TVenue: The Hardwicke Arms, 96 Ermine Way Arrington
11th February Featuring Michael Parker a talented singer/songwriter who was at the Rhythms of the World Festival in Hitchin Priory last year.
25th February. The Main act for the evening is 'Strangeworld' .
"Strangeworld are gaining a big reputation for taking the folk/roots genre and giving it a real makeover. Played exquisitely on traditional instrumentation including cello, oboe, mandolin and accordion (amongst many others), the band use influences from the musical spectrum to create a sound that has been described as ‘mesmerizing’ . With two albums to their name and a third in the making, they are fast becoming one of the most respected acts on the scene today".
Folking Live Bracknell
11th March. The main act will be 'The Haydays'.
The Haydays formed in summer of 2008 born from a jam session between lifelong friends at the Cambridge Folk Festival. Singers Lizzie Day and Jojo Hayman grew up singing together. They are accompanied by Tom Anghileri (guitar) and Keith Day (double bass) to produce an acoustic sound rich in harmonies. Their material covers a wide range from acoustic reworks of rock and roll and soul classics, through country, folk and jazz, to covers of modern acoustic music. Lizzie and Jo are both trained performers, and Keith has 40 years of semi pro performance behind him, and is honoured to support the youngsters.
25th March. The Acoustic Café is able for the first time to Feature two main acts; the duo of Howard Roscoe and Laura Cherry, who together play a mix of self-penned music and cleverly arranged covers and Mark Gamon, a member of the acoustic band 'Sky West', this time playing solo .
As usual, in addition to the main acts of the evening we are able to field a number of floor spots.
Try it out! The Acoustic Café is fast becoming established as a venue for excellent entertainment.