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 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 'Strummers' Strummers provide music with a social conscience and provide a showcase for local and young musicians.
March 25th 2016 Open Stage
On Saturday March 25th we are hosting an open stage evening downstairs at CB2, with a 25-minute set from special guest Rosie Eade. Rosie is an old friend of ours and will be a pleasure to welcome her back. Inspired by Kate Bush and The Who as much as Steeleye Span, Rosie sings life inspired stories written over many years gigging solo around the country, from a party in a field to Glastonbury’s Avalon Café, arranged around her love of folk, rock and thrashing her old guitar. This dual passion shines through in her new album "Battlestorm", telling of the many battles and conflicts, emotional and physical, faced in our modern and historical lives; heartfelt tales brought to life by Rosie and her band mates.’Sprightly and pleasing blend of contemporary singer-songwriter and folk stylings. Rock-n-Reel, 2013 ‘Enough presence and power ... to raise the dead.' folkwords.com. See her website.
We will also have a three-song set from The Where’s Spot Band, a popular 4 piece band from Chelmsford with a rapidly growing following. Over the last 2 years they have had well deserved success playing all the major folk clubs in the East and South East, and also performed at several festivals further afield in the summer. Their repertoire is eclectic with inventive arrangements of both traditional & contemporary folk songs plus a few surprises thrown in! A personable band of musicians with lifelong experience, a varied yet distinctive sound, superb vocal harmonies and an entertaining fun presentation. See their website:
We also welcome local performers including:
If you book beforehand to eat at CB2, tell them you are coming to our gig and they should give you a 10% discount. Click here
Doors will open at 8pm and the music starts at 8.30; tickets are £4. CB2 is in Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD. Message us if you’d like to reserve tickets.
8.30pm Tickets £4.00.
Tickets are likely to be available on the door.
It is with a good deal of sadness that after 15 years of the best in acoustic music on both sides of the Atlantic that Acoustic Routes closed it doors at CB2 for the last time on December 3rd. We all thank Bernard Hoskin for his tireless efforts in bringing fabulous music to Cambridge. Bernard hopes to see Acoustic Routes revived soon so keep your eye on the webpage.