20240531: Friday 31st May 2024: Miranda Sykes


Support: Rachel Hill

At the Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £16(door), £15(advance), £14(members).


Miranda Sykes started her career as a musician in 1996 at the age of 18, playing bass guitar in a country rock band. After 2 years touring and playing for line dancing in working mens clubs across Britain, folk-rock band Pressgang were looking for a bass player. Miranda spent the next 2 years touring internationally with them.  After a few years of musical promiscuity playing with Firebrand, Little Johnny England, Robb Johnson, Bill Jones, Steafan Hannigan, Reg Meuross, Kirsty McGee, The Phil Beer Band, Martyn Joseph and The Scoville Units; Miranda depped for Pete Zorn in the 2004 Show Of Hands festival band line up. She worked with them for the next 20 years. Miranda also found time for a short tour and album with the Miranda Sykes Band in 2005, duo album tours with mandolin player Rex Preston and 2 solo albums. 2024 brings a second tour with Hannah Martin, a new Baring-Gould Centenary project with Jim Causley, summer festivals with vocal group Daphne’s Flight, a tour with The Phil Beer Trio and a new solo album and tour “Out Of The Woods”.




Rachel Hill is a folk-inspired singer-songwriter whose effortless vocals have been described as ‘gorgeous, commanding and enchanting’ (Indie Top 39). Paired with her naturally authentic and vulnerable lyricism Rachel’s songs come alive to create entrancing performances, especially with her mastery of live vocal looping. The clarity of tone within Rachel’s higher register, gleaned from years of training as a classical soprano, allow her melodies to dance around effortlessly in a way which has been repeatedly likened to birdsong. Incredibly driven as an independent, self-managed artist, Rachel has gained considerable support from a devoted and ever-growing fanbase. Having recently moved from her family home in Dorset to start a new chapter in Cambridge, Rachel has received airtime from both BBC Introducing Solent and BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire, making a name for herself wherever she goes. Her debut album ‘Words Left Unsaid’ was launched last year.