20240126: Friday 26th January 2024: Stella Hensley’s Magic Colours


Support: The Gillies

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

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).


Stella Hensley’s Magic Colours, truly outstanding musicians Stella Hensley (vocals), Myke Clifford (wooden flute, duduk, flute, clarinet, sax), Chris Newman (guitar), Malek Hyde-Smith (percussion) and Art Toper (keyboard), performing heartfelt original songs with a twist of folk, jazz and blues.

Stella is a powerful singer songwriter with a smoky, sultry, velvet voice and an engaging stage presence. Often compared to Stevie Nicks and Alison Moyet, Stella has worked with Mark Shaw (Then Jericho) and Ricki Wilde and has also worked as a session singer. She was the opening artist for Uriah Heep at The Shepherds Bush Empire at the Magicians Birthday Party Tour.

Chris has an extensive musical CV having worked with The Climax Blues Band and then going on to form The Mississippi Houndogs with Climax front man Colin Cooper and featuring Pick Withers (Dire Straits) and Roger Innis (Chaka Khan) and Terry Butters (Sutherland Bros). Chris composes music for film, TV and radio and is the UK demonstrator for Collings Guitars and Kudos Mimesis pickups by Mike Vanden.

Stella and Chris have toured extensively for many years and between them have recorded eight albums and guested on many others. Their live performances are regularly enhanced with the addition of some truly outstanding musicians, and tonight will be no exception!



The Gillies - Susan Turner and Mark Evans, are an award winning contemporary singer-songwriter duo with influences from Americana and Folk.
"Music for your graveside is one way they like to describe their songs.Their dark musical bare bones style is the sound of steel-strung and tenor guitars weaving together. It flits between the ethereal and gritty down-home reality, understated melodies which pull you into their haunting songs of love, loss, tangled relationships."
In 2022 they released 'CAN’T' their latest EP, which has received local and international radio play, and the track 6am won Best Single in the GSMC Music Awards 2023. The track ' Storm' was chosen by Fatea Magazine for it's Spring Showcase Session album.