20180629: Friday 29th June: Pre-festival Showcase
Three Years Younger 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Three Years Younger, previously called DoubleKnot, are Megan and Charlotte Simpson, two sisters from Suffolk, who have been singing together for as long as they can remember. The pair performs in a variety of song styles, ranging from the older Country music of Nashville to the more modern genre of Alternative Indie-Rock. Both girls love the stage; aged 14 and 17, they are attempting to kick off a music career, through the creation and performance of both covers and new songs of their own. They’re about to release their first album and are really excited to be performing at this year's Cambridge Folk Festival.
Thursday's Band 8:30pm - 9:15pm
The music of Thursday’s Band - Lucinda Fudge (viola, fiddle, voice), Mark Gamon (guitar, voice), Matt Kelly (fiddle, mandolin, viola, voice) and Nick Blishen (guitar) - combines locked down acoustic guitars with free-flowing fiddle, viola and mandolin, topped off with tight three-part harmony. Sometimes the songs sound British, sometimes North American; sometimes they're new, sometimes they're not; sometimes they tell tall tales from the distant past, sometimes they’re poignant and personal; and sometimes they break out into wistful airs and joyful, exuberant tunes. Their first full album, ‘All We Have in Common’ is described by The Unicorn as ‘A perfect illustration of the versatility of the band and their material... Impossible to pigeon-hole... and always thought-provoking, melodic and skilfully executed...'
Break 9:15pm - 9:45pm
Chris Fox 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Inspired by roots, blues and folk music, singer/songwriter guitarist Chris Fox writes contemporary songs about the human experience. Following his debut Album 'Parallel Crossing’ in May 2016, Chris released his second album 'Loose Ends’ in July 2017. "This guy is relentless, he just keeps writing great songs" Sue Marchant, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
Freddie Hall 10:15pm - 10:45pm
Freddie has been singing over 40 years, achieving massive success in his home country of America and elsewhere. He has toured internationally since 2005, regularly performing in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Austria. In 1975, Freddie did some backup singing with Aretha Franklin, while attending the Black Athletes Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. In 2000 while attending a convention in Orlando, Florida he was a guest performer with The Temptations.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).