Cambridge Acoustic Nights

Cambridge Acoustic Nights - CB2 5/7 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD

The Listening Post

Click Here (or ear) to listen to samples from regular performers at Cambridge Acoustic Nights. Visit the Listening Post page  regularly as it will change and grow. There are also videos from the basement sessions here.

About Us

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:

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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.

Scroll down for details of the next Acoustic Nights.

Click here to visit the What's On page

If you want to see some of the finest acoustic acts from both sides of the Atlantic in Cambridge then visit Acoustic Routes

Tickets & Performers   click here or contact Dave Streatfield on 07734 504274

'The crowd is always attentive and the atmosphere friendly and informal... I would recommend that you get down to one of the great open mic events run by Cambridge Acoustic Nights' Weekend Notes

Dec 5th 2015 John Meed's album launch

Saturday Dec 5th is our next evening at CB2. It will be devoted to the launch of John Meed's new album, The Hills of Arran. You can watch a video of the title track of the album here. John will be joined by the band – Tara Westover on vocals, Rhys Wilson on guitar and piano and Brian Harvey on bass. There will be support from Amanda Hall and Richard Wildman, and music from CAN regulars Dave Streatfield, Bernard Hoskin and Rhys Wilson.

Doors will open at 8pm and the music starts at 8.30; tickets are £5. CB2 is in Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD.

Please note: all seated tickets have been booked; there are still a few standing places. Please email us to reserve a place.

8.30pm Tickets £5.00.

Tickets are unlikely to be available on the door. Click on the logo below to email

Basement sessions

Our Basement Sessions, in partnership with Acoustic Routes, feature singer/songwriters Bernard Hoskin, Dave Streatfield, John Meed and Rhys Wilson. For the first half they will perform in the round' taking it in turns to play songs, tell stories and sometimes accompany each other. The second half will open with a  special guest and then close with all four musicians playing as a band. You can expect to hear songs by people such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, The Band, The Beatles, Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce and more.

Our next Basement session is planned for January 17th, with special guests The Dryad.

The Dryad are a unique blend of woodwind instruments and vocals; performs a crossover of cultural music. Robb Appleton harmonica virtuoso and Paula Welham; whistle, flute and saxophones are former members of the established Cambridge based acoustic band Telephone Bill and The Smooth Operators. Robb and Paula are regularly joined by Sue Szymanski on percussion; a vibrant bodhran player and Myke Clifford, renowned jazz saxophonist and flutist. The Dryad (by definition a tree or wood spirit) creates a very unique, dynamic sound with its refreshing blend of woodwind driven celtic/blues.

For the best acoustic acts from either side of the Atlantic check out Acoustic Routes. The premier venue for acoustic acts.

David Cammish - Luthier and instrument repairer

Experienced guitar technician who was worked on guitars for the famous.

Click on the image for more details or phone 01480 469471 or 07795836620


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