Andy Cutting is a stunning melodeon player, composer, and fine exponent of his craft. His exceptional talent, coupled with a warm and easy-going personality, endear him to audiences and fellow musicians alike. His outstanding playing and extensive repertoire always impress.
“Andy is a top drawer player, who speaks with his hands” – Chris Wood
After taking a while off to write new music with limited shows over the past few years, BHPCO are proud to announce we have booked one of the most talented and original live acts coming out of the UK right now…
– BHPCO PRESENTS: MORE LIKE TREES –
Sunday 10th June // 5pm – 11pm
Portland Arms, Cambridge
TICKETS – £10
-Oscar Corney Music-
-Claudia Wade with Christian Jones-
If you are unfamiliar with More Like Trees, we suggest you get to know. After spotting these guys at SGP a few years back, its clear why they are loved by everyone that is lucky enough to see them. Frequently described as Strum and Bass; they perfectly blend so many different genres together to make one lively, unique, bass heavy show that will make you question what type of gig you actually came to.
Made up of flamenco guitar, raw vocals, cajon and double bass the More Like Trees lads are back together for a one off headline show and were lucky enough to be putting it on in Cambridge. If you want to see some of the most talented musicians this country has to offer; blending Jungle, Gypsy, Hip-Hop and Folk together… then this is the show you need to be at.
With three local up and coming artists supporting them, this promises to be a night of good music, good company and good times. You’d be mad not to grab your ticket now. //
Paul Goodwin grew up in London but lives in Cambridge now. He spent the first decade of the 2000’s dragging his guitar around the rail network and on the odd plane, playing his quietly heartbreaking songs anywhere that would have him, to anyone who would listen, and quite a few people that wouldn’t. His music has taken him all over the UK as well as to Canada, France and America and he’s played alongside acts ranging from Alessi’s Ark to Waterson:Carthy to Wayne Hussey. His painstakingly produced first album, Scars came out in 2009 and the follow up mini-album Trinkets and Offcuts was released in summer 2011. His well received second full album The Northern Lights In The Neon Tube eventually followed in late 2016. Real life things have taken over lately and this rare full band show will be the first time he’s played in a year and a half.
“a truly astonishing album… As insights into and articulation of the dark recesses of the human condition go, Scars is pretty hard to beat” – Maverick Magazine
“These are songs of depth and intensity… a sombre, but compelling experience” – Whisperin’ and Hollerin’
“sounds… like Joe Cole giving a post match interview” – Uncut
Glymjack is the indie-folk project of Cambridge singer-songwriter Greg McDonald.
Born out of a recording collaboration with Show of Hands legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley Glymjack’s debut album Light the Evening Fire received rave reviews, with Acoustic declaring Glymjack “as good as contemporary folk comes”.
The term “Glymjack” is Victorian criminal underworld slang for a street child who led strangers through the streets of London at night with a lantern.
Greg’s award-winning songs have previously been called “genius” (Rolling Stone), “captivating” (Q magazine), and “enough to remind you why you got into music in the first place” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6music).
From a humble beginning in the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Hò-rò are gradually becoming a force to reckon with in the Scottish music scene. This group has held their audience spellbound with their energetic performance, musical tune arrangements everywhere they perform in Scotland.
The group released their debut album in the summer of 2016, and the acceptance has been remarkable with colossal success recorded in album sales. With a line-up that features bagpipes, border pipes, accordion, fiddle, and whistles; musical instruments that are aligned with traditional Highland music combined with the sounds of guitar, keyboards, drums, and bodhran, Hò-rò can play diverse styles and produce a set that features rich musical textures.
This instrumental mix is complemented further by both the unbeatable poetry of Gaelic song and the vivid storytelling of the Scots song genre.
INNER TERRESTRIALS – Formed in 1994, London’s legendary Inner Terrestrials are original pioneers of the UK Dub Punk sound; a stomping mix of Dub, Punk, Ska, Folk and general anarchic danceability. One of the hardest working bands around, they have gigged and toured extensively playing venues, festivals, squat parties, demo’s and protest sites all over the UK and Europe. Inner Terrestrials are the real deal.
THE DUB RIGHTERS – Making their Last Gang debut, London punks The Dub Righters play a mash up of Reggae and Ska influenced Hip Hop.
CARA MEANS FRIEND – Acoustic Reggae/Ska/Folk/Hip Hop/Punk and heaps of positive vibes from Cara, who you may recognise from The Defekters and Phoenix City All-stars.
LAST GANG DJs – Punk/Ska
Mishka Shubaly is a storyteller, best-selling author, shipwreck survivor, sober alcoholic, and Doug Stanhope’s favorite singer-songwriter. His raunchy, unapologetic, so-bleak-they-are-funny songs have won him a devoted following around the world. His fans include Johnny Depp, Mark Lanegan, and Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). The Guardian describes his voice as “one part rusty-nail-studded tarmac to one part engine-oil-stained sandpaper.” His newest record ‘When We Were Animals’ featuring a duet with Cait O’Riordan of The Pogues is out June 2nd.
2017 saw Glenn touring with Reginald D Hunter for his Some People v. Reginald D. Hunter tour. You also might have heard him on Freestyle with Frankie Boyle, or seen him on Doug Stanhope’s The Comedians’ Comedian’s Comedians (SeeSo), which was recorded at SXSW in March 2017.
Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became an established star of the London comedy circuit before becoming a globally recognised name. His TV credits include John Oliver’s ‘New York Stand-Up Show’ as well as appearances on The Green Room with Paul Provenza, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News and numerous other UK stand-up shows. In 2016 Glenn was featured on The John Bishop Show on BBC1 and hosted a new NBC series Before the Morning After. He also lent his voice (along with Katherine Ryan) to the BAFTA award-winning Lottie Bearshout: Good as Goaled for Disney XD.
In recent years Glenn has dominated the international comedy circuit, performing to huge crowds in Singapore, Cape Town, Melbourne, Montreal, LA, New York, Holland, Dubai, Auckland and Sydney. He is a hugely popular addition to many of the great summer music festivals in the UK, including Reading & Leeds, Bestival, Download, Sonisphere and Glastonbury.
“A welcome blast of originality in our serious world, it’s a hugely impressive work and a lot of fun.” – Acoustic Magazine
“A highly original story, a highly original concept, highly original songs, beautiful artwork, and completely brilliant in every respect.” – Fatea Magazine.
“A remarkable album of marvellous musicality and lyrical light and shade.” -The Daily Express
‘Carousel’, based in Essex will be appearing at Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 and returning to the area as part of a small UK headline tour
“Honestly one of the most thought provoking sets
From an unsignedband that I’ve ever seen.”
– Ollie Winiberg, BBC Introducing
Carousel formed in 2015 after four established musicians and friends came together with one goal – to spread their stories and passion through their unique, captivating and emotional music. Their eclectic blend of Indie-Americana exudes influences such as the lyrical power of Bob Dylan and the energy and delivery of The Lone Bellow. Their brand of heartfelt, engaging music is breathing new life into venues all over the UK as the band begins to spread their gospel.