Romantic music night

MHDE'Submitted Photo'Stereotypical Blues Train
MHDE'Submitted Photo'Stereotypical Blues Train

Students from Daventry are among those who have organised a music night with a romantic twist in Northampton.

The event, called Hearts and Guitars will be held at The Roadmender in Lady’s Lane, Northampton, on Thursday, February 14.

It has been organised as an assignment module for music production students at Northampton University and is designed to be a Valentine’s rock concert.

The headline act will be Cousin Avi and Stereotypical Blues Train, who have both previously studied atNorthampton College

One of the students, Isaac Brightmore from Daventry, said: “If you’re looking for a way to impress that special someone or just fancy listening to good live music, then Hearts and Guitars is where you need to go.

“Both Cousin Avi and Stereotypical Blues Train are examples for all music students as they and are 
now making their way in the music industry with great success.”

Cousin Avi, who are headlining the event, are a four-piece funky soul band, combining elements of rock and reggae to create an unmistakable sound, unforgettable songs and unmissable live shows.

The band have had airplay on local/international radio stations including BBC Radio and Radio Rivadavia Buenos Aires.

Cousin Avi have enjoyed touring extensively in the UK as well as playing in France, Germany and Italy.

Stereotypical Blues Train, two of the members are from the Daventry district, is a four-piece blues-influenced rock band based in the UK.

All of the musicians met at Northampton College where they studied for a BTEC National Diploma in Music Performance.

The band is influenced by artists such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd they have been writing and performing a mix of covers and original material around the Northamptonshire area.

They have recently headlined the O2 academy in Birmingham and The Zeppelin Shelter in London, plus a vast amount of gigs around the UK.

Lecturer at Northampton College, Guy Fletcher, said: “This will be an amazing night full of entertainment.

“It will be good fun seeing the two bands playing as acts and no longer as students.

“I have seen them perform and they always deliver a spectacular performance.”

Also performing on the Hearts and Guitars night will be The Tom Wright Band which is a five-piece jangly indie guitar band from Northampton. Writing, composing and performing all original material, The TWB was established a number of years ago at the University of Northampton and is so named because both of the vocalists and bassists share that coveted moniker. This will be finished off with a DJ set from Dave Millward.

Doors open for the event at 7pm and tickets, if booked in advance, cost £3. They can be bought on the door for £4.

For further information on the event, call The Roadmender on 01604 734297 or visit

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