20211015: Friday 15th October 2021: Showcase with Cliff Ward, I Claudia, David Youngs
At the Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £9(door), £8(advance), £7(members).
If possible, please buy tickets in advance.
To ensure social distancing, the number of seats will be limited.
As we at the Club know from the many occasions when singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cliff has played for us, he is equally at ease whether performing in a band, in a duo, or as a soloist. A guitar teacher and founder member of the established folk outfit The Willows, Cliff also plays in the rock band The Electric Lights. More recently, he teamed up with John Parker (Nizlopi) to form the duo WardnParker. Cliff’s self-penned songs show real variety and skill. from traditional folk to modern rock.
Claudia plays a colourful mixture of musical styles - mellow yet uplifting acoustic sweetness with hints of soul, jazz, folk and a good sense of fun! Her favourite bands/musicians are Queen, Kate Bush, Skunk Anansie, David Bowie, Tori Amos, BB King, Carole King and Aretha Franklin, and a whole lot more, but she sounds nothing like any of them! In normal times, Claudia is one of Cambridge's busiest bass players, who also fronts her own band Claudia and the Braidy Bunch. Recently, Claudia has been focusing on her own song writing, and is working on her debut solo album ‘Storms and Silver Linings’.
Originally a jazz drummer, recently David has been focusing on his acoustic guitar playing, developing a percussive, finger-style approach to produce works full of depth and atmosphere, which often feature unusual time signatures and scales. He also plays the Halo tuned steel pan - a very special instrument indeed. He released his debut album 'Transience' in 2011; this was followed by 'Halo 165' in 2012, and 'InBetween Silence' in 2016. In 2020 he collaborated with another local musician, Sam Inglis, on an album of rocked-up traditional folk songs, 'I Have Committed Murder'.
"David's unique style of guitar playing isn't folk, jazz, classical or new age - it is just plain mesmerising" -Taplas magazine.