New event sees music and conversation on the menu at popular Northampton vegan restaurant

The event was the first in a series of live monthly performances

By Sarah Becker
Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 1:39 pm

Music and conversation were on the menu at a popular Northampton vegan restaurant – endorsed by comedian Russell Brand.

Karmana in Broadmead Avenue hosted ‘In Conversation with…. musicians Geoff Tooley and Ian Hill’, in the first of a series of monthly music events.

Host Peter Garofalo from Northampton, encouraged the musicians to talk about their journey in music and their passion for the art.

Geoff Tooley, Ian Hill and Sandeep Raval at the new event.

Backstage, in the kitchen, restaurant owner Shivali Raval was cooking up a storm with a range of dishes that included “Master Tickle Curry Meal” - Karmana’s take on Tikka Masala and huge vegan calzones.

‘In conversation with…’ is the idea of owner Sandeep Ravel, who is hoping to attract music lovers to his venue with a series of monthly live performances.

“It’s a unique idea combining appreciation of music, a love of food and conversation in the intimate setting of our restaurant. The restaurant has only capacity for 35 diners and the first event was a complete sell-out,” he said.

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On the menu next month on Wednesday August 24, musicians Roy Civil – who toured with The Supremes and composed for BBC - and vocalist Laura Davies - will be serenading and conversing with diners.

Tickets are £10 or £30 to include a two-course meal available online. Search ‘Karmana’.

Celebrity comedian and activist Russell Brand endorsed Karmana restaurant last year when he popped in to eat after his show at Royal and Derngate theatre “33”. He ordered a salad from the Raw Vegan selection and publicly thanked the restaurant for their “delicious vegan” food.