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Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles
Former lead guitarist of Catfish & the Bottlemen.
Dan Wilde + Jordan Mackampa + Kerry Devine
The singer-songwriter, who hails from Coventry, performs his alt-soul and folk material.
The collective plays folk, with distinct influences from traditional Celtic music, ska, rock and pop.
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
£11 some concessions / 01223 357268
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.
Music from the Welsh rock five piece.
Carolina singer/songwriter who once nannied for Tom Waits.
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…
The punk-rock singer-songwriter has kept his cult following through extensive touring.
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…
Oxford singer-songwriter in the Ed Sheeran mould.
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…
https://www.facebook.com/madmaryofficial/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Acoustic led, keyboard infused, harmony drenched pop rock from Cambridge.
The Magic Gang
Indie-rock quartet from Brighton.
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.
Mon 8 May
£11 / 01223 357268
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
£9.90 some concessions / 01223 357268
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…
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…
Pop-rock quintet from the New Forest.
Post War Glamour Girls
The post-punk quartet from Leeds performs in support of its album Swan Songs.
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…
Soulful Wiltshire-born singer-songwriter who trained as a gilder – so whatever he touches could, potentially, turn to gold.
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.
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
The Total Stone Roses
Roses tribute act comprising graduates of Leeds College of Music.
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!
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…
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…
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…