Acoustic Routes


A series of small concerts in Cambridge, England,
presenting the finest acoustic music

Most of our concerts sell out in advance so to be sure of getting in you need to book tickets. You can pay by credit card at no extra cost and this will guarantee you get a seat.

If tickets are not yet on sale you can reserve them by e-mail to

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CB2, 5 Norfolk St, Cambridge, CB1 2LD. Map.

The concerts are held in the air-conditioned basement underneath the restaurant. We recommend booking a table for a meal in the restaurant before the concert. You should allow at least an hour and a half for the meal to leave enough time to get down to the cellar for the start of the concert at 8.30pm. To book a table tel. 01223 508503.

CB2 web site. "the food here is fabulous...The atmosphere is homely and casual, a great place to chat and while away the day" - Local Secrets.

We have no connection with CB2 other than running the events on this web site.

07971 299659.


The Acoustic Routes concerts are now on a Summer break. We are back on Sept 12 with a double bill of Thea Hopkins on tour from the USA plus one of our favourite singer/songwriters Liz Simcock.

On Saturday 5 Sept it's an Open Stage featuring Crooked Tree. Admission is 3 and tickets will be available on the door.

Everyone who has ever been to an Acoustic Routes concert will know that it can be a bit of a tight squeeze to fit everyone in. We've always called it "intimate"! Over the last few months leg room has become more of a problem with the new larger chairs that CB2 have provided. So we have decided to take out an entire row of chairs. This means an increased level of comfort but the same great music and no increase in the ticket price.


We now run open stage nights with Cambridge Acoustic Nights at CB2. To book a two song slot at a future Open Stage email John Meed. This Saturday will feature a 30 minute set by Crooked Tree.

Crooked Tree

You can watch videos of complete songs in YouTube format from all our recent concerts on the video page. You can also watch them on YouTube. We have now had over 380,000 views.

Please join the Acoustic Routes Facebook group.
You can also follow us on Twitter: @acoustic_routes

We don't run Open Stage nights but we recommend Cambridge Acoustic Nights who run excellent gigs that give you chance to perform on the CB2 stage.

Acoustic Routes was started by singer/songwriter Bernard Hoskin in 2001 to present the finest acoustic music in a small concert setting.The concerts take place in the intimate basement at CB2 restaurant near the centre of Cambridge and present some of the finest national and international performers around. The music covered includes singer/songwriters, acoustic guitarists, traditional folk, blues, and Americana.

It has established a reputation as one of the finest small venues in the country and has featured performers such as Gordon Giltrap, Nizlopi, Martyn Joseph, Boo Hewerdine, Chris Difford, Christine Collister, Benny Gallagher, Clive Gregson, Phil Beer, Clive Carroll and many more, plus surprise guest appearances by Hank Marvin and Seth Lakeman.

Helping with the running of the concerts are Clare Freeman, Peter Foster, Bron Ormsby and Dave Streatfield.

For a list of everyone who has played at our concerts CLICK HERE