Cambridge Acoustic Nights - CB2 5/7 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD
If you enjoy Acoustic Music on a Saturday night why not come to the CB2 basement and have a fabulous evening's entertainment? We run unplugged acoustic open stage events in collaboration with Acoustic Routes, two or three times a month.
Do you play or sing yourself?
If you'd like to play then entrance is free. But make sure you book a two-song slot beforehand - we are always full by the time the evening arrives! Click below to join our email list or find out more:
We sometimes also have a featured artist, but please do not contact us to request one of these - we offer featured slots to people who have come along to the open stage evenings.
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We share CB2 Saturday evenings with two other organisers. Acoustic Routes feature concerts with some of the best acoustic performers from both sides of the Atlantic. Strummers provide music with a social conscience and provide a showcase for local and young musicians.
July 2nd 2016 Open stage with Emily Mae Winters
On Saturday July 2nd we are hosting another open stage evening downstairs at CB2, with special guest Emily Mae Winters and a range of local musicians.
Born in England, Emily Mae Winters formative years were spent living in Clonakilty, Co. Cork and where she immersed herself in a local music scene. Her haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene.
Emily Mae moved to London in 2009 to pursue a History degree. Whilst at university, she began writing her own songs and in 2010 was a finalist in the UK Live and Unsigned competition. In 2012, she was offered a place to study music and theatre at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduating she performed in numerous theatre productions across the UK whilst continuing to enter song writing competitions and gigging in and around London, quickly establishing herself as a writer and performer to be reckoned with.
Influenced by the likes of Nancy Kerr, The Unthanks, The Staves, Kate Rusby and Sarah Jarosz, Emily teamed up with Radio 2 Folk award winner (and musical partner to Josienne Clark) Ben Walker to produce her first commercial release. Walker plays steel guitar and mandolin on the EP.
The EP is due to be released on the 8th July 2016 and has already been played on the BBC RADIO 2 Folk Show, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND as well as regional radio stations. The song ‘Anchor’ won the folk category in the Guardian Song writing Competition.
We will also hear music from local performers:
Doors will open at 8pm and the music starts at 8.30; tickets are £3. CB2 is in Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD. Message us if you’d like to reserve tickets.
8.30pm Tickets £3.00.
Tickets are likely to be available on the door.