.

More out-of-this-world vocals will come from Pete Plumbley, accompanied by talented guitarist Andy Dove.

The duo make up acoustic rockers Two’s Company, who have recently been performing classic rock covers sets in pubs all over town, either as Two’s Company or as a part of Ol’ Rosie.

Youngsters Tan.Trum finish up this great line up of talented musicians on what is going to be an excellent night out for Rugby’s music lovers.

The music night runs from 7pm to 11pm and is suitable for those aged 12 plus if accompanied by an adult, or 14 plus unaccompanied.

Tickets are £6.50 in advance or can be bought on the door for £8.

For further details about the music night or to book tickets visit