Every Wednesday night, the sound of live blues fills the Malt Shovel Tavern. Bands come from near and far as we try to find the best to entertain you. Gigs start at 8.45pm and admission is free.
Eat, drink & be merry!
We eat well at The Malt Shovel Tavern. We don't have a regular evening menu, it's true, but twice a month we have special foodie nights to delight your taste buds. Our Curry Club is perfect if you like things spicy, while our Good Grub evenings aim to put a twist on popular favourites.
For the love of sport!
Ok, so we're not a sports bar, but we do love our sport, especially our local and national teams. You'll find the big occasions on our big screen, so watch the calendar, get a group of mates together and ask about our Sports Party Packages!
Test your general and trivia knowledge at The Malt Shovel Tavern. We run two quizzes a month on the first and third Thursday at 8pm. Maximum team size is 8 players and entry is £1 per player. There are cash prizes for the winners.
Join us for an afternoon of live Premiership rugby between Saints & Harlequins @ 3pm followed by these fabulous musicians – Chasetown
We are pleased to announce that this band will be playing after the Saints v Harlequins game, not to be missed!!
Formed in 2008, Chasetown started out as a 3-piece band, jamming out songs together from some of their favourite bands in an old granary. Eventually, the band had compiled enough songs together in their set list to do a gig at a local pub. The band needed a name for the gig so on the way to the pub, a sign post read ‘Chasetown’, and so the band was born.
Now the band felt they could start writing their own music and hit the studio with their first song titled ‘Fire in the Sky’.
To date, the band has recorded 14 original songs and they are constantly expanding on that with new material in the pipeline and are always an evolving machine.
In early 2011 the band recruited Ben Frost as an additional guitarist to expand their sound. Now a 4-piece, they are constantly expanding their song list with new songs to keep their gigs fresh.
Chasetown have played many gigs in and around the Northampton area, playing in respected venues such as The Picturedrome, Roadmender and The Shed in Leicester.
The band reached the finals of the ‘Live & Unsigned UK’ competition in 2009.
Chasetown has received some positive attention from various figures in the music industry. Marky Ramone from The Ramones has listened to the band on MySpace and has even played Chasetown on Sirius FM in the United States.
Chasetown have also received some radio airplay in the U.K.
The band draws influence from bands such as Blink-182, Stereophonics, Arctic Monkeys and The Offspring
Voted one of Europe’s top Blues bands consistently for over 20 years…
They say that Blues music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Blues band. Composed of a group of seasoned, inspirational, professional musicians and skillful performers, Lee has worked alongside the best in the biz, including members of Whitesnake, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Stevie Marriott… The list is endless, as Lee has been playing professionally since he was 14 years old, and his first manager was Chas Chandler of The Animals, who incidentally looked after Jimi Hendrix too!
The artists behind Lee Ryder have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for too. Vince Lewis and Roger Brewer have been with Lee for almost 25 years. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.
Deep Blue Sea play 21st Century indie blues – so what is indie blues? New shoots from old roots.
In the finest blues traditions, their music is seldom predictable or generic – it reflects these times – good, bad, high & low. It’s the sound of shadows & silhouettes reflected on broken walls & broken promises. Stories from where we live & who we are. Hopes & dreams; fears & nightmares; love & loss. Above all, it’s what all good music is about – communication. Music is the message. We’re all in the same boat. It’s rocking.