STRAWBERRY FAERIES PRESENTS OUR THIRD BENEFIT GIG FOR SCARECROW CORNER AT STRAWBERRY FAIR, 2019.
A WINTER SOLSTICE WARMER!
Cara Means Friend
Last Gang in Town DJ’s
Admission – 6 on the door.
Loud, full on and in your face no-holds-barred post punk at its best – that’s The Blunders. This band take no prisoners and are getting recognition for their live gigs and on the festival circuit. Tight and danceable with biting social commentry and savage humour from this West Country 3-piece. After strong reccomendations, we are looking forward to hosting their first gig in Cambridge.
They have just released their second album, ‘No Respite’, in August, which follows the highly acclaimed ‘People Get Smaller’ from 2017.
CARA MEANS FRIEND
Acoustic Reggae/Ska/Folk/Hip-Hop/Punk and any other vibe that resonates from the dynamic singer of The Defekters. Cara, a firm favourite, performs another solo gig for us and has performed with the full band as well as solo at Strawberry Fair and at the Devil Kicks Dancehall at Boomtown Fayre. More recently she has been performing with Zion Train and Pama International.
The Dirt are a 3 piece Cambridge punk rock n roll band born of the surviving members of The Pretty Young Things, playing don’t give a shit, sleazy, gutter punk reminiscent of The Stooges.
LAST GANG IN TOWN DJ’S
Last Gang need very little introduction in Cambridge – this DIY punk collective have been constantly putting on gigs for the last 15 years and for the last 6 years have been hosting the Devil Kicks Dancehall, now Hangar 161 at Boomtown Fayre as well as DJ’ing at Strawberry Fair in Scarecrow Corner. Their own hometown gigs continue this autumn.
The Delines debut album Colfax surprised fans and critics alike. The band had only been together a week when they went into the studio and cut the record. Uncut gave it 9/10 stars and praised its “widescreen romanticism”, calling it “the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written.” Evoking the feel of a beat-up Dusty Springfield or a weary Rickie Lee Jones, Colfax made a dozen top ten records of the year lists and the Delines sold out venues in the UK, Ireland, and had successful tours in the Europe and Australia. The Guardian declared them the surprise hit of the End of the Road festival and then it all came to a stop. Lead singer Amy Boone was hit by a car and put into the hospital and recovery for many months, finally putting the band on hold for over three years.
Amy is finally on the mend and The Delines are back with their sophomore effort released next January ahead of their UK tour.
The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone( The Damnations, TX), the keyboard and horn work of Cory Gray, Tucker Jackson (The Minus 5) on pedal steel, as well as Richmond Fontaine members: Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo, and Willy Vlautin. Vlautin, the acclaimed novelist and songwriter for Richmond Fontaine, has penned all ten tracks. Vlautin’s book Lean on Pete was recently released as a major motion picture. Richmond Fontaine broke up in 2016 after releasing over ten records.
Raised on a diet of The Clash, The Jam, Specials, Billy Bragg and other such politically-charged, punk-ignited British pop, Southampton-born troubadour Seán McGowan had been playing up and down the UK for five years, and DIY released two EPs (given away / sold on a pay what you want basis at shows), before catching the ears of the music industry at 2013’s Great Escape festival.
An appearances on Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury that year saw Seán exposed to his biggest audience yet, and touring / playing shows with artists the likes of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Rifles, Beans On Toast and Frank Turner.
Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 20 Feb 2019 at 7:30pm
Multi-instrumentalist, Franck Carducci and band bring his atmospheric, psychedelic style to the UK for the first time. “Dive down into it, let yourself go, you’re off for a journey in an enchanting and eerie musical universe. A place where dreams are kings and emotions are queens!”
The Showhawk Duo will be tearing it up across Ireland and the UK in 2019 on their biggest and best tour to date.. Featuring trance anthems, crazy guitar licks and more subwoofer than you can handle, it shall be epic!!
With support from Benji & Hibbz
Music Genres: Acoustic, Funky House, Hard Dance, Soul, Trance