Night of specials

Neville Staple
Neville Staple

Music fans will be in for two special nights which will be raising funds for a Daventry charity.

There will be a music night consisting of three acts to be held at the Saxon Suite of Daventry Leisure Centre next month.

Neville Staple NNL-150701-115338001

Neville Staple NNL-150701-115338001

But before that there will be music from new wave tribute band So’77 at Daventry Working Men’s Club this Saturday.

Starting at 8pm, the night at the working men’s club features So’77, a tribute to the new wave music of the late 70s and early 80s, and will see them perform hits from bands including The Buzzcocks, The Undertones and The Sex Pistols.

The band currently consists of Nigel Lewis on vocals, Jimmy Beech on guitar, Bryan Goodall on drums and Mark Jones on bass guitar and vocals.

Entry to their fundraiser is £5 on the door of the working men’s club, and there will be three The Jam records signed by band member Bruce Foxton to be auctioned on the night.

Then on February 6 Neville Staple, renowned for being a member of Coventry band The Specials, will be one of three acts performing at the Saxon Suite of Daventry Leisure Centre. Staple – who will be first on stage at 7pm – was part of the band who shot to fame in the 1980s as part of the Ska movement with hits Too Much Too Young and A Message To You Rudy.

He will be backed by leading Jam tribute band Maximum Jam. They will be playing many of The Jam’s top 20 hits, including Town Called Malice, That’s Entertainment and Down In The Tube Station At Midnight.

The night’s main act is Electric River, an up and coming band from Kent. The band has toured with Living In Texas and Toseland in 2014 and their June album Faith and Patience was widely acclaimed as proof they are destined for stardom.

Tickets for the event have now sold out.

Money raised from both events will be donated to the Gary Barton Memorial Trust.

For further information about the Gary Barton Memorial Trust visit