Acoustic Routes





 


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


 
  THE LINE UP:
Oct 22 Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Nov 19 Gerry Colvin Band
Dec 3 The Floozies, All Things Considered
Jan 21 The Jigantics (rearranged date)


     

OPEN STAGE - £3
(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

OPEN STAGE DATES:
October 8 Open stage
October 29 Open stage with Neil Cousin
November 12 Open Stage
November 26 Open Stage
December 10 Open Stage

CAN House Band







SATURDAY 22 OCT - £12
PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN
SOLD OUT



PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN
When it comes to a distinctive sound, exceptional duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin have shown they are in a league of their own.

Widely regarded as one of the best slide guitarists in the UK, Lancashire-born multi instrumentalist Phillip Henry has been described as "one of the most extraordinary musicians around". Henry, who studied in Calcutta with India's premier slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, is also a virtuoso on the harmonica and brilliant on beatbox harmonica whilst Brixham-born singer-songwriter Hannah, is a skilled fiddler, viola and banjo player with a real lightness of touch, a distinctive voice and a gift for tapping traditional music veins to create contemporary songs.

Winners of Best Folk Act in the 2012 South West Music Awards and Best Duo in the 2013 Spiral Awards, this class act played the biggest venue of their career when they supported Show of Hands at the Royal Albert Hall and have played Glastonbury, Cambridge and Broadstairs festivals. They won Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards and were nominated again in 2016.


"Subtle,atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian
"This duo has a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma that merits a slot on much bigger stages" - The Guardian

"An imaginative and innovative album - songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original - an unusual treat" - Daily Telegraph
"A thoughtful and moving album with great arrangements" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 "Eloquent performers - a musical success story"- Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3
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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin



SATURDAY 19 NOV - £12
GERRY COLVIN BAND
Tickets


THE GERRY COLVIN 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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gerry-colvin-band



SATURDAY 3 DEC - £6
THE FLOOZIES
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
CROOKED TREE




THE FLOOZIES
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




ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
'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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all-things-considered



CROOKED TREE
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