20240223: Friday 23rd February 2024: Nick Barraclough and friends


Nick Barraclough and friends, Dave Olney, Mal Hyde Smith and Chris Cox

Support: Rosie Eade and Guitch Trouillet


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

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

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


Nick Barraclough
Nick is a British radio producer, presenter, musician and writer, best known for hosting radio shows about country music, such as Nick Barraclough's New Country. He has also made a number of music-related documentaries. In 2001 he was awarded the Country Music Association’s International Country Broadcaster Award for his work on promoting country music in the UK. He is also the founder of the radio production company Smooth Operations. Nick has played in a number of bands, including Telephone Bill and the Smooth Operators, and Brokedown Palace. In 2023 he released an album of his own songs, A Fool’s Errand.


Dave Olney is an internationally know bass player who has performed on many major live concerts and tours. He played with the BBC Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the Glenn Miller orchestra and also with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. He was a member of the Laurie Holloway Trio, with whom he accompanied American jazz-singer Marion Montgomery for twelve years.

Mal Hyde Smith: The master of all things percussion. The drummer of choice for many local bands.


Chris Cox was part of the legendary Cambridge band of the early 70s - Duke Duke and the Dukes when he was at the university. He then joined Telephone Bill & The Smooth Operators when they formed in 1975. He now lives in Oxford and has his own band, The Missing Persians. He is a  terrific songwriter, highly proficient on guitar, mandolin and double bass.



Rosie Eade (folk-pixie) Rosie will be singing out her love of folk, rock and thrashing her old nylon-strung guitar behing stories of people, places and gin. Her love of the environment led to her being invited to play in the Science Futures field of Glastonbury 2023!

After many years crossing paths at Rochester Sweeps Festival, she has now teamed up with her talented friend Guitch Trouillet on mandolin.