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. Tell them you are coming to an Acoustic Routes concert and you will get 10% off the bill.

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.


This Saturday it's a brilliant triple bill of virtuoso American harpist Lily Neill who tours internationally performing Irish folk music, rising star singer/songwriter Kelly Oliver and 3-piece group Crooked Tree who do songs from the classic singer/songwriter period of the early 1970s. There are only 10 seats left so book now.

Lily Neill Kelly Oliver

We now run open stage nights with Cambridge Acoustic Nights at CB2. Admission is 3 and tickets are available on the door. It's free for performers. To book a two song slot at an Open Stage email John Meed.

We recommend eating at CB2 before our concerts. If you book a table in advance and tell them you are coming to an Acoustic Routes concert you will now get 10% off the bill. Tel.
01223 508503.

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 have now reduced the capacity by taking out an entire row of chairs to give an increased level of comfort.

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 nearly 400,000 views.

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

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 Peter Foster,
Clare Freeman, Bronwyn Ormsby, Dave Streatfield and Rhys Wilson.

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

Camb News
Cambridge News 26 Nov 2015