“Born of the anti-folk scene from way back when, Traux has been cutting his own peculiar furrow for some time now. What sets Truax apart from his peers is the unique instrumentation he builds and uses from his recordings and live shows. As anyone who’s seen him over the years will attest, Truax live is a rather unforgettable experience. His bike wheel drum machine (named Mother Superior) and the strung gramophone horn (or Hornicator, if you prefer) are eye catching and fascinating props that add to Truax’s performance.” Music OMH
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
The Brass Funkeys draw from the traditions of New Orleans with skilled musicianship, rolling from spirited second line revelry to soulful jazz funeral marches and pumping brass driven funk. Reggae, DnB, gypsy, swing and Latin influences are exposed in an eclectic live show revealing a band bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.
£6.60 adv including booking fee, £7 door
Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at 7:00pm
The sixth in a new season of benefit gigs for next years Scarecrow Corner at Strawberry Fair on Saturday 2nd June, 2018 and will mark the 21st anniversary of the area!
JOHNNY CAGE AND THE VOODOOGROOVE
We welcome Johnny Cage and the Voodoogroove back to Cambridge having headlined the Scarecrow Corner stage in 2016 and played at Boomtown Fayre, Secret Garden and a host of other festivals since.
Hailing from the bayou’s of Cardiff, this gargantuan Rock & Roll Juggernaught forged it’s magic in the blood of madness with fire & rattlin’ bone passion & the sweet sweat of sacrifice to the burning beast of electric Boogie, Punk fueled Cubana Soul, Rockabilly, Swamp Funk, Garage Blues & the essence of the roots of the rebel rouser. The Voodoogroove, driven by a dog headed whiskey spirited determination that could make the dead dance, take the stage like an electrified rhino stampede wrapped in the loins of a 50ft Go-Go dancer about to give birth to Rock & Roll itself. They live & die on the note of the moment in the almighty bid to make an audience lose it’s mind completely, forgetting past, forsaking future & erupting in the all consuming now. Now for one. Now for all. Now forever.
Balothizer are an Electric Power Trio formed on the streets of Haringey, North London. Having been active in the Cretan Folk scene for years, the concept of this project was to bring the traditional music and poetry of Crete and breathe into it a modern and powerful heaviness, creating an edgy and ethereal new sound……. Cretan Punk. Over the last couple of years, Balothizer have embarked on a series of high-powered shows, tours and festival dates across Europe, delivering their unique sound with an energy and ferociousness that has built them a strong and loyal following – a following who together with the band came up with the tagline that now defines this unique and powerful genre of music……
Cretan Music from Hell
Hubcap are a Northampton based rock blues psychedelic two piece band. With vampin electric slide and rockin guitar riffs and Dans ‘Mitchel/Bonham’ influences, they’re definitely not a duo to miss……………
Spoken word bardcore. Justin Thyme has been Raising The Arwen in Northampton and many other places for many years – a true rock n roll raconteur…..
Yazmin Lacey sings with the directness and emotional clarity of classic soul. Having written in her bedroom for her whole life, she began to play acoustic shows in 2014. As her reputation grew locally in Nottingham, she came to meet the diverse group of musicians who would form her band.
Together, they’ve written an EP which combines Yazmin’s incisive songwriting with the vitality of jazz. Her sound resonates with lovers of soulful and honest music. ‘Brilliant singer/songwriter and great new name for the UK’ Gilles Peterson July 2017.
Black Moon EP was recorded in a makeshift living room studio and selected by Gilles Peterson to be BBC Radio 6’s Record of The Week (June 2017). It was produced by Yazmin and her band, talented multi-instrumentalists whose solo projects (Three Body Trio and Broadstrokes) are finding their own success.
After numerous high profile collaborations (Warren Xlnce, Congi) and support slots (Daudi Matsiko, Fatima, Low Leaf), Black Moon is Yazmin’s first physical release and has already received airplay on NTS, Jazz FM, BBC 1xtra, BBC 1 BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6 Music and more.
On sale Friday 3rd November
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
“The music is played with laidback precision, immaculately arranged and produced with a consistently warm vibe.” Record Collector
“a bittersweet study of fate and circumstance that resonates long after it’s over.” Uncut