Portland Arms

Portland Arms
Mitcham's Corner, Cambridge, CB4 3BA
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Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles

Former lead guitarist of Catfish & the Bottlemen.

Wed 17 May

Dan Wilde + Jordan Mackampa + Kerry Devine

The singer-songwriter, who hails from Coventry, performs his alt-soul and folk material.

Ferocious Dog

The collective plays folk, with distinct influences from traditional Celtic music, ska, rock and pop.

Fri 7 Apr

£14.85 / 01223 357268

Fred's House Live At The Portland Arms - Cambridge

Fred's House will be releasing a single yet tba and celebrating with a launch party at the wonderful Portland Arms in Cambridge. Details of special guests to be confirmed. www.fredshousemusic.co.uk

Fri 16 Jun

Hannah Lou Clark

Beginning her music career back in 2005 as a member of the band Arthur, which later became Foe, the singer-songwriter heads to Liverpool to perform her alternative indie-pop compositions in support of her recent EP, It's Your Love, which was released back in April.

Wed 29 Mar

£6.60 / 01223 357268

Holding Absence

Music from the Welsh rock five piece.

Wed 12 Apr

Jesca Hoop

Carolina singer/songwriter who once nannied for Tom Waits.

Mon 3 Apr

£13.20 / 01223 357268

Joe Purdy

http://www.joepurdy.com/ "Who Will be Next? sits in a tradition from Guthrie, Dylan and others, through Steve Earle up to today. Sits in that tradition, has its rightful place, is not shallow of intent but burns with conviction and a zeal for a better world. Sometimes songs should matter, sometimes they do matter. Joe…

Fri 9 Jun

£7.70 / 01223 357268

John Otway

The punk-rock singer-songwriter has kept his cult following through extensive touring.

Fri 13 Oct

£14.85 / 01223 357268

Laura Gibson

https://www.facebook.com/lauragibsonmusic Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult "She addresses transformation, loss, connection and apartness in literate, finely turned pop songs centred on her sweet, pellucid voice and filled out with dreamy loops and strings." Uncut "The pace is unhurried, and Gibson offers…

Thu 24 Aug

£11 / 01223 357268

Lewis Watson

Oxford singer-songwriter in the Ed Sheeran mould.

Sun 2 Apr

£13.75 / 01223 357268

The Lovely Eggs

https://www.facebook.com/thelovelyeggs/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult "First lines are important. A strong incipit should command attention instantly. But there are strong opening gambits, and then there's the brash hilarity of people are twats. Difficult to argue with, huh? The Lovely Eggs are That Sort…

Mon 30 Oct

£11 / 01223 357268

Mad Mary

https://www.facebook.com/madmaryofficial/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Acoustic led, keyboard infused, harmony drenched pop rock from Cambridge.

Sat 20 May

£5.50 / 01223 357268

The Magic Gang

Indie-rock quartet from Brighton.

Mon 8 May

£11 / 01223 357268

The Magic Gang + Abattoir Blues + Paris Youth Foundation

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheMagicGang Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult The slacker-rock quartet have spun up a neat formula of chugging Weezer college rock and languid, lilting Mac Demarco guitar lines bound to get you singing along drunkenly into your mates face.

Mayflower Folk Club Presents Melodeon Maestro Tony Hall.

Tony Hall is regarded as a leading melodeon player. As a backing musician he has performed on numerous albums including Nic Jones / Penguin Eggs. His solo album Field Vole Music is regarded as a classic.

Tue 28 Mar


http://www.melt-banana.net/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult All you need to know: One of the best live bands on the planet. That's it. "Once they started back in 1993, Melt-Banana have remained like an eye of a hurricane that's 10 times crazier than the hurricane itself. One of the core bands to emerge…

Wed 7 Jun

£14.85 / 01223 357268

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip is an edgy, funny, poetic unit who play rock and roll stand up. Chaos ensues onstage with Mik chucking straws, spouting random observations, and following his train of thought into the audience. Jonny Flockton and Benson Walker on guitar and bass dutifully try and rein him in, while creating a…

Sat 7 Oct


Pop-rock quintet from the New Forest.

