Faux Fighters Uk started when a bored Ben Rudge, drummer turned frontman, decided to start a one-man recording project taking the role of every band member and recording “best of you” on his own. Utterly impressed with his new found skills, he sent the demo out to his long term buddy Bassist, Liam Slattery whose only reply was “You multi instrumental talented F*&ker”
First to jump on board with this crazy Idea was Guitarist Russ Millard closely followed by Paul Beddow. I mean if your gonna go Foo you gotta have 3 guitars right?!?!
Next came the hard part, finding a drummer that would power this along & also put up with having a drummer as a front man.In steps Kris Perrin or as we like to call him “Meat Fists”. The line up was complete! Or so we thought!! After one show we decided that we’re gonna need some keys! Welcome to the fray Mr Ben Selleck, I mean the foos can’t be without Rami & neither can the Faux’s!
Fast forward 2 years and here we are, 75 foos songs in the bag & ready to make some noise!
Andrew O’Neill presents “I am a Rich Man and I Have Many Sons”
“An incantatory state of near-constant laughter” – List
“The very definition of Alternative – one of the funniest comedians on the circuit today” – TimeOut
“Absolutely hilarious” – Neil Gaiman
Award-winning comedian Andrew O’Neill returns with a truly magickal stand-up show that gives every audience member exactly what they want*. Also a song about grizzly bears running a photograph development lab.
(*within standard limits of legality, morality and reality.)
Support from Sanj Surati
It’s fair to say 2018 was a remarkable year for Kyan, boasting a euphoric COLORS session, backing from Nile Rodgers and support from Ebro (Beats 1).
2019 promises much, as Kyan continues to release tracks from his upcoming self-written and produced visual album ‘Nothing Beyond’.
Kyan delivers an atmospheric retro futuristic soul soundscape, packed full of genre bending artistry. Spine-tingling vocals and musicianship make for live shows that captivate. Rebellion pulses beneath the surface of Kyan’s music, from its raw instrumentation to its experimental orchestral interludes and powerful, conscious visuals. A defiant spirit with a strong independent streak, Kyan crowdfunded to ensure full creative freedom and control over his sound.
At once expansive and crushingly intimate, full of poeticism, piano melancholy and passionate moments of explosive melody, Kyan is one of Britain’s most exciting and enigmatic emerging talents.
‘A hazy cloud of Channel Orange meets Purple Rain goodness’ – Notion
“Twisted future soul music, Kyan’s output has been nothing short of exceptional” – CLASH
“Kyan’s poeticism pulls us into his lens with a lyrical grip” – Billboard
Stripped back, raw and showing just a hint of English blues, Johnny Lloyd‘s songs which have emerged thus far have something intangibly special about them.
Take EP title track, ‘Pilgrims’, which has shades of 80s songcraft in there, with the lyrics – “take me driving like you used to do” – almost nodding towards the influence of Springsteen.
It’s very exciting to be able to tell you that Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage will be making a return visit… Lewis is one of our all-time favorite songwriters and performers and previous shows have always been such an evening of sheer joy.
Its hard to know where to begin when describing New York born and based Jeffrey Lewis’s creative activities. As a musician and songwriter he has been active for such a long time, both solo and with an array of bands, performing and recording with The Voltage – formerly Los Bolts – since 2015. In addition to this Jeffrey Lewis both writes and illustrates graphic novels, having published his comic book, Fuff, since 2004 and incorporates artwork and storytelling into his live sets to magical effect.
In addition to writing, performing and recording under his own name, Jeffrey Lewis also collaborates with Peter Stampfel of 60s legends The Holy Modal Rounders and they released their second album, “Hey, Hey its The Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel Band,” in 2013. A third Stampfel/Lewis album and a new album with The Voltage are both in the pipeline.
Jeffrey Lewis has attracted a great deal of praise from contemporaries such as Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Dave Berman (Silver Jews), Paul Banks (Interpol) and Will Oldham. The latter said of Lewis, “Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting… There’s not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music.”
The Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts 2015 album, Manhattan, is a work of utter genius, an original take on life in the Big Apple by that rare individual, a genuine artist still living in the city despite increasing gentrification and is a lyrical, beautiful and sublime record.
