20200214: Friday 14th February: Showcase and CD Launch: Lester Lloyd-Reason; Kevin Hunt
With Cliff Ward; Wendy Hardeman and Ian Turner
Lester Lloyd-Reason: After having made 7 albums with his various bands, from Lightning Jack, to The Lights and The Electric Lights, in 2019 Lester went into the studio to record a solo album. Ten of Lester’s best known songs, including Blue Skies, William Power and Gotta Be Strong were recorded as they were originally written, pared down to just Lester’s voice and guitar. This gig represents a rare chance to hear Lester performing some of these songs solo, along with his newer material written from a more political viewpoint reflecting as Lester puts it: ‘These troubling times, where any sense of the common good, of collective well being appears to be lost to the deafening voices of self interest’.
Sligo born Singer-Songwriter Kevin Hunt has poured a quarter of a century of songwriting into this debut album – Devils Daughter. Haunting fiddle and exquisite double bass form the backbone to a sound that reflects contemporary folk, Indie acoustic, Irish traditional and Celtic rock. Produced by none other than Dan Wilde who also provides electric guitar, bango and piano on the album and the exceptional talents of Ian Pearson on Fiddle, John Parker on Double Bass, Anna Hester on backing Vocals and Jamie Welsted on drums, this really is a powerful debut.
A regular on the Cambridge folk scene since he moved to the UK and constant requests for albums after each and every gig, Kevin is delighted to launch Devils Daughter at the Cambridge Folk Club. As a way of thanks to those who have listened, inspired and requested songs since he first played at Cambridge folk club over 10 years ago, Kevin is offering a free copy of the album to those who purchase a ticket in advance for this gig only on Valentines Day 2020.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).