Wed 10 May

£9.35 / 01223 357268

Post War Glamour Girls

The post-punk quartet from Leeds performs in support of its album Swan Songs.

Tue 16 May

Rusty Shackle

http://rustyshackle.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing up stages including Cambridge Folk Festival since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk-roots sound and armed with an electrifying mix of rampant fiddle, scorching electric guitars, pounding…

Thu 20 Apr

£8.80 / 01223 357268

Sam Brookes

Soulful Wiltshire-born singer-songwriter who trained as a gilder – so whatever he touches could, potentially, turn to gold.

Tue 9 May

£8.80 / 01223 357268

Sham 69

Sham 69 play Cambridge for the first time ever at the great little venue The Portland Arms. Support from local heroes Freedom Faction. Doors 7.30 till late. Tickets £10 available in advance from www.wegotickets.com So hurry dont miss out.. cos this will sell out fast.

Sat 2 Sep

£11 / 01223 357268


http://www.slydigs.co.uk Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Garage rockers, Slydigs make their first visit to Cambridge. Expect blistering riffs and emphatic vocals

Tue 6 Jun

£7.70 / 01223 357268

Steven James Adams & The French Drops

http://www.stevenjamesadams.com https://mammothpenguins.bandcamp.com Under 18s welcome with an adult Former singer/songwriter with Cambridge's legendary Broken Family Band returns. In the wake of critically acclaimed solo album, 2016's intimate 'Old Magick', and several years of one man shows, Adams has a new…

Tall Ships

Four-piece experimental indie rock ensemble Tall Ships may have relocated from Falmouth to Brighton but the touring line-up of lead singer Ric Phethean, bassist Matt Parker, drummer Jamie Bush and keyboard player James Elliot Field continue to hit a musical sweet spot. Their seven-date springtime tour follows the release…

Wed 3 May

£11 / 01223 357268

Tim Kasher (cursive, The Good Life)

https://timkasher.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult "As the prolific leader of Cursive and The Good Life, Tim Kasher specializes in sardonic, literate lyrics that seldom flinch from brutally unflattering self-awareness. Over the course of Cursive's catalogue in particular, Kasher seems no more at home…

Thu 30 Mar

Tom Robinson

http://www.tomrobinson.com/ Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) who were early supporters of Rock Against Racism and Amnesty International. In 1977 their Top 5 debut release 2-4-6-8 Motorway became one of the…

Thu 12 Oct

£24.20 / 01223 357268

The Total Stone Roses

Roses tribute act comprising graduates of Leeds College of Music.

Sat 4 Nov

Uk Subs

https://www.facebook.com/UKSubs/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Back for their yearly visit to The Portland, punk legends UK Subs are always vital and always superb. See you down the front!

Thu 14 Dec

£14.30 / 01223 357268

The Whybirds

https://www.facebook.com/thewhybirds Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult The Whybirds are a four-piece rock 'n' roll band from Bedford, England. All three members (Dave Banks, Ben Haswell and Luke Tuchscherer) are singer/songwriters - giving the group a diverse range of songs and vocal styles - but without…

The Wytches

https://www.facebook.com/thewytches Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult "The Wytches mesh of sound is the musical embodiment of sixties surf dressed in severe Halloween costumes, and their ability to turn such agitation into something that is, against all odds, listenable, is a testament to this band's grasp…

Wed 19 Apr

£11 / 01223 357268

Yonaka + Gurr

https://www.facebook.com/weareYONAKA https://www.facebook.com/Gurrband Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Following on from a jam-packed and productive year - which started with the band forming, signing to BBC Radio 1 Phil Taggart's Hometown Records, playing over 30 shows and writing a hugely strong body of…

Tue 2 May

£7.70 / 01223 357268

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