Support from Model Village
Pulled Apart By Horses are less a gang and more one big f**ed-up dysfunctional family. The Leeds quartet are a tightly-knit rock band who make music that thrills and menaces, their songs armed with suckerpunch riffs and zinging choruses. They formed in 2008 out of the ashes of various bands in Leeds. Since then they have existed in their own chaotic ecosystem, embarking on relentless tours around the world and stopping only to make 2010’s punkily infectious self-titled debut and its snarling 2012 follow-up ‘Tough Love’ (produced by Gill Norton – Pixies/Foo Fighters etc.) . Everything they’ve done has been drenched in a sense of youthful recklessness, of all or nothing ardour. With third album ‘Blood’ they took things a step forward with wider musical and lyrical themes, embracing their love of psychedelic cinema and developing as a band whilst retaining the thrilling ‘Horses’ sound.
But life doesn’t come with a user manual. Amid the constant noise, clamour and confusion of the Information Age, sometimes – as with much of the technology which surrounds us human beings work best after simply being switched off, unplugged, reconnected and switched back on again or more accurately, the band felt a simple desire to fall in love all over again with the pure joy of making music.
Support from Baba Naga
Engaging talk from the PuntSeq team, a group of University of Cambridge PhD students who have been discovering what lives in the River Cam. PuntSeq was formed a citizen science project. They have monitored the bacterial communities of nine different spots along the Cam, the results are in and we want to share them with Cambridge residents and users of the Cam!
Our monthly night of comedy returns featuring top acts from the circuit.
Headline: RORY O’HANLON
A REGULAR FACE ON IRISH TV, FEATURED ON RTE’S NEW COMEDY AWARDS, REPUBLIC OF TELLY ALONGSIDE DES BISHOP IN UNDER THE INFLUENCE. A VETERAN OF STAGE AT EDINBURGH FRINGE, INCLUDING PERFORMANCES IN THE STAND’S ‘BEST OF IRISH’ SHOW, WHILE ALSO APPEARING AT BOTH GLASGOW AND CARDIFF COMEDY FESTIVALS.
Featuring members of Luvdump, Positive Junk and Dead Neck, the band were last seen smashing it onstage with Stza Crack at Boomtown Fair and are ready to deliver their own take of that crack rock steady beat at their debut Last Gang Cambridge gig!
LEFT FOR DEAD – DIY, Anti-Fa, melodic old school Punk Rock with an aggressive edge from Hackney, North London. Influenced by Stiff Little Fingers, GBH, Discharge and Motorhead. Also making their Last Gang In Town Cambridge debut!
LAST GANG IN TOWN DJs – Punk & beyond…
Ferris & Sylvester are songwriters – with clear references in their catchy setup to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village combined with their meatier blues tones, the pair sit somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit.
The pair met three years ago and have since won over the nation with their ever-growing live presence and songwriting, selling out their debut headline UK tour. In 2018, the duo released their highly anticipated EP ‘Made In Streatham’ which they self-produced in their South London flat. Released through their own label ‘Archtop Records’, the EP has clocked up millions of streams and received widespread praise across the board.
With their eyes fixed on their debut album, the duo have expanded their sound into deeper and darker places. Ferris & Sylvester uncover the depths of human relationships in their writing and continue forward as proudly independent songwriters and performers.
I’ve learned a lot from making big mistakes,” says Sophie & The Giants’ magnetic singer Sophie Scott. “When you’re younger you think you know how the world works… But you fucking don’t.”
Welcome to the world of Sophie & The Giants, practitioners of forward-looking, left-leaning emotional pop: a fresh, raw fusion of the band’s collective influences — which range from Siouxsie and Debbie Harry to Radiohead and Jamie T. The band formed at music college in the spring of 2017 Sophie (vocals and guitar), Chris Hill (drums), Bailey Stapledon (bass) and Toby Holmes (guitar), moving to their adopted hometown of Sheffield shortly afterwards; more recently they’ve been taking their intense, life-affirming and rapidly expanding set of songs on tour with the likes of Tom Grennan, Yonaka and Reverend and The Makers.
Wrong Jovi are the UK’s newest and finest tribute to rock legends Bon Jovi. Described by tribute band expert (Channel 4’s The Convention Crasher) and TV celebrity Justin Lee-Collins as “the best Bon Jovi tribute band in the world”, Wrong Jovi features some of the UKs finest professional musicians. With a set list crammed full of sing-along anthems, live favourites and rarities, audiences are guaranteed the ultimate Bon Jovi experience.
With attention to detail in sound and performance, The Wrong Jovi show is second to none. The band have also appeared live on FUBAR Radios Justin Lee Collins show where the listening audience were wowed by the bands acoustic renditions of Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive and Always.