Acoustic Routes


Concerts start at 8.30pm and end at approximately 11pm
CB2 Basement, 5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LD

Nov 19 Gerry Colvin Band
Dec 3 The Floozies, All Things Considered
Jan 21 The Jigantics (rearranged date)
Mar 4 Velvet & Stone, Pat Crilly, more tba
Apr 1 Luke Daniels

May 6 Daria Kulesh, Hickory Signals, more tba


(pay on the door, performers free)

We run Open Stage nights together with Cambridge Acoustic Nights. These unplugged nights give you the chance to perform on the CB2 stage in a very supportive atmosphere. Regular performers include Acoustic Routes organiser Bernard Hoskin plus Dave Streatfield, John Meed and Rhys Wilson. The CAN House Band usually finish off the evening with a set of well known covers that will have you singing along. Slots are in big demand so you need to book in advance by email to John Meed

October 29 Open stage with Neil Cousin
November 12 Open Stage
November 26 Open Stage with Eva's Dream
December 10 Open Stage
January 14 Open Stage
January 28 Open Stage
CAN House Band


ColvinQuarmby front man Gerry Colvin's new band features more of his brilliantly eccentric,  hilarious and absurd observations, and witty and catchy singalong songs. The new line up features Trish Power on accordion, Jerome Davies on double bass, and Lyndon Webb on guitar. They may even have special guest Michael Keelan on violin.

In the early 1980s he co-founded and fronted the legendary skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit ’Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test".  Terry and Gerry recently re-formed and this led to an invitation to tour opening for Status Quo at huge venues in 2015.

In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics’: they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC’s ‘Pebble Mill at One’. Colvin’s other major project at this time was film music as vocalist with ‘The National Screen Orchestra’; he also performed as a comedy double act with Hollywood superstar Mackenzie Crook.

In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band ColvinQuarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for ‘Best Live Folk Act’.

In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album ‘Jazz Tales of Country Folk’ followed by ‘Six of One’ in 2016.
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The Floozies offer acoustic scrumptiousness - melting sensitive lyrics with cool jazzy riffs and ethnic percussion. Fronted by singer/songwriter Daisy Windsor, they blend acoustic guitar with saxophones, flute and exquisite harmonies from Paula Welham, and bodhrán / percussion from Sue Szymanski; to create their unique mesmerising jazzy folk songs.  They were formed in 2004 and play mainly original material, as well as some traditional and contemporary folk songs.

"A breath of fresh air" - Stephen Foster, BBC Radio Suffolk
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The Floozies

'Folk Fusion' is probably the closest you will get in trying to define the sound of Berkshire 5 piece All Things Considered. Led by vocalist Emma Baldwin - whose haunting tones have been likened to Natalie Merchant, the band comprise driving fiddle player Gethin Webster, intricate acoustic guitarist Adrian Holden, soaring cello from Andrew Richardson and the groove based, almost tribal percussion of Phil Daniels. Their bold sound and wide musical influences make them both a distinctive, yet very accessible act - with their music reaching a diverse audience.

The last few years have seen the band record and self promote two full studio albums, tour all over the country and have their music played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, multiple regional folk and acoustic shows and radio shows and podcasts in the USA.
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Crooked Tree is a new trio but the individual members have been regular performers at CB2 gigs. Bronwyn Ormsby is best known as the lead singer with London group Rambling Valentines, Rhys Wilson (vocals, guitar, keyboards) has played in numerous local bands over the years and Bernard Hoskin (vocals, guitar, bass) has released 9 cds of mostly original songs. In this new line up they perform songs by some of the great singer/songwriters such as Paul Simon, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.
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Crooked Tree


The Jigantics are a five piece band from the West of England who the British press described as one of Roots music's "super groups".

Their debut album, "Daisy Roots", has been critically acclaimed by music journalists around the world and featured on radio playlists in well over thirty six countries. Like many bands they served a tough musical apprenticeship before breaking into the folk festival and club scene, where their upbeat musical style was found to be refreshing and joyous, crossing musical boundaries at will and taking audiences by surprise and delight.

The band continue to explore all the options open to their multi instrumental, multi-talented personnel. Marion Fleetwood couples exquisite vocals with soaring fiddle while every member, including drummer/percussionist Martin Fitzgibbon, contributes harmonies and occasionally lead vocals to the mix. The instruments get passed around with Mark Cole swopping squeeze boxes for mandolin and Lyndon Webb stand up base for acoustic guitar. Whilst another gem is the virtuoso slide guitar playing of Rick Edwards.

The whole effect is one of wondering what may come next and then being surprised when the unexpected happens. Never afraid to mix musical styles but always with a touch of class The Jigantics foot-tapping feel good and totally convincing tearjerkers makes for a remarkable and spellbinding evenings’ entertainment.

"Fantastic music... The Jigantics were a highlight act" - The Daily Telegraph
"A fabulous fusion of blues, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class." - Steve Sheldon

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The Jigantics