21st Nov, 2017

London's next big things hit the stage in Rugby as acclaimed music night heads out of capital

Andy Morris 10th Nov, 2017

TOP London musical talent is heading to Rugby when the acclaimed Before The Goldrush (BTGR) night presents its first show outside the capital.

Having recently celebrated its fifth anniversary as a platform for emerging musicians, this special BTGR concert will be headlined by Forty Elephant Gang – an innovative guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin-wielding four-piece with songs of heartbreak, misdeeds and revelry.

The band will be supported by the acclaimed Tom Hyatt, a cutting-edge solo performer who has attracted comparisons to the likes of Jackson Browne, John Martyn and Nick Drake.

The line-up is completed by Amy Gillespie, a promising singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has just released a self-produced EP entitled Seventh Wave.

Co-promoter Christopher French from Rugby said: “For those who remember the excellent Rugby Roots shows at Lawrence Sheriff School and The Merchants Inn, this concert will be along similar folk/Americana lines. It’s great to bring these excellent acts to town.”

The concert takes place at Lawrence Sheriff School on Saturday November 11. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets (£10 plus small booking fee) are available at www.beforethegoldrush.co.uk or from Rugby Library’s Visitor Centre. Call 07855 463 934 for more information.